Sunday, June 24, 2018

Royal Profile: Prince Antônio of Orléans-Braganza

Prince Antônio João Maria José Jorge Miguel Gabriel Rafael Gonzaga of Orléans-Braganza was born 24 June 1950 as the sixth son of Prince Pedro Henrique of Orléans-Braganza & Princess Maria of Bavaria{Source}. He has the following older brothers, and younger siblings and their families{Source}:
  1. Dom Luíz Gastão of Orléans-Braganza (1938)
  2. Dom Eudes of Orléans-Braganza (1939)
    1. Ana Maria de Moraes e Carmo (1945, m. 1967-1976, div)
      1. Prince Luíz Felipe of Orléans-Braganza (1969)
      2. Princess Anna Luízaof Orléans-Braganza (1971)
        1.  Paulo Ibrahim Mansour (1996)
    2.  Mercedes Nneves da Rocha (m .1976)
      1. Prince Eudes of Orléans-Braganza (1977)
      2. Princess Maria Antonia of Orléans-Braganza (1979, twin)
      3. Princess Maria Francisca of Orléans-Braganza (1979, twin)
        1. Bernado Almeida Braga Ratto (m. 2005)
          1. Lucas Orleans e Bragança Braga Ratto (2007)
      4. Prince Guy of Orléans-Braganza (1984)
      5. Princess Maria Manoela of Orléans-Braganza (1989)
  3. Dom Beltrao of Orléans-Braganza(1941)
  4. Dona Isabela  of Orléans-Braganza (1944)
  5. Dom Pedro  of Orléans-Braganza (1945)
    1. Maria de Fátima de Lacerda Rocha (m. 1974)
      1. Princess Maria Pia of Orléans-Braganza (1975)
        1. Rodrigo Broglia Mendes
          1. Antônio Broglia Mendes (2004)
      2. Princess Maria Caroline of Orléans-Braganza(1978)
        1. Nuno de Carvalho Moreira (m. 2005)
          1. Jaquim Pedro de Orleans e Bragança Moreira (2008)
    2. Prince Gabriel Jose  of Orléans-Braganza (1980)
    3. Princess Maria de Fatima  of Orléans-Braganza (1988)
    4. Princess Maria Manuela of Orléans-Braganza (1989)
  6. Prince Fernando  of Orléans-Braganza (1948)
      1. Maria de Graça Baere de Araujo (m. 1975)
        1. Princess Isabel  of Orléans-Braganza (1978)
        2. Princess Maria de Gloria  of Orléans-Braganza (1982)
        3. Princess Luíza of Orléans-Braganza(1984)
  7. Princess Eleanora  of Orléans-Braganza, Princess deLigne (1953)
    1. Michel de Ligne, 14th Prince de Ligne
      1. Princess Alix de Ligne, Countess de Dampierre ( 1984)
        1. Count Guillaume Aymar Emmanuel de Dampierre (1985, m. 2016)
      2. Prince Henri Antoine de Ligne (1989)
  8. Dom Francesco  of Orléans-Braganza (1955)
    1. Claudia Regina Godinho (m. 1980)
      1. Princess Maria Elizabeth of Orléans-Braganza(1982)
      2. Princess Maria Thereza  of Orléans-Braganza (1984, twin)
      3. Princess Maria Eleonora  of Orléans-Braganza (1984, twin)
  9. Prince Alberto of Orléans-Braganza (1957)
    1. Maritza Ribas Bockel (m. 1983)
    2. Prince Pedro of Orléans-Braganza (1988)
    3. Princess Maria Beatriz of Orléans-Braganza (1990)
    4. Princess Ann Tereza of Orléans-Braganza  (1995)
    5. Prince Antonio Alberto of Orléans-Braganza  (1997)
  10. Princess Maria Teresa of Orléans-Braganza (1959, twin)
    1. Jan Hessel de Jong (m. 1995)
      1. Johannes Pedro Michel Marie de Jong (1997)
  11. Dona Maria Gabriela  of Orléans-Braganza (1959, twin)

He was educated in Brazil. He earned a bachelor's degree in Engineering with a specialization in Major Structural Projects from the University of Barra do Piraí in 1976.

In his free time, he is an avid painter. In May 1999 he held an exhibition, "A Herança Portuguesa no Brasil Colonial" (The Portuguese Heritage in Colonial Brazil) at Ipanema Park in Portugal {Source: "Príncipe brasileiro expõe aguarelas no Ipanema", Jornal de Notícias (May 4, 1999).} His work has also been displayed in  the Crystal Palace in Petropolis, the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes in Rio de Janeiro, and the Galeria Quadrante and the Museu da Casa Brasileira in São Paulo {Source: "Príncipe brasileiro expõe aguarelas no Ipanema", Jornal de Notícias (May 4, 1999).}.

He married Princess Christine de Ligne, who us his sister Eleanora's sister-in-law, in September 1981 {Source}. Together, he and his wife have the following children {Source}:
  1. Prince Pedro Luiz of Orléans-Braganza (1983-2009, died in  the lost Air France 447)
  2. Princess Amélia of Orléans-Braganza (1984)
    1. Mr. James Spearman (m. 2014)
      1. Master Alexander Joaquim Pedro Spearman (2016)
      2. Master Nicholas Rafael William Spearman (2018)
  3. Prince Raphael of Orléans-Braganza (1986)
  4. Princess Maria Gabriela of Orléans-Braganza (1989)

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