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Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern

Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern

Queen of Portugal
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Queen of Portugal
A.K.A. Auguste Viktoria
Gender female
Birth 19 August 1890 (Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany)
Death 29 August 1966 (Eigeltingen, Konstanz, Freiburg Government Region, Baden-Württemberg)
Family
Mother: Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Father: WilliamPrince of Hohenzollern
Siblings: Franz JosephPrince of Hohenzollern-EmdenFrederickPrince of Hohenzollern
Spouse: Manuel II of Portugal
The details
Biography

Princess Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern (19 August 1890 – 29 August 1966) was the daughter of William, Prince of Hohenzollern and Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. In 1913, she married the deposed King Manuel II of Portugal. After his death, Augusta Victoria married a second time. She had no children from either marriage.

Family

She was born in Potsdam, a daughter of William, Prince of Hohenzollern, sometime heir presumptive to the throne of the kingdom of Romania, (1864–1927) and his first wife Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.

Her paternal grandparents were Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern and Infanta Antónia of Portugal, one of the heiresses to the throne of Portugal. Her maternal grandparents were Prince Louis, Count of Trani and Mathilde Ludovika, Duchess in Bavaria.

Louis was the eldest son of Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies and his second wife Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria. Mathilde was the fourth daughter of Maximilian, Duke in Bavaria and Princess Ludovika of Bavaria.

Maria Theresa was a daughter of Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen and Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg. The Archduke was a son of Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor and Maria Louisa of Spain.

She was a paternal niece of King Ferdinand I of Romania.

Marriage and later life

On 4 September 1913, Augusta Victoria married Manuel II of Portugal. He had succeeded to the Portuguese throne with the assassination of his father Carlos I of Portugal and older brother Luís Filipe, Duke of Braganza on 1 February 1908. He had been deposed by the 5 October 1910 revolution, resulting in the establishment of the Portuguese First Republic. The bride was twenty-three years old and the groom twenty-four. They were second cousins, both being great-grandchildren of Maria II of Portugal and Ferdinand II of Portugal. Manuel died on 2 July 1932, at Fulwell Park, Twickenham, Middlesex, England. There were no children from this marriage.

On 23 April 1939, Augusta Victoria married her second husband, Count Robert Douglas, the 13th head of the Swedish comital house of Douglas, lord of Langenstein Castle in Baden and heir of the Mühlhausen fideicommiss/entail (the eldest son of Count Ludvig Douglas). The bride was almost forty-nine years old and the groom fifty-nine. There were also no children from this marriage. Douglas died on 26 August 1955. Augusta died at Eigeltingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, aged 76.

Titles and Styles

  • 19 August 1890 – 4 September 1913: Her Serene Highness Princess Augusta Viktoria of Hohenzollern
  • 4 September 1913 – 2 July 1932: Her Most Faithful Majesty The Queen of Portugal and Algarves
  • 2 July 1932 – 2 July 1939: Her Most Faithful Majesty The Queen Dowager of Portugal and Algarves
  • 23 April 1939 – 29 August 1966: Her Serene Highness Princess Augusta Viktoria, Countess Robert Douglas

Ancestry

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