Maria Isabelle of Naples and Sicily

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Maria Isabelle
Princess of Naples and Sicily
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Maria Isabelle of Naples and Sicily.
House House of Bourbon-Two Siclies
Father Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies
Mother Maria Carolina of Austria
Born (1793-12-02)2 December 1793
Naples
Died 23 April 1801(1801-04-23)
(aged 7 years, 4 months)
Religion Roman Catholicism

Maria Isabelle of Naples and Sicily (2 December 1793 – 23 April 1801) was a member of the French Royal Family (branched out to the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies). She was styled Princess of Naples and Sicily.

Biography[edit]

Maria Isabelle was born in Naples. Her father was Ferdinand, Duke of Calabria, the third son and ninth child of Charles III of Spain and Maria Amalia of Saxony. Her mother was the Archduchess of Austria, the tenth daughter and thirteenth child of the famous Maria Theresa of Austria and her husband, Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor. She was then styled Princess of Naples and Sicily. Her older sibling were Maria Theresa, namesake of her grandmother, born in 1772; Maria Luisa, born in 1773 and Carlo, Duke of Calabria died in 1778 aged 3 of smallpox.

Her younger sister Princess Maria Cristina, was the wife of the future Charles Felix of Sardinia as Queen of Sardinia. Maria Cristina's twin Princess Maria Cristina Amelia died in 1783 of smallpox. Another sister was the Queen of the French and the youngest was the future Princess of Asturias.

Maria Isabelle died on 23 April 1801, at the age of seven.

Ancestry[edit]

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 2 December 1793 – 23 April 1801 Her Royal Highness Princess Maria Isabelle of Naples and Sicily, Infanta of Spain

Bibliography[edit]

  • Richard Reifenscheid, Die Habsburger in Lebensbildern, Piper 2006
  • John A. Rice, Empress Marie Therese and Music at the Viennese Court, 1792–1807, Cambridge 2003