Princess Elisabeth of Thurn and Taxis
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Princess Elisabeth of Thurn and Taxis

Princess Elisabeth of Thurn and Taxis[] (German: Elisabeth Maria Maximiliana[]) (28 May 1860, Dresden, Kingdom of Saxony[] – 7 February 1881, Ödenburg, Austrian Empire[]) was the Duchess of Braganza and wife of Miguel, Duke of Braganza.


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.[]

Marriage and issue

Elisabeth with her husband Miguel, Duke of Braganza, late 1870s
Elisabeth with her elder sister, Louise.

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:[]

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.



  • Manuel de Mello Corrêa (eds): Anuário since Nobreza de Portugal. Instituto Português de Heráldica, Lisboa, 1985.
Princess Elisabeth of Thurn and Taxis (1860-1881)
Cadet branch of the House of Tassis
Born: 28 May 1860 Died: 7 February 1881
Titles in pretence
Preceded by -- TITULAR --
Queen consort of Portugal
Miguelist line

17 October 1877–7 February 1881
Succeeded by

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