Elisabeth Maria Maximiliana von Thurn und Taxis

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Elisabeth Maria Maximiliana von Thurn und Taxis

Birthdate: (20)
Birthplace: Dresden, Sachsen, Deutschland
Death: February 7, 1881 (20)
Oldenburg (Oldenburg), Niedersachsen, Deutschland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Maximilian Anton, Erbprinz von Thurn und Taxis and Helene in Bayern
Wife of Miguel II, duque de Bragança
Mother of Príncipe Miguel de Bragança, duque de Viseu; Francisco José Gerardo Maria de Bragança and Maria Teresa von Thurn und Taxis, infanta de Portugal
Sister of Louisa von Thurn und Taxis; Maximilian Maria, Prinz von Thurn und Taxis; Albrecht* Maria Fürst von Thurn und Taxis and Adelgunde von Thurn und Taxis

Occupation: Duchess of Braganza, Princess of Thurn and Taxis
Managed by: Ofir Friedman
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About Elisabeth Maria Maximiliana von Thurn und Taxis

Elisabeth was a Princess of Thurn and Taxis by birth and an Infanta of Portugal, Princess of Braganza, and titular Queen consort of Portugal through her marriage to Miguel, Duke of Braganza, Miguelist claimant to the throne of Portugal from 1866 to 1920. Elisabeth was the second eldest child and daughter of Maximilian Anton Lamoral, Hereditary Prince of Thurn and Taxis and his wife Duchess Helene in Bavaria.

Elisabeth married Miguel, Duke of Braganza, only son and second eldest child of Miguel I of Portugal and his wife Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, on 17 October 1877 in Regensburg, Kingdom of Bavaria. Elisabeth and Miguel had three children: Prince Miguel of Braganza, Duke of Viseu (1878–1923), married Anita Stewart Prince Francis Joseph of Braganza (1879–1919) Princess Maria Teresa of Braganza (1881–1945), married Prince Karl Ludwig of Thurn and Taxis The couple moved to Austria, where on 22 September 1878 in Reichenau an der Rax, her first son, Miguel Maximiliano, was born. It was after this birth that Elisabeth's health began to deteriorate. Elisabeth died at the age of 20 in Ödenburg shortly after the birth of her third child, Maria Teresa. Elisabeth's mother Helene withdrew after her death more and more from public life. Her husband Miguel eventually remarried on 8 November 1893 in Kleinheubach to Princess Maria Theresa of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg.

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Elisabeth Maria Maximiliana von Thurn und Taxis's Timeline

May 28, 1860
Dresden, Sachsen, Deutschland
September 22, 1878
Age 18
Reichenau An Der Rax, Niederösterreich, Österreich
September 7, 1879
Age 19
Merano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italia
January 26, 1881
Age 20
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, UK
February 7, 1881
Age 20
Oldenburg (Oldenburg), Niedersachsen, Deutschland