Princess Maria Theresa of Braganza

Maria Teresa of Bragança, Infanta of Portugal [1] (Maria Teresa Carolina Micaela Ana Josefina Antónia Francisca de Assis e de Paula Brígida Pia Gerardina Severina Inácia Luísa Estanislau Joana Policarpa; 26 January 1881, Ödenburg, Austria-Hungary[1] 17 January 1945, Stainach, Nazi Germany[1]) was a member of the House of Braganza and Infanta of Portugal by birth. Through her marriage to Prince Karl Ludwig of Thurn and Taxis, Maria Theresa was also a member of the House of Thurn and Taxis.

Maria Theresa of Bragança
Princess Karl Ludwig of Thurn and Taxis
Born(1881-01-26)26 January 1881
Ödenburg, Austria-Hungary
Died17 January 1945(1945-01-17) (aged 63)
Stainach, Nazi Germany
SpousePrince Karl Ludwig of Thurn and Taxis
IssuePrince Maximilian
Full name
Maria Teresa Carolina Micaela Ana Josefina Antónia Francisca de Assis e de Paula Brígida Pia Gerardina Severina Inácia Luísa Estanislau Joana Policarpa de Bragança
HouseHouse of Bragança
House of Thurn and Taxis
FatherMiguel, Duke of Braganza
MotherPrincess Elisabeth of Thurn and Taxis
ReligionRoman Catholic

Family

Maria Theresa was born in Ödenburg, Austria-Hungary (now in Hungary), the only daughter of the Miguelist pretender to the Portuguese throne Miguel, Duke of Braganza and his first wife Princess Elisabeth of Thurn and Taxis.[2] Maria Theresa's father was the head of the non reigning branch of the Portuguese Royal House that had been exiled from Portugal. The exile was the result of the Portuguese law of banishment of 1834 and the constitution of 1838 which was brought about because his grandfather Miguel I of Portugal had in 1828 usurped the throne of Portugal from Queen Maria II. Her grandfather reigned as king until 1834 when Maria II was restored. Those Portuguese who recognised Maria Theresa's father as rightful king of Portugal acknowledged Maria Theresa as an Infanta of Portugal.

Marriage and issue

Styles of
Princess Maria Theresa of Thurn and Taxis
Reference styleHer Royal Highness
Spoken styleYour Royal Highness

Maria Theresa married Prince Karl Ludwig of Thurn and Taxis (1863–1942), a member of the Czech branch of the family, son of Prince Maximilian Karl Friedrich of Thurn and Taxis and his wife Amélie Eugénie de Tascher de La Pagerie, on 22 May 1900 in Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany.[1] Maria Theresa and Karl Ludwig had one son:[1]

  • Prince Maximilian of Thurn and Taxis (1913–1928)

Titles and styles

  • 26 January 1881 – 22 May 1900: Her Royal Highness Princess Maria Theresa of Braganza, Infanta of Portugal
  • 22 May 1900 – 17 January 1945: Her Royal Highness Princess Karl Ludwig of Thurn and Taxis, Princess of Braganza, Infanta of Portugal

Ancestry

References

  1. Darryl Lundy (23 Nov 2008). "Maria Theresa Carolina de Bragança, Infanta de Portugal". ThePeerage.com. Retrieved 2018-08-14.
  2. Almanach de Gotha (150th ed.). Justus Perthes. 1913. pp. 29, 30.
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