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José of Braganza, Archbishop of Braga

José of Braganza, Archbishop of Braga (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuˈzɛ]; English: Joseph; Lisbon, May 6, 1703-Ponte de Lima, June 3, 1756) was a natural son of Portuguese King Peter II and a Portuguese lady named Francisca Clara da Silva.

José
Archbishop of Braga
Jose de Braganca, arcebispo de Braga.jpg
BornMay 6, 1703
Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal
DiedJune 3, 1756
Ponte de Lima
Burial
HouseHouse of Braganza
FatherPedro II of Portugal
MotherFrancisca Clara da Silva

He studied at the University of Évora and achieved a doctorate in Theology. He became Archbishop of Braga in 1739 and was consecrated in 1741.

He built in Braga the Sete Fontes a water supply system.

He is buried in the same city.

He was succeeded in his position by another natural-born noble, Gaspar of Braganza, Archbishop of Braga, son of his half-brother John V of Portugal.