World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Infanta Maria Francisca of Portugal

Article Id: WHEBN0002846897
Reproduction Date:

Title: Infanta Maria Francisca of Portugal  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Maria Teresa, Princess of Beira, Juan, Count of Montizón, Infante Carlos, Count of Montemolin, Carlism, Infante Carlos, Count of Molina
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Infanta Maria Francisca of Portugal

Infanta Maria Francisca
Countess of Molina
Born (1800-04-22)22 April 1800
Queluz Palace, Kingdom of Portugal
Died 4 September 1834(1834-09-04) (aged 34)
Alverstoke, Hampshire
Spouse Infante Carlos, Count of Molina
Issue Infante Carlos, Count of Montemolin
Juan, Count of Montizón
Infante Fernando
Full name
Francisca de Assis da Maternidade Xavier de Paula de Alcântara Antónia Joaquina Gonzaga Carlota Mónica Senhorinha Soter e Caia of Braganza
House House of Braganza
Father John VI of Portugal
Mother Carlota Joaquina of Spain
Religion Roman Catholicism

Infanta Maria Francisca of Portugal (or of Bragança; Portuguese pronunciation: ; English: Mary Frances; full name: Maria Francisca de Assis da Maternidade Xavier de Paula de Alcântara Antónia Joaquina Gonzaga Carlota Mónica Senhorinha Soter e Caia of Braganza; 22 April 1800 – 4 September 1834) was a Portuguese infanta (princess) daughter of King John VI of Portugal and his spouse Carlota Joaquina of Spain.


  • Biography 1
  • Gallery 2
  • Ancestry 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5


Maria was born in Queluz. On 22 September 1816 in Madrid, she married her uncle Infante Carlos Maria Isidro of Spain. The couple had three children:

In 1833, Maria Francisca, her husband and children were exiled from Spain because they refused to recognize Isabella II as heiress to the Spanish throne. They went first to Portugal and then to Alverstoke, Hampshire, UK, where she died one year later. A crowd of several thousand were known to have visited the village to pay their respects as her body lay at the rectory awaiting burial at the Royal Pantheon of the Braganza Dynasty. Four years after her death, Carlos remarried, to Maria Francisca's own sister Maria Teresa, Princess of Beira.

Although initially interred in Gosport Catholic Church, Maria Francisca's remains were later transferred to Trieste Cathedral in Italy, next to those of her husband and children.



See also

External links

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.