Infante Francisco, Duke of Beja
|Duke of Beja|
|Issue||Peter of Portugal
John of Portugal
|House||House of Braganza|
|Father||Pedro II of Portugal|
|Mother||Maria Sofia of the Palatinate|
25 May 1691|
Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal
|Died||21 July 1742
Óbidos, Kingdom of Portugal
|Burial||Royal Pantheon of the Braganza Dynasty|
Francisco Xavier José António Bento Urbano was born on 25 May 1691 in Lisbon. He was given the Duchy of Beja and was made Grand-Prior of Crato and Lord of the Infantado. Plans for him to marry Archduchess Maria Magdalena of Austria sister of Queen Maria Anna failed in the early stages.
He died unmarried and without legitimate issue (in spite of two illegitimate children from Mariana da Silveira) on 21 July 1742 at the Quinta das Gaeiras in Óbidos. He is buried at the Royal Pantheon of the Braganza Dynasty in Lisbon.
He had two natural children with Mariana Silveira, a nun, who died during the 1755 Lisbon earthquake:
- Peter of Portugal (¿? - 1741)
- John of Portugal (1725-1780)
- "Infante Francisco of Portugal de Bragança". Retrieved 19 July 2010.
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