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Luisa de Guzmán

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Luisa de Guzmán
Portrait attributed to Alonso Cano, 1632
Queen consort of Portugal
Tenure1 December 1640 – 6 November 1656
Born(1613-10-31)31 October 1613
Sanlúcar, Spain
Died27 February 1666(1666-02-27) (aged 52)
Lisbon, Portugal
SpouseJoão IV of Portugal
Full name
Luisa María Francisca de Guzmán y Sandoval
HouseMedina Sidonia
FatherManuel de Guzmán y Silva, 8th Duke of Medina Sidonia
MotherJuana de Sandoval y de la Cerda
ReligionRoman Catholicism
SignatureLuisa de Guzmán's signature

Luisa María Francisca de Guzmán y Sandoval (Portuguese: Luísa Maria Francisca de Gusmão;[1] 13 October 1613 – 27 February 1666) was a queen consort of Portugal. She was the spouse of King John IV, the first Braganza ruler, as well as the mother of two kings of Portugal (Afonso VI and Peter II) and a queen of England (Catherine of Braganza). She served as regent of Portugal de jure from 1656 until 1662, and de facto until her death in 1666.

  1. "Luísa Gusmão", Dicionário [Dictionary] (in Portuguese), Arq net.