Barbara Queen Consort of Spain
- Category : Notable-Famous-Royal-family
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Consciousness 4
Portuguese Infanta by birth and later Queen of Spain as wife of Ferdinand VI of Spain. Barbara was the eldest child of King João (John) V of Portugal and his wife, Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, a daughter of Emperor Leopold I. Barbara was born as heiress-presumptive to the Portuguese throne, styled as Princess of Brazil. Her status as heiress presumptive lapsed when the Queen gave birth to a son, Pedro, two years later. In 1729 at the age 18, Barbara married the future Ferdinand VI of Spain, two years her junior. 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.