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Barbara of Portugal

Barbara of Portugal – A powerful influence

Barbara of Portugal was born on 4 December 1711 as the eldest child of King John V of Portugal and Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria. She was given the name Barbara in honour of Saint Barbara, the saint of her birthday. She was briefly heiress presumptive to the Portuguese throne until her mother gave birth [read more]

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Anna of Austria

Burial Places of the Queens and Consorts of Spain

Anna of Austria – El Escorial (San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain) Barbara of Portugal – Convent of the Salesas Reales (Madrid, Spain) Beatrice of Portugal – Monastery of Sancti Spiritus (Toro, Spain) Berengaria of Barcelona – Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, Spain) Berenguela of Castile – Abbey of Santa Maria la Real de Huelgas (Burgos, Spain) Blanche of Bourbon – Monasterio de San Francisco de Jerez [read more]