Infante Augusto, Duke of Coimbra

Infante Augusto
Duke of Coimbra
Born (1847-11-04)4 November 1847
Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal
Died 26 September 1889(1889-09-26) (aged 41)
Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal
Burial Royal Pantheon of the Braganza Dynasty
Full name
Augusto Maria Miguel Gabriel Rafael Agrícola Francisco de Assis Gonzaga Pedro de Alcântara Loiola
House House of Braganza[1]
Father Fernando II of Portugal
Mother Maria II of Portugal
Religion Roman Catholicism

Infante Augusto, Duke of Coimbra (Portuguese pronunciation: [awˈɡuʃtu]; English: Augustus; 4 November 1847 26 September 1889) was a Portuguese infante (prince) of the House of Braganza.[1]


Augusto Maria Miguel Gabriel Rafael Agrícola Francisco de Assis Gonzaga Pedro de Alcântara Loiola of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and Braganza was born in Lisbon the fifth son of Queen Maria II of Portugal and her King consort Fernando II. Augusto was created Duke of Coimbra and had the additional title Duke of Saxony through his father.[2] He had the style of His Royal Highness.

In late 1861, three of his brothers the king Pedro V, Infante João, Duke of Beja and Infante Fernando all fell ill and died. Despite falling ill himself he survived and became heir presumptive to another of his brothers and the new king, Luis I on 27 December 1861 following the death of his brother João.[3] He remained heir until 28 September 1863 and the birth of Infante Carlos the son of king Luis.

Augusto had a career in the Portuguese Army and became general of a division.[2] He died in Lisbon unmarried and without issue in 1889. He is buried at the Royal Pantheon of the Braganza Dynasty.



  1. 1 2 "While remaining patrilineal dynasts of the duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha according to pp. 88, 116 of the 1944 Almanach de Gotha, Title 1, Chapter 1, Article 5 of the 1838 Portuguese constitution declared, with respect to Ferdinand II of Portugal's issue by his first wife, that 'the Most Serene House of Braganza is the reigning house of Portugal and continues through the Person of the Lady Queen Maria II'. Thus their mutual descendants constitute the Coburg line of the House of Braganza"
  2. 1 2 Almanach de Gotha. 1888. p. 61.
  3. The Gentleman's Magazine. 1862. p. 223.

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