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Maria Francisca Benedita of Portugal
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Birth: Jul. 25, 1746
Death: Aug. 18, 1829

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. 
Family links: 
   José I (1714 - 1777)
  Maria-Ana Victoria Bourbon Braganza (1718 - 1781)
  José of Portugal (1761 - 1788)*
   Maria I Francisca of Portugal (1734 - 1816)*
  Maria Francisca Benedita of Portugal (1746 - 1829)
*Calculated relationship
Sao Vicente de Fora
Lisboa Municipality
Lisboa, Portugal
Created by: Frank K.
Record added: Mar 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66830134
Maria Francisca Benedita of Portugal
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