Portuguese Female Historical Personalities

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Maria II of Portugal
(Queen of Portugal (1826 - 1828))
Maria II of Portugal
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Birthdate: April 4, 1819
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: São Cristóvão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: November 15, 1853

Maria II of Portugal was the Queen of Portugal from 2 May 1826 to 23 June 1828. She reigned as the queen once again from 1834 until her death in 1853 at the age of 34 due to complications during her 11th delivery.

Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil
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Birthdate: July 29, 1846
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Palace of São Cristóvão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: November 14, 1921
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Mary I of Portugal
(Queen of Portugal)
Mary I of Portugal
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Birthdate: December 17, 1734
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: March 20, 1816
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Philippa of Lancaster
(Queen of Portugal (1387-1415))
Philippa of Lancaster
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Birthdate: March 31, 1360
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Leicester, England
Died: July 19, 1415
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Eleanor of Austria
(Queen consort)
Eleanor of Austria
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Birthdate: November 15, 1498
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leuven, Belgium
Died: February 25, 1558
Isabella of Aragon, Queen of Portugal
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Birthdate: October 2, 1470
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dueñas, Palencia, Spain
Died: August 23, 1498
Maria Leopoldina of Austria
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Birthdate: January 22, 1797
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: December 11, 1826

Born the Archduchess of Austria, Maria Leopoldina was a great painter and also grew up studying subjects such as botany and mineralogy. By virtue of her marriage to Pedro I of Brazil and IV of Portugal, she became the queen of Portugal and the empress of Brazil.

Maria of Aragon, Queen of Portugal
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Birthdate: June 29, 1482
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Córdoba, Spain
Died: March 7, 1517
Isabella of Portugal, Queen of Castile
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Birthdate: 1428 AD
Birthplace: Toledo, Spain
Died: August 15, 1496
Carlota Joaquina of Spain
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Birthdate: April 25, 1775
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Royal Palace, Aranjuez, Spain
Died: January 7, 1830
Mariana Victoria of Spain
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Birthdate: March 31, 1718
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Royal Alcazar of Madrid, Spain
Died: January 15, 1781
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Catherine of Austria, Queen of Portugal
(Queen of Portugal as wife of King John III)
Catherine of Austria, Queen of Portugal
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Birthdate: January 14, 1507
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Torquemada, Spain
Died: February 12, 1578
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Amélie of Orléans
(Queen consort)
Amélie of Orléans
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Birthdate: September 28, 1865
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Twickenham, London, England
Died: October 25, 1951
Maria Manuela, Princess of Portugal
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Birthdate: October 15, 1527
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Coimbra
Died: July 12, 1545

The eldest daughter of Portuguese king John III, Maria Manuela was also the first wife of Philip II of Spain, who ruled Spain, Portugal, Naples, and Sicily at various points. She died following a haemorrhage after giving birth to Carlos, Prince of Asturius, also known as Don Carlos.

Eleanor of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress
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Birthdate: September 18, 1434
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Torres Vedras, Portugal
Died: September 3, 1467
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Barbara of Portugal
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Birthdate: December 4, 1711
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ribeira Palace, Lisbon, Portugal
Died: August 27, 1758
Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal
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Birthdate: November 28, 1862
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bronnbach, Germany
Died: May 14, 1959

Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal was the second wife of Robert I, the duke of Parma. Born in exile, to Portuguese king Infante Miguel, who had been banished by his brother, Maria again went into exile in Canada after her husband’s death and eventually moved to Luxembourg after World War II.

Infanta Maria Theresa of Portugal
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Birthdate: August 24, 1855
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kleinheubach, Germany
Died: February 12, 1944
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Beatrice of Portugal
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Birthdate: 1373
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Coimbra, Portugal
Died: 1420 AD
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Luisa de Guzmán
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Birthdate: October 13, 1613
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sanlúcar, Spain
Died: February 27, 1666
Eleanor of Aragon, Queen of Portugal
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Birthdate: May 2, 1402
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Medina del Campo
Died: February 19, 1445
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Eleanor of Viseu
(Politician)
Eleanor of Viseu
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Birthdate: May 2, 1458
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Beja, Portugal
Died: November 17, 1525

Eleanor of Viseu was a Portuguese princess who later served as queen consort of Portugal. Eleanor is regarded as one of Portugal's most notable queens consort and is credited with founding the city of Caldas da Rainha. Eleanor of Viseu commissioned a translation of Speculum vitae Christi into Portuguese and is thus credited with introducing the printing press to Portugal.

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Urraca of Portugal
(Queen consort of León)
Urraca of Portugal
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Birthdate: 1148 AD
Birthplace: Coimbra, Portugal
Died: 1211 AD
Urraca of Castile, Queen of Portugal
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Birthdate: May 28, 1187
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Coimbra, Portugal
Died: November 3, 1220
Berengaria of Portugal
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Birthdate: 1198 AD
Birthplace: Coimbra, Portugal
Died: March 27, 1221
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Beatrice of Castile
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Birthdate: 1242 AD
Birthplace: Zaragoza, Spain
Died: October 27, 1303
Beatrice of Portugal, Duchess of Savoy
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Birthdate: December 31, 1504
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: January 8, 1538
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Elvira Menéndez
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Birthdate: 0996 AD
Birthplace: Galicia, Spain
Died: December 2, 1022