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Miguel, Dom Maria Evaristo (1802-66), the Portuguese usurper, was a younger son of King John VI. In 1824, in conjunction with his mother, he plotted the overthrow of the constitution, and arrested the ministers; but the king being supported by England, Miguel was banished. Two years later, when he was made regent for his niece Maria, he renewed his intrigues, and by the help of the Absolutist party was made king in 1828. In 1832 he was driven from power by English help, and never again appeared in Spain, where he was hated for his tyranny and dissoluteness.