Pedro V, King of Portugal

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Pedro V, King of Portugal Gender: M
born on 16 September 1837 at 23:15 (= 11:15 PM )
Place Lisbon, Portugal, 38n43, 9w08
Timezone LMT m9w08 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 23°51' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 27°01 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 04°22'

King of Portugal Pedro V (in 1860, aged 23)


King of Portugal from 1853 to 1861, nicknamed "the Hopeful" (Portuguese: o Esperançoso). He was the eldest son of Queen Maria II and her de jure uxoris co-monarch Ferdinand II and was born after his mother's accession. As heir apparent to the throne he was styled Prince Royal (Príncipe Real), and was also the 19th Duke of Braganza (Duque de Bragança). Pedro married Princess Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen by proxy in Berlin on 29 April 1858 and then in person in Lisbon on 18 May 1858. Their happy marriage ended when Queen Stephanie died a year later from diphtheria. Pedro V died on 11 November 1861 aged 24 without issue, so the Portuguese throne passed to his brother Louis (Luís).

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from the Portuguese biography "D. Pedro V e o seu pensamento político, Volume 1" by Francisco Fortunato Queirós (Portucalensis Universitas, 1974), p. 1: "O Rei D. Pedro V nasceu às 23 horas e 30 minutos do dia 16 de Setembro de 1837, no Palácio das Necessidades, em Lisboa." Same data in "Epitome chronologico da historia dos reis de Portugal" by Jorge Cesar de Figaniere (Typ. da Sociedade propagadora dos conhecimentos uteis, 1838), p. 67: "a 16 de Setembro de 1837, pelas onze horas e meia da noite."

On 30 December 2016, Scholfield changed the time of this entry from 11:30pm to 11:15pm, having found a news report stating 11:15pm in "St. Petersburgische Zeitung," 28 Sep. 1837, p. 963: "am 16ten des Nachts um 11¼ Uhr."

Full name in Portuguese: Pedro de Alcântara Maria Fernando Miguel Rafael Gonzaga Xavier João António Leopoldo Víctor Francisco de Assis Júlio Amélio de Bragança e Bourbon Saxe-Coburgo-Gotha.


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (1)
  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Died aged 24)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Braganza)