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Miguel da Paz, Prince of Portugal and Prince of Asturias (; , "Michael of Peace") (23 August 1498 – 19 July 1500) was a Portuguese royal infante (prince), son of King Manuel I of Portugal and his first wife Isabella of Asturias (1470–98). He was recognised as heir both to his father's kingdom of Portugal, and to his grandparents' kingdoms of Castile, León and Aragon. As such, he was styled Prince of Portugal, Prince of Asturias and Prince of Girona.
One of Miguel's maternal aunts, Maria of Aragon, then married his father and gave birth to eight children.
Hopes to unite all Iberian kingdoms vanished at Miguel's death. After his demise, Joanna (Miguel's maternal aunt) became the heiress of Spain, eventually bringing those kingdoms to the Habsburgs. However, the Iberian Union, although short-lived, took place about eighty years later, in 1580 until 1640, when the Habsburg king, Philip II of Spain, Miguel's half-nephew, and grandson of both Joanna and Manuel of Portugal, acquired Portugal and its dominions (see Philippine Dynasty).