from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A dynasty of Portuguese rulers (1640-1910) who also controlled Brazil from 1822 to 1889.


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  • I once more embarked in an English steamer, the "Braganza," of 350 horse power, that left Singapore for Ceylon on the 7th of October.

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  • - E. (278) "Braganza" came out at Drury-lane theatre in 1775, and was very successful.

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  • Today: A review of monies allotted for the renovation of Hampton Court Palace, where our new Queen Catherine of Braganza and King Charles II will spend their honeymoon.

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  • It is interesting to note that Queen Catherine of Braganza is credited with introducing tea to England.

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  • Sharing a hilltop with the fortress is the restored Palace of the Dukes of Braganza, a Renaissance castle that will host exhibitions and concerts during 2012.

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  • She had been hired in the early 1990s to create a monument in Queens, N.Y., to Queen Catherine of Braganza, for whom that borough was named, but the project generated controversy and was discontinued after the artist had created the bronze casting molds and a 35-foot-tall clay head.

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  • And she got it: Emperor Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary, who extended hospitality to the exiled Braganzas, created the tenacious American the Duchess Vizeu & Princess de Braganza in her own right.

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  • In 1909 she met Prince Miguel de Braganza, whose father was referred to as the Pretender to the Portuguese throne, and three months later, they were engaged.

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  • Marie was pursued by Duke of Miguel of Braganza but there was no engagement nor did Rudolf encourage Braganza to propose to her or encourage her to accept.

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  • Although her mother wants her to marry the Duke of Braganza, as does Rudolf to save her, she can't live without Rudolf.

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