Maria I of Portugal
Maria Ana Francisca of Portugal

Queens Regnant – Maria I of Portugal

The future Maria I of Portugal was born on 17 December 1734 at the Ribeira Royal Palace in Lisbon with the full name, Maria Francisca Isabel Josefa Antónia Gertrudes Rita Joana as the daughter of Joseph I of Portugal and Mariana Victoria of Spain.  She was created Princess of Beira by her grandfather John V of Portugal on [read more]