|Birth: ||Aug. 20, 1761|
|Death: ||Sep. 11, 1788|
José Francisco Xavier de Paula Domingos António Agostinho Anastácio de Bragança.
He was Prince of Beira, Duke of Braganza, Prince of Brazil and heir apparent to the throne of Portugal as the oldest son of Queen Maria I of Portugal and her husband and uncle King consort Pedro III.
On February 21, 1777, when he was 15 years old, he married his 30-year-old aunt the Infanta Benedita of Portugal. Benedita was an attractive woman and the main candidate for the wife of José.
They had no children, however she miscarriaged twice: in 1781 and in 1786. Three days after their wedding, José's grandfather and Benedita's father the old king José died, and his mother succeeded as queen regnant. Infante José became the new crown prince, being accorded the titles Prince of Brazil and 16th Duke of Braganza.
José died at the age of 27 of smallpox.
Pedro of Portugal (1717 - 1786)
Maria Francisca Benedita of Portugal (1746 - 1829)
Maria I Francisca of Portugal (1734 - 1816)*
José of Portugal (1761 - 1788)
João of Braganza (1762 - 1762)*
Sao Vicente de Fora
Created by: Frank K.
Record added: Mar 12, 2011
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