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João VI

João VIBorn: 13-May-1767
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: 10-Mar-1826
Location of death: Lisbon, Portugal
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon, Portugal

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Royalty

Nationality: Portugal
Executive summary: King of Portugal, 1816-26

João VI, king of Portugal, was born at Lisbon on the 13th of May 1767, and received the title of Prince of Brazil in 1788. In 1792 he assumed the reins of government in name of his mother Queen Maria I, who had become insane. He had been brought up in an ecclesiastical atmosphere, and, being naturally of a somewhat weak and helpless character, was but ill-adapted for the responsibilities he was thus called on to undertake. In 1799 he assumed the title of regent, which he retained until his mother's death in 1816. In that year he was recognized as King of Portugal but he continued to reside in Brazil; the consequent spread of dissatisfaction resulted in the peaceful revolution of 1820, and the proclamation of a constitutional government, to which he swore fidelity on his return to Portugal in 1822. In the same year, and again in 1823, he had to suppress a rebellion led by his son Dom Miguel de Bragança, whom he ultimately was compelled to banish in 1824. He died at Lisbon on the 26th of March 1826, and was succeeded by Pedro IV.

Father: Pedro III (King of Portugal)
Mother: Queen Maria I
Wife: Carlota Joaquina de Borbón, Infanta de España (m. 9-Jun-1785, six children)
Daughter: Maria Teresa de Bragança (b. 29-Apr-1793, d. 17-Jan-1874)
Daughter: Maria Isabel de Bragança (b. 19-May-1797, d. 26-Dec-1818)
Son: Pedro IV (King of Portugal, b. 12-Oct-1798, d. 24-Sep-1834)
Daughter: Maria Francesca de Bragança (b. 22-Apr-1800, d. 4-Sep-1834)
Son: Dom Miguel de Bragança (pretender to the throne, b. 26-Oct-1802, d. 14-Nov-1866)
Daughter: Anne de Bragança (b. 1806, d. 1857)

    Portuguese Monarch 1816 to 10-Mar-1826

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