Information about King Ferdinand II of Portugal

King Ferdinand II of Portugal (29 October 1816 - 15 December 1885)

Dom Ferdinand II (Portuguese: Fernando II) was a German prince of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha-Koháry, and King of Portugal jure uxoris as the husband of Queen Maria II, from the birth of their son in 1837 to her death in 1853.

In keeping with Portuguese law, only after the birth of his son in 1837 did he acquire the title of king. Ferdinand's reign came to an end with the death of his wife in 1853, but he served as regent for his son and successor, King Pedro V, until 1855. He and Maria founded the House of Braganza-Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, which would rule Portugal until 1910.

King Ferdinand II of Portugal reigned in...
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Dona Maria II and Dom Ferdinand II (Queen Maria II and King Ferdinand II) Flag of Portugal, Kingdom of Portugal, Kingdom of 16 September 1837 15 November 1853
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