Emanuel II King of Portugal 1866
- Born: 19 Mar 1889, Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
- Marriage: Augusta Victoria Princess of Hohenzollern on 4 Sep 1913 in Sigmaringen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany 1866
- Died: 2 Jul 1932, Twickenham, Middlesex, England at age 43 1866
- Buried: Sao Vicente de Fora (Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal)
Another name for Emanuel was Manõel.1854
Manuel II (English: Emanuel II), the Patriot (Port. o Patriota) or the Missed King (Port. o Rei Saudade), named Manuel Maria Filipe Carlos Amélio Luís Miguel Rafael Gabriel Gonzaga Francisco de Assis Eugénio - (Lisbon, March 19, 1889 - Twickenham, July 2, 1932) reigned as Portugal's 34th (or 35th according to some historians) and last King from 1908 to 1910, following the assassination of his father, King Carlos and older brother, Prince Luis Filipe, Duke of Braganza at the hands of radical republicans.
The young King sought to save the fragile position of the Braganza monarchy by dismissing the dictator João Franco and his entire cabinet in 1908. Free elections were declared in which republicans and socialists won an overwhelming victory. Revolution erupted on October 4, 1910 and Manuel fled to British ruled Gibraltar with the royal family as his palace was being shelled.
He lived in exile in the United Kingdom. On September 4, 1913 he married Princess Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1890 -1966). Manuel wrote an invaluable guide to medieval and Renaissance Portuguese literature, but died young. Royalist movements in Portugal subsequent to 1910 failed to restore the Braganza dynasty.
Manuel died on July 2, 1932 at Fulwell Park, Twickenham, Middlesex, England.
As the King had no children before his death he recognised his cousin/uncle Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza to be the legitimate heir to the Portuguese Crown. Some minority sources claim the form of this recognition to be not adequate and affirm the validity of the pretense of Hilda Toledano, aka Maria Pia of Braganza, who claimed to be King Manuel half-sister )this claim is considered by most sources as either a hoax or a psychological problem. 1866
1. Acceded: King of Portugal, 1 Feb 1908-4 Oct 1910. 1866
Emanuel married Augusta Victoria Princess of Hohenzollern on 4 Sep 1913 in Sigmaringen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.1866 (Augusta Victoria Princess of Hohenzollern was born on 19 Aug 1890 in Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany 1866 and died on 29 Aug 1966 1866.)
Schloß Kapelle, Sigmaringen, Hohenzollern 1854