List of Dukes of Braganza

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Coat of arms of the dukes of Braganza

The following is a list of the Dukes of Braganza, one of the most important noble titles, and later royal title, in the Kingdom of Portugal

List of the Dukes of Braganza[edit]

Note: The blue shade means that the person was not officially created Duke of Braganza, the person only claimed the title.

Before accession to the throne[edit]

Name Picture Birth Became Duke Ceased to be Duke Death Other titles Marriages
Afonso I, Duke of Braganza DafonsoIbraganca.jpg 4 August 1377
Illegitimate son of King John I
1443 15 December 1461 8th Count of Barcelos, 2nd Count of Neiva Beatriz Pereira de Alvim
Constance de Noronha
Fernando I, Duke of Braganza Fernando I.jpg 4 August 1403
Second son of Duke Afonso I
15 December 1461 1 April 1478 1st Marquis of Vila Viçosa, 5th Count of Ourém, 9th Count of Barcelos, 3rd Count of Arraiolos, 3rd Count of Neiva Joana de Castro
Fernando II, Duke of Braganza Fernando II.png 1430
Eldest son of Duke Fernando I
1 April 1478 1483 1st Duke of Guimarães, 2nd Marquis of Vila Viçosa, 10th Count of Barcelos, 6th Count of Ourém, 4th Count of Arraiolos, 4th Count of Neiva, 1st Count of Guimarães Doña Leonor de Menezes
Infanta Isabella of Viseu
Jaime I, Duke of Braganza Jaime, Duque de Bragança.jpg 1479
Eldest son of Duke Fernando II
1483 20 September 1532 Prince of Portugal, 2nd Duke of Guimarães, 3rd Marquis of Vila Viçosa, 11th Count of Barcelos, 8th Count of Ourém, 5th Count of Arraiolos, 5th Count of Neiva Eleonor of Mendoza
Joana of Mendoza
Teodósio I, Duke of Braganza Teodósio I.png 1510
Eldest son of Duke Jaime I
20 September 1532 22 September 1563 3rd Duke of Guimarães, 4th Marquis of Vila Viçosa, 12th Count of Barcelos, 6th Count of Arraiolos, 9th Count of Ourém, 6th Count of Neiva Isabel of Lencastre
Beatriz of Lencastre
João I, Duke of Braganza DjoaoIbraganca.jpg 1543
Eldest son of Duke Teodósio I
22 September 1563 1583 1st Duke of Barcelos, 5th Marquis of Vila Viçosa, 13th Count of Barcelos, 10th Count of Ourém, 7th Count of Arraiolos, 7th Count of Neiva Infanta Catherine of Guimarães
Teodósio II, Duke of Braganza TeodosioIIbraganca.jpg 28 April 1568
Eldest son of Duke John I
1583 29 November 1630 2nd Duke of Barcelos, 6th Marquis of Vila Viçosa, 14th Count of Barcelos, 11th Count of Ourém, 8th Count of Arraiolos, 8th Count of Neiva Ana de Velasco y Girón
John IV of Portugal
(João II as Duke)
Pedro Américo - Dom João IV infante, Duque de Bragança - 1879.jpg 18 March 1603
Eldest son of Duke Teodósio II
29 November 1630 1 December 1640
became King
6 November 1656 King of Portugal and the Algarves, 6th Duke of Guimarães, 3rd Duke of Barcelos, 7th Marquis of Vila Viçosa, 15th Count of Barcelos, 12th Count of Ourém, 9th Count of Arraiolos, 9th Count of Neiva Luisa of Medina-Sidonia

As first in line to the throne of Portugal[edit]

Name Picture Birth Became Duke Ceased to be Duke Death Other titles Marriages
Teodósio, Prince of Brazil Principe do Brazil D. Teodosio.jpg 8 February 1634
Eldest son of King John IV
1 December 1640 13 May 1653 Prince of Portugal, Prince of Brazil, 4th Duke of Barcelos, 8th Marquis of Vila Viçosa, 16th Count of Barcelos, 13th Count of Ourém, 10th Count of Arraiolos, 10th Count of Neiva none
Afonso VI of Portugal Alfons VI..jpg 21 August 1643
3rd son of King John IV
13 May 1653 6 November 1656
became King
12 September 1683 King of Portugal and the Algarves, Prince of Brazil, 5th Duke of Barcelos, 9th Marquis of Vila Viçosa, 17th Count of Barcelos, 14th Count of Ourém, 11th Count of Arraiolos, 11th Count of Neiva Maria Francisca of Savoy
John V of Portugal Joao V Portugal.jpg 22 October 1689
2nd son of King Peter II
9 December 1706
became King
31 July 1750 King of Portugal and the Algarves, Prince of Brazil, 10th Marquis of Vila Viçosa, 18th Count of Barcelos, 15th Count of Ourém, 12th Count of Arraiolos, 12th Count of Neiva Maria Anna of Austria
Joseph I of Portugal Principe D. José Pierre Antoine Quillard.jpg 6 June 1714
eldest son of King John V
29 October 1714 31 July 1750
became King
24 February 1777 King of Portugal and the Algarves, Prince of Brazil, 6th Duke of Barcelos, 11th Marquis of Vila Viçosa, 19th Count of Barcelos, 16th Count of Ourém, 13th Count of Arraiolos, 13th Count of Neiva Mariana Victoria of Spain
Maria I of Portugal Maria I, Vieira.jpg 17 December 1734
eldest child of King Joseph I
31 July 1750 24 February 1777
became Queen
20 March 1816 Queen of Portugal and the Algarves, Princess of Brazil, Princess of Beira, 7th Duchess of Barcelos, 12th Marchioness of Vila Viçosa, 20th Countess of Barcelos, 17th Countess of Ourém, 14th Countess of Arraiolos, 14th Countess of Neiva Peter III of Portugal
José, Prince of Brazil D. José, Príncipe da Beira e do Brasil.jpg 20 August 1761
eldest son of Queen Maria I
24 February 1777 11 September 1788 Prince of Brazil, Prince of Beira, 8th Duke of Barcelos, 13th Marquis of Vila Viçosa, 21st Count of Barcelos, 18th Count of Ourém, 15th Count of Arraiolos, 15th Count of Neiva Infanta Benedita of Portugal
John VI of Portugal Anônimo - Retrato de Dom João VI - século XVIII.jpg 13 May 1767
youngest son of Queen Maria I
11 September 1788 20 March 1816 became King 10 March 1826 King of Portugal and the Algarves, Prince of Brazil, 14th Marquis of Vila Viçosa, 22nd Count of Barcelos, 19th Count of Ourém, 16th Count of Arraiolos, 16th Count of Neiva Charlotte of Spain
Pedro I of Brazil 29- Imperador Rei D. Pedro IV - O Soldado.jpg 12 October 1798
2nd son of King John VI
20 March 1816 October 12, 1822 became Emperor Emperor of Brazil, King of Portugal and the Algarves, Prince Royal of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves, Prince of Beira, 9th Duke of Barcelos, 15th Marquis of Vila Viçosa, 23rd Count of Barcelos, 20th Count of Ourém, 17th Count of Arraiolos, 17th Count of Neiva Maria Leopoldina of Austria
Amélia of Leuchtenberg
7 April 1831
after abdication used as style
24 September 1834
Miguel I of Portugal Miguel of Portugal.jpg 26 October 1802
youngest son of King John VI
6 May 1834
never created duke, used as style during his exile
14 November 1866 King of Portugal and the Algarves, Duke of Beja Princess Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Maria II of Portugal Maria II Portugal 1829.jpg 4 April 1819
eldest child of Emperor Pedro I
24 September 1834 28 May 1826
became Queen
15 November 1853 Queen of Portugal and the Algarves, Princess of Grão-Pará, Princess Imperial of Brazil, Princes of Beira, Princess of Eichstätt, Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, 1st Duchess of Porto, Duchess of Leuchtenberg, Duchess of Santa Cruz, 10th Duchess of Barcelos, 17th Marchioness of Vila Viçosa, 25th Countess of Barcelos, 22nd Countess of Ourém, 19th Countess of Arraiolos, 19th Countess of Neiva Auguste, 2nd Duke of Leuchtenberg
Ferdinand II of Portugal
Pedro V of Portugal Pedro V, King of Portugal - Winterhalter 1854.jpg 16 December 1837
eldest son of Queen Maria II
15 November 1853 became King 11 November 1861 King of Portugal and the Algarves, Prince Royal of Portugal, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, 10th Duke of Barcelos, 18th Marquis of Vila Viçosa, 26th Count of Barcelos, 23rd Count of Ourém, 21st Count of Arraiolos, 20th Count of Neiva Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Carlos I of Portugal Carlos I de Portugal.jpg 28 September 1863
eldest son of King Louis I
19 October 1889 became King 1 February 1908
assassinated
King of Portugal and the Algarves, Prince Royal of Portugal, 12th Duke of Barcelos, 19th Marquis of Vila Viçosa, 27th Count of Barcelos, 24th Count of Ourém, 22nd Count of Arraiolos, 21st Count of Neiva Amélie of Orléans
Luís Filipe, Prince Royal of Portugal Luis Filipe, Duke of Braganza.jpg 21 March 1887
eldest son of King Carlos I
19 October 1889 1 February 1908
assassinated
Prince Royal of Portugal, Prince of Beira, 14th Duke of Barcelos, 25th Marquis of Vila Viçosa, 28th Count of Barcelos, 25th Count of Ourém, 23rd Count of Arraiolos, 22nd Count of Neiva none

Post-monarchy use and as claimant to the throne of Portugal[edit]

Name Picture Birth Claimed title Ceased to be Duke Death Other titles claimed Marriages
Miguel, Duke of Braganza Miguel, Duke of Braganza.jpg 19 September 1853
eldest son of King Miguel I of Portugal
4 October 1910
or
14 November 1866
31 July 1920 11 October 1927 Duke of Barcelos, Marquis of Vila Viçosa, Count of Barcelos, Count of Ourém, Count of Arraiolos, Count of Neiva Princess Elisabeth of Thurn and Taxis
Princess Maria Theresa of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza Duarte Nuno de Braganza.jpg 19 September 1853
3rd son of Miguel
31 July 1920
or
2 July 1932
24 December 1976 Duke of Barcelos, Marquis of Vila Viçosa, Count of Barcelos, Count of Ourém, Count of Arraiolos, Count of Neiva Princess Francisca of Orléans-Braganza
Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza Duarte Pio of Bragança.jpg 15 May 1945
eldest son of Duarte Nuno
24 December 1976 Incumbent Prince of Beira, Duke of Barcelos, Duke of Guimarães, Marquis of Vila Viçosa, Count of Barcelos, Count of Ourém, Count of Arraiolos, Count of Neiva Isabel de Herédia

The heir apparent is Afonso de Santa Maria, Prince of Beira (b. 1996)

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • "Nobreza de Portugal e Brasil", Vol. II, pages 433/449. Published by Zairol Lda., 1989, Lisbon.