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Luísa, Duchess of Cadaval

Duchess Luísa
Duchess of Cadaval
Born January 9 1679
Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal
Died December 23 1732
Évora, Alentejo
Burial Convent of Saint John the Evangelist
Spouse Luís of Cadaval
Jaime, Duke of Cadaval
House House of Braganza
Father Pedro II of Portugal
Mother Maria da Cruz Mascarenhas

Luísa of Portugal, Duchess of Cadaval (Portuguese pronunciation: ; English: Louise; January 9, 1679 in Lisbon – December 23, 1732 in Évora) was a natural daughter of Portuguese King Peter II and a Portuguese lady named Maria da Cruz Mascarenhas.

She was raised among the family of secretary of state Francisco Correia de Lacerda and after that at the Monastery of Carnide with her aunt Maria of Braganza (natural daughter of John IV of Portugal). Luísa married D. Luís and after his death married D. Jaime de Melo, respectively 2nd and 3rd dukes of Cadaval.

She died in Évora, Alentejo, and is buried at the Convent of Saint John the Evangelist in the same city.


  • "D. Luísa. filha de D. Pedro II: uma princesa duas vezes duquesa" by Luís de Bivar Guerra, in "Miscelânia Histórica de Portugal", nº 2, 1982

External links

  • Genealogical information on Luísa de Bragança
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