Prince João Maria of Orléans-Braganza
|Prince João Maria of Orléans-Braganza|
15 October 1916|
26 June 2005 88) (aged|
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fatima Sherifa Chirine (-1971)|
Terez Leite (1990-2005 his death)
|Issue||João Henrique de Orléans e Bragança|
|Father||Pedro de Alcântara, Prince of Grão-Pará|
|Mother||Countess Elisabeth Dobržensky de Dobrženicz|
Prince João Maria of Orléans-Braganza (15 October 1916–26 June 2005) was a French-born Brazilian soldier, pilot and airline executive.
Early and personal life
João was born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France to Pedro de Alcântara, Prince of Grão-Pará and Countess Elisabeth Dobržensky de Dobrženicz. His father had been a member of the Brazilian Imperial Family but had joined his mother Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil in exile after the abolition of the monarchy. When João was 19, he emigrated to Brazil.
As a young man he was a member of Ação Integralista Brasileira (AIB), a Fascist group led by writer Plínio Salgado. In 1938 he was injured in the Levante integralista, an attempt to storm the Palácio Guanabara, the residence of President Getúlio Vargas.
War and working life
Later life and legacy
- Gunson, Phil (9 July 2005). "Joao Maria de Orleans e Braganca". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
- "D. João Maria de Orleans e Bragança e Dobrzenicz" (in Portuguese). Colégio Brasileiro de Genealogia. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
- "Brazilians nip revolt - Rio Fascists routed after sharp battle". St. Petersburg Times. Associated Press. 12 May 1938. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
- Ross, Lillian (18 September 2006). "Family tree". The New Yorker. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
- "Joao Maria de Orleans e Braganca, great-grandson of Brazilian emperor, dies at 88". Associated Press Newswires. 28 June 2005.