Infanta Maria das Neves of Portugal

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Infanta Maria das Neves
Duchess of San Jaime
Maria das Neves of Portugal.jpg
Spouse Alfonso Carlos of Bourbon, Duke of San Jaime
Full name
Portuguese: Maria das Neves Isabel Eulália Carlota Adelaide Micaela Gabriela Rafaela Gonzaga de Paula de Assis Inès Sofia Romana
House House of Braganza
House of Bourbon
Father Miguel I of Portugal
Mother Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Born (1852-08-05)5 August 1852
Kleinheubach
Died 14 February 1941(1941-02-14) (aged 88)
Vienna, Austria
Burial Puchheim Castle

Infanta Maria das Neves of Portugal[1][2] (Portuguese: Maria das Neves Isabel Eulália Carlota Adelaide Micaela Gabriela Rafaela Gonzaga de Paula de Assis Inès Sofia Romana, Infanta de Portugal[2]) (5 August 1852[1][2] – 15 February 1941[1][2]) was the eldest child and daughter[1][2] of exiled Miguel of Portugal and his wife Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg.[1][2]

Maria was born in Kleinheubach, an Infanta of Portugal and member of the House of Braganza by birth. Until the birth of her brother Miguel, Duke of Braganza, Maria was titled Princess Royal of Portugal, a title of pretense, given her father had been deposed in 1834. Through her marriage to Alfonso Carlos of Bourbon, Duke of San Jaime, Carlist claimant to the Spanish throne, Maria was titular Queen consort of Spain, France, and Navarre.

Marriage[edit]

Maria married Alfonso Carlos of Bourbon, Duke of San Jaime, second son[1][2] of Juan, Count of Montizón and his wife Archduchess Maria Beatrix of Austria-Este,[1][2] on 26 April 1871 in Kleinheubach.[1][2] Alfonso Carlos was her first cousin once removed, as Maria's father (Miguel of Portugal) and his paternal grandmother (Infanta Maria Francisca of Portugal) were siblings. Their union produced only a son who died some hours after his birth, in 1874. They were unable to have more children and died childless.[1][2] Maria died in Vienna, Austria, aged 88.

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 5 August 1852 – 19 September 1853: Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal of Portugal
  • 19 September 1853 – 26 April 1871: Her Royal Highness Infanta Maria das Neves of Portugal
  • 26 April 1871 – 29 September 1936: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of San Jaime, Infanta of Portugal
  • 29 September 1936 – 15 February 1941: Her Royal Highness The Dowager Duchess of San Jaime, Infanta of Portugal

See also[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Darryl Lundy (5 June 2004). "Maria das Nieves de Bragança, Infanta de Portugal". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2008-11-23. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Paul Theroff. "PORTUGAL". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-11-23. 
Infanta Maria das Neves of Portugal
Cadet branch of the House of Aviz
Born: 5 August 1852 Died: 15 February 1941
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Berthe of Rohan
— TITULAR —
Queen consort of Spain
2 October 1931 – 29 September 1936
Succeeded by
Madeleine de Bourbon-Busset
or
Christa Satzger de Bálványos
— TITULAR —
Queen consort of France and Navarre
2 October 1931 – 29 September 1936
Succeeded by
Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg