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Offline DonaAntonia

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Re: Maria II of Portugal and her family
« Reply #75 on: April 02, 2009, 05:52:55 PM »
Here is Albert, who was very ill as a child and was saved by her mother's care.



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Re: Maria II of Portugal and her family
« Reply #76 on: April 02, 2009, 05:54:39 PM »
The print using the Gomes photograph (now  complete version):



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Only now, after leaving, do I realize how much I love the Portuguese.»
 
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Re: Maria II of Portugal and her family
« Reply #77 on: April 02, 2009, 05:57:25 PM »
Another version. Seems the pose was quite popular. She looks so much older and serious than she really was.



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Only now, after leaving, do I realize how much I love the Portuguese.»
 
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Re: Maria II of Portugal and her family
« Reply #78 on: April 03, 2009, 12:52:28 AM »
This is such a wonderful photo! I had never seen it. Princess Mathilde was such an interesting person.

I read that Mathilde was quite an ambitious woman who imagined herself a great artist, she liked to create large-than-life  paintings.

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Re: Maria II of Portugal and her family
« Reply #79 on: April 03, 2009, 03:06:22 AM »
I have amounts of pictures of Mathilde. One of them shows the princess riding a horse - the poor animal doesn't look very happy ... :-)

In the late 1870s, when Emperor Franz Joseph was searching for a bride for his son, crown prince Rudolf went to Dresden to see Mathilde. Archduchess Louise wrote that he didn't chose her, because he recognized that her puppy fat was just the beginning of Mathilde becoming one of Ruben's fat ladies. Yeah, that's mean. :-)
Later Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Rudolf's cousin, was sent to Dresden to see Maria Josepha. He didn't like her. This was the most embarrassing situation for the Austrian court as this has been the second refusal of an archduke to a princess of Saxony. It is said that this is the reason why Archduke Otto was forced to marry Maria Josepha - the beginning of an unhappy married-life for both of them.
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Re: Maria II of Portugal and her family
« Reply #80 on: April 03, 2009, 03:16:43 AM »
DonaAntonia, may I ask you if you have some more pictures of Maria Anna's sons Maximilian and Albert? They are absolutely rare.

Poor Albert fell off his horse while he had been on a maneuver in Wolkau, Saxony. He was severely wounded and died, before his father Georg arrived. He was 25 years old.
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Re: Maria II of Portugal and her family
« Reply #81 on: April 03, 2009, 05:54:12 AM »
DonaAntonia, may I ask you if you have some more pictures of Maria Anna's sons Maximilian and Albert? They are absolutely rare.

Poor Albert fell off his horse while he had been on a maneuver in Wolkau, Saxony. He was severely wounded and died, before his father Georg arrived. He was 25 years old.



Is it sure he died in a  military maneuver?  Wikipedia (ok, not always the best source) says he died  of injuries sustained in a carriage crash caused by Prince Miguel of Braganza. Which is the truth?

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Re: Maria II of Portugal and her family
« Reply #82 on: April 03, 2009, 06:07:48 AM »
I've never heard of that version. I got my information from "Die Wettiner" by Albert Herzog von Sachsen (born 1934). He is a family member, so I think he's right.
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Re: Maria II of Portugal and her family
« Reply #83 on: April 03, 2009, 06:11:45 AM »
One think is sure, Prince albert died of a accident. but what accident?? Here is what wikipedia says:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Miguel_of_Braganza


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Re: Maria II of Portugal and her family
« Reply #84 on: April 03, 2009, 04:56:20 PM »
It is true. The death of Prince Albert of Saxony is just one of the many skeletons the Miguelist subbranch of the Braganzas has in the closet. It never was sorted out, but it implied that the eldest son of the second Miguel was substituted by his younger brother Duarte, who was upgraded to «heir». He later married an American lady.


DonaAntonia, may I ask you if you have some more pictures of Maria Anna's sons Maximilian and Albert? They are absolutely rare.

Poor Albert fell off his horse while he had been on a maneuver in Wolkau, Saxony. He was severely wounded and died, before his father Georg arrived. He was 25 years old.



Is it sure he died in a  military maneuver?  Wikipedia (ok, not always the best source) says he died  of injuries sustained in a carriage crash caused by Prince Miguel of Braganza. Which is the truth?


«I am sometimes afraid of being so attached to my Country.
Only now, after leaving, do I realize how much I love the Portuguese.»
 
Princess Antonia (letter to her brother, King Luiz, 1887)

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Re: Maria II of Portugal and her family
« Reply #85 on: April 03, 2009, 05:01:07 PM »
Prince Max, another of Maria Anna's sons (as requested) and his nephew Georg, who abdicated to also become a priest.





«I am sometimes afraid of being so attached to my Country.
Only now, after leaving, do I realize how much I love the Portuguese.»
 
Princess Antonia (letter to her brother, King Luiz, 1887)

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Re: Maria II of Portugal and her family
« Reply #86 on: April 03, 2009, 05:02:51 PM »
Here is a larger version of Maria Anna with her little hat.



«I am sometimes afraid of being so attached to my Country.
Only now, after leaving, do I realize how much I love the Portuguese.»
 
Princess Antonia (letter to her brother, King Luiz, 1887)

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Re: Maria II of Portugal and her family
« Reply #87 on: April 05, 2009, 04:35:15 PM »
I just found out that Prince Gero is buried not far from where I live  :o
He is buried in the same place as my grandfather....Perhaps I will go there and take photos of this!! You dont get royal Princes buried in Canada everyday and even this close to home!!!

He died at Picton General Hospital (again not very far from here) and was buried at Elmwood in Corbyville, Ontario.

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Re: Maria II of Portugal and her family
« Reply #88 on: April 07, 2009, 05:24:54 PM »

Princess Maria Anna





Any idea why the photo of Infanta D. Maria Ana Fernanda Leopoldina Micaela Rafaela Gabriela Carlota Antónia Júlia Vitória Praxedes Francisca de Assis Gonzaga has a caption Pss Sophie v.Sachsen ?

I won't comment any more your "diatribes" against HRH D.Duarte Pio, Duke of Bragança and the legitimate successor of the Kings of Portugal ;-)

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Re: Maria II of Portugal and her family
« Reply #89 on: April 08, 2009, 04:50:47 AM »
Any idea why the photo of Infanta D. Maria Ana Fernanda Leopoldina Micaela Rafaela Gabriela Carlota Antónia Júlia Vitória Praxedes Francisca de Assis Gonzaga has a caption Pss Sophie v.Sachsen ?

Well, Sophie Marie Friederike Auguste Leopoldine Alexandrine Ernestine Albertine Elisabeth (btw: I prefer Maria Anna's names!) was the youngest daughter of Johann and Amalie of Saxony, that means she was Georg's youngest sister and Maria Anna's sister-in-law. Pictures of Princess Sophie are quite rare as she died at the age of 21. Maybe someone wanted to make money with this alleged picture of Sophie? Or the person who identified Maria Anna as Sophie simply didn't know anything about royalty.
Ich aber breite trauernd aus
die weiten weissen Schwingen,
Und kehr' ins Feenreich nach Haus -
Nichts soll mich wieder bringen.


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