Maria Francisca o Savoy

Maria Francisca o Savoy (Marie Françoise Élisabeth; 21 Juin 1646 – 27 December 1683) wis twice queen consort o Portugal as the wife o twa Portuguese keengs: Afonso VI o Portugal an Peter II o Portugal. She wis also the sister o Marie Jeanne o Savoy, Duchess o Savoy an thus aunt o the future Keeng Victor Amadeus II o Sardinie.

Maria Francisca o Savoy
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Ryal Monogram o Maria Francisca o Savoy bi an anonymous artist.
Queen consort o Portugal
Tenur2 August 1666 – 24 Mairch 1668
Tenur12 September – 27 December 1683
Born21 Juin 1646(1646-06-21)
Hôtel de Nemours, Paris, Fraunce
Dee'd27 December 1683(1683-12-27) (aged 37)
Palhavã, Lisbon, Portugal
BuirialPantheon o the Braganzas
SpouseAfonso VI o Portugal
Peter II o Portugal
IssueIsabel Luísa, Princess o Beira
Full name
French: Marie Françoise Élisabeth
Portuguese: Maria Francisca Isabel
HooseSavoy (Nemours branch)
FaitherCharles Amadeus, Duke o Nemours
MitherÉlisabeth de Bourbon
ReleegionRoman Catholicism
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First mairiageEedit

She first became queen o Portugal at the age of 20 on the day o her mairiage tae Afonso VI; because the mairriage wis niver consummated, she wis able tae obtain an annulment. On 28 Mairch 1668, she mairit Afonso's brither, the Infante Pedro, Duke o Beja, wha wis appointed Prince Regent the same year due to Afonso's perceived incompetence. Maria Francisca became queen o Portugal for the seicont time when Pedro succeedit his brither as Pedro II in 1683 but died hersel later that year.

Second mairriageEedit

Months after her annulment, Maria Francisca married the Infante Peter, now the Prince Regent o Portugal. In 1669 she gave birth tae a dochter, Isabel Luísa Josefa, Princess o Beira. The Braganza dynasty was at the brink o extinction, an Peter needed heirs, yet Maria Francisca wis unable tae produce further childer.


  1. Infanta Isabel Luísa o Portugal, Princess o Beira (6 Januar 1669 – 21 October 1690) niver mairit an died o smawpox.

Titles an stylesEedit

  • 21 Juin 1646 – 2 August 1666 Her Highness Mademoiselle d'Aumale
  • 2 August 1666 – 21 December 1668 Her Majesty the Queen o Portugal an the Algarves.
  • 21 December 1668 – 2 Aprile 1668 Dona Maria Francisca de Bragança.
  • 2 April´ 1668 – 12 September 1683 Her Ryal Highness The Duchess o Beja.
  • 12 September 1683 – 27 December 1683 Her Majesty the Queen o Portugal an the Algarves.

Ither wabsteidsEedit

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