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]

Amélie of Leuchtenberg

University of São Paulo to exhume Isabel, Princess Imperial

The University of São Paulo is to exhume to bodies of Isabel, Princess Imperial, her husband Prince Gaston, Count of Eu and her parents Pedro II of Brazil and Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies. All four are buried in the Cathedral of São Pedro de Alcântara, Petrópolis, Brazil and will be transferred to the  Hospital das Clínica. [read more]