Countess Elisabeth Dobrzensky of Dobrzenicz

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Countess Elisabeth Dobrzensky von Dobrzenicz
Elisabeth Dobrzensky Dobrzenicz.jpg
Born(1875-12-07)7 December 1875
Chotěboř, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary
(now the Czech Republic)
Died11 July 1951(1951-07-11) (aged 75)
Sintra, Portugal
(m. 1908; died 1940)
IssuePrincess Isabelle, Countess of Paris
Prince Pedro Gastão
Princess Maria Francisca, Duchess of Braganza
Prince João Maria
Princess Teresa
HouseOrléans-Braganza (by marriage)
FatherJohann Wenzel II, Count Dobrzensky of Dobrzenicz
MotherCountess Elisabeth Kottulinsky of Kottulin and Krzizkowitz
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Countess Elisabeth Dobrzensky of Dobrzenicz (Czech: hraběnka Alžběta Dobřenská z Dobřenic; 7 December 1875 – 11 June 1951) was a Bohemian noblewoman whose marriage to the son of the former heiress to the throne of Brazil prompted renunciation of his claim to the abolished monarchy's throne.

Early life[edit]

She was the daughter of Johann Wenzel (Jan Václav), Count Dobrzensky of Dobrzenicz and his wife, Countess Elisabeth Kottulinsky, Baroness of Kottulin and Krzizkowitz.[1]

She had three elder brothers Jan, Otokar and Jaroslav and a younger brother named Karl Kunata. Karl Kunata renamed himself to Count Kottulinský in Austria in 1905; late in 1912, he married Countess Maria Theresia von Meran, member of a morganatic branch of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine.[1][2]


Elisabeth married Pedro de Alcântara, Prince of Grão-Pará on 14 November 1908 at Versailles. He had previously renounced his hereditary claim to the crown of Brazil because she was not of royal birth.[1][2] They had five children:[1]

Elisabeth died on 11 June 1951 at the age of 75. She was buried with Pedro.




  1. ^ a b c d Enache, Nicolas (1999). La Descendance de Marie-Therese de Habsburg, Reine de Hongrie et de Boheme. Paris: ICC. pp. 71, 80, 253–259, 275. ISBN 2-908003-04-X.
  2. ^ a b c d e Montjouvent, Philippe de (1998). Le Comte de Paris et sa Descendance. Charenton, France: Editions du Chaney. pp. 148–153, 161–162, 165–166. ISBN 2-913211-00-3.

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