Infanta Francisca Josefa of Portugal

Infanta Francisca Josefa Maria Xaviera[1](Portuguese pronunciation: [fɾɐ̃ˈsiʃkɐ ʒuˈzɛfɐ]; English: Frances Josepha) (30 January 1699 – 15 July 1736) was a Portuguese infanta (princess) and the last of eight children of King Peter II of Portugal and his second wife Marie Sophie of Neuburg.

Francisca Josefa
Infanta D. Francisca Josefa filha do Rei D. Pedro II e irmã do Rei D. João V.jpg
Born30 January 1699
Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal
Died15 July 1736 (1736-07-16) (aged 37)
Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal
HouseHouse of Braganza
FatherPedro II of Portugal
MotherMaria Sophia of Neuburg

Francisca Josefa was born and died in Lisbon. Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia was proposed as a possible marriage for the infanta in 1720-21, but nothing came of it. She never married nor had issue and she died when she was 37 years old. She is buried at the Royal Pantheon of the Braganza Dynasty.



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  1. ^ "Francisca Josefa of Portugal de Bragança". Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2010.