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 Maria Francisca Doroteia of Braganza

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Maria Francisca Doroteia of Braganza

Birth
Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal
Death 14 Jan 1771 (aged 31)
Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal
Burial Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal
Memorial ID 226341422 View Source

Maria Francisca Doroteia of Braganza (Maria Francisca Doroteia Josefa Antónia Gertrudes Rita Joana Efigénia; 21 September 1739 – 14 January 1771), was a Portuguese infanta daughter of King Joseph I of Portugal and his wife Mariana Victoria of Spain. She was proposed to Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orleans (1747-1793), later known as "Philippe Égalité", but she refused to marry him. Her parents also thought of marrying her with Joseph II, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, Fernando VI, King of Spain and with Carlos III, King of Spain, but she always refused. It is said that she did not have any relations with any man in her life. She passed away young and single with only 31 years of age, in Lisbon.


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