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Infante Fernando of Portugal (Fernando Maria Luís de Saxe-Coburgo-Gotha e Bragança; 23 July 1846 – 6 November 1861) was the fourth son of Queen Maria II of Portugal and King-consort Fernando II and a member of the House of Braganza.[1]

Infante Fernando
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Born(1846-07-23)23 July 1846
Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal
Died6 November 1861(1861-11-06) (aged 15)
Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal
Burial
Full name
Fernando Maria Luís
HouseHouse of Braganza[1]
FatherFernando II of Portugal
MotherMaria II of Portugal
ReligionRoman Catholicism

LifeEdit

Fernando was a lieutenant in the Fifth Battalion of Caçadores, and received the Grand Cross of the Order of Our Lady of the Conception of Vila Viçosa. With two of his brothers, King Pedro V and Infante João, Duke of Beja, Fernando died of typhoid fever or cholera in late 1861. He was buried in the Royal Pantheon of the Braganza Dynasty.

AncestryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "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"
  • Redacção Quidnovi, com coordenação de José Hermano Saraiva, História de Portugal, Dicionário de Personalidades, Volume XIV, Ed. QN-Edição e Conteúdos, S.A., 2004.
  • Tavares Dias, Marina, D. Carlos, Lisboa 1908, Quimera Editores, Lda., 2007. ISBN 978-972-589-176-6