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House of Orléans-Braganza
COA Dinasty Orleães-Bragança.svg
Country Brazil
Parent house House of Orléans (France)
House of Braganza (Portugal)
Titles Prince of Orléans-Braganza
Founder Prince Gaston, comte d'Eu and
Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil
Current head Prince Luís of Orléans-Braganza
Founding year 1864
Ethnicity Brazilian

On September 7, 1822, Prince Pedro of Portugal, heir apparent to the Portuguese throne and the King's representative in Brazil, declared the country's independence from Portugal and proclaimed himself Emperor of Brazil. The imperial title was officially bestowed upon him on October 12, 1822. This resulted in the Brazilian Declaration of Independence. In 1825, his father, King John VI of Portugal, recognized the independence of the new state, the former Portuguese dominion.

Brazil had been officially elevated to the status of United Kingdom (with Portugal) in 1815, in the reign of Queen Maria I of Portugal, by the Prince Regent Dom João (future John VI). Between 1815 and 1822, the kingdom was known officially as United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves.


Emperors of Brazil (1822–1889)

The Empire of Brazil remained a monarchy until 1889, and had two reigning emperors:

Pretenders of the Brazilian throne since 1889

Arms of the House of Orléans-Braganza
Arms of the Saxe-Coburg and Bragança dynasty.

The Vassouras Line

The Petrópolis Line

The Saxe-Coburg and Bragança Line

The Imperial Family today

The Imperial House of Brazil consists today of the following members (in order of succession):

Past members and descendants of the Imperial Family

See also


  1. ^ Bodstein, Astrid (2006). "The Imperial Family of Brazil". Royalty Digest Quarterly (3).  

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