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 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]

Maria I of Portugal
Maria Ana Francisca of Portugal

Queens Regnant – Maria I of Portugal

The future Maria I of Portugal was born on 17 December 1734 at the Ribeira Royal Palace in Lisbon with the full name, Maria Francisca Isabel Josefa Antónia Gertrudes Rita Joana as the daughter of Joseph I of Portugal and Mariana Victoria of Spain.  She was created Princess of Beira by her grandfather John V of Portugal on [read more]