Carlota-Joaquina

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Carlota-Joaquina

 

Born Apr. 25, 1775, in Aranjuez, Spain; died Jan. 7, 1830, in Queluz, near Lisbon. Wife of the Portuguese king Joáo VI and head of the clericalist and absolutist party.

With her son Miguel, Carlota-Joaquina organized a numberof unsuccessful plots and rebellions to overthrow Joáo VI, nullifythe gains of the bourgeois revolution of 1820, and restore anabsolutist regime in Portugal.

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