Person:John IV of Portugal (1)

John IV of Portugal
b.18 Mar 1603
d.6 Nov 1656
Facts and Events
Name John IV of Portugal
Gender Male
Birth[1] 18 Mar 1603
Marriage to Luisa of Medina-Sidonia
Death[1] 6 Nov 1656
Reference Number? Q1060796?

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John IV (; 19 March 1604 – 6 November 1656), nicknamed John the Restorer, was the King of Portugal whose reign, lasting from 1640 until his death, began the Portuguese restoration of independence from Habsburg Spanish rule. His accession established the House of Braganza on the Portuguese throne, and marked the end of the 60-year-old Iberian Union by which Portugal and Spain shared the same monarch.

Before becoming king, he was John II, 8th Duke of Braganza. He was the grandson of Catherine, Duchess of Braganza, a claimant to the crown during the Portuguese succession crisis of 1580. On the eve of his death in 1656, the Portuguese Empire was at its territorial zenith, spanning the globe.

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