Miguel da Paz, Prince of Portugal

Miguel da Paz
Prince of Portugal, Prince of Asturias and Prince of Girona
Born (1498-08-23)23 August 1498
Zaragoza
Died (1500-07-19)19 July 1500
(aged 1 year, 329 days)
Granada
Burial Capilla Real, Granada
House House of Aviz
Father Manuel I of Portugal
Mother Isabella of Aragon
Religion Roman Catholicism

Miguel da Paz, Prince of Portugal and Prince of Asturias (Portuguese: Miguel da Paz de Trastâmara e Avis, Portuguese pronunciation: [mi ɡɛɫ dɐ ˈpaʃ]; Spanish: Miguel de la Paz de Avís y Trastámara, "Michael of Peace") (23 August 1498 19 July 1500) was a Portuguese royal prince, son of King Manuel I of Portugal and his first wife, Isabella of Aragon, Princess of Asturias (1470-1498).[1]

Life and Death

Miguel da Paz was born in Zaragoza, Spain on 23 August 1498.[1] His mother, Isabella of Aragon, died within an hour of his birth. He was shortly sworn heir to the various Iberian crowns by the courts of Portugal, Castile and Aragon.[1] For the next two years, he was the recognized heir of his father's kingdom of Portugal and of the kingdoms of Castile, León and Aragon, which he would inherit from his grandparents, Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile.[2] As such, he was styled Prince of Portugal, Prince of Asturias and Prince of Girona.

Miguel died in Granada on 19 July 1500, in his grandmother's arms.[3] He was buried in the Capilla Real, in Granada.

In October 1500, Miguel's father married Maria of Aragon, who was also the younger sister of Miguel's mother. Maria gave birth to Manuel's eventual successor, John III and to several other children.[4]

The hopes of Isabella I and Ferdinand II to unite all of the Iberian kingdoms vanished with Miguel's death.[1] After he died, another of Miguel's maternal aunts, Joanna became the heiress of Castile, León and Aragon, eventually bringing those kingdoms to the Habsburgs, under Joanna's son, Charles V. However, the Iberian Union, although short-lived, took place eighty years later, from 1580 to 1640, under the Habsburg King Philip II of Spain, Miguel's half-great-nephew and the grandson of Joanna of Castile, Manuel of Portugal and Maria of Aragon, acquired Portugal and its dominions (see the Philippine Dynasty).

Ancestry

References

Bibliography

  • Downey, Kirsten (2014). Isabella: the Warrior Queen. New York: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday. ISBN 9780385534116. 
  • Fernández Álvarez, Manuel (2003). Isabel la Católica (in Spanish). Madrid: Espasa-Calpe, S.A. ISBN 84-670-1260-9. 
Miguel da Paz, Prince of Portugal
Cadet branch of the House of Burgundy
Born: 23 August 1498 Died: 19 July 1500
Preceded by
James
Prince of Portugal
14981500
Succeeded by
John
Preceded by
Isabella
Prince of Asturias
14981500
Vacant
Title next held by
Joanna
Preceded by
John
Prince of Girona
14981500



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