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Re: Duke Miguel of Braganza and his family
« Reply #135 on: February 02, 2012, 02:22:44 PM »
Yes, she is.

Among royals by-wedding Infanta D.Maria Adelaide is only surpassed by Q.Elizabeth the Q.Mother and Pss Alice Duchess of Gloucester


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« Reply #136 on: March 10, 2012, 12:40:27 PM »
Elisabeth was the daughter of Max of Thurn & Taxis and Helene (Nene), Duchess in Bavaria.

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Re: Duke Miguel of Braganza and his family
« Reply #137 on: January 28, 2013, 05:12:02 PM »
This is Maria Immaculata Luise, countess of Bardi:


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« Reply #138 on: January 28, 2013, 06:52:05 PM »
Yes. She must be the sister-in-law of Queen Maria Sophia of Naples.

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« Reply #139 on: January 30, 2013, 10:39:34 AM »
Henry does had big google eyes...


Hmmm, he is wearing glasses

Henri and Aldegundes visited Lisbon with D.Miguel II at a time the Miguelist line was proscrit.

They came on the Bardi's yacht Adelgonda.

The authorities, as usual, turned a blind eye to the trio, but one night, at the theater, they were recognized and have to leave hastly.

Thank goodness nobody had a gun as, according to the Banning Law, it was perfectly legal for anyone to kill a member of the Miguelist branch.

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Re: Duke Miguel of Braganza and his family
« Reply #140 on: August 10, 2013, 07:43:18 PM »
Can anybody provide who were the god parents of Infantes D.Miguel and D. Henrique, D.Duarte's brothers ?

Thanks in advance

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« Reply #141 on: February 23, 2014, 08:38:43 PM »
Looking for information on the last years of Adelgunde, Countess of Bardi.....her husband died in 1905.  Adelgunde was still alive in the 1940s and is buried in Switzerland.  Does anyone have information pertaining to this?  Where is she buried specifically and why is she not with her husband and other Bourbon-Parmas in the crypt at Villa Borbone in Viareggio?

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« Reply #142 on: February 24, 2014, 05:47:33 PM »
It could have had to do with the turmoil of the post-WW2 era. She had lived at Castle of Seebenstein in Austria until the German occupation when the whole family relocated to Bern, Switzerland, where she died in Gunten.

She had kept busy during her widowhood visiting her numerous nieces and nephews and negotiating for her nephew Dom Duarte to be recognized as Manuel's heir and serving as regent for Duarte until he came of age.
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Re: Duke Miguel of Braganza and his family
« Reply #143 on: July 21, 2014, 12:04:33 PM »
It is a fact that the Miguelist branch of the Braganzas was extremely well connected namely at the Vienese and Bavarian courts.

My question is:

However, D.Miguel Duke of Viseu married the commoner and richissime Anita Stewart.

Was he ever linked to any princess ? Royal or mediatized ?

I bet his Aunts wouldn't have much difficulty in finding a "proper" bride.

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Re: Duke Miguel of Braganza and his family
« Reply #144 on: September 25, 2014, 02:40:31 PM »
No candidates for Duke D. Miguel ?

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Re: Duke Miguel of Braganza and his family
« Reply #145 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 #146 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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Re: Duke Miguel of Braganza and his family
« Reply #147 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 #148 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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Re: Duke Miguel of Braganza and his family
« Reply #149 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 ?