Afonso, Prince Imperial of Brazil
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Who is Afonso, Prince Imperial of Brazil?
Afonso, Prince Imperial of Brazil: Dom Afonso was the Prince Imperial and heir apparent to the throne of the Empire of Brazil. Born in Rio de Janeiro, he was the eldest child of Emperor Dom Pedro II and Dona Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies, and thus a member of the Brazilian branch of the House of Braganza. With the birth of his child, the insecure and shy 19-year-old Emperor Pedro II became more mature and outgoing. Afonso's arrival also fostered a closer and happier relationship between his parents, who had not married for love.
- also known as Afonso de Bourbon e Bragança, Dom Afonso, Afonso Pedro de Alcântara Cristiano Leopoldo Filipe Eugênio Miguel Gabriel Rafael Gonzaga
- born on (169 years ago) in Paço de São Cristóvão, child of Pedro II of Brazil and Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies
- nationality: Brazil
- religion: Catholicism
- died on (167 years ago) in Paço de São Cristóvão of epilepsy
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