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Offline fialha

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Re: Duke Miguel of Braganza and his family
« Reply #195 on: September 27, 2014, 04:54:23 AM »
Dear Jose II,

I am writing to you in English, not knowing whether you are Portuguese - like myself -, or British or American. I took great interest in your post about the visits of D. Miguel II to Portugal.

You see, I am a writer of historic novels and am at the moment writing on this subject. I am in tru need of more precise information regarding the comings od the duke to Portugal, namely the one he did with his sister Aldegundes and her husband, Enrico de Bourbon-Parma. I would appreciate more detailed data, like dates and whoever they met in here. I will be searching the national files soon, to which dates would be most welcome.

Information on Aldegundes would also be great.

Thank you for your kind attention.


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« Reply #196 on: October 28, 2014, 03:31:48 PM »
Dear Fialha

So sorry that only today I came across your post.

Yes, as you guessed I am Portuguese and I will be glad to assist on the quest of the visit D.Miguel II and the Bardi's paid to Lisbon.

Unforunately I do not have the book at hand at the moment but I will try to post it later or tomorrow.

The Wikipedia entry on D.Aldegundes was recently updated.

I had no idea she suffered 9 miscarriages which have been so painful for her specially when one realises her sister (married to her husband's brother) gave birth to 12 perfect and healthy children (well, one was deaf but even so).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infanta_Adelgundes,_Duchess_of_Guimar%C3%A3es

the article also refers that Bardi suffered a severe injure during the Carlist wars that turned him into an invalid.

D.Aldegundes was extremely devoted to him and took care of her invalid husband, who, apparently, was not very gentle to her.
(Same happened between her sister D.Maria Teresa and her husbnad Carl-Ludwig of Habsburg)

May be the ill treatment she received from her husband was the reason why she choose not to be buried next to him, and of course she died shortly after the end of the war so things might not have been possible if she should other wise.



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« Reply #197 on: October 28, 2014, 07:38:30 PM »
Dear Jose II,

I am writing to you in English, not knowing whether you are Portuguese - like myself -, or British or American. I took great interest in your post about the visits of D. Miguel II to Portugal.

You see, I am a writer of historic novels and am at the moment writing on this subject. I am in tru need of more precise information regarding the comings od the duke to Portugal, namely the one he did with his sister Aldegundes and her husband, Enrico de Bourbon-Parma. I would appreciate more detailed data, like dates and whoever they met in here. I will be searching the national files soon, to which dates would be most welcome.

Information on Aldegundes would also be great.

Thank you for your kind attention.



"Infanta D.Aldegundes was a lady of sharp intelligence and remarkable education.

She accompanied her husband in the oceanographic investigations he performed, specially in the Mediterranean, on board of their yachts "Sayonara" and "Adelgonda".

The couple toured India, Japan, Australia and the Antilles.

D.Aldegundes visited Portugal several times in a clandestine way due to the Banning Law. Those visits were well known both to the Government and the RF who never started any official proceedings.

In one of her journeys, she used an english passport and posed as her lady-in-waiting's maid.

In 1880 and 1883 she visited Lisbon, in 83 with her husband and brother D.Miguel II.

In 1883 the Count fell suddenly ill and had to come ashore and stay at an hotel in Lisbon. The Government, as usual, ignored their presence, but apparently the RF discretely interested and enquired about the Count's health.

When the Count was already convalescent, D.Aldegundes and D.Miguel II decided to attend São Carlos theater but they were recognized by some spectators and had to abandon the theater and rush out of the country.

In 1911-1912 the Infanta supported moral and finacially the monarchic invasions commanded by Paiva Couceiro, in order to restore the monarchy, travelling to Galicia to help the organization.

When her brother D.Miguel II abdicated his rights on D.Duarte Nuno, D.Aldegundes was appointed political tutoress of her nephew with the role of a Regent, and was then created Duchess of Guimarães.

In her Regent capacity, she negotiated the Pact of Paris in 1922 to rule the dynastic situation due to D.Manuel II lack of successors.

After the outbreak of WW2, she moved from Seebenstein to Switzerland with her nephews.

She expressed the wish to visit Portugal for the Double Centennary Exhibitions of 1940, but due to frail health and advanced age, she could not travel.

She was a Lady of the Starry Cross of Austria and of Honorary Lady of Saint Elisabeth in Bavaria."

From Nobreza de Portugal e do Brasil by Afonso Zuquete.

Hope it will help.

Concerning clandestine trips, there are rumours, never confirmed and scarcely documented that D.Miguel I also visited Portugal after he was forced to exile.

According to these sources he was supposed to have had a secret meeting with his grand-nephew D.Pedro V at Mafra Convent-Palace.

Everything was convenientelly hushed and never reached the public opinion.

D.Pedro V had a particular interest to his uncle whom he felt was ill-treated by his grand-father D.Pedro IV and he pitied the economic conditions D.Miguel and his family had to endure.




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Re: Duke Miguel of Braganza and his family
« Reply #198 on: November 23, 2014, 10:57:21 AM »
Dear Fialha

So sorry that only today I came across your post.

Yes, as you guessed I am Portuguese and I will be glad to assist on the quest of the visit D.Miguel II and the Bardi's paid to Lisbon.

Unforunately I do not have the book at hand at the moment but I will try to post it later or tomorrow.

The Wikipedia entry on D.Aldegundes was recently updated.

I had no idea she suffered 9 miscarriages which have been so painful for her specially when one realises her sister (married to her husband's brother) gave birth to 12 perfect and healthy children (well, one was deaf but even so).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infanta_Adelgundes,_Duchess_of_Guimar%C3%A3es

the article also refers that Bardi suffered a severe injure during the Carlist wars that turned him into an invalid.

D.Aldegundes was extremely devoted to him and took care of her invalid husband, who, apparently, was not very gentle to her.
(Same happened between her sister D.Maria Teresa and her husbnad Carl-Ludwig of Habsburg)

May be the ill treatment she received from her husband was the reason why she choose not to be buried next to him, and of course she died shortly after the end of the war so things might not have been possible if she should other wise.


Thank you so much, José. Yes, it had beem most helpfull.


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Duke of Braganza and his brother's godparents
« Reply #199 on: November 29, 2014, 12:07:17 PM »
Can someone help in my search ?

I want to know where (city) were baptized the 2 Infantes sons of the late Duke and Duchess of Braganza D.Duarte Nno and D.Maria Francisca.

And who were the godparents.

D.Duarte Pio's godparents are known: Pope Pius XII and Queen Amélia of Portugal.
However, sometimes a 3rd godparent appears: Pss Adelgonde of Liechtenstein.

But I cannot trace D.Miguel and D.Henrique's godparents.

Due to the friedship between D.Maria Francisca and her sister, the countess of Paris was a possibility.
D.Duarte was very fond of her 2 younger sisters, Infantas D.Filipa and D.Maria Adelaide.
Maybe some austro-german relatives: Liechtenstein, Wittelsbachs, Habsburgs or Thurn und Taxis ?

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Re: Duke Miguel of Braganza and his family
« Reply #200 on: September 18, 2015, 01:38:54 PM »
Still no replies ?

If The Braganzas were not such a catholic family, I would bet D,Miguel and D.Henrique were not baptized  ;D   :-[

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« Reply #201 on: September 18, 2015, 01:48:02 PM »
TRH the Duke and Duchess of Braganza attended the wedding of Prínce Franz Clemens d’Altenburg with Countess Eleonore de Toerring-Jettenbach in Andechs this summer.

They were accompannied by their elder children the Prince of Beira and Infanta D.Maria Francisca who turned to be a lovely young woman.

The bride and groom are cousins since Franz Clemens descends from Emperess Elisabeth (Sissi) and Eleonore descends from Sissi's brother Carl-Theodore duke in Bavaria and his wife Infanta D.Maria José de Bragança

http://nucleomonarquicoabrantes.blogspot.pt/2015/09/ssaarr-os-senhores-duques-de-braganca.html

Scroll down for photos of the family and the bride and groom

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« Reply #202 on: January 21, 2016, 10:53:02 AM »
Back to the visit of D.Miguel II and the Count and Countess of Bardi to Portugal, there is a rather comprehensive passage on the book

"As lágrimas da Princesa" by Maria João Fialho Gouveia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFQwUZ1QyvE

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« Reply #203 on: May 08, 2016, 12:29:41 PM »
I'm trying to research Princess Nadejda (Nada) de Braganza -
 
Sufficiently famous in 1935 to be featured in a UK advertising campaign. She had a book of poetry published in Paris, was married twice, apparently has a bust on display in the Pompidou Centre and her mother Anita was one of the wealthiest titled ladies in America. There are references to Nada's 1946 tragic death falling from a London Hotel but I can find no obituary or newspaper report on her. She had a son by her first husband and was presumably still married to Rene Millet.

Is her overall story and circumstances at the end known? Any clarification gratefully received.


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« Reply #204 on: October 04, 2016, 12:59:19 PM »
The Duke and Duchess of Braganza, accompannied by their 3 children, attended the wedding of Maria Theresa Martorell Salgado to Nuno Amaral de Freitas.

Maria Thereza is the daughter of Elizabeth d'Orléans-Bragança Martorell and grand daughter of the late Pss Thereza d'Orléabs-Bragança, sister of the Countess of Paris and the Duchess of Bragança.

Her father is Elizabeth's first husband João Espírito Santo Salgado, the younger brother of the former all-mighty banker Ricardo Espírito Santo Salgado.

The wedding took place at the Espírito Santo family private chapel in Cascais.

Among the guests was Pss Hélène of France who can be seen on pic 2 talking to Infante D.Miguel duke of Viseu.

On the 4th row, behind a tall man, one can see the Duke and Duchess of Bragança.

Diana duchess of Cadaval also attended with husband Charles-Philippe Duke of Anjou and little Pss Isabelle.

On pic. 4, Maria Thereza with her father and half-sister Maria do Carmo Martorell Calém acting as bridesmaid.

http://www.vip.pt/maria-salgado-e-nuno-freitas-casamento-de-princesa-em-cascais




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Re: Duke of Braganza and his brother's godparents
« Reply #205 on: October 05, 2016, 07:29:06 AM »
Can someone help in my search ?

I want to know where (city) were baptized the 2 Infantes sons of the late Duke and Duchess of Braganza D.Duarte Nno and D.Maria Francisca.

And who were the godparents.

D.Duarte Pio's godparents are known: Pope Pius XII and Queen Amélia of Portugal.
However, sometimes a 3rd godparent appears: Pss Adelgonde of Liechtenstein.

But I cannot trace D.Miguel and D.Henrique's godparents.

Due to the friedship between D.Maria Francisca and her sister, the countess of Paris was a possibility.
D.Duarte was very fond of her 2 younger sisters, Infantas D.Filipa and D.Maria Adelaide.
Maybe some austro-german relatives: Liechtenstein, Wittelsbachs, Habsburgs or Thurn und Taxis ?


Still looking forward for any reply on the Infantes god-parents

Thanks in advance

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« Reply #206 on: February 17, 2017, 01:12:29 PM »
The Duke of Bragança's sercretariat issued the following statement:

http://realbeiralitoral.blogspot.pt/

The Duke of Bragança's secretariat announces with the deepest regret the death of HH D.Henrique de Bragança, Infante of Portugal and Duke of Coimbra on February the 14th 2017

His urn will arrive at São Vicente de Fora thursday 16.02 followed by a mass at 19.30

On Friday there will be another mass at 10.00 and the corteje will leave for Santar where the Infante will be buried.

According to "O Observador" D.Henrique suffered from cancer .
This source doesn't say where the Prince died but he was in coma in a hospital after a bad fall at home where he suffered a traumatic brain injury.

What a sad end.

My condolences to the RF especially to HRH The Duke of Bragança.


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« Reply #207 on: February 17, 2017, 01:13:38 PM »
Pictures from yesterday at São Vicente de Fora.

The Duke of Bragança looks extremely shaken by his brother's death.

http://blog_real.blogs.sapo.pt/funeral-do-infante-d-henrique-de-3637187

Infantes D.Diniz and D.Maria Francisca took active part in the readings.

In the last photo, Infante D.Miguel with his nephews and niece