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Fernão II of Portugal
Birth: Oct. 29, 1816
Death: Dec. 15, 1885

Portugal Monarch. He reigned as King consort of Portugal following his marriage to Queen Maria II da Glória in 1836. He was born as Ferdinand, prince von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha, the son of Ferdinand von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha and his wife princess Maria Antonia von Kohary, a Catholic Hungarian noble-woman. (This branch of the previously fully Protestant Coburg-family became Catholics, and good marriage material to Catholic monarchies). According to Portuguese law, the husband of a reigning queen could only be styled King after the birth of any child from that marriage. That is the reason why the queens first husband, August von Leuchtenberg, did not hold that title. After the birth of the future king Pedro V, Ferdinand was proclaimed king Fernão II of Portugal.Allthough it was Maria to whom the ruling power belonged, they were a good team and together they resolved many problems. The king-consort had a very important part in Portuguese political history, acting frequently as regent during his wife's pregnancies. Eventually queen Maria II died during the birth of their 11th child and then Fernão II had to assume regency for the new king Pedro V as he was only 13 years old. Fernão II had the Palacio de Peña in Sintra built as a summer-residence. Late in his life he married the opera singer Elisa Hendler, and they had one daughter, Alice. Elisa ended to inherit most of his possessions after his death in 1885. (bio by: Benny Chordt Hansen) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Maria da Glória Of Portugal (1819 - 1853)
 
 Children:
  Pedro of Portugal (1837 - 1861)*
   Luís I of Portugal (1838 - 1889)*
  Maria of Braganza (1840 - 1840)*
  João Maria Fernando of Braganza (1842 - 1861)*
  Fernando of Braganza (1846 - 1861)*
  Augusto Maria of Braganza (1847 - 1889)*
  Leopold of Braganza (1849 - 1849)*
  Maria da Glória of Braganza (1851 - 1851)*
  Eugenio of Braganza (1853 - 1853)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sao Vicente de Fora
Lisbon
Lisboa, Portugal
 
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Originally Created by: Benny Chordt Hansen
Record added: Oct 22, 2004
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