House of Orléans-Braganza
|House of Orléans-Braganza|
Casa de Orleães-Bragança
|Parent house||House of Orléans|
|Founder||Isabel of Braganza, Princess Imperial of Brazil and Prince Gaston, Count of Eu|
Prince Luiz of Orléans-Braganza
Prince Pedro Carlos of Orléans-Braganza
The House of Orléans-Braganza (Portuguese: Casa de Orleães-Bragança) is a noble house, of French and Portuguese origin. It is a cadet branch of the House of Orléans, and descended from the House of Braganza. The house was founded with the marriage between Isabel of Braganza, Princess Imperial of Brazil, and Gaston of Orléans, Count of Eu. The house was never a reigning house, as Brazil's pure Braganza monarch, Pedro II, was deposed in 1889. The House's members are the current claimants to the Brazilian throne.
- Prince Dom Pedro Henrique of Orléans-Braganza (1921–1981): Born in 1909, died in 1981. Grandson of Dona Isabel, son and heir of her second son, Prince Dom Luiz of Orléans-Braganza (1878-1920).
- Prince Dom Luiz of Orléans-Braganza (1981–present): Born in 1938, the eldest son of Prince Dom Pedro Henrique
- Heir: Prince Dom Bertrand of Orléans-Braganza (born in 1941)
- Prince Dom Pedro Gastão of Orléans-Braganza (1940–2007): Born in 1913, son of Dona Isabel's eldest son, who had renounced all rights to the Brazilian throne for himself and his descendants. The validity of the renunciation was disputed by Dom Pedro Gastão.
- Prince Dom Pedro Carlos of Orléans-Braganza (2007 – present): eldest son of Dom Pedro Gastão. He doesn't put in question the validity of the renunciation. Contrariwise, he declared himself a republican.
- Heir Prince Dom Pedro Thiago of Orléans-Braganza (born in 1979)
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- Bernardo Gutiérrez, "La familia real brasileña defiende los nuevos ideales", Príncipes Republicanos (09/01/2008)