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Infante Pedro Carlos
Infante of Spain and Portugal

Spouse Teresa, Princess of Beira
Infante Sebastian of Portugal and Spain
Full name
Pedro Carlos Antonio Rafael Jose Javier Francisco Juan Nepomuceno Tomas de Villanueva Marcos Marcelino Vicente Ferrer Raymundo of Spain
Father Infante Gabriel of Spain
Mother Infanta Mariana Vitória of Portugal
Born 18 June 1786(1786-06-18)
Aranjuez, Kingdom of Spain
Died 4 July 1812 (aged 26)
Rio de Janeiro, Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves

Pedro Carlos de Borbón y Braganza ( Pedro Carlos Antonio Rafael Jose Javier Francisco Juan Nepomuceno Tomas de Villanueva Marcos Marcelino Vicente Ferrer Raymundo; 18 June 1786 – 4 July 1812) was an Infante of Spain and Portugal.



Infante Pedro Carlos was a son of Infante Gabriel of Spain and Infanta Mariana Vitória of Portugal. His paternal grandfather was King Charles III of Spain and his maternal grandfather was King Pedro III of Portugal. Pedro Carlos was the only surviving child of the couple and an orphan at the age of two.


His father was very intelligent and the favorite son of King Charles III, but he and his wife died in 1788 of Smallpox. When King Charles III died the same year, his successor Charles IV of Spain preferred to send the child away to Portugal. Don Pedro Carlos was raised there by his grandmother Maria I of Portugal. From this moment the little prince, also became infante of Portugal.

Pedro Carlos had inherited a large fortune of his father, and was very welcome in Portugal. In 1792, his grandmother was officially declared insane and her son John, uncle of Pedro Carlos, became Regent of Portugal.

When in 1807 the Portuguese royal family had to abandon Portugal because of the Franco-Spanish invasion led by Napoleon Bonaparte, Pedro Carlos left on November 29 on board the "Príncipe Real" with his grandmother and uncles for Brazil.

They arrived in Salvador de Bahía on January 2, 1808, and headed from there to Río de Janeiro, where the infante occupied the São Cristovão Palace.


In Brazil Pedro Carlos was engaged to his cousin Teresa, Princess of Beira, daughter of Charlotte of Spain and John VI of Portugal, and they married on May 13, 1810 in Rio de Janeiro.

The couple was very happy during their two years of marriage, after which Pedro Carlos became ill and died in Boa Vista on July 4, 1812.

The couple had one child :


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This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Spanish Wikipedia.

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