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Princess of Brazil Maria Amélia

Dona Maria Amélia (1 December 1831 – 4 February 1853) was a princess of the Empire of Brazil and a member of the Brazilian branch of the House of Braganza. Her parents were Emperor Dom Pedro I, the first ruler of Brazil, and Amélie of Leuchtenberg. The only child of her father's second marriage, Maria Amélia was born in France after Pedro I abdicated the Brazilian throne in favor of his son Dom Pedro II. Before Maria Amélia was a month old, Pedro I went to Portugal to restore the crown of the eldest daughter of his first marriage, Dona Maria II. He fought a successful war against his brother Miguel I, who had usurped Maria II's throne.

Only a few months after his victory, Pedro I died from tuberculosis. Maria Amélia's mother took her to Portugal, where she remained for most of her life without ever visiting Brazil. The Brazilian government refused to recognize Maria Amélia as a member of Brazil's Imperial House because she was foreign-born, but when her elder half-brother Pedro II was declared of age in 1840, he successfully intervened on her behalf.

Maria Amélia became engaged to Archduke Maximilian of Austria in early 1852, but before the marriage could take place she contracted tuberculosis, and was taken to the town of Funchal on the Portuguese island of Madeira. Despite its reputedly healthy climate, her health continued to deteriorate, and she died on 4 February 1853. Her body was taken to mainland Portugal and interred in the Pantheon of the House of Braganza; almost 130 years later, her remains were taken to Brazil. In honor of her daughter, Maria Amélia's mother financed the construction of the "Princesa D. Maria Amélia" hospital in Funchal. Maria Amélia's fiancé, Maximilian, made a pilgrimage to Brazil and Madeira, a journey that influenced his acceptance of the throne of Mexico in 1864.

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Some of their strengths

Princess of Brazil Maria Amélia has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Adventurous, Intuitive, Independent, Energetic, Insightful, Generous, and Passionate.

Adventurous and Independent

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Princess of Brazil Maria Amélia is someone who is an adventurous, independent, and energetic person, who is insightful, imaginative, generous, and honest. A person who really cares about helping others make the most of what they have.

Adventurous and Free

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Princess of Brazil Maria Amélia well know them as someone who can be talented, wayward and free, like a big river or the ocean.

Active and Ambitious

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Princess of Brazil Maria Amélia as someone who is active, ambitious, bold, and courageous.

A person who is driven and organized, is wise with money, who knows how to tell a good story, likes physical activity, and who loves learning.

Justice-seeking and Insightful

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Princess of Brazil Maria Amélia is someone who tends to be intolerant of unfairness in life, and who has an uncanny ability to reveal the truth in any situation.

They are also someone who is curious, dynamic, and positive, and who enjoys inspiring and communicating with other people.

Optimistic and Quick-witted

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Princess of Brazil Maria Amélia tends to be someone who is optimistic and spontaneous, and who has a clear and analytical mind. Who can be witty, with a happy-go-lucky- nature that makes others cheerful, and who possesses an adventurous zest for life.

Some of Princess of Brazil Maria Amélia's challenges

While Princess of Brazil Maria Amélia has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Princess of Brazil Maria Amélia can be Impulsive, Careless, Complicated, Brusque, Stubborn, Idle, and Aggressive.

Impulsive and Careless

One of Princess of Brazil Maria Amélia's key challenges is that they are someone who can be impulsive and careless.

Princess of Brazil Maria Amélia must also exercise caution as they can have difficulty dealing with responsibility, authority, or criticism.

Impulsive and Aggressive

Princess of Brazil Maria Amélia is someone who can be impulsive, aggressive, and confrontational, can have difficulty listening to others, be moody and high strung, have conflict with authority figures, be too judgmental of others, and who can be overindulgent and extravagant.

Irritable and Callous

Finally, Princess of Brazil Maria Amélia also can be short-tempered, childish, insensitive, and careless at times.

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