Please read here on how to use images on RoyalDish. - Please read the RoyalDish message on board purpose and rules.
Images containing full nudity or sexual activities are strongly forbidden on RoyalDish.


Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Brazilian Imperial Family  (Read 2020 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
lilyrose

Mini Member
***

Reputation: 130

Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 245





Ignore
« on: May 17, 2020, 09:50:40 PM »

Didn't see this topic created yet (mods please merge if there already exists a thread on the Brazilians!) but has anyone heard about this?

https://gpslifetime.com.b...a-convidados-com-covid-19

Pedro Alberto, who is a nephew of the current pretender, had an engagement party in early March and at least 37 guests have been hospitalized with COVID. Recently, his fiancee's father died from it, and an elderly socialite who attended also died in late March. This article says the fiancee's maternal grandparents are also sick, and that Pedro Alberto's parents, Maritza and Alberto, and two uncles Francisco and Antonio (who are the three youngest brothers in a family of 12!!) were also infected. Antonio was the only one hospitalized but he recovered enough to be allowed to go home.

https://www.time24.news/2...-the-new-coronavirus.html

I don't know what restrictions were like in Brazil in early March, but I cannot imagine how these two must be feeling, wanting to celebrate with their families, and now the poor fiancee having to bury her father.
Logged
anastasia beaverhausen

Humongous Member
**********

Reputation: 1260

Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 4824





Ignore
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2020, 01:21:35 AM »

Didn't see this topic created yet (mods please merge if there already exists a thread on the Brazilians!) but has anyone heard about this?

https://gpslifetime.com.b...a-convidados-com-covid-19

Pedro Alberto, who is a nephew of the current pretender, had an engagement party in early March and at least 37 guests have been hospitalized with COVID. Recently, his fiancee's father died from it, and an elderly socialite who attended also died in late March. This article says the fiancee's maternal grandparents are also sick, and that Pedro Alberto's parents, Maritza and Alberto, and two uncles Francisco and Antonio (who are the three youngest brothers in a family of 12!!) were also infected. Antonio was the only one hospitalized but he recovered enough to be allowed to go home.

https://www.time24.news/2...-the-new-coronavirus.html

I don't know what restrictions were like in Brazil in early March, but I cannot imagine how these two must be feeling, wanting to celebrate with their families, and now the poor fiancee having to bury her father.

That is tragic! 
Logged
Principessa

Most Exalted Member
*

Reputation: 1837

Offline Offline

Netherlands Netherlands

Posts: 25180


I am the Queen




Ignore
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2020, 09:23:28 AM »

Indeed tragic.

An interesting family, which I try to keep up with once in a while.

They were also struck by the death of Prince Pedro Luiz of Orléans-Bragança, third in succession to the abolished throne of Brazil. He had dual Brazilian–Belgian citizenship. He was returning home to Luxembourg from a visit to his relatives in Rio de Janeiro. He was killed in the Air France Flight 447 crash in the Atlantic Ocean (the flight was going from Rio de Janeiro to Paris).

https://en.wikipedia.org/...iki/Air_France_Flight_447

Logged
CyrilSebastian

Gigantic Member
*********

Reputation: 492

Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 3783





Ignore
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2020, 08:26:15 AM »

It was thanks to Empress Maria Leopoldina, the spouse of Emperor Pedro I of Brazil, that the basic color scheme of the Brazilian flag, green and yellow, was chosen to illustrate the marriage of the Houses of Braganza and Hapsburg.
Logged
kingandqueen

Baby Member
*

Reputation: 3

Offline Offline

Germany Germany

Posts: 11





Ignore
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2020, 11:45:54 PM »



This is a picture of Prince Dom Luiz. Heis believed to be the rightful king of Brazil, if it would be a monarchy.

https://brazilian.report/...l-affair-brazilian-style/
Logged
Principessa

Most Exalted Member
*

Reputation: 1837

Offline Offline

Netherlands Netherlands

Posts: 25180


I am the Queen




Ignore
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2020, 10:35:49 AM »



This is a picture of Prince Dom Luiz. Heis believed to be the rightful king of Brazil, if it would be a monarchy.

https://brazilian.report/...l-affair-brazilian-style/

Aren't there more then 1 claimant. I can vaguely remember a sort of fight between the branches of the family.
Logged
Principessa

Most Exalted Member
*

Reputation: 1837

Offline Offline

Netherlands Netherlands

Posts: 25180


I am the Queen




Ignore
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2020, 11:13:30 AM »

A Wiki about the Brazilian Imperial Family:

https://en.wikipedia.org/...Brazilian_imperial_family

"..The Brazilian Imperial Family is a branch of the Portuguese Royal House of Braganza that ruled the Empire of Brazil from 1822 to 1889, after the proclamation of independence by Prince Pedro of Braganza who was later acclaimed as Pedro I, Constitutional Emperor and Perpetual Defender of Brazil. The members of the family are dynastic descendants of Emperor Pedro I. Claimants to headship of the post-monarchic Brazilian Imperial legacy descend from Emperor Pedro II, including the senior agnates of two branches of the House of Orléans-Braganza; the so-called Petrópolis and Vassouras lines. Prince Pedro Carlos of Orléans-Braganza (born 1945) heads the Petrópolis line, while the Vassouras branch is led by his second cousin, Prince Luiz of Orléans-Braganza...."

Prince Pedro Carlos of Orléans-Braganza:


Prince Luiz of Orléans-Braganza:



"..Rivalry within the family erupted in 1946 when Dom Pedro Gastão (1913–2007) repudiated the renunciation to the throne of his late father, Pedro de Alcântara, Prince of Grão-Pará (1875–1940), for himself and his future descendants, when he made a non-dynastic marriage in 1908. Pedro de Alcântara was the eldest son of the Princess Imperial Isabel (1846–1921) who, as Pedro II's elder daughter and heir presumptive when he was dethroned, became the last undisputed head of the family after her father's death in exile in 1891. Pedro Carlos is Dom Pedro Gastão's eldest son. Dom Luiz descends from Isabel's younger son, Prince Luís (1878–1920) who, by a Bourbon princess, fathered Prince Pedro Henrique (1909–1981). Dom Luiz is Pedro Henrique's son by a Bavarian princess and upholds his dynastic claim to the same legacy...."


Dom Pedro I (English: Peter I)(12 October 1798 – 24 September 1834), nicknamed "the Liberator", was the founder and first ruler of the Empire of Brazil. As King Dom Pedro IV, he reigned briefly over Portugal. In 1817 he married Archduchess Maria Leopoldina of Austria  (22 January 1797 – 11 December 1826), a daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Francis II, and his second wife, Maria Teresa of Naples and Sicily. They had 7 children, a.o. Queen Maria II of Portugal and Dom Pedro II of Brazil. After the death of his 1st wife he remarried in 1829 to  Amélie of Leuchtenberg (31 July 1812 – 26 January 1873), with whom he had 1 child, a daughter.

Dom Pedro II (English: Peter II)(2 December 1825 – 5 December 1891), nicknamed "the Magnanimous", was the second and last monarch of the Empire of Brazil, reigning for over 58 years. He was born in Rio de Janeiro, the seventh child of Emperor Dom Pedro I of Brazil and Empress Dona Maria Leopoldina and thus a member of the Brazilian branch of the House of Braganza. His father's abrupt abdication and departure to Europe in 1831 left the five year-old as emperor and led to a grim and lonely childhood and adolescence, obliged to spend his time studying in preparation for rule. In 1843 he married to Princess Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies (14 March 1822 – 28 December 1889), nicknamed "the Mother of the Brazilians". Of the four children Teresa Cristina bore the emperor, two boys died in infancy and a daughter of typhoid fever at the age of 24.


Dona Isabel[a] (29 July 1846 – 14 November 1921), nicknamed "the Redemptress", was the Princess Imperial (heir presumptive to the throne) of the Empire of Brazil and the Empire's regent on three occasions. Born in Rio de Janeiro as the eldest daughter of Emperor Pedro II and Empress Teresa Cristina, she was a member of the Brazilian branch of the House of Braganza (Portuguese: Bragança). After the deaths of her two brothers in infancy, she was recognized as her father's heir presumptive. In 1864 she married a French prince, Gaston, Count of Eu, in an arranged marriage. In early 1871, they were in Vienna, where her sister Leopoldina fell fatally ill and died, leaving Isabel the sole surviving child of her parents. Isabel and Gaston had three sons, who were know as de Orléans e Bragança for last name. On 15 November 1889, Pedro II was deposed in a military coup. The new government abolished the imperial family's allowances, their only substantial source of income, and declared the family banished. Gaston, Isabel and their little family settled in France.


Dom Pedro de Alcântara of Orléans-Braganza, Prince of Grão Pará (15 October 1875 – 29 January 1940) was the first-born son of Dona Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil and Prince Gaston of Orléans, Count of Eu. In 1908 Dom Pedro wanted to marry Countess Elisabeth Dobržensky de Dobrženicz (1875–1951) who, although a noblewoman of the Kingdom of Bohemia, did not belong to a royal or reigning dynasty. Although the constitution of the Brazilian Empire did not require a dynast to marry equally, his mother ruled that the marriage would not be valid dynastically for the Brazilian succession, and as a result he renounced his rights to the throne of Brazil on 30 October 1908. Countess Elisabeth Dobrzensky of Dobrzenicz (Czech: hraběnka Alžběta Dobřenská z Dobřenic)(7 December 1875 – 11 June 1951) was a Bohemian noblewoman. Elisabeth married Pedro de Alcântara, Prince of Grão-Pará on 14 November 1908. They had five children.

  • Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza (1911–2003) married Henri, count of Paris - parents of Henri, Orléanist pretender to the throne of France.
  • Prince Pedro Gastão of Orléans-Braganza (1913–2007) married Princess Maria de la Esperanza of Bourbon-Two Sicilies - parents of Princess Maria da Gloria, Duchess of Segorbe, former Crown Princess of Yugoslavia.
  • Princess Maria Francisca of Orléans-Braganza (1914–1968) married Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza - parents of Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza, the current pretender to the throne of Portugal.
  • Prince João Maria of Orléans-Braganza (1916–2005) married Fatima Sherifa Chirine (1923-1990), widow of Prince Hassan Toussoun, Prince of Egypt.
  • Princess Teresa of Orléans-Braganza (1919-2011) married Ernesto António Maria Martorell y Calderó (1921-1985).

Prince Pedro Gastão of Orléans-Braganza (born Pierre-d'Alcantara Gaston Jean Marie Philippe Laurent Hubert d'Orléans et Bragance ; in Portuguese, Pedro de Alcântara Gastão João Maria Filipe Lourenço Humberto Miguel Gabriel Rafael Gonzaga de Orléans e Bragança e Dobrzensky de Dobrzenicz) (19 February 1913 – 27 December 2007) was one of two claimants to the Brazilian throne and head of the Petrópolis branch of the Brazilian Imperial House. Prince Pedro Gastão was the son of Pedro de Alcântara, Prince of Grão-Pará and his wife Countess Elisabeth Dobrzensky of Dobrzenicz. Following the death of his father, and supported by Infante Alfonso, Duke of Calabria and Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona he declared himself head of the Imperial Family of Brazil.He represented a rival claim to that of his cousin's son, Prince Luiz of Orléans-Braganza, to be the heir of the deposed Emperor Pedro II of Brazil, despite the renunciation signed by his father in 1908 when he married, without dynastic approval, a Bohemian noblewoman. He married Princess Maria de la Esperanza of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1914–2005), a daughter of Prince Carlos of the Two Sicilies and Princess Louise of Orléans, on 18 December 1944. They had 6 children:

  • Prince Pedro Carlos of Orléans-Braganza (31 October 1945), married Rony Kuhn de Souza (20 March 1938–14 January 1979) 2 September 1975, with issue. He remarried Patricia Branscombe 16 July 1981, with issue
  • Princess Maria da Gloria of Orléans-Braganza (13 December 1946), married Alexander, Crown Prince of Serbia and Yugoslavia 1 July 1972, divorced 1985, with issue. She remarried Ignacio de Medina y Fernández de Córdoba, 19th Duke of Segorbe on 24 October 1985, with issue
  • Prince Alfonso of Orléans-Braganza (25 April 1948), married Maria Parejo Gurruchaga (born 1954) 3 January 1973, divorced with issue. He remarried Silvia-Amália Hungria de Silva Machado 19 November 2002.
  • Prince Manuel of Orléans-Braganza (17 June 1949), married Margarita Haffner (10 December 1945) 12 December 1977, divorced 1995, with issue
  • Princess Cristina of Orléans-Braganza (16 October 1950), married 16 May 1980 Prince Jan Pavel Sapieha-Rozanski (26 August 1935), 16 May 1980, sometime Belgian ambassador to Brazil divorced 1988, with issue
  • Prince Francisco of Orléans-Braganza (9 December 1956), married Christina Schmidt-Pecanha (14 January 1953) 28 January 1978, divorced, with issue. He remarried Rita de Cássia Pires 1980, with issue

Pedro de Alcântara Carlos João Lourenço Miguel Rafael Gabriel Gonzaga de Orléans e Bragança, known as Pedro Carlos of Orléans-Braganza (born 31 October 1945) is a forest engineer, one of two claimants to the defunct Brazilian throne, and head of the Petrópolis branch of the Imperial House of Brazil. Pedro Carlos was born in Petrópolis, the eldest son of six children of Prince Pedro Gastão of Orléans-Braganza and his wife, Princess Maria de la Esperanza of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. Paternally, Pedro Carlos is a first cousin once removed of Prince Jean, Count of Paris (born 1965), Orléanist pretender to the French throne, and first cousin of Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza (born 1945), pretender to the throne of Portugal and uncle of Prince Peter of Serbia, eldest son of Crown Prince Alexander. On the maternal side, he is also a first cousin of Juan Carlos I of Spain (born 1938).Pedro Carlos has been married and widowed twice. Each marriage has resulted in one son. He married Rony Kuhn de Souza (20 March 1938 – 14 January 1979) on 2 September 1975, at Petrópolis. Together, they had one son. Their son Prince Pedro Thiago of Orléans-Braganza (born 12 January 1979) – Prince Imperial of Brazil according to supporters of the Petrópolis branch's claim. Pedro Carlos' first wife died two days after the birth of their son.On 16 July 1981, at Fazenda São Geraldo, Pedro Carlos married Patricia Alexandra Branscombe (22 November 1964 – 21 November 2009). The couple had one son: Filipe Rodrigo of Orléans-Braganza (born 31 December 1982). His second wife died at the Palácio do Grão-Pará in Petrópolis.


Prince Pedro Thiago of Orléans-Braganza (born 12 January 1979) is a member of the former Brazilian Imperial Family.He was born in Petrópolis, the son of Pedro Carlos of Orléans-Braganza and his first wife Rony Kuhn de Souza who died two days after his birth. On 26 May 1992, Pedro Thiago was kidnapped while on his way to school and held for a ransom reported at $5 million. He was freed on 2 June after police raided a house in a Rio de Janeiro suburb. In January 2002, he was indicted on charges relating to the theft and then sale of a set of porcelain dishes from the Palace of the Grão-Pará belonging to his aunt Princess Christina
Logged
Principessa

Most Exalted Member
*

Reputation: 1837

Offline Offline

Netherlands Netherlands

Posts: 25180


I am the Queen




Ignore
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2020, 11:33:48 AM »

Prince Luís of Orléans-Braganza (26 January 1878 – 26 March 1920), was a claimant to the former throne of the Empire of Brazil. He was born in Brazil, the second son of Prince Gaston, Count of Eu, and Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil. On  4 November 1908 he married Princess Maria di Grazia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (12 August 1878 – 20 June 1973). Maria and Luiz had three children.
  • Prince Pedro Henrique Afonso Felipe Maria Miguel Gabriel Rafael Gonzaga of Orléans-Braganza (13 September 1909 – 5 July 1981) Married to Princess Maria Elisabeth of Bavaria (1914–2011) at Nymphenburg Palace on 19 August 1937. Pedro Henrique and Maria had twelve children.
  • Prince Luiz Gastão Antônio Maria Filipe Miguel Gabriel Rafael Gonzaga of Orléans-Braganza (19 February 1911 – 8 September 1931)
  • Princess Pia Maria Raniera Isabella Antonia Vitoria Thereza Amélia Gerarda Raimunda Anna Micaela Rafaela Gabriela Gonzaga of Orléans-Braganza (4 March 1913 – 24 October 2000) Married to René, Count de Nicolay at Paris on 12 August 1933. Pia Maria and René had three sons.


Prince Pedro Henrique of Orléans-Braganza (Portuguese: Pedro Henrique Afonso Felipe Maria Miguel Gabriel Rafael Gonzaga de Orléans e Bragança)(13 September 1909 – 5 July 1981), was a great-grandson of the last emperor of Brazil, Pedro II, and one of two claimants to the abolished throne. His father, Prince Luiz of Orléans-Braganza, was the second son of the heir to the defunct Brazilian throne, the Princess Imperial Isabel, and Prince Gaston, Count of Eu. His mother was Princess Maria Pia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. The year before Pedro Henrique's birth, she recognized his father, Luiz, as the heir to the succession when Luiz's elder brother, Pedro de Alcântara, Prince of Grão-Pará, renounced his claim to the throne on behalf of himself and his descendants. He was raised primarily by his paternal grandmother, and numerous preceptors educated him as future emperor of Brazil Upon the death of his father in 1920 Pedro Henrique became claimant to the title of Prince Imperial, but on 14 November 1921 Princess Isabel died at the Castle d'Eu. So, at age of 12 Prince Pedro Henrique became the head of the imperial family. Pedro Henrique married Princess Maria Elisabeth of Bavaria at Nymphenburg Palace, Bavaria, on 19 August 1937. They had 12 children.

  • Prince Luiz of Orléans-Braganza (born 6 June 1938 in Mandelieu-la-Napoule), present head of the Imperial House of Brazil (according to the Vassouras branch). Unmarried and without issue.
  • Prince Eudes of Orléans-Braganza (born 8 June 1939 in Mandelieu-la-Napoule), renounced Imperial succession rights for himself and his descendants on 3 June 1966 and married, firstly, on 14 May 1967 in São Paulo, Ana Maria de Cerqueira César Moraes de Barros (born 20 November 1945 in São Paulo), from whom he was divorced in 1976, having had two children. He remarried on 26 March 1976 in Rio de Janeiro, Mercedes Willemsens Neves da Rocha (born 26 January 1955 in Petrópolis), with whom he had more children.
  • Bertrand of Orléans-Braganza (born 2 February 1941 in Mandelieu-la-Napoule), Prince Imperial of Brazil (according to the Vassouras branch). Unmarried and without issue
  • Isabel Maria Josefa Henriqueta Francisca of Orléans-Braganza (4 April 1944 in La Bourboule – 5 November 2017 in Rio de Janeiro). Died unmarried and without issue.
  • Pedro de Alcántara Henrique Maria Miguel Gabriel Rafael Gonzaga of Orléans-Braganza (born 1 December 1945 in Petrópolis), renounced Imperial succession rights for himself and his descendants on 28 December 1972 and married on 4 July 1974 in Rio de Janeiro, Maria de Fátima Baptista de Oliveira Rocha (born 14 July 1952 in Rio de Janeiro), with whom he had children
  • Fernando Diniz Maria José Miguel Gabriel Rafael Gonzaga of Orléans-Braganza (born 2 February 1948 in Petrópolis), renounced Imperial succession rights for himself and his descendants on 24 February 1975 and married 19 March 1975 in Rio de Janeiro, Maria de Graça de Siqueira Carvalho Baere de Araújo (born 27 June 1952 in Rio de Janeiro), with whom he had children
  • Prince Antônio of Orléans-Braganza (born 24 June 1950 in Rio de Janeiro), married on 25 September 1981 in Belœil, Princess Christine de Ligne (born 11 August 1955 in Belœil), daughter of Antoine, 13th Prince de Ligne, and Princess Alix of Luxembourg. They have children.
  • Princess Eleonora Maria Josefa Rosa Filipa Miguela Gabriela Rafaela Gonzaga of Orléans-Braganza (born 20 May 1953 in Jacarezinho), married on 10 March 1981 in Rio de Janeiro, Michel, 14th Prince of Ligne (born 26 May 1951 in Belœil), son of Antoine, 13th Prince de Ligne, and Princess Alix of Luxembourg. They have children.
  • Francisco Maria José Rasso Miguel Gabriel Rafael Gonzaga of Orléans-Braganza (born 6 April 1955 in Jacarezinho), renounced Imperial succession rights for himself and his descendants on 11 December 1980 and married on 28 December 1980 in Rio de Janeiro, Cláudia Regina Lisboa Martins Godinho (born 11 July 1954 in Rio de Janeiro), with whom he had children
  • Alberto Maria José João Miguel Gabriel Rafael Gonzaga of Orléans-Braganza (born 23 June 1957 in Jundiaí do Sul), renounced Imperial succession rights for himself and his descendants on 22 December 1982 and married on 11 January 1983 in Rio de Janeiro, Maritza Bulcão Ribas Bockel (born 29 April 1961 in Rio de Janeiro), with whom he had children
  • Maria Teresa Aldegunda Luiza Josefa Micaela Gabriela Rafaela Gonzaga of Orléans-Braganza (born 14 July 1959 in Jundiaí do Sul), married on 4 November 1995 in Rio de Janeiro, Johannes Hessel de Jong (born 5 March 1954 in Joure), and they had children
  • Maria Gabriela Dorotéa Isabel Josefa Micaela Gabriela Rafaela Gonzaga of Orléans-Braganza (born 14 July 1959 in Jundiaí do Sul), married on 20 December 2003 in Teresópolis, Theodore Senna de Hungria da Silva Machado (born 12 July 1954 in Petrópolis), from whom she was divorced in 2005. She remarried João Marcos Pilli

Prince Luiz of Orleans-Braganza (born 6 June 1938) is the head of the Vassouras branch of the House of Orléans-Braganza and a claimant to the defunct Brazilian throne. The Vassouras branch claims the throne in opposition to the Petrópolis branch of the Orléans-Braganzas, headed by Prince Pedro Carlos of Orléans-Braganza. Though both Prince Luiz and Prince Pedro Carlos are great-great-grandchildren of Emperor Pedro II of Brazil, of the House of Braganza, they dispute leadership over the Brazilian Imperial Family due to a dynastic dispute concerning their fathers, who were cousins. Luiz Gastão Maria José Pio was born on 6 June 1938 in Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France, as the oldest son Prince Pedro Henrique of Orléans-Braganza, the Vassouras great-grandson of Emperor Pedro II of Brazil, and his wife, Princess Maria Elisabeth of Bavaria, granddaughter of King Ludwig III of Bavaria. Through his father, he is a member of the Vassouras branch of the House of Orléans-Braganza, a cadet branch of the House of Braganza and the House of Orléans. Through both of his parents, Luiz is a cousin to many heads of royal families throughout the world, including: Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza; Henri Antoine, Hereditary Prince of Ligne; Archduke Leopold Franz of Austria; and Henri, Count of Paris. Luiz's godparents were Princess Maria di Grazia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, his paternal grandmother, and Prince Ludwig of Bavaria, his maternal uncle. Although Prince Luiz was born after revocation of the exile that had been imposed on the Imperial family by Brazil's first Republican government, the aftermath of World War I and World War II detained the entire family in Europe until 1945, when the Vassouras branch of the family was finally repatriated, settling first in the town of Petrópolis (Rio de Janeiro), then to Jacarezinho (Paraná). In 1957, Luiz returned to Europe to finish his studies, where he graduated in chemistry at the University of Munich. Returning to Brazil in 1967, his family having already moved to Vassouras (Rio de Janeiro) On 1981, he succeeded Prince Pedro Henrique as the claimant to the Brazilian throne in the Vassouras branch. According to Brazilian legitimist claims, he is de jure Emperor of Brazil ("Luiz I of Brazil"). He is not married and has no (known) issue.


Prince Bertrand of Orléans-Braganza (born 2 February 1941) is a member of the Imperial House of Brazil. According to the disputed claims of the Vassouras branch of the family, he is first in the line of succession to the defunct Brazilian throne, and as such is the current claimant of the title of Prince Imperial of Brazil. The third son of Prince Pedro Henrique of Orléans-Braganza and Princess Maria Elisabeth of Bavaria, his elder brothers are, in order, Prince Luiz of Orléans-Braganza who is the present Head of the Brazilian Imperial Family and Prince Eudes of Orléans-Braganza, who renounced his dynastic rights to the Brazilian Throne in order to marry a commoner. He is not married and has no issue, so his dynastic heir is his younger brother, Prince Antonio of Orléans-Braganza, who is married to a Belgian princess, Princess Christine of Ligne, with issue.


Prince Antônio of Orléans-Braganza (born 24 June 1950), is the 6th son and 7th child of Prince Pedro Henrique of Orléans-Braganza and Princess Maria Elisabeth of Bavaria. In 1981 he married Princess Christine of Orléans-Braganza (née Princess Christine de Ligne)(11 August 1955 at Château de Belœil), who is the daughter of Antoine, 13th Prince de Ligne and Princess Alix of Luxembourg. Her father was head of one of Belgium's foremost noble families, mediatized in 1803. Her mother, Princess Alix (1929–2019), was the sister of former Grand Duke Jean. Through her mother, Princess Christine is a descendant in the fifth generation of King John VI of Portugal and is a great-grand niece of Brazil's first emperor, Pedro I of Brazil. Antônio and Christine had 4 children.

  • Prince Pedro Luiz Maria José Miguel Gabriel Rafael Gonzaga of Orléans-Braganza (12 January 1983 – 1 June 2009), he was a passenger on the Air France Flight 447, which crashed into the ocean while traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Paris.
  • Princess Amélia Maria de Fátima Josefa Antônia Miguela Gabriela Rafaela Gonzaga of Orléans-Braganza (born 15 March 1984), married on 14 July 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Alexander James Spearman (born 27 March 1984 in Perth), son of Lochain Alexander Spearman and Pilar Garrigues y Carnicer. They have two son
  • Prince Rafael Antonio Maria José Francisco Miguel Gabriel Gonzaga of Orléans-Braganza (born 24 April 1986)
  • Princess Maria Gabriela Josefa Fernanda Iolanda Miguela Rafaela Gonzaga of Orléans-Bragança (born 8 June 1989)

Rafael of Orléans-Braganza (Rafael Antonio Maria José Francisco Miguel Gabriel Gonzaga de Orléans e Bragança e Ligne)(26 April 1986) is a member of the former Imperial House of Brazil, which reigned as emperors until 1889. As the younger but only surviving son of Antônio of Orléans-Braganza, he is expected to eventually take up the claim to Brazil's defunct throne. He is the only remaining male-line Vassouras claimant born after 1950.
Logged
CyrilSebastian

Gigantic Member
*********

Reputation: 492

Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 3783





Ignore
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2020, 01:18:20 AM »

Princess Leopoldina of Brazil (1847-1871) was the daughter of Emperor Pedro II and Empress Teresa Cristina.   
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/2533343521308455
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to: