House of Bourbon-Braganza

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House of Bourbon-Braganza
Casa de Bourbon-Bragança
Casa de Borbón-Braganza
Coat of Arms of Barbara of Portugal, Queen Consort of Spain.svg
Parent house House of Bourbon
House of Braganza
Titles
Founded 1785
Founder Infante Gabriel of Spain and Infanta Maria Ana Vitória of Portugal
Dissolution 1979 (male)
2008 (female)

The House of Bourbon-Braganza (Spanish: Casa de Borbón-Braganza; Portuguese: Casa de Bourbon-Bragança) is an Iberian noble house that has its origins in a royal marriage arranged by King Charles III of Spain and his niece Queen Maria I of Portugal: in 1785 Infante Gabriel of Spain (1752–1788) married Infanta Maria Ana Vitória of Portugal (1768–1788). It was a short marriage: they both died three years later, in Madrid, with smallpox.

History[edit]

Their surviving son, Infante Pedro Carlos of Spain and Portugal (1786–1812), was brought up in the Portuguese court, first in Lisbon and, after 1807, in Rio de Janeiro. Until 1793, he was the only grandson of Queen Maria I, therefore considered as a potential heir of the Portuguese throne. As his father, he also married a Portuguese Infanta, his first cousin once removed Infanta Maria Teresa of Portugal (1793–1874).[1]

They had one child Infante Sebastian of Portugal and Spain (1811–1875), Infante of Portugal by royal edict (issued in 1812), but only became a Spanish infant in 1824 by royal edict of King Ferdinand VII of Spain, as he was only a distant descendant of King Charles III. When the Portuguese Royal Family returned to Europe, Sebastian went to live in Spain (1822); but, due to his support to the Carlist pretender, he returned to Portugal (1865), where King Luís I gave him a warm reception.

The legitimate male line of the family has become extinct after the death of Manfredo, 1st Duke of Hernani, in 1979; the last member of the family was Leticía Fernanda de Borbón y Bosch-Labrús, who died in 2008. Yet, distant descendants are still represented among the Spanish nobility (Dukes of Marchena, Durcal, and Ansola).

Genealogical Chart[edit]

  • Infante Gabriel of Spain (1752–1788)
    • Infante Pedro Carlos of Spain and Portugal (1786–1812)
      • Infante Sebastian of Portugal and Spain (1811-1875)
        • Francisco María de Borbón-Braganza y Borbón, 1st Duke of Marchena (1861-1923)
          • María Cristina de Borbón-Braganza y Muguiro, 2nd Duchess of Marchena (1889-1981)
          • Elena de Borbón-Braganza y Muguiro (1890-1909)
          • María de los Ángeles de Borbón-Braganza y Muguiro (1895-1964)
        • Pedro de Alcántara de Borbón y Borbón, 1st Duke of Dúrcal (1862-1892)
          • María Cristina de Borbón y Madan (1886-1985)
          • María Pía de Borbón y Madan (1888-1969)
          • Fernando Sebastián de Borbón y Madan, 2nd Duke of Dúrcal (1891-1944)
            • María Cristina de Borbón y Bosch-Labrús, 3rd Duchess of Dúrcal (1913-2002)
            • Leticía Fernanda de Borbón y Bosch-Labrús (1915-2008)
        • Luis de Jesús de Borbón y Borbón, 1st Duke of Ansola (1864-1889)
          • Luis Alfonso de Borbón y Bernaldo de Quirós, 2nd Duke of Ansola (1887-1942)
          • Manfredo Luis de Borbón y Bernaldo de Quirós, 3rd Duke of Ansola and 1st Duke of Hernani (1889-1979)
        • Alfonso María de Borbón y Borbón (1866-1934)
        • Gabriel Jesús de Borbón y Borbón (1869-1889)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jean-François Labourdette, Histoire du Portugal, éd. Fayard, p. 496.

Biography[edit]

  • (Spanish) Ricardo Mateos Sáinz de Medrano, Los desconocidos infantes de España, Thassalia, 1996 ISBN 9788482370545.

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