Maria Bárbara o Portugal

Maria Bárbara o Portugal (Maria Madalena Josefa Teresa Bárbara; December 4 1711 – August 27 1758) wis an Infanta o Portugal, as a dochter o Keeng John V o Portugal, o the Hoose o Braganza, an his wife, Maria Anna o Austrick. The ceety o Santa Bárbara de Samaná in the Dominican Republic wis named efter her when it wis foondit in 1756. She wis a student o Domenico Scarlatti an wis considered as a bride for Louis XV o Fraunce. Tho she an her husband fell deeply in luve thay haed nae childer. She is represented in 1743 pentin o The faimily o Philip V o Spain. Her faither ordered the construction o the Pailace o Mafra as a result o her long awaited birth.

Maria Bárbara o Portugal
Bárbara de Braganza, reina consorte de España (Museo del Prado).jpg
Maria Bárbara o Portugal bi Van Loo. (Prado)
Queen consort o Spain
Tenur9 July 1746 – 27 August 1758
Born4 December 1711(1711-12-04)
Ribeira Pailace Lisbon, Portugal
Dee'd27 August 1758(1758-08-27) (aged 46)
Ryal Pailace, Aranjuez, Aranjuez, Spain
BuirialConvent of the Salesas Reales
SpouseFerdinand VI o Spain
Full name
Maria Madalena Josefa Teresa Bárbara de Bragança
HooseBourbons o Spain (bi mairiage)
Hoose o Braganza (bi birth)
FaitherJohn V o Portugal
MitherMaria Anna o Austrick
ReleegionRoman Catholicism
Coat of Arms of Barbara of Portugal, Queen Consort of Spain.svg


She wis born on 4 December 1711 in Lisbon, Portugal an gien the names Maria Madalena Bárbara Xavier Leonor Teresa Antónia Josefa de Bragança but she wis uisually cried juist Bárbara or Maria Bárbara, in honour o Saunt Barbara, the saunt o her birthday.


In 1729 at the age 18, Barbara mairit the future Ferdinand VI o Spain, twa years her junior. Her brither Joseph mairit Ferdinand's hauf-sister, the Spaingie Infanta Infanta Mariana Victoria, who wis previously a rejected bride o Louis XV. The dooble mairriage wis meant tae repair the Portuguese-Spaingie alliance.

Teetles an stylesEedit

  • 4 December 1711 – 19 October 1712 Her Ryal Highness The Princess o Brazil.
  • 19 October 1712 – 20 Januar 1729 Her Highness The Infanta Maria Bárbara o Portugal.
  • 20 Januar 1729 – 9 Julie 1746 Her Ryal Highness The Princess o Asturies.
  • 9 Julie 1746 – 27 August 1758 Her Majesty The Queen o Spain.

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