Princess Isabel Maria of Braganza

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Isabel Maria of Bragança
Princess consort of Thurn and Taxis
Reign22 January 1952 – 12 January 1970
PredecessorArchduchess Margarethe Klementine of Austria
SuccessorCountess Gloria of Schönburg in Glauchau and Waldenburg
Born(1894-11-19)19 November 1894
Kleinheubach, Kingdom of Bavaria
Died12 January 1970(1970-01-12) (aged 75)
Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany
Burial
SpouseFranz Joseph, 9th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
IssuePrince Gabriel
Prince Michaele
Princess Helene
Princess Maria Theresia
Princess Maria Ferdinande
Full name
Isabel Maria Alberta Josefa Micaela Gabriela Rafaela Francisca de Paula e de Assis Teresa Adelaide Eulália Sofia Carolina de Bragança
HouseHouse of Braganza
House of Thurn and Taxis
FatherInfante Miguel, Duke of Braganza
MotherPrincess Maria Theresa of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
ReligionRoman Catholic

Isabel Maria of Bragança, Infanta of Portugal [1][2] (Isabel Maria Alberta Josefa Micaela Gabriela Rafaela Francisca de Paula e de Assis Teresa Adelaide Eulália Sofia Carolina; 19 November 1894, Kleinheubach, Kingdom of Bavaria[1][2] – 12 January 1970, Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany[1][2]) was a member of the House of Braganza and Infanta of Portugal by birth. Through her marriage to Franz Joseph, 9th Prince of Thurn and Taxis, Isabel Maria was also a member of the House of Thurn and Taxis and Princess consort of Thurn and Taxis.

Family[edit]

Isabel Maria was born in Kleinheubach, Bavaria, Germany, the eldest daughter of the Miguelist pretender to the Portuguese throne Miguel, Duke of Braganza and his second wife Princess Maria Theresa of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg.[1][2] Isabel Maria's father was the head of the non reigning branch of the Portuguese Royal House that had been exiled from Portugal. The exile was the result of the Portuguese law of banishment of 1834 and the constitution of 1838 which was brought about because his grandfather Miguel I of Portugal had in 1828 usurped the throne of Portugal from Queen Maria II. Her grandfather reigned as king until 1834 when Maria II was restored. Those Portuguese who recognised Isabel Maria's father as rightful king of Portugal acknowledged Isabel Maria as an Infanta of Portugal.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Styles of
Isabel Maria, Princess of Thurn and Taxis
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Reference styleHer Royal Highness
Spoken styleYour Royal Highness

Isabel Maria married Franz Joseph, Hereditary Prince of Thurn and Taxis, eldest son of Albert, 8th Prince of Thurn and Taxis and his wife Archduchess Margarethe Klementine of Austria, on 23 November 1920 in Bronnbach, Wertheim am Main, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.[1][2] Isabel Maria and Franz Joseph had five children:[1]

  • Prince Gabriel of Thurn and Taxis (16 October 1922 – 17 December 1942)[1]
  • Prince Michaele of Thurn and Taxis (16 October 1922 – 17 October 1922)[1]
  • Princess Helene of Thurn and Taxis (27 May 1924 – 27 October 1991)[1]
  • Princess Maria Theresia of Thurn and Taxis (10 September 1925 – 27 April 1997)[1]
  • Princess Maria Ferdinande of Thurn and Taxis (19 December 1927 – 9 June 2018)[1]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 19 November 1894 – 23 November 1920: Her Royal Highness Princess Isabel Maria of Braganza, Infanta of Portugal
  • 23 November 1920 – 22 January 1952: Her Royal Highness The Hereditary Princess of Thurn and Taxis, Princess of Braganza, Infanta of Portugal
  • 22 January 1952 – 12 January 1970: Her Royal Highness The Princess of Thurn and Taxis, Princess of Braganza, Infanta of Portugal

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Darryl Lundy (23 Nov 2008). "Isabel Maria Alberta de Bragança, Infanta de Portugal". ThePeerage.com. Retrieved 2009-06-14.
  2. ^ a b c d e Paul Theroff. "PORTUGAL". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2009-06-14.
Princess Isabel Maria of Braganza
Cadet branch of the House of Aviz
Born: 19 November 1894 Died: 12 January 1970
German nobility
Preceded by
Archduchess Margarethe Klementine of Austria
Princess consort of Thurn and Taxis
22 January 1952 – 12 January 1970
Succeeded by
Countess Gloria of Schönburg in Glauchau and Waldenburg