José Francisco Xavier de Paula Domingos Antonio Agostinho Anastacio de Bragança, Príncipe do Brasil (1761 - 1788) MP

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Birthplace: Palau d'Ajuda
Death: Died in Lisboa, Portugal
Cause of death: smallpox
Occupation: Prince of Brazil, Infante of Portugal, Duke of Braganza
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About José Francisco Xavier de Paula Domingos Antonio Agostinho Anastacio de Bragança, Príncipe do Brasil

Golden Fleece - Knights: Spanish Branch

King João VI siblings

  • José Francisco Xavier de Paula Domingos António Agostinho Anastácio of Bragança (1761-1788) was born at the Real Barraca (read King João VI thread) what later became Ajuda Palace. When José was born his mother was the Princess of Brazil, because his grandfather, King José I, was the reigning monarch.
  • The Princess of Brazil ascended to the throne as Queen in the same year that José's married his own maternal aunt, Maria Francisca Benedita of Bragança. Maria Francisca was fifteen years older than her 15 years old nephew and their marriage produced no children.
  • Unlike his younger brother João, José received a full education. Thanks to the generosity of the Marquis of Pombal (who Queen Maria I didn't like...) José was expertly tutored by the friar Manuel do Cenáculo and became a very cultured young man. He was even considered a true role model of the Enlightenment Era.
  • José was awarded the title of Prince of Brazil, a similar position to that held by his mother who was the Princess of Brazil prior to ascending to the throne as Portugal's Queen.
  • Unfortunately, at the young age of 27, the Prince of Brazil died of smallpox. Many believe that it was the shock and pain of her son's death that led to the mental disorder Queen Maria I developed after the prince died.
  • Nowadays, the body of Prince José rests at the Bragança's Pantheon.
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José Francisco de Bragança, Príncipe do Brasil's Timeline

1761
August 20, 1761
Palau d'Ajuda
1777
February 21, 1777
Age 15
1788
September 11, 1788
Age 27
Lisboa, Portugal
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Lisboa, Portugal