Infanta Maria Josepha of Portugal
Infanta Maria José of Portugal (Maria José Joana Eulália Leopoldina Adelaide Isabel Carolina Micaela Rafaela Gabriela Francisca de Assis e de Paula Inês Sofia Joaquina Teresa Benedita Bernardina; 19 March 1857 – 11 March 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.
|Infanta Maria José|
|Duchess Maria Josepha in Bavaria|
|Born||19 March 1857|
|Died||11 March 1943 85) (aged|
|Spouse||Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria|
|Issue||Sophie, Countess zu Törring-Jettenbach|
Elisabeth, Queen of the Belgians
Princess Marie Gabrielle of Bavaria
Ludwig Wilhelm, Duke in Bavaria
Duke Franz Joseph in Bavaria
|Father||Miguel of Portugal|
|Mother||Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg|
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, Duke of Braganza.
On 29 April 1874 she married Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria, the younger brother of Empress Elisabeth of Austria.
The couple lived in Munich, where they founded the Herzog Carl Theodor Eye Clinic, that still exists today.
Maria José died in Munich at the age of 85, and is buried in Tegernsee Abbey.
- Sophie Adelheid Ludovika Maria (1875–1957), married Count Hans Veit zu Törring-Jettenbach; their son married Princess Elizabeth of Greece and Denmark.
- 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), married Princess Eleonore zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg.
- Franz Joseph (1888–1912).
Titles and styles
- 19 March 1857 – 29 April 1874: Her Royal Highness Infanta Maria Josepha of Portugal
- 29 April 1874 – 11 March 1943: Her Royal Highness The Duchess in Bavaria
|Ancestors of Infanta Maria Josepha of Portugal|