Isabel Maria of Bragança
Princess consort of Thurn and Taxis
Tenure22 January 1952 – 12 January 1970
Born(1894-11-19)19 November 1894
Kleinheubach, Kingdom of Bavaria
Died12 January 1970(1970-01-12) (aged 75)
Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany
Burial
SpouseFranz Joseph, 9th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
IssuePrince Gabriel
Prince Michael
Princess Helene
Princess Maria Theresia
Princess Maria Ferdinande
Names
Isabel Maria Alberta Josefa Micaela Gabriela Rafaela Francisca de Paula e de Assis Teresa Adelaide Eulália Sofia Carolina de Bragança
HouseHouse of Braganza
House of Thurn and Taxis
FatherInfante Miguel, Duke of Braganza
MotherPrincess Maria Theresa of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
ReligionRoman Catholic

Isabel Maria of Bragança, Infanta of Portugal [1] (Isabel Maria Alberta Josefa Micaela Gabriela Rafaela Francisca de Paula e de Assis Teresa Adelaide Eulália Sofia Carolina; 19 November 1894, Kleinheubach, Kingdom of Bavaria[1] – 12 January 1970, Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany[1]) was a member of the House of Braganza and Infanta of Portugal by birth. Through her marriage to Franz Joseph, 9th Prince of Thurn and Taxis, Isabel Maria was also a member of the House of Thurn and Taxis and Princess consort of Thurn and Taxis.

Family

Isabel Maria was born in Kleinheubach, Bavaria, Germany, the eldest daughter of the Miguelist pretender to the Portuguese throne Miguel, Duke of Braganza and his second wife Princess Maria Theresa of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg.[1] Isabel Maria'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 Isabel Maria's father as rightful king of Portugal acknowledged Isabel Maria as an Infanta of Portugal.

Marriage and issue

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

Isabel Maria married Franz Joseph, Hereditary Prince of Thurn and Taxis, eldest son of Albert, 8th Prince of Thurn and Taxis and his wife Archduchess Margarethe Klementine of Austria, on 23 November 1920 in Bronnbach, Wertheim am Main, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.[1] Isabel Maria and Franz Joseph had five children:[1]

Ancestry

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Darryl Lundy (23 Nov 2008). "Isabel Maria Alberta de Bragança, Infanta de Portugal". ThePeerage.com. Retrieved 2009-06-14.
Princess Isabel Maria of Braganza House of BraganzaCadet branch of the House of AvizBorn: 19 November 1894 Died: 12 January 1970 German nobility Preceded byArchduchess Margarethe Klementine of Austria Princess consort of Thurn and Taxis 22 January 1952 – 12 January 1970 Succeeded byCountess Gloria of Schönburg in Glauchau and Waldenburg