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House of Orléans-Braganza

House of Orléans-Braganza
Casa de Orleães-Bragança
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Parent house House of Orléans
Founded 1864
Founder Isabel of Braganza, Princess Imperial of Brazil and Prince Gaston, Count of Eu
Current head Vassouras branch:
Prince Luiz of Orléans-Braganza
Petrópolis branch:
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.

Members

Vassouras line

Petrópolis line

References

  1. Bodstein, Astrid (2006). "The Imperial Family of Brazil". Royalty Digest Quarterly (3). 
  2. Bernardo Gutiérrez, "La familia real brasileña defiende los nuevos ideales", Príncipes Republicanos (09/01/2008)