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 Maria Francisca Benedita of Braganza

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Maria Francisca Benedita of Braganza

Birth
Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal
Death 18 Aug 1829 (aged 83)
Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal
Burial Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal
Memorial ID 66830134 View Source

Formal name:
Maria Francisca Benedita Ana Isabel Antónia Lourença Inácia Teresa Gertrudes Rita Joana Rosa de Bragança

On February 21, 1777 she married her nephew, Joseph, Prince of Beira, heir apparent of the heiress presumptive (and proclaimed heir, i.e. her sister Maria) to the throne of Portugal, as the eldest son of the future Queen Mary I. Maria Francisca Benedita and Joseph had no children, however she miscarriaged twice (1781 and 1786).
Three days after their wedding, Benedita's father king Joseph died and Maria succeeded him as queen regnant. Infante José became the new crown prince, being given the titles Prince of Brazil and 16th Duke of Braganza. Benedita became crown princess with the title Princess of Brazil.


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