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Maria Manuela of Portugal

For other people of the same name, see Maria of Portugal.

Maria Manuela
Princess of Portugal, Princess of Asturias

Portrait by Juan Pantoja de la Cruz
Spouse Philip, Prince of Asturias
Carlos, Prince of Asturias
House House of Habsburg
House of Aviz
Father John III of Portugal
Mother Catherine of Austria
Born (1527-10-15)15 October 1527
Died 12 August 1545(1545-08-12) (aged 17)
Burial El Escorial
Religion Roman Catholicism

Maria Manuela of Portugal (1527–1545; Portuguese pronunciation: [mɐˈɾiɐ mɐnuˈɛlɐ]) was a daughter of King John III of Portugal and his wife Catherine of Austria.

She was Princess of Asturias as spouse of Philip, Prince of Asturias, and between 1527 and 1535 Princess of Portugal in her own right.

Maria was born in Coimbra on 15 October 1527 and was one of the few children of John III to survive childhood. She married her double-cousin Prince Philip of Asturias (future Philip II of Spain and I of Portugal) in 1543 and was the mother of Prince Carlos, a deformed child who was heir of the Spanish crown.

Maria died soon after she gave birth, on 12 August 1545 in Valladolid, Spain.


Maria Manuela, Princess of Portugal
Cadet branch of the House of Burgundy
Born: 15 October 1527 Died: 12 August 1545
Preceded by
Princess of Portugal
Succeeded by
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