Luísa, Duchess of Cadaval
|Duchess of Cadaval|
|Born||January 9 1679
Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal
|Died||December 23 1732
|Burial||Convent of Saint John the Evangelist|
|Spouse||Luís of Cadaval
Jaime, Duke of Cadaval
|House||House of Braganza|
|Father||Pedro II of Portugal|
|Mother||Maria da Cruz Mascarenhas|
Luísa of Braganza, Duchess of Cadaval (Portuguese pronunciation: [luˈizɐ]; January 9, 1679 in Lisbon – December 23, 1732 in Évora) was a natural daughter of Portuguese King Peter II and a Portuguese lady named Maria da Cruz Mascarenhas.
She was raised among the family of secretary of state Francisco Correia de Lacerda and after that at the Monastery of Carnide with her aunt Maria of Braganza (natural daughter of John IV of Portugal). Luísa married D. Luís and after his death married D. Jaime de Melo, respectively 2nd and 3rd dukes of Cadaval.
- "D. Luísa. filha de D. Pedro II: uma princesa duas vezes duquesa" by Luís de Bivar Guerra, in "Miscelânia Histórica de Portugal", nº 2, 1982
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