Infanta Benedita o Portugal

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Infanta Benedita o Portugal
Princess o Brazil
Retrato da Infanta Dona Maria Francisca Benedita - Princesa do Brasil.png
Born 25 Julie 1746(1746-07-25)
Ribeira Paliace, Lisbon, Portugal
Dee'd 18 August 1829(1829-08-18) (aged 83)
Lisbon, Portugal
Buirial Ryal Pantheon o the Braganza Dynasty
Spouse José, Prince o Brazil
Full name
Maria Francisca Benedita Ana Isabel Josefa Antónia Lourença Inácia Teresa Gertrudes Rita Joana Rosa de Bragança
Faither Joseph I o Portugal
Mither Mariana Victoria o Spain
Releegion Roman Catholicism



Infanta Benedita o Portugal (Maria Francisca Benedita Ana Isabel Josefa Antónia Lourença Inácia Teresa Gertrudes Rita Joana Rosa; 25 Julie 1746 – 18 August 1829) was a Portuguese infanta and the youngest daughter of King Joseph I of Portugal an his Spaingie Bourbon wife Queen Mariana Victoria. She mairit her nephew the Prince o Brazil in an wis kent as the "Dowager Princess o Brazil" till her daith in 1829. She wis named in honour o Pape Benedict XIV.


Mairiage[eedit | eedit soorce]

On 21 Februar 1777 she mairit her nephew, Infante José, Prince o Beira, heir apparent o the heiress presumptive (an proclaimed heir, i.e. her sister Maria) tae the throne o Portugal, as the eldest son o the future Queen Maria I. Benedita wis an attractive woman of thirty, while Joseph wis half her age. They haed nae childer, however Benedita miscarried twice;


  1. in 1781
  2. secondly in 1786.

Teetles an styles[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 25 Julie 1746 - 21 Februar 1777 Her Highness Infanta Dona Benedita o Portugal.
  • 21 Februar 1777 - 11 September 1788 Her Ryal Highness The Princess o Brazil, Duchess o Braganza.
  • 11 September 1788 - 18 August 1829 Her Ryal Highness The Dowager Princess o Brazil, Duchess o Braganza.

External links[eedit | eedit soorce]

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