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Infanta Maria das Neves of Portugal

Infanta Maria das Neves of Portugal

Portuguese Infanta
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Portuguese Infanta
Gender female
Birth 5 August 1852 (Kleinheubach)
Death 14 February 1941 (Vienna)
Mother: Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Father: Miguel I of Portugal
Siblings: Infanta AdelgundesDuchess of GuimarãesInfanta Marie Anne of PortugalInfanta Maria Antonia of PortugalInfanta Maria Theresa of PortugalInfanta Maria Josepha of Portugal
Spouse: Infante Alfonso CarlosDuke of San Jaime
The details

Infanta Maria das Neves of Portugal (Portuguese: Maria das Neves Isabel Eulália Carlota Adelaide Micaela Gabriela Rafaela Gonzaga de Paula de Assis Inès Sofia Romana, Infanta de Portugal) (5 August 1852 – 15 February 1941) was the eldest child and daughter of exiled Miguel of Portugal and his wife Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg.
Maria was born in Kleinheubach, an Infanta of Portugal and member of the House of Braganza by birth. Until the birth of her brother Miguel, Duke of Braganza, Maria was titled Princess Royal of Portugal, a title of pretense, given her father had been deposed in 1834. Through her marriage to Alfonso Carlos of Bourbon, Duke of San Jaime, Carlist claimant to the Spanish throne, Maria was titular Queen consort of Spain, France, and Navarre.


Maria married Alfonso Carlos of Bourbon, Duke of San Jaime, second son of Juan, Count of Montizón and his wife Archduchess Maria Beatrix of Austria-Este, on 26 April 1871 in Kleinheubach. Alfonso Carlos was her first cousin once removed, as Maria's father (Miguel of Portugal) and his paternal grandmother (Infanta Maria Francisca of Portugal) were siblings. Their union produced only a son who died some hours after his birth, in 1874. They were unable to have more children and died childless.

Maria died in Vienna, Austria, aged 88.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 5 August 1852 – 19 September 1853: Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal of Portugal
  • 19 September 1853 – 26 April 1871: Her Royal Highness Infanta Maria das Neves of Portugal
  • 26 April 1871 – 29 September 1936: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of San Jaime, Infanta of Portugal
  • 29 September 1936 – 15 February 1941: Her Royal Highness The Dowager Duchess of San Jaime, Infanta of Portugal


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