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Joana
Princess of Beira
Infanta D. Joana de Bragança.jpg
Born(1635-09-18)18 September 1635
Ducal Palace of Vila Viçosa, Vila Viçosa, Portugal
Died17 November 1653(1653-11-17) (aged 18)
Ribeira Palace, Lisbon, Portugal
Burial
HouseBraganza
FatherJohn IV of Portugal
MotherLuisa de Guzmán
ReligionRoman Catholicism

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.

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 House of BraganzaCadet branch of the House of AvizBorn: 18 September 1635 Died: 17 November 1653 Portuguese royalty New Creation Princess of Beira 1645–1653 Succeeded byCatherine