- Infante Manuel, Count of Ourém
The Infante Manuel, Count of Ourém, KGF (Portuguese pronunciation: [mɐnuˈɛɫ]; Manuel José Francisco António Caetano Estêvão Bartolomeu; English: Emmanuel Joseph Francis Anthony Cajetan Stephen Bartholomew) (Lisbon, August 3, 1697 - Quinta de Belas, August 3, 1766) was a Portuguese infante (prince), seventh child of Peter II, King of Portugal, and his wife Marie-Sophie of Neuburg. He was the brother of King John V of Portugal.
He was born on August 3, 1697 in Lisbon and died unmarried and without issue at the Quinta de Belas in the same city on the same day in 1766. He is buried at the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora (Mosteiro de São Vicente de Fora) in Lisbon.
Manuel led an adventurous life. At the age of 18, he embarked in secret on an English ship with destination the Netherlands. Ordered by his brother King John V of Portugal to return home, he disobeyed and went to Paris and then to Germany.
On August 1, 1716, he offered his services to Prince Eugene of Savoy, to fight the Turks in Hungary. There he fought 4 days later in the Battle of Petrovaradin where he was slightly wounded but covered with glory. He also participated in the pursuit of the fleeing Turks and the siege and capture of Timişoara.
In 1717, now officially in the Austrian army, he again fought under Prince Eugen and participated in the conquest of Belgrade.
After the Treaty of Passarowitz, he obtained the title of Maréchal de camp.
After the war he travelled from court to court, living a life filled with pleasure, inspiring several contemporary writers.
In 1728 he become one of the candidates for the hand of the wealthy Maria Zofia Sieniawska supported by the Habsburgs in attempt to gain a strong position in Poland before the Royal Election. Well known at the Austrian and Russian court, he was even proposed as the next King of Poland for a short time in 1733, in the onset of the War of Polish Succession.
The next year he returned to Portugal, where he spent the last years of his life in the Quinta de Belas, leading a socially active life, surrounded by writers and artists.
Ancestors of Infante Manuel, Count of Ourém 16. John I, 6th Duke of Braganza 8. Teodósio II, 7th Duke of Braganza 17. Infanta Catarina of Guimarães 4. John IV of Portugal 18. Juan Fernández de Velasco, 5th Duke of Frías 9. Ana de Velasco y Girón 19. Maria Tellez-Giron 2. Peter II of Portugal 20. Alonso Pérez de Guzmán, 7th Duke of Medina Sidonia 10. Juan Manuel Pérez de Guzmán, 8th Duke of Medina Sidonia 21. Ana de Sylva y Mendoza 5. Luisa de Guzmán 22. Francisco Gómez de Sandoval, 1st Duke of Lerma 11. Juana Lorenza Gómez de Sandoval y la Cerda 23. Catalina de la Cerda 1. Infante Manuel, Count of Ourém 24. Philip Louis, Count Palatine of Neuburg 12. Wolfgang William, Count Palatine of Neuburg 25. Anna of Cleves 6. Philip William, Elector Palatine 26. William V, Duke of Bavaria 13. Duchess Magdalene of Bavaria 27. Duchess Renata of Lorraine 3. Maria Sofia of the Palatinate-Neuburg 28. Louis V, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt 14. George II, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt 29. Margravine Magdalena of Brandenburg 7. Landgravine Elisabeth Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt 30. John George I, Elector of Saxony 15. Princess Sophia Eleonore of Saxony 31. Duchess Magdalene Sibylle of Prussia
- ^ (Polish) "Czartoryska z Sieniawskich Maria Zofia". Polski Słownik Biograficzny. http://www.wilanow-palac.art.pl/index.php?enc=1216. Retrieved 2010-09-01.
- ^ (English) Paweł Sieradzki (12006). Obecność rodziny książąt Czartoryskich na ziemi jarosławskiej (The presence of the Czartoryski dukes in the land of Jarosław). Teka Komisji Historycznej OL PAN (99–123). p. 106.
Infantes of Portugal 1st GenerationInfante Henrique • Sancho I • Infante João 2nd Generation 3rd Generation 4th Generation 5th GenerationInfante Afonso, Lord of Leiria • Afonso IV 6th GenerationInfante Afonso • Infante Dinis • Peter I • Infante João 7th Generation 8th Generation 9th Generation 10th Generation 11th GenerationAfonso, Prince of Portugal • Infante João • Miguel da Paz, Prince of Portugal and Asturias^ • John III • Infante Luís, 5th Duke of Beja • Infante Fernando, Duke of Guarda and Trancoso • Cardinal-Infante Afonso • Henry, The Cardinal-King • Infante Duarte, 4th Duke of Guimarães • Infante António • Infante Carlos 12th GenerationAfonso, Prince of Portugal • Manuel, Prince of Portugal • Filipe, Prince of Portugal • Infante Dinis • John Manuel, Prince of Portugal • Infante António 13th Generation 14th Generation 15th GenerationBalthasar Charles, Prince of Portugal and Asturias* • Infante Francisco Fernando* • Teodósio, 1st Prince of Brazil • Afonso VI • Peter II 16th GenerationJoão, 3rd Prince of Brazil • John V • Infante Francisco, 7th Duke of Beja • Infante António • Infante Manuel, Count of Ourém • 17th Generation 18th Generationnone 19th Generation 20th Generation 21st Generation 22nd Generation 23rd Generation 24th Generation^also an infante of Castile and León, Aragon, Sicily and Naples, *also an infante of Spain, **claimant infante, ^^only prince or infante by marriage House of Braganza John IVChildren Peter IIChildren include John VChildren Joseph IChildren include Maria I and Peter IIIChildren include John VIChildren include Pedro IVChildren includeGrandchildren MiguelChildrenGrandchildrenGreat grandchildrenGreat-great grandchildren Maria II and Ferdinand IIChildren
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