Infanta Mariana Francisca of Portugal

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Infanta Mariana Francisca
Retrato de D.Maria Ana Josefa.jpg
House House of Braganza
Father Joseph I of Portugal
Mother Mariana Victoria of Spain
Born (1736-10-07)7 October 1736
Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal
Died 16 May 1813(1813-05-16) (aged 76)
Rio de Janeiro, Kingdom of Portugal
Burial Royal Pantheon of the Braganza Dynasty

Mariana Francisca of Braganza (Maria Ana Francisca Josefa Rita Joana; 7 October 1736 – 16 May 1813), was a Portuguese infanta daughter of King Joseph I of Portugal and his wife Mariana Victoria of Spain.

Biography[edit]

The infanta was born in Lisbon on October 7, 1736 and was the second of four daughters of Joseph I. She was considered a potential bride for Louis, Dauphin of France, but her mother refused to consent to the marriage.

She escaped from mainland Portugal with her family when Napoleon Bonaparte ordered the invasion of Portugal. She died in Rio de Janeiro on May 16, 1813 and was moved to Lisbon.