Infante Francisco, Duke of Beja

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Infante Francisco
Duke of Beja
Infante Francisco, Duque de Beja.JPG
Issue Peter of Portugal
John of Portugal
House House of Braganza
Father Pedro II of Portugal
Mother Maria Sofia of the Palatinate
Born (1691-05-25)25 May 1691
Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal
Died 21 July 1742(1742-07-21) (aged 51)
Óbidos, Kingdom of Portugal
Burial Royal Pantheon of the Braganza Dynasty
Religion Roman Catholicism

Infante Francisco, Duke of Beja[1] (Portuguese pronunciation: [fɾɐ̃ˈsiʃku]), was a Portuguese infante (prince) son of Peter II, King of Portugal, and his second wife, Maria Sofia of the Palatinate.

Life[edit]

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.

Issue[edit]

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)

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Infante Francisco of Portugal de Bragança". Retrieved 19 July 2010.