Today in History - February 17th. 1845 - Infanta Antónia of Portugal

Antónia Maria Fernanda Micaela Gabriela Rafaela Francisca de Asis
Ana Gonzaga Silvina Júlia Augusta de Saxe-Coburgo y Bragança 
(what a long name) was born on February 17th. 1845 at the
Palace of Belém in Lisbon (Portugal).

infanta Antónia of Portugal - Source picture: Wikipedia


Her parents were King Fernando II of Portugal and
Maria II of Portugal.

On September 12th. 1861 Antónia married Leopold,
Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen. They would have 3 sons:

- William (who married twice: Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and
Princess Adelgunde of Bavaria);

- Ferdinand (who married Princess Marie of Edinburgh) - he became
King of Romania;

- Karl Anton (who  later married Princess Joséphine Charlotte of
Belgium - daughter of Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders).

Infanta Antónia of Portugal died on December 27th. 1913 in
Sigmaringen (Baden-Würtemberg)
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