Isabel (Bragança) de Braganza

Isabel (Bragança) de Braganza (1846 - 1921)

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Isabel de Braganza formerly Bragança
Born in Paço de São Cristóvão, Quinta da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro, Brazilmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Château d'Eu, Eu, Seine-Inférieure, Francemap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Feb 2017
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Princess Isabel (1846-1921), heiress to the Brazilian throne, was born in the Paço de São Cristóvão, Quinta da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro, on July 29, 1846. On October 15, 1864, she married Prince Gastão d' Orléans, Count of Eu (1842-1922). She had three sons: Prince Dom Pedro de Alcântara Orléans e Bragança (b. 1875-?), Dom Luís de Orléans e Bragança (1878-1920), and Dom Antônio Orléans e Bragança (1881-1918).

Isabel was regent of the empire three times while her father, Emperor Dom Pedro II (1825-1891), traveled abroad. During the last regency, using her prerogatives as the Imperial Princess Regent, she signed the "Lei Áurea" (Golden Law) effectively banning slavery on May 13, 1888. For this act, she was awarded the "Rose of Gold" medal by Pope Leon XIII.

When the monarchy fell in 1889, Isabel accompanied the other members of the royal family into exile in France, where she died in 1921. Her body was taken to Brazil aboard the Barroso in 1953 and she was buried in the Petrópolis cathedral.

Onde está a liberdade?
Se a algema não se quebrou
O negro quer felicidade
O negro também quer ser doutor
Princesa Isabel, Princesa Isabel
Liberdade do negro só tá no papel
Princesa Isabel, Princesa Isabel,
Liberdade do negro só tá no papel


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On 13 Feb 2017 at 09:03 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

While working on the house of Orléans I inadvertently created a duplicate of Isabel. Sorry about this. No match was suggested when I created the profile... Please merge.

On 13 Feb 2017 at 08:57 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

De Braganza-1 and Bragança-7 appear to represent the same person because: They are both Isabel de Bragança (do Brasil), Princess Imperial of Brazil.

Isabel is 29 degrees from Rosa Parks, 24 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 5 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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