Infanta Maria Doroteia of Portugal

Maria Doroteia of Braganza (Maria Francisca Doroteia Josefa Antónia Gertrudes Rita Joana Efigénia; 21 September 1739 14 January 1771), was a Portuguese infanta daughter of King Joseph I of Portugal and his wife Mariana Victoria of Spain.

Infanta Maria Doroteia
Portrait by Vieira Lusitano
Born(1739-09-21)21 September 1739
Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal
Died14 January 1771(1771-01-14) (aged 31)
Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal
Full name
Maria Francisca Doroteia Josefa Antónia Gertrudes Rita Joana Efigénia de Bragança
FatherJoseph I of Portugal
MotherMariana Victoria of Spain
ReligionRoman Catholicism


Doroteia was born in September 1739 in Lisbon and was the third of four daughters of King Joseph. She was named after her great-grandmother, Dorothea Sophie of Neuburg. She was a proposed bride for Philippe d'Orléans, Duke of Orléans (later known as Philippe Égalité), but she refused to marry him.

She died in Lisbon on 14 January 1771 and her body was moved to the national pantheon in the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora in Lisbon.


Titles and styles

  • 21 September 1739 14 January 1771 Her Royal Highness Infanta Maria Francisca Doroteia of Portugal


  1. Genealogie ascendante jusqu'au quatrieme degre inclusivement de tous les Rois et Princes de maisons souveraines de l'Europe actuellement vivans [Genealogy up to the fourth degree inclusive of all the Kings and Princes of sovereign houses of Europe currently living] (in French). Bourdeaux: Frederic Guillaume Birnstiel. 1768. p. 14.
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