House of Bourbon-Braganza

House of Bourbon-Braganza

The House of Bourbon-Braganza (or Bourbon and Braganza) has its origins in a royal marriage arranged by King Charles III of Spain and Queen Maria I of Portugal: in 1785 the Spanish infant Gabriel of Bourbon (1752-1788), married the Portuguese infanta Mariana Victoria of Braganza (1768-1788). It was a short marriage, once they both died three years later, in Madrid, with smallpox.

Their surviving son, Peter Charles of Bourbon and Braganza (Pedro Carlos) (1786-1812), was brought up in the Portuguese court, first in Lisbon and, after 1807, in Rio de Janeiro.

As his father, he also married a Portuguese Infanta, his cousin Maria Therese of Braganza (1793-1874).

They had one child Sebastian of Bourbon and Braganza (1811-1875), Infant of Spain by birth, and Infant of Portugal by royal edict (issued in 1812). When the Portuguese Royal Family returned to Europe, Sebastian went to live in Spain (1822) but, due to his support to the Carlist pretender, he returned to Portugal (1865), where King Louis I gave him a warm reception.

This family is still today represented among the Spanish nobility (Dukes of Marchena, of Durcal, of Hernani, of Ansola).

Genealogical Chart: Charles III Maria I (1719-1788) (1734-1816) King of Spain Queen of Portugal _________|_________ ____________|____________
| | | Charles IV GABRIEL<---1785--->Mariana Victoria John VI (1748-1819) (1752-1788) | (1768-1788) (1767-1826) King of Spain Infant of Spain | Infanta of Portugal King of Portugal
| |
| ___________|___________
| | |
PETER CHARLES<----1810---->Maria Teresa Peter I/IV
Bourbon and Braganza | (1793-1874) (1798-1834)
(1786-1812) | Infanta of Portugal Emp. of Brazil
Infant of Spain | Princess of Beira King of Portugal
"Royal House" SEBASTIAN "Royal House of Portugal" "of Spain" Bourbon and Braganza "and" (1811-1875) "Imperial House of Brazil" Infant of Spain (1811) Infant of Portugal (1812)

"Dukes of Marchena, of Durcal," "of Hernani, of Ansola" "( spanish titles )"

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