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Princess Maria Anna of Braganza


Princess Maria Anna of Braganza

Maria Anna of Braganza
Hereditary Princess of Thurn and Taxis

Spouse Karl August, 10th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
Princess Clotilde
Princess Mafalda
Johannes, 11th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
Prince Albert
Full name
Portuguese: Maria Ana Rafaela Micaela Gabriela Lourença de Bragança
House House of Braganza
House of Thurn and Taxis
Father Miguel II, Duke of Braganza
Mother Princess Maria Theresa of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Born (1899-09-03)3 September 1899
Schloss Fischhorn, Zell am See, Salzburg, Austria–Hungary
Died 23 June 1971(1971-06-23) (aged 71)
Feldafing, Bavaria, Germany
Burial Gruftkapelle, Saint Emmeram's Abbey, Regensburg
Religion Roman Catholic

Maria Ana Rafaela Micaela Gabriela Lourença of Braganza, Infanta of Portugal,[1][2] full Portuguese name: Maria Ana Rafaela Micaela Gabriela Lourença de Bragança, Infanta de Portugal[1][2] (3 September 1899 – 23 June 1971) was a member of the House of Braganza and an Infanta of Portugal by birth. Through her marriage to Karl August, Hereditary Prince of Thurn and Taxis, Maria Ana was a member of the princely House of Thurn and Taxis.


Maria Anna was born at Schloss Fischhorn in Zell am See, Salzburg, Austria–Hungary,[1][2] the daughter of Miguel, Duke of Braganza and his wife Princess Maria Theresa of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg.[1][2] Her father was the Miguelist claimant to the throne of Portugal from 1866 to 1920.

Marriage and issue

Maria Anna married Prince Karl August of Thurn and Taxis, third eldest son of Albert, 8th Prince of Thurn and Taxis and his wife Archduchess Margarethe Klementine of Austria, on 18 August 1921 at Schloss Taxis in Dischingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.[1][2] Maria Anna and Karl August had four children:[1]

Styles of
Princess Maria Anna of Thurn and Taxis
Reference style Her Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Ma'am
  • Princess Clotilde of Thurn and Taxis (born 30 November 1922)[1]
  • Princess Mafalda of Thurn and Taxis (born 6 March 1924)[1]
  • Johannes, 11th Prince of Thurn and Taxis (5 June 1926 – 28 December 1990)[1]
  • Prince Albert of Thurn and Taxis (23 January 1930 – 4 February 1935)[2]

Princess Maria Anna died in Feldafing, Bavaria, Germany.[1][2]

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 3 September 1899 – 18 August 1921: Her Royal Highness Princess Maria Anna of Braganza, Infanta of Portugal
  • 18 August 1921 – 23 June 1971: Her Royal Highness Princess Maria Anna of Thurn and Taxis, Infanta of Portugal



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