Infante Fernando of Portugal

For other people with the same name, see Ferdinand of Portugal.
Infante Fernando
Born (1846-07-23)23 July 1846
Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal
Died 6 November 1861(1861-11-06) (aged 15)
Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal
Burial Royal Pantheon of the Braganza Dynasty
Full name
Fernando Maria Luís
House House of Braganza[1]
Father Fernando II of Portugal
Mother Maria II of Portugal
Religion Roman Catholicism

Infante Fernando of Portugal (Fernando Maria Luís de Saxe-Coburgo-Gotha e Bragança; 23 July 1846 in Lisbon 6 November 1861 in Lisbon) was the fourth son of Queen Maria II of Portugal and King-consort Fernando II and a member of the House of Braganza.[1]


Fernando was a Lieutenant in the Fifth Battalion of Caçadores, and received the Grand Cross of the Order of Our Lady of the Conception of Vila Viçosa. With two of his brothers, King Pedro V and Infante João, Duke of Beja, Fernando died of typhoid fever or cholera in late 1861. He was buried in 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"
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