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Infanta Antónia of Portugal : biography

17 February 1845 - 27 December 1913

Infanta Antónia of Portugal (or of Braganza; ; Antónia Maria Fernanda Micaela Gabriela Rafaela Francisca de Assis Ana Gonzaga Silvéria Júlia Augusta de Saxe-Coburgo e Bragança; Lisbon, 17 February 1845 – Sigmaringen, 27 December 1913), was a Portuguese infanta (princess) of the House of Braganza-Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, daughter of Queen Maria II of Portugal and her King consort Ferdinand II of Portugal. Through her father, she also held the titles of Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Duchess of Saxony.

Life

Antónia was born in 1845 at the Palace of Belém. She married Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen on 12 September 1861. They had three sons;

  • William (1864–1927), who succeeded as Prince of Hohenzollern; married (1) Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (2) Princess Adelgunde of Bavaria
  • Ferdinand (1865–1927), later King of Romania; married Princess Marie of Edinburgh
  • Karl Anton (1868–1919), married Princess Josephine Caroline of Belgium

Antónia of Braganza died in the German Empire in 1913.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 17 February 1845 – 12 September 1861: Her Royal Highness Infanta Antónia of Portugal, Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duchess of Saxony
  • 12 September 1861 – 3 September 1869: Her Royal Highness The Hereditary Princess of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, Infanta of Portugal, Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duchess of Saxony
  • 3 September 1869 – 2 June 1885: Her Royal Highness The Hereditary Princess of Hohenzollern, Infanta of Portugal, Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duchess of Saxony
  • 2 June 1885 – 8 June 1905: Her Royal Highness The Princess of Hohenzollern, Infanta of Portugal, Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duchess of Saxony
  • 8 June 1905 – 27 December 1913: Her Royal Highness The Dowager Princess of Hohenzollern, Infanta of Portugal, Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duchess of Saxony

Honours

  • Dame of the Order of Louise

Ancestry

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