Countess Maria Carolina Zamoyska

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Countess Maria Carolina Zamoyska
Duchess of Castro
Spouse Prince Ranieri, Duke of Castro
Issue Princess Maria del Carmen
Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Castro
House House of Zamoyski
House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Father Count Andrzej Przemysław Zamoyski
Mother Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Born (1896-09-22)22 September 1896
Kraków, Poland
Died 9 May 1968(1968-05-09) (aged 71)
Marseille, France
Burial Cimetière du Grand Jas, Cannes
Religion Roman Catholic

Countess Maria Carolina[1] Zamoyska[2][3] (22 September 1896 in Kraków, Poland[2][3] – 9 May 1968 in Marseille, France[2][3]) was the wife of Prince Ranieri, Duke of Castro,[2][3] claimant to the headship of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. Carolina was the sixth child and youngest daughter[2][3] of Polish nobleman Andrzej Przemysław Zamoyski, Count Zamoyski and his wife Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.[2][3] Carolina's maternal grandparents were Prince Francis of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Count of Trapani and his wife Archduchess Maria Isabella of Austria, Princess of Tuscany.[2][3]

Marriage and issue[edit]

Carolina married her first cousin[2][3] Prince Ranieri of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, son of Prince Alfonso, Count of Caserta and his wife Princess Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, on 12 September 1923 in Vyšné Ružbachy, Slovakia.[2][3] Carolina and Ranieri had two children:[2][3]

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 22 September 1896 – 12 September 1923: Countess Maria Carolina Zamoyska
  • 12 September 1923 – 1966: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Castro
  • 1966 – 9 May 1968: Her Royal Highness The Dowager Duchess of Castro



  1. ^ Or in Polish, Karolina
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Darryl Lundy (10 May 2003). "Marie Karoline Zamoyski, Countess Saryusz von Zamoysc-Zamoyska". Retrieved 2008-10-06. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Paul Theroff. "TWO SICILIES". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-10-06. [dead link]

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Countess Maria Carolina Zamoyska
Born: 22 September 1896 Died: 9 May 1968
Italian nobility
Preceded by
Duchess of Castro
12 September 1923 – 1966
Succeeded by
Chantal de Chevron-Villette
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Maria Ludwiga Theresia of Bavaria
Queen consort of the Two Sicilies
7 January 1960 – 1966
Reason for succession failure:
Italian Unification under the House of Savoy
Succeeded by
Chantal de Chevron-Villette