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Infante Miguel, Duke of Viseu

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House  House of Braganza
Religion  Roman Catholic
Name  Infante Duke

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Born  3 December 1946 (age 69) Bern, Switzerland (1946-12-03)
Father  Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza
Mother  Maria Francisca of Orleans-Braganza
Parents  Maria Francisca of Orleans-Braganza, Duchess of Braganza, Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza
Siblings  Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza, Infante Henrique, Duke of Coimbra
Grandparents  Pedro de Alcantara, Prince of Grao-Para
Nephews  Afonso, Prince of Beira, Infante Dinis, Duke of Porto
Cousins  Henri d'Orleans - Count of, Diane - Duchess of Wurttemberg, Princess Anne - Duchess, Princess Claude of Orleans, Princess Maria da Gloria - D
Similar People  Duarte Pio - Duke of Braganza, Duarte Nuno - Duke of B, Afonso - Prince of Beira, Miguel - Duke of Braganza, Infanta Maria Francisca

Infante Miguel, Duke of Viseu

D. Infante Miguel, Duke of Viseu (born 3 December 1946) is a member of the Portuguese royal family, as the second child of Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, and Princess Maria Francisca of Orléans-Braganza. The Duke of Viseu is fourth in the Line of succession to the former Portuguese throne, behind his elder brother, Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza, and his three children.


The Duke of Viseu is a noted patron of the arts and painter, and the founder and sponsor of the annual Luso-Brazilian Week of Aldravist Art, held interchangeably between Portugal and Brazil. He is also an active member in various orders of chivalry, notably the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George.

Early life

Miguel Gabriel Rafael Xavier Teresa Maria Felix was born on 3 December 1946, in Bern, Switzerland, to Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, the pretender to the defunct throne of Portugal, and Maria Francisca of Orléans-Braganza. Since birth, Miguel has held the honorific styling of Dom and the styling of His Highness, alongside the titles of Infante of Portugal and Duke of Viseu.

In 1950, the Portuguese Laws of Banishment were repealed and Infante Miguel's family was permitted to return to Portugal, which they did in 1952.

Arts patronage

The Duke of Viseu founded, in 2011, the Annual Luso-Brazilian Week of Aldravist Art, held interchangingly between Portugal and Brazil. It celebrated its 5th session in 2016 in Mariana, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

The Duke is also a painter himself and a fan of Dutch Baroque painter Johannes Vermeer and surrealist painter H. R. Giger.

The Duke of Viseu graduated from the School of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon.

Personal life

The Duke of Viseu is unmarried and without children. He primarily lives in Santar, Nelas Municipality, in the Viseu District, in the Casa das Fidalgas, a manor with origins in the 14th century.

Titles and styles

  • 3 December 1946 – present His Highness The Duke of Viseu
  • Infante Miguel's styling as Duke of Viseu:

  • The Most Serene Infante Miguel of Portugal, 7th Duke of Viseu
  • Honours

    Infante Miguel has been decorated with the following honours:

  • Grand Cross of the Order of the Immaculate Conception of Vila Viçosa
  • Bailiff Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta
  • Bailiff Grand Cross of Justice of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George
  • Knight of the Order of Saint Januarius
  • Grand Cross of The Order of the Eagle of Georgia and the Seamless Tunic of Our Lord Jesus Christ
  • References

    Infante Miguel, Duke of Viseu Wikipedia