Infante Henrique, Duke of Coimbra

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Infante Henrique
Duke of Coimbra
Born(1949-11-06)6 November 1949
Bern, Switzerland
Died14 February 2017(2017-02-14) (aged 67)
Ferragudo, Portugal
Full name
Henrique Nuno João Miguel Gabriel Rafael
FatherDuarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza
MotherMaria Francisca of Orléans-Braganza
ReligionRoman Catholic

D. Infante Henrique, Duke of Coimbra (6 November 1949 – 14 February 2017) was an Infante of Portugal and a member of the former Portuguese Royal Family as the youngest son of Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, and Princess Maria Francisca of Orléans-Braganza. Infante Henrique was fifth in the line of succession to the former Portuguese throne at the time of his death.[1] His elder brother, Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza, is head of the House of Braganza, which ruled Portugal until 1910.


Henrique Nuno João Miguel Gabriel Rafael was born on 6 November 1949, in Bern, Switzerland, to Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, the pretender to the defunct throne of Portugal, and Maria Francisca of Orléans-Braganza.

In 1950, the Portuguese Laws of Banishment were repealed and Infante Henrique's family was permitted to return to Portugal, which he did along with his parents and elder brothers in 1952.[1]

D. Henrique died on 14 February 2017 aged 67.[2][3]

Titles, styles and honours[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

Infante Henrique's styling as Duke of Coimbra:


The Coat of Arms of the Duke of Coimbra consisted of the Royal Arms of Portugal (as currently borne by his elder brother), differenced by a label of three points Or, the first point debruised by a square Azure, on the square three Fleur-de Lys Gules, and in chief a label of three points Argent (the Arms of the House of Orleans), the third point debruised by a square Vert, on the Square an armillary-sphere Or, pierced with a cross formy Gules, voided Argent, and surrounded by an annulet Azure charged with 19 five-pointed stars Argent (the arms of his mother). His crest was: on a gold barred helmet affronty, a dragon or, tongued gules, issuant from a crown Or. Mantling Or, lined Gules. http://[4]/


Infante Henrique was decorated with the following:



  1. ^ a b c d de Badts de Cugnac, Chantal. Coutant de Saisseval, Guy. ‘’Le Petit Gotha’’. Nouvelle Imprimerie Laballery, Paris 2002, p. 738-742, 748-749, 756-759 (French) ISBN 2-9507974-3-1
  2. ^ Silveira, Ana Filipe (15 February 2017). "Morreu o irmão mais novo de D. Duarte Pio de Bragança". Jornal de Notícias (in Portuguese). Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  3. ^ VIP - D. Henrique, irmão de D. Duarte de Bragança, morre aos 67 anos
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Infante Henrique, Duke of Coimbra
Cadet branch of the House of Aviz
Born: 6 November 1949 Died: 15 February 2017
Titles in pretence
Title last held by
Infante Augusto Maria
Duke of Coimbra