Bárbara, Queen Consort of Spain

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Bárbara, Queen Consort of Spain Gender: F
born on 4 December 1711 at 09:30 (= 09:30 AM )
Place Lisbon, Portugal, 38n43, 9w08
Timezone LMT m9w08 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 11°42' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 25°55 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 14°13'

Queen Consort of Spain Bárbara


Portuguese Infanta by birth and later Queen of Spain as wife of Ferdinand VI of Spain. Barbara was the eldest child of King João (John) V of Portugal and his wife, Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, a daughter of Emperor Leopold I. Barbara was born as heiress-presumptive to the Portuguese throne, styled as Princess of Brazil. Her status as heiress presumptive lapsed when the Queen gave birth to a son, Pedro, two years later. In 1729 at the age 18, Barbara married the future Ferdinand VI of Spain, two years her junior. The couple produced no viable children, with Barbara having a stillborn son in 1733. Barbara suffered from severe asthma for most of her life and became quite overweight later in life. She died at the Royal Palace of Aranjuez, on the outskirts of Madrid on 27 August 1758.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Elementos para a historia do municipio de Lisboa, Volume 10" (Typographia universal, 1899), p. 572: "Das 9 para as 10 horas da manhã do dia 4 de dezembro de 1711 nasceu em Lisboa, no paço real da Ribeira, a princeza D. Maria Barbara, mandando o senado da camara, portal motivo, realisar as encommendadas manifestações de regosijo publico."

Translation: Princess Maria Barbara was born between 9 and 10 o'clock in the morning of 4 December 1711 in Lisbon at the Royal Palace of Ribeira, sending the senate chamber into public rejoice.

Full name: Maria Madalena Bárbara Xavier Leonor Teresa Antónia Josefa


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Asthma
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Other body problems (Overweight)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Keyboard player)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Braganza (by birth), House of Bourbon/Spain (by marriage))