Infanta Maria José de Portugal

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Maria José Joana Eulália Leopoldina Adelaide Isabel Carolina Micaela Rafaela Gabriela Francisca de Assis e de Paula Inês Sofia Joaquina Teresa Benedita Bernardina de Bragança, Herzogin von Bayern

Also Known As: "Maria José de Bragança / Maria Josepha"
Birthplace: Bronnbach, Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Deutschland
Death: Died in München, Bayern, Deutschland
Place of Burial: Tegernsee, Bayern, Deutschland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Miguel I, Rei de Portugal and Adelaide von Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, Rainha de Portugal
Wife of Carl Theodor, Herzog in Bayern
Mother of Herzogin Sophie von Bayern; Hertogin Elisabeth van Beieren van Belgie; Marie Gabrielle Mathilde Isabelle Therese Antoinette Sabine von Bayern; Ludwig Wilhelm Karl Norbert Theodor Johann von Bayern, Herzog and Franz Joseph Michael Karl Maria Evaristus Quirinus Ottokar von Bayern, Herzog
Sister of Maria das Neves de Bragança; Miguel II, duque de Bragança; Infanta Maria Theresa of Portugal; Aldegundes de Bragança; Maria Ana v. Braganza, Infantin v. Portugal, Grande-duchesse consort vu Lëtzebuerg and 1 other

Occupation: Infanta Maria Josepha of Portugal, Duchess in Bavaria, Infanta of Portugal
Managed by: Henn Sarv
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About Infanta Maria José de Portugal

Infanta Maria José of Portugal (or of Beja or Braganza; full name Maria José Joana Eulália Leopoldina Adelaide Isabel Carolina Micaela Rafaela Gabriela Francisca de Assis e de Paula Inês Sofia Joaquina Teresa Benedita Bernardina of Braganza; March 19, 1857 – Munich, March 11, 1943), sometimes known in English as Maria Josepha, was a Portuguese infanta, later Duchess in Bavaria by marriage. She was the maternal grandmother of King Leopold III of Belgium.


Maria José was the fourth child and third daughter of King Miguel I of Portugal and his wife Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg. Among her sisters were Maria Ana, Grand Duchess of Luxemburg and Maria Antónia, Duchess of Parma. Her only brother was Miguel II, Duke of Braganza.

She married on April 29, 1874 Karl-Theodor, Duke in Bavaria, the younger brother of Elisabeth of Bavaria, better known as "Sissi".

The couple lived in München, where they founded the Herzog Carl Theodor Eye Clinic, that still exists today.

Maria José died in 1943 at the age of 85, and is buried in Tegernsee Abbey.


Sophie Adelheid (1875-1957)

Elisabeth Gabriele Valérie Marie (1876-1965), future Queen Elisabeth of Belgium, married Albert I of Belgium.

Marie Gabrielle (1878-1912), married Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria.

Ludwig Wilhelm (1884-1968)

Franz Joseph (1888-1912)

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Infanta Maria José de Portugal's Timeline

March 19, 1857
Bronnbach, Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Deutschland
February 22, 1875
Age 17
Pöcking, Oberbayern, Bayern, Deutschland(DKR)
July 25, 1876
Age 19
Possenhof, Bayern, Deutschland(DKR)
October 9, 1878
Age 21
Tegernsee, Bavaria
January 17, 1884
Age 26
Tegernsee, Bayern, Bundesrepublik Deutschland
March 23, 1888
Age 31
Bayern, Deutschland(DKR)
March 11, 1943
Age 85
München, Bayern, Deutschland
Tegernsee, Bayern, Deutschland