- Infanta Maria Anna of Portugal (1843–1884)
Infanta Maria Anna of Portugal Crown Princess of Saxony Spouse George of Saxony Issue Princess Maria Johanna
Princess Maria Josepha
Prince Johann Georg
Full name Portuguese: Maria Ana Fernanda Leopoldina Micaela Rafaela Gabriela Carlota Antónia Júlia Vitória Praxedes Francisca de Assis Gonzaga de Saxe-Coburgo-Gotha e Bragança House House of Braganza-Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
House of Wettin
Father Ferdinand II of Portugal Mother Maria II of Portugal Born 21 August 1843
Died 5 February 1884(aged 40)
Burial Katholische Hofkirche Religion Roman Catholicism
Infanta Maria Ana of Portugal (or of Braganza; Portuguese pronunciation: [mɐˈɾiɐ ˈɐnɐ]; full name: Maria Ana Fernanda Leopoldina Micaela Rafaela Gabriela Carlota Antónia Júlia Vitória Praxedes Francisca de Assis Gonzaga of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and Braganza; English: Mary Anne; German: Maria Anna) (Lisbon, 21 August 1843 – Dresden, 5 February 1884) was a Portuguese infanta (princess), the eldest surviving daughter of Queen Maria II of Portugal and her King consort Ferdinand II of Portugal, born Prince of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha-Kohary.
Her mother died in 1853. She married in Lisbon at the Belém Palace on 11 May 1859 to Prince George of Saxony (1832–1904), second son of King John I of Saxony, a kinsman from the Catholic Albertine branch of her father's Wettin dynasty.
Her husband's elder brother Albert succeeded her father-in-law as King of Saxony and gradually it became clear that he was not able to have children of his own. Maria Anna's eldest son would almost certain to one day succeed to the throne.
Eight children were born of her marriage:
Name Birth Death Notes Marie Johanna Amalie Ferdinande Antonie Luise Juliane 19 June 1860 2 March 1861 died in childhood, no issue Elisabeth Albertine Karoline Sidonie Ferdinande Leopoldine Antonie Auguste Clementine 14 February 1862 18 May 1863 died in childhood, no issue Mathilde Marie Auguste Viktorie Leopoldine Karoline Luise Franziska Josepha 19 March 1863 27 March 1933 died unmarried, no issue Frederick Augustus Johann Ludwig Karl Gustav Gregor Philipp 25 May 1865 18 February 1932 married Princess Louise of Tuscany (1870–1947), later divorced, had issue Maria Josepha Luise Philippine Elisabeth Pia Angelica Margarethe 31 May 1867 28 May 1944 married to her cousin second degrees Archduke Otto Franz of Austria (1865–1906), had issue Johann Georg Pius Karl Leopold Maria Januarius Anacletus 10 July 1869 24 November 1938 married first Duchess Maria Isabella of Württemberg (1871–1904) and second Princess Maria Immaculata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1874–1906), Maximilian Wilhelm August Albert Karl Gregor Odo 17 November 1870 12 January 1951 died unmarried, no issue Albert Karl Anton Ludwig Wilhelm Viktor 25 February 1875 16 September 1900 died umarried, no issue
Princess Maria Anna predeceased her father Ferdinand, her husband George, and her brother-in-law King Albert of Saxony. In 1902 George succeeded his childless brother as king, and on his death in 1904 Maria Anna's eldest son became King of Saxony as Frederick Augustus III.
Founded by Ferdinand II of Portugal and Maria II of Portugal 1st generation 2nd generationCarlos I · Afonso 3rd generation The generations indicate descent form Afonso I, and continues through the House of Aviz, the House of Bourbon through Isabella of Portugal, and the House of Braganza through Infanta Catherine, Duchess of Braganza. 1st Generation 2nd Generation 3rd GenerationLeonor, Queen of Denmark • Infanta Maria 4th Generation 5th GenerationConstance, Queen of Castile and León • Maria, Lady of Menezes and Orduña • Isabel, Lady of Penela • Infanta Constança • Beatriz, Lady of Lemos 6th GenerationMaria, Queen of Castile and León • Infanta Isabel • Leonor, Queen of Aragon 7th GenerationMaria, Marchioness of Tortosa • Beatriz, Countess of Alburquerque 8th GenerationBeatriz I • Infanta Branca • Isabel, Duchess of Burgundy • Infanta Branca 9th Generation 10th GenerationLeonor, Queen of Portugal and the Algarve • Isabel, Duchess of Braganza • Infanta Catarina • Saint Joana, Princess of Portugal 11th Generation 12th Generation 13th GenerationIsabella Clara Eugenia, Co-Sovereign of the Habsburg Netherlands* • Catherine Michelle, Duchess of Savoy* • Infanta Maria* 14th GenerationAnna, Queen of France* • Infanta Maria* Maria Anna, Holy Roman Empress* • Infanta Margarita Francisca* 15th Generation 16th Generation 17th Generation 18th Generation 19th GenerationInfanta Maria Isabel • Mariana Vitória, Infanta of Spain • Infanta Maria Clementina 20th Generation 21st GenerationMaria II • Januária Maria, Princess Imperial of Brazil** • Infanta Paula Mariana** • Infanta Francisca** • Infanta Maria Amélia** • Maria das Neves, Duchess of San Jaime • Maria Teresa, Archduchess of Austria • Maria Josepha, Duchess in Bavaria • Adelgundes, Duchess of Guimarães • Maria Ana, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg • Maria Antónia, Duchess of Parma 22nd GenerationInfanta Maria*** • Maria Ana, Crown Princess of Saxony*** • Antónia, Princess of Hohenzollern*** • Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil** • Infanta Maria da Glória*** • Leopoldina, Princess Ludwig August of Saxe-Coburg-Kohary** • Maria Teresa, Princess Karl Ludwig of Thurn und Taxis • Isabel Maria, Princess of Thurn und Taxis • Infanta Maria Benedita • Infanta Mafalda • Maria Anna, Hereditary Princess of Thurn und Taxis • Infanta Filippa Maria • Maria Antónia, Mrs. Chanler • Maria Adelaide, Mrs. van Uden 23rd Generationnone 24th GenerationInfanta Maria Ana*** • Infanta Maria Francisca *also an infanta of Spain, **also an imperial princess of Brazil, ***also a princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duchess in Saxony The generations are numbered from the ascension of Frederick Augustus I as King of Saxony in 1806. 1st generation 2nd generation 3rd generationPrincess Carola of Sweden · Infanta Maria Anna of Portugal 4th generation 5th generationPrincess Elisabeth Helene of Thurn and Taxis · Princess Sophie of Luxembourg · Virginia Dulon* 6th generationMargit Lukas* · Charlotte Schwindack* · Erna Eilts* · Princess Anastasia of Anhalt · Elmira Henke* 7th generationAstrid Linke* · Diana Dorndorf* 8th generationJedida Taborek* *did not have a royal or noble title by birth
^both married Anthony of Saxony while Electoral Prince
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