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Miguel

(mēgĕl`), 1802–66, Portuguese prince; son of John IVJohn IV,
1604–56, king of Portugal (1640–56). He succeeded as duke of Braganza in 1630. Descended from Manuel I and in illegitimate line from John I, he had the strongest claim to the Portuguese throne when a revolution was planned to cast off the rule of Philip IV
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 of Portugal and younger brother of Pedro IPedro I
(Dom Pedro de Alcântara) , 1798–1834, first emperor of Brazil (1822–31); son of John VI of Portugal. Dom Pedro was a child when the Portuguese royal family, fleeing from Napoleon's conquering French army, left Portugal for Brazil.
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 of Brazil. He led an unsuccessful revolt against his father in 1824. On John's death (1826) the Portuguese succession was in dispute. The liberals supported Pedro, who was in fact recognized as King Peter IV, but the reactionary absolutists favored Miguel for the throne. Pedro abdicated in favor of his daughter, Maria IIMaria II
(Maria da Glória), 1819–53, queen of Portugal (1834–53), daughter of Peter IV (Pedro I of Brazil). Pedro, having succeeded to the Portuguese throne on the death (1826) of his father, John VI, granted a constitutional charter to the Portuguese and then
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, and betrothed her to Miguel, who agreed to act as regent for her under a constitutional charter issued by Pedro. Miguel accepted this arrangement, but immediately upon taking power he convened (1828) a nonconstitutional Cortes and took the crown it offered him. The liberal leaders gathered forces and established themselves in the Azores. Pedro joined them in 1832, and they sailed to Oporto. There Miguel besieged them until an English sea force in the employ of the liberals destroyed (1833) his fleet. By 1834 his cause was lost, and he agreed to leave Portugal. He later denounced his capitulation, and although he himself took no part, there were several attempted Miguelist risings during Maria's reign.
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New Zealand Tom and Don Miguel, after at various times creating great havoc among the boats of different vessels, were finally gone in quest of, systematically hunted out, chased and killed by valiant whaling captains, who heaved up their anchors with that express object as much in view, as in setting out through the Narragansett Woods, Captain Butler of old had it in his mind to capture that notorious murderous savage Annawon, the headmost warrior of the Indian King Philip.
The 'Galatea' of Miguel de Cervantes," said the barber.
Finally we stood to sea and bore away for San Miguel, and Flores shortly became a dome of mud again and sank down among the mists, and disappeared.
But we had to change our purpose about San Miguel, for a storm came up about noon that so tossed and pitched the vessel that common sense dictated a run for shelter.
He gave Philip a card on which was printed his name: Miguel Ajuria.
But Miguel bad no patience with the grandeur of his country.
He liked Miguel, and it distressed him to realise that his magnificent struggle was futile: he had everything to make a good writer but talent.
He was a book man, a professor in San Miguel University.
BRICKFIELD Rangers striker Brad Miguel marked his international debut with a goal.
The following statement was issued today by The PR Office on behalf of Mr Miguel Abadi, CEO of Gems Advisors Ltd part of The Gems Group.
June Mar Fajardo took his fewest attempts, played his least minutes and finished with his lowest output in four games of San Miguel Beer's best-of-seven title series with Alaska on Wednesday night.
San Miguel Corp, the Philippines' most diversified conglomerate, said its first-half net income grew more than six fold to 18.