Infanta Antónia of Portugal
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Infanta Antónia of Portugal (or of Braganza; Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐ̃ˈtɔniɐ]; Antónia María Fernanda Micaela Gabriela Rafaela Francisca de Assis Ana Gonzaga Silvéria Júlia Augusta de Saxe-Coburgo e Bragança; 17 February 1845 – 27 December 1913) was a Portuguese infanta (princess) of the House of Braganza, 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.
|Hereditary Princess of Romania|
|Princess of Hohenzollern|
|Tenure||2 June 1885 – 8 June 1905|
|Born||17 February 1845|
Belém Palace, Lisbon, Portugal
|Died||27 December 1913 (aged 68)|
Sigmaringen, German Empire
(m. 1861; died 1905)
|Issue||William, Prince of Hohenzollern|
Ferdinand I of Romania
Prince Karl Anton
|Father||Ferdinand II of Portugal|
|Mother||Maria II of Portugal|
Antónia was born in 1845 at the Palace of Belém, she was the sixth child of twelve, and the third girl. 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.
Honours and awardsEdit
- Kingdom of Portugal:
- Kingdom of Prussia:
- Austria-Hungary: Dame of the Order of the Starry Cross, 1st Class
- Ernestine duchies: Grand Cross of the Saxe-Ernestine House Order
- Kingdom of Romania: Dame of the Decoration of the Cross of Queen Elisabeth
- Spain: Dame of the Order of Queen Maria Luisa, 23 October 1855
|Ancestors of Infanta Antónia of Portugal|
- "While remaining patrilineal dynasts of the duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha according to pp. 88, 116 of the 1944 Almanach de Gotha, Title 1, Chapter 1, Article 5 of the 1838 Portuguese constitution declared, with respect to Ferdinand II of Portugal's issue by his first wife, that 'the Most Serene House of Braganza is the reigning house of Portugal and continues through the Person of the Lady Queen Maria II'. Thus their mutual descendants constitute the Coburg line of the House of Braganza"
- Hof- und Staats-Handbuch des Königreich Preußen (1908), Genealogy p. 6
- Königlich Preussische Ordensliste (in German), 3, Berlin, 1877, p. 1255 – via hathitrust.org
- "Real orden de Damas Nobles de la Reina Maria Luisa". Guía Oficial de España (in Spanish). 1887. p. 166. Retrieved 21 March 2019.