Friday, January 29, 2010

Dom Pedro, pretender of Brazil's crown, is dead

January 29, 1940

Dom Pedro de Alcantara, the pretender to the Brazilian throne, "died suddenly this afternoon" at his home in Petropolis, near Rio de Janeiro.
According to the AP, Dom Pedro suffered a heart attack, after "attending the theatre." He was the eldest son of the Count d'Eu, and Princess Isabel, the daughter of Pedro II, the last emperor of Brazil.
One of Dom Pedro's daughters, Isabelle, is the wife of the Count of Paris, the "heir presumptive to the throne of France."
Dom Pedro is survived by his wife, Elisabeth, three daughters, the Countess of Paris, Princess Maria Francisca, Princess Teresa Cristina, and two sons, Prince Pedro Gaston and Prince Joao.

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