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Catherine Of Braganza

  • Birth 25 Nov 1638 Vila Vieosa, Vila Viçosa Municipality, Évora, Portugal
  • Death 30 Nov 1705 Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Burial Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Plot Pantheon of the royal House of Braganza
  • Memorial ID 8384814

British monarch, Queen consort of King Charles II. The daughter of John IV of Portugal and Luisa de Guzman. She married Charles in May of 1662. She was not a popular queen, being Roman Catholic, and her faith prevented her from being crowned. Charles was a womanizer, but Catherine failed to give birth to a living heir, despite several pregnancies. She was neglected by her husband, who continued to have children by his mistresses, and he refused to divorce her. Upon Charles' death in 1685, she returned to Portugal, where she died at the age of 67. After her death she was entombed in the Jeronimite Church (Lisbon). In 1914, the body was removed to the pantheon of the royal House of Braganza, in the Church of Saint Vincent of Fora (Lisbon, Portugal).

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  • Originally Created by: Kristen Conrad
  • Added: 13 Feb 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8384814
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Catherine Of Braganza (25 Nov 1638–30 Nov 1705), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8384814, citing Sao Vicente de Fora, Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal ; Maintained by Find A Grave .