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Braganza, a Portuguese city, and capital of the province of Tras-os-Montes on the Ferrenza, is the seat of the bishop of Braganza and Miranda, and gives its name to the house of Braganza, the reigning house of Portugal, John, eighth duke of Braganza, having in 1640 ascended the throne as John IV. In the town is a citadel, a college, and a hospital. It has also manufactures of silks and velvets.