Amélie of Leuchtenberg

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Portugal

The Kingdom of Portugal began its life in 1139 when Afonso Henriques, Count of Portugal, was acclaimed King of the Portuguese. House of Burgundy His wife was Matilda or Mafalda of Savoy, who was thus the first Queen of Portugal. They had seven children together, including his successor the future King Sancho I of Portugal. Sancho succeeded his [read more]

Maria Anna of Austria

Maria Anna of Austria – The learned abbess

Archduchess Maria Anna or Marianna of Austria was born on 6 October 1738 at the Hofburg Palace as the eldest surviving daughter of Empress Maria Theresa and Francis of Lorraine. As the eldest surviving child, she was heiress presumptive until the birth of her younger brother Joseph. She received an education, but not much was expected of [read more]

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Anna of Tyrol

The Imperial Crypt in Vienna, Austria

The Imperial Crypt (or Kaisergruft) in Vienna is certainly one of Vienna’s hidden treasures. It was founded in 1618 and has been the principal place of burial for members of the House of Habsburgs. It contains the bones of 145 people, plus four urns containing hearts or cremated remains. Not all are visible. It’s quite [read more]

Maria I of Portugal
Amélie of Orléans

Burial places of the Queens and Consorts of Portugal

Amélie of Orléans – Royal Pantheon of the House of Braganza (Lisbon, Portugal) Beatrice of Castile (1242 – 1303) – Alcobaça Monastery (Alcobaça, Portugal) Beatrice of Castile (1293–1359) – Lisbon Cathedral (Lisbon, Portugal) Carlota Joaquina of Spain – Royal Pantheon of the House of Braganza (Lisbon, Portugal) Dulce of Aragon – Santa Cruz Monastery (Coimbra, Portugal) Eleanor of Aragon – Batalha Monastery (Leiria, Portugal) [read more]