José of Braganza, Archbishop of Braga

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José
Archbishop of Braga
House House of Braganza
Father Pedro II of Portugal
Mother Francisca Clara da Silva
Born May 6 1703
Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal
Died June 3 1756
Ponte de Lima
Burial Sete Fontes

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.

He studied at the University of Évora and achieved a doctorate in Theology. He became Archbishop of Braga in 1739 and was sacred 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, son of his half-brother John V of Portugal.