Miguel de Bragança

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Dom Michael of Braganza (Portuguese: Miguel de Bragança) was a Portuguese infante, illegitimate son of King Pedro II of Portugal and of the French lady Anne Armande Pastre de Verger (sometimes called du Vergé). He was born in Lisbon on 15 October 1699 and died drowned in the Tagus River on 13 January 1724.

Marriage and descendance[edit]

He married Dona Luísa Casimira de Sousa Nassau e Ligne, Princess of Ligne by his father, and, through her mother, heiress of a rich noble family: she was 30th. Lady of the House of Sousa, 6th. Countess of Miranda do Corvo and honorary Duchess of Lafões.

They had two sons and two daughters.

  • Joana Framcisca Antónia Perpétua de Bragança (1715-...), married to the 4th Marquess of Cascais, without issue;
  • Pedro Henrique de Bragança (1718–1761), 1st. Duke of Lafões, 3rd. Marquis of Arronches and 7th. Count of Miranda do Corvo. No legitim issue;
  • João Carlos de Bragança e Ligne Sousa Tavares Mascarenhas da Silva (1719–1806), 2nd. Duke of Lafões, 4th. Marquis of Arronches and 8th. Count of Miranda do Corvo. His issue carried on the House of Lafões;
  • Francisca de Bragança (1720–1721).