1638, Nov 251705, Dec 31
Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1662 to 1685, by marriage to King Charles II. She also served as regent of Portugal during the absence of her brother in 1701 and 1704-05, after her return to Portugal as widow. Catherine was born into the House of Braganza, the most senior noble house of Portugal, which became Portugal's royal house after Catherine's father, John, 8th Duke of Braganza, was proclaimed King John IV after deposing the House of Habsburg in 1640.
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05/21/1661-King Charles II marries Portuguese princess Catherine of Braganza
06/23/1661-Marriage contract for Charles II of England and Catherine of Braganza
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