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Old 30-04-2017, 09:27 PM   #625
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Lightbulb Barbara

Maria Madalena..

Portrait by Jean Ranc, 1729..

Bárbara Xavier Leonor Teresa Antónia Josefa; 4 December 1711) was an Infanta of Portu-gal and later Queen of Spain by marriage to Ferdinand VI of Spain, and, as promised, the King had the Convent of Mafra built..The palace, which also served as a Franciscan monastery, was built during the reign of King John V..Construction lasted 13 years..Initially it was a relatively small project for a friary of 13 Capuchin friars, who were to observe strict poverty.. Work continued till 1755, when the work force was needed in Lisbon by the devastations of the Lisbon earthquake.. Barbara was well-educated, adept at languages, an avid reader of many varied subjects and had a love of music.. A prodigiously talented keyboard player, she was the only student of Domenico Scarlatti (Naples, 26 October 1685 – Madrid, 23 July 1757) known mainly for his 555 keyboard sonatas.. Ferdinand soon became dependent on Barbara for advice and support..The couple produced no viable children, with Barbara having a stillborn son in 1733..Barbara suffered from severe asthma for most of her life and became quite overweight later in life.. She died at the Royal Palace of Aranjuez, on the outskirts of Madrid on 27 August 1758.. Barbara's death was said to have broken her husband's ... because someone stumbles and loses their path, doesn't mean they're lost forever..Countless choices define our fate: each choice, each moment, a moment in the ripple of time...
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