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Infanta Maria of Guimarães (12 August 1538 – 9 July 1577) was a Portuguese infanta, daughter of Infante Duarte, Duke of Guimarães (son of King Manuel I of Portugal), and Isabel of Braganza. She married Alessandro Farnese, Duke of Parma and Piacenza on 11 November 1565. She was Hereditary Princess of Parma by marriage.

Maria of Portugal
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Hereditary Princess of Parma
Tenure11 November 1565 – 7 September 1577
Born12 August 1538
Ribeira Palace, Lisbon,
Died9 July 1577(1577-07-09) (aged 38)
Parma, Duchy of Parma
SpouseAlexander Farnese, Duke of Parma
Issue
Detail
Ranuccio I Farnese, Duke of Parma
Margherita, Duchess of Mantua
Cardinal Oddoardo
HouseAviz (by birth)
Farnese (by marriage)
FatherInfante Duarte, Duke of Guimarães
MotherIsabel of Braganza
ReligionRoman Catholicism

IssueEdit

Name Birth Death Notes
Margherita Farnese 7 November 1567 13 April 1643 married, 1581, Vincenzo I, Duke of Mantua; no issue
Ranuccio Farnese 28 March 1569 5 March 1622 succeeded as Duke of Parma
married, 1600, Margherita Aldobrandini; had issue
Odoardo Farnese 7 December 1573 21 February 1626 became a Cardinal

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