Prince Luiz Gastão of Orléans-Braganza

Not to be confused with Prince Luiz of Orléans-Braganza.
Prince Luiz Gastão
Born (1911-02-19)19 February 1911
Cannes, France
Died 8 September 1931(1931-09-08) (aged 20)
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Full name
Luiz Gastão Antônio Maria Filipe
House House of Orléans-Braganza
Father Prince Luiz of Orléans-Braganza
Mother Princess Maria di Grazia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

Prince Luiz Gastão of Orléans-Braganza (Portuguese: Príncipe Luiz Gastão Antônio Maria Filipe de Orleans e Bragança; 19 February 1911  8 September 1931) was a member of the House of Orléans-Braganza, and was descended from the Brazilian Imperial Family.


Prince Luiz Gastão was born at Cannes, France, the second son of Prince Luiz of Orléans-Braganza (1878–1920), and his wife, Princess Maria di Grazia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1978–1963). His father was the second son of Prince Gaston, Count of Eu, and Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil. His mother was the daughter of Prince Alfonso, Count of Caserta, and Princess Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.

Prince Luis Gastão's paternal grandmother, Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil, was the heir to the Brazilian throne. Her father Pedro II, was the last emperor of Brazil until he was deposed in 1889. Isabel's eldest son, Pedro de Alcântara, Prince of Grão-Pará, renounced his succession rights in 1908, passing the succession to his younger brother, Prince Luiz. When Prince Luiz died in 1920, his eldest son, and Luiz Gastão's elder brother, Prince Pedro Henrique, became the Head of the Brazilian Imperial House, with Prince Luiz Gastão as his nominal heir.

Luiz Gastão died unmarried at an early age, and was buried in the Orléans Mausoleum in Dreux. After his death, his sister Princess Pia Maria became the titular heir of her brother Pedro Henrique, until the birth of Pedro Henrique's son, also called Prince Luiz, in 1938.


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Prince Luiz Gastão of Orléans-Braganza
Cadet branch of the House of Orléans
Born: 19 February 1911 Died: 8 September 1931
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Prince Pedro Henrique
Prince Imperial of Brazil
14 November 1921 – 8 September 1931
Succeeded by
Princess Pia Maria

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