Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen

Queen consort of Portugal
Tenure 18 May 1858 – 17 July 1859
Born 15 July 1837
Krauchenwies, Sigmaringen, Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Died 17 July 1859(1859-07-17) (aged 22)
Lisbon, Portugal
Burial Pantheon of the Braganzas
Spouse Peter V of Portugal
Full name
German: Stephanie Josepha Friederike Wilhelmine Antonia
Portuguese: Estefânia Josefa Frederica Guilhermina Antónia
House Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Father Charles Anthony, Prince of Hohenzollern
Mother Princess Josephine of Baden

Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (Stephanie Josepha Friederike Wilhelmine Antonia; Portuguese: Estefânia; 15 July 1837 – 17 July 1859) was the Queen consort of King Peter V of Portugal.


Born in Krauchenwies, Sigmaringen, in 1837, Stephanie was the eldest daughter of Karl Anton, Prince of Hohenzollern, head of the House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, and his wife Princess Josephine of Baden. Her maternal grandparents were Karl, Grand Duke of Baden, and Stéphanie de Beauharnais.

She was also a younger sister of Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern, older sister of King Carol I of Romania, and aunt of King Albert I of Belgium.


An early photograph of the Queen

Stephanie married King Peter V of Portugal by proxy on 29 April 1858 at St. Hedwig's Cathedral in Berlin, where her eldest brother Leopold stood in for the groom. She was then married in person on 18 May 1858 at the Church of St. Dominic in Lisbon. Both bride and groom were a few months short of their twenty-first birthdays. Stephanie was received with much luxury and wrote home that the Portuguese understood luxury better than dignity. However she fell ill with diphtheria and died only a year later in Lisbon at the age of 22. During her short period as queen, she made herself a good name from the foundation of hospitals.

There were no children from this marriage. Her body was interred at the Braganza Pantheon inside the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora in Lisbon.

Pedro never married again and died of cholera on 11 November 1861. He was succeeded by his younger brother Luís.

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Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Cadet branch of the House of Hohenzollern
Born: 15 July 1837 Died: 17 July 1859
Portuguese royalty
Preceded by
Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
Queen consort of Portugal
18 May 1858 – 17 July 1859
Succeeded by
Maria Pia of Savoy
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