Infanta Maria of Guimarães

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Infanta Maria of Guimarães (12 August 1538 – 7 September 1577) was a Portuguese infanta, daughter of Infante Duarte, Duke of Guimarães (son of King Manuel I of Portugal), and Isabel of Braganza. She married Alessandro Farnese, Duke of Parma and Piacenza on November 11, 1565. She was Hereditary Princess of Parma by marriage.

Maria of Portugal
Hereditary Princess of Parma
Bottega di Anthonis Mor - Ritratto di Maria di Portogallo
Tenure 11 November 1565 – 7 September 1577
Born 12 August 1538
Ribeira Palace, Lisbon,
Died 7 September 1577 (aged 39)
Parma, Duchy of Parma
Spouse Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma
Ranuccio I Farnese, Duke of Parma
Margherita, Duchess of Mantua
Cardinal Oddoardo
House House of Aviz
Father Infante Duarte, Duke of Guimarães
Mother Isabel of Braganza
Religion Roman Catholicism


Name Birth Death Notes
Margherita Farnese 7 November 1567 13 April 1643 married, 1581, Vincenzo I, Duke of Mantua; no issue
Ranuccio Farnese 28 March 1569 5 March 1622 succeeded as Duke of Parma
married, 1600, Margherita Aldobrandini; had issue
Odoardo Farnese 7 December 1573 21 February 1626 became a Cardinal


Ancestors of Infanta Maria of Guimarães
16. Edward of Portugal
8. Infante Fernando, Duke of Viseu (=#26)
17. Eleanor of Aragon
4. Manuel I of Portugal
18. Infante João, Lord of Reguengos
9. Infanta Beatrice of Portugal (=#27)
19. Isabella of Barcelos
2. Infante Edward, 4th Duke of Guimarães
20. John II of Aragon
10. Ferdinand II of Aragon
21. Juana Enríquez
5. Maria of Aragon
22. John II of Castile
11. Isabella I of Castile
23. Isabella of Portugal
1. Maria of Guimarães
24. Fernando I, 2nd Duke of Braganza
12. Fernando II, 3rd Duke of Braganza
25. Joana de Castro
6. James, 4th Duke of Braganza
26. Infante Fernando, Duke of Viseu (=#8)
13. Isabella of Viseu
27. Infanta Beatrice of Portugal (=#9)
3. Isabella of Braganza
28. Enrique de Guzmán, 2nd Duke of Medina Sidonia
14. Juan Alfonso Pérez de Guzmán, 3rd Duke of Medina Sidonia
29. Leonor Afan de Ribera y Mendoza
7. Leonor de Mendoza
30. Pedro Fernandez de Velasco, 2nd Count of Haro
15. Isabel Fernandez de Velasco
31. Mencía de Mendoza

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