1. D.Afonso VI (1643-12.09.1683) succeeded his father D.João IV in 1656 under the regency of his mother Dowager Queen D.Luisa de Gusmão.
In a palatian coup in 1662, the queen was demoted from the regency but remained Dowager Queen until her death in 1666.
The same year he married Pss Maria Francisca Isabel of Savoy (1646-27.12.1683) but in 1668 the couple scandalously separated and the marriage was annulled (24.03.1668)
At the same time, the king's younger brother D.Pedro dethroned the king, put him in prison, proclaim himself regent and married his sister-in-law quite hastly on 2.04.1668.
So, from her divorce in 1668 until King D.Afonso's death (12.09.1683), technically there was no queen in Portugal, despite Maria Francisca enjoyed all the honours of a queen.
2. D.Pedro II (1648-1706) as said, married his sister-in-law, but she died 3 months after their accession (27.12.1683).
The king would remarry in 1687 to Maria Sofia of the Palatinate-Neuburg who would die on 4.08.1699, leaving the country with no queen until 1708 when his son and successor D.João V married ADss Maria Anna of Habsburg.
3. D.Pedro V
Queen D.Maria II died on 15.11.1853, being survived by her husband King D.Fernando II.
Their elder son, D.Pedro V, married 18.05.1858 Pss. Stephanie von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen who would die on 17.07.1859.
His brother, D.Luis, will only provide the country a queen on 6.10.1862 by marrying Pss Maria Pia of Savoy.
4. D.Manuel II was not married during his brief reign but there were two Dowager-Queens his mother Q.Amélie and Gr.Mother Q.Maria Pia.
Under the Aviz:
1. D.João I King of Portugal in 1385, died in 1433, married Philippa of Lancaster in 1387.
The queen died in 1415 and D.João never remarried.
2. His grandson D.Afonso V (1432-81) king in 1438, married his cousin Pss Isabel of Coimbra in 1448 and she died in 1455.
20 years later, in 1475, he married his niece Juana of Castille in what is considered to have been a blank wedding.
3. King D.Manuel king in 1495, was twice a widow, from August 1498 when his first wife Isabel of Aragon died until August 1500 when he married her sister Maria, and from March 1517 until March 1519 when he married their niece Leonor of Austria.
But he was survived by his sister the Dowager Queen Leonor so, technically there was always a queen, if not the king's wife.
4. King D.Sebastião (1554-78) king in 1557 never got married but there was his grand-mother the Dowager Queen D.Catarina of Austria who died in 1578, 6 months before her grandson.
5. Cardinal King D.Henrique, king in 1578, (1512-80) for obvious reasons never got married (although he asked the Pope to be relieved of his religious vows) and never had a queen.
Portugal: can anybody fill me in on this?
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