Carlota Joaquina of Spain
|Birthname||Carlota Joaquina Teresa Cayetana|
|born on||25 April 1775 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )|
|Place||Aranjuez, Spain, 40n02, 3w36|
|Timezone||LMT m3w36 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||04°53' 07°39 Asc. 24°54'|
Queen consort of Portugal as wife of John VI, Infant of Spain, Infant consort of Portugal, Princess consort of Brazil, Princess regent consort of Portugal and Queen consort of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and Algarves. She was the eldest daughter and surviving child of King Charles IV of Spain and his wife Maria Luisa of Parma.
On 8 May 1785 Carlota Joaquina was officially married to the future John VI, King of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves, the second son of Queen Maria I of Portugal and the late King Peter III of Portugal. The marriage was not consummated until 9 January 1790, when she was 14.
In 1788, when his eldest brother Joseph, Prince of Brazil, died, John became the first in line to his mother's throne. Soon he received the titles Prince of Brazil and 15th Duke of Braganza. Between 1788 and 1816, Carlota Joaquina was known as Princess of Brazil. John, her husband, was good-natured, indolent, corpulent and almost as ugly as she was. His religious observances bored her, and they were quite incompatible. Nevertheless they produced nine children and, because they were all handsome, it was rumoured that especially the younger ones had a different father. After the birth of the ninth child they began to live separate lives, he at Mafra Palace and she at Queluz Palace or Ramalhão Palace. Here it was rumoured that she had bought a retreat where she indulged in sexual orgies.
Queen Carlota Joaquina died on 7 January 1830, at age 54, at the Queluz Royal Palace, outside of Sintra. It is speculated whether she died because of natural causes or whether she, in fact, killed herself.
- child->parent relationship with Carlos IV, King of Spain (born 11 November 1748)
- child->parent relationship with Maria Luisa of Parma, Queen of Spain (born 9 December 1751)
- spouse relationship with João VI, King of Portugal (born 13 May 1767). Notes: 1785-1826
- sibling relationship with Carlos of Spain, Count of Molina (born 29 March 1788)
- sibling relationship with Felipe María, Infante of Spain (born 28 March 1792)
- sibling relationship with Felipe, Infante of Spain (1783) (born 5 September 1783)
- sibling relationship with Fernando VII, King of Spain (born 14 October 1784)
- sibling relationship with Francisco de Paula, Infante of Spain (born 10 March 1794)
- sibling relationship with María Amalia, Infanta of Spain (born 9 January 1779)
- sibling relationship with María Isabella, Queen of the Two Sicilies (born 6 July 1789)
Filipe Fereira reports: Official announcement published in Gaceta de Madrid, nº 18, 2 May 1775, pg. 182-184
- Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (40 years)
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
- Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Nine)
- Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Bourbon, Spain, by birth)
- Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Braganza, by marriage)