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Princess Maria de la Esperanza of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

Princess Maria de la Esperanza of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

Maria Esperanza Antognini
Princess Maria de la Esperanza of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Maria Esperanza Antognini
Was Princess
From Spain
Type Royals
Gender female
Birth 14 June 1914, Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
Death 8 August 2005, Seville, Comarca Metropolitana de Sevilla, Seville Province, Andalusia (aged 91 years)
Star sign GeminiGemini
Family
Mother: Princess Louise of Orléans
Father: Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Children: Princess Maria da GlóriaDuchess of SegorbePrince Pedro Carlos of Orléans-Braganza
The details

Biography

Princess Maria de la Esperanza Amalia Raniera Maria Rosario Luisa Gonzaga of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (14 June 1914, Madrid, Spain – 8 August 2005, Villamanrique de la Condesa, Spain) was the youngest daughter of Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and his wife Princess Louise of Orléans. Maria Esperanza's husband Prince Pedro Gastão of Orléans-Braganza, was one of two claimants to the Brazilian throne, and head of the Petrópolis branch of the Brazilian Imperial House. Maria Esperanza was also an aunt of Juan Carlos I of Spain, son of her sister Princess Maria Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.

Marriage and issue

Maria Esperanza married Prince Pedro Gastão of Orléans-Braganza, son of Prince Pedro de Alcântara of Orléans-Braganza and his wife Countess Elisabeth Dobržensky de Dobrženicz, on 18 December 1944 in Seville, Spain. Maria Esperanza and Pedro de Alcântara had six children:

  • Prince Pedro Carlos of Orléans-Braganza (born 31 October 1945), succeeded to his father's claim as Emperor on 26 December 2007.
  • Princess Maria da Gloria of Orléans-Braganza (born 13 December 1946), former Crown Princess of Yugoslavia.
  • Prince Afonso Duarte of Orléans-Braganza (born 25 April 1948)
  • Prince Manuel Álvaro of Orléans-Braganza (born 17 June 1949)
  • Princess Cristina Maria of Orléans-Braganza (born 16 October 1950)
  • Prince Francisco Humberto of Orléans-Braganza (born 9 December 1956)

Honours

  • Kingdom of the Two Sicilies Calabrian House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies Knight Grand Cross of Justice of the Calabrian Two Sicilian Order of Saint George
  •  Spain: 1173rd Dame of the Order of Queen Maria Luisa

Arms

Coat of arms of Princess Maria de la Esperanza of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.svgCoat of arms of Princess Maria de la Esperanza

of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

Ancestry

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