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Would Marianina, with 3 years, fit ?
According to some definitions, INFANT is a term for a person during the first 18 months of life; TODDLER for the next 18 months; and the CHILD after that, until the age of 18
Of course, definitions vary from culture to culture. Indeed, one often uses the word "childhood" to refer to his growing up years, from birth until adulthood -- whenever that happens.
When I said "Infant betrothal", I basically meant situations where royal parents arranged future marriages for their children in their earliest stages of life -- meaning babies or toddlers. So Marianna would count. Sorry for the confusion.
That being said, I'm also interested in betrothals which occurred slightly later, but clearly before one partner was an adult by more modern standards. Case in point: Princess Eleanor of England (daughter of King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine) married King Alfonso VIII of Castile, when only a girl (under the age of 10). I don't know when exactly the marriage was arranged, or how long the betrothal was. But it clearly was not a *love match* where the two met, fell in love, and decided to marry.