Joana, Princess of Beira

Joana, Princess of Beira (18 September 1635 17 November 1653; Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuˈɐnɐ]; English: Joan) was a Portuguese infanta (princess), the eldest surviving daughter of John IV, King of Portugal (the first of the House of Braganza) and his wife Luisa de Guzmán (Luísa de Gusmão), and as such was styled Princess of Beira.

Joana
Princess of Beira
Born(1635-09-18)September 18, 1635
Vila Viçosa, Vila Viçosa Municipality, Portugal
DiedNovember 17, 1653(1653-11-17) (aged 18)
Ribeira Palace, Lisbon
Burial
HouseHouse of Braganza
FatherJohn IV of Portugal
MotherLuisa de Guzmán
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Life

Joana was born in Vila Viçosa on 18 September 1635. Her father created her Princess of Beira, a title subsequently used by the eldest daughter of the monarch. She died unmarried in Lisbon at the age of 18 on 17 November 1653. She was first buried at the Monastery of Jerónimos and then moved to the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora.

Ancestry

Joana, Princess of Beira
Cadet branch of the House of Aviz
Born: 18 September 1635 Died: 17 November 1653
Portuguese royalty
New Creation Princess of Beira
16451653
Succeeded by
Catherine
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