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Pedro of Portugal, II
Birth: Apr. 26, 1648
Death: Dec. 9, 1706

King of Portugal 1683-1706. His parents were king Joćo IV and his queen Luisa de Guzmćo.He was appointed regent of Portugal for his insane brother Afonso VI 1668 - shortly after Spanish recognition of Portugal's independence. Pedro first locked his brother away, but then came to the throne in his own right after the death of Afonso VI in 1683. Around this time, the discovery of silver mines in Brazil enlarged Pedro's treasury to an ectent that he was able to dismiss the Cortes in 1697 and rule without it's revenue grants for the rest of his reign.Initially Pedro II supported France in the war of Spanish Succession (1702-1715), but on May 16, 1703 Portugal and Britain signed the famous Methuen treaty. This trade accord granted mutual commercial privileges for Portuguese wine and English textile traders and would later give Britain huge clout in the Portuguese economy. this was followed in December 1703 by a military alliance between Portugal, Austria and Great Britian for an invasion of Spain. Portuguese and Allied forces had captured Madrid and had later been expelled again. Pedro II not only took his brother's throne but also his wife, queen Marie-Francoise of Savoy. They had one daughter, Crownprincess Isabella Luisa. The queen died shortly after Isabella's birth in 1683, and because the princess was a fragile and sick child, the king decided to marry again. This time the chosen was Maria Sophia, daughter of Pfalzgraf Philipp Wilhelm von Neuburg. Her other sisters were empress Eleonore, the wife of the Roman emperor Leopold I of Austria and queen Maria Anna, wife of the last Habsburg king of Spain, Carlos II. The marriage between Pedro II and Maria Sophia was well succeeded, and they had six children, inlcuding the new heir to the throne, Joćo, who eventually succeeded his father after his death in 1706 as king Joćo V of Portugal. (bio by: Benny Chordt Hansen) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Marie-Francoise Savoy-Nemours Braganza (1646 - 1683)*
  Marie-Sophie Wittelsbach Braganza (1666 - 1699)*
 
 Children:
  Joćo of Braganza (1688 - 1688)*
  Francisco Xavier of Braganza (1691 - 1742)*
  Fransisca Xaviera of Braganza (1694 - 1694)*
  Teresa Maria of Braganza (1696 - 1704)*
  Manõel of Braganza (1697 - 1766)*
  Francisca Josepha of Braganza (1699 - 1756)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sao Vicente de Fora
Lisbon
Lisboa, Portugal
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Benny Chordt Hansen
Record added: Oct 25, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9705460
Pedro of Portugal, II
Added by: Benny Chordt Hansen
 
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