Infante Miguel, Duke of Viseu
|Duke of Viseu|
|Born||3 December 1946|
|Father||Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza|
|Mother||Maria Francisca of Orléans-Braganza|
Infante Dom Miguel, Duke of Viseu (born 3 December 1946) is a member of the Portuguese royal family, as the second child of Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, and Princess Maria Francisca of Orléans-Braganza. The Duke of Viseu is fourth in the Line of succession to the former Portuguese throne, behind his elder brother, Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza, and his three children.
The Duke of Viseu is a noted patron of the arts and painter, and the founder and sponsor of the annual Luso-Brazilian Week of Aldravist Art, held interchangeably between Portugal and Brazil. He is also an active member in various orders of chivalry, notably the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George.
Miguel Gabriel Rafael Xavier Teresa Maria Felix was born on 3 December 1946, in Bern, Switzerland, to Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, the pretender to the defunct throne of Portugal, and Maria Francisca of Orléans-Braganza. Since birth, Miguel has held the honorific styling of Dom and the styling of His Highness, alongside the titles of Infante of Portugal and Duke of Viseu.
In 1950, the Portuguese Laws of Banishment were repealed and Infante Miguel's family was permitted to return to Portugal, which they did in 1952.
The Duke of Viseu founded, in 2011, the Annual Luso-Brazilian Week of Aldravist Art, held interchangingly between Portugal and Brazil. It celebrated its 5th session in 2016 in Mariana, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
The Duke of Viseu graduated from the School of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon.
Titles, styles and honours
|Portuguese royal family|
HH The Duke of Viseu
Titles and styles
- 3 December 1946 – present His Highness The Duke of Viseu
Infante Miguel's styling as Duke of Viseu:
- The Most Serene Infante Miguel of Portugal, 7th Duke of Viseu
The Coat of Arms of the Duke of Viseu consist of the Royal Arms of Portugal (as currently borne by his elder brother), differenced by a label of three points Or, 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 is: on a gold barred helmet affronty, a dragon or, tongued gules, issuant from a crown Or. Mantling Or, lined Gules. 
Infante Miguel has been decorated with the following honours:
- Grand Cross of the Order of the Immaculate Conception of Vila Viçosa (House of Braganza)
- Bailiff Grand Cross of Justice of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George (House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies)
- Knight of the Order of Saint Januarius (House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies)
- Grand Cross of The Order of the Eagle of Georgia and the Seamless Tunic of Our Lord Jesus Christ
- Bailiff Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion of the (Sovereign Military Order of Malta)
|Ancestors of Infante Miguel, Duke of Viseu|
Infante Miguel, Duke of Viseu
Cadet branch of the House of AvizBorn: 3 December 1946
|Titles in pretence|
Title last held byInfante Miguel Maximiliano
|Duke of Viseu||Incumbent|