Last Updated: 18 Nov, 2023 | Views: 219
Profession: Historical Women
Other Profession(s): Queen
Famous For: Queen consort of England, Scotland and Ireland
Catherine of Braganza was Empress of England, Ireland, and Scotland throughout her marital relationship to King Charles II, which persisted from May 21, 1662, to his death on February 6, 1685.
Catherine of Braganza Family Tree:
She was the daughter of Portuguese King John IV, who succeeded his father as the first king of the House of Braganza in 1640 after reestablishing the Portuguese kingdom that had been established in 1143 and ending the 60-year Spanish Habsburg reign over Portugal.
Catherine of Braganza History:
In 1701, when her brother Peter II was away, Catherine presided as regent of Portugal. The following year, in 1704–1705, after her remarriage, she returned to her native country. Catherine was disliked in England because of her loyalty to the Roman Catholic faith, which was the religion she had been raised in.
Catherine of Braganza Cause Of Death:
A little over a year into her capable administration, she passed away in the palace she had constructed in Bemposta on the final day of 1705, late in the evening.
Catherine of Braganza Accomplishments:
Shortly before Charles passed away in 1685, Catherine assisted in his conversion to the Roman Catholic Church. She later left for Portugal in 1692. For her sick brother, King Pedro II, she was appointed Portugal's regent in 1704.
Catherine of Braganza Facts:
Four to six priests served in her home, and in 1665 Catherine made the decision to construct a religious residence east of St. James's that would be home to thirteen Portuguese Franciscans of the St. Peter of Alcantara order. The Friary was the name given to it after it was finished in 1667.