Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

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Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
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Grand Duchess of Tuscany
Reign 28 February 1942 – 4 October 1947
Spouse Archduke Peter Ferdinand, Prince of Tuscany
Issue Archduke Gottfried
Helena, Hereditary Duchess of Württemberg
Archduke Georg
Rosa, Duchess of Württemberg
Full name
Italian: Maria Cristina Carolina Pia Carmela Giuseppa Antonia Anna Luitgarda Speranza Lucia Caterina Apollonia Cecilia Agata di Borbone
House House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
House of Habsburg-Lorraine
Father Prince Alfonso, Count of Caserta
Mother Maria Antonietta of the Two Sicilies
Born (1877-04-10)10 April 1877
Cannes, France
Died 4 October 1947(1947-10-04) (aged 70)
St. Gilgen, Salzburg, Austria

Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (Full Italian name: Maria Cristina Carolina Pia Carmela Giuseppa Antonia Anna Luitgarda Speranza Lucia Caterina Apollonia Cecilia Agata di Borbone;[1][2][3] 10 April 1877[2][3] – 4 October 1947[2][3]) was the titular Grand Duchess of Tuscany from 28 February 1942 to 4 October 1947 as wife of Archduke Peter Ferdinand of Austria, Prince of Tuscany, the titular Grand Duke.

Family[edit]

Maria Cristina was the daughter of Prince Alfonso of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Count of Caserta and his wife Princess Maria Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.[2][3]

Marriage and issue[edit]

Maria Cristina married Archduke Peter Ferdinand of Austria, Prince of Tuscany, fourth child and third son of Ferdinand IV, Grand Duke of Tuscany and his wife Alice of Bourbon-Parma, on 8 November 1900 in Cannes.[2][3] Maria Cristina and Peter Ferdinand had four children:[2][3]

  1. Archduke Gottfried of Austria, Prince of Tuscany (14 March 1902 - 21 January 1984) married Princess Dorothea Therese of Bavaria and had issue:
    1. Archduchess Elisabeth of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (born 2 October 1939)
    2. Archduchess Alice of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (born 29 April 1941)
    3. Archduke Leopold Franz of Austria, Prince of Tuscany (born 25 October 1942)
    4. Archduchess Maria Antoinette of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (born 16 September 1950)
  2. Archduchess Helena of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (30 October 1903 - 8 September 1924) married Philipp Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg and had issue:
    1. Duchess Maria Christina of Württemberg (born 2 September 1924)
  3. Archduke Georg of Austria, Prince of Tuscany (22 August 1905 - 21 March 1952) married Countess Marie Valerie of Waldburg-Zeil-Hohenems ad had issue:
    1. Archduke Guntram of Austria, Prince of Tuscany (19 August 1937 - 21 April 1944)
    2. Archduke Radbot of Austria, Prince of Tuscany (born 23 September 1938)
    3. Archduchess Marie Christine of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (8 April 1941 - 4 January 1942)
    4. Archduchess Walburga of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (born 23 July 1942)
    5. Archduchess Verena of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (21 June 1944 - 5 January 1945)
    6. Archduke Johann of Austria, Prince of Tuscany (born and died 27 December 1946)
    7. Archduchess Katharina of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (born 24 April 1948)
    8. Archduchess Agnes of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (born 20 April 1950)
    9. Archduke Georg of Austria, Prince of Tuscany (born 28 August 1952)
  4. Archduchess Rosa of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (22 September 1906 - 17 September 1983) married Philipp Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg and had issue:
    1. Duchess Helene of Württemberg (born 29 June 1929)
    2. Duke Ludwig Albrecht of Württemberg (born 23 October 1930)
    3. Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg (born 2 February 1933)
    4. Duchess Maria Theresa of Württemberg (born 12 November 1934)
    5. Carl, Duke of Württemberg (born 1 August 1936)
    6. Duchess Maria Antonia of Württemberg (31 August 1937 - 12 November 2004)

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daniel Jones. "Naissance de Maria Cristina di Borbone". [1]. Retrieved 2012-11-25. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Darryl Lundy (10 May 2003). "Maria Christina di Borbone, Principessa di Borbone delle Due Sicilie". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Paul Theroff. "TWO SICILIES". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-10-07. [dead link]
Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Cadet branch of the House of Bourbon
Born: 10 April 1877 Died: 4 October 1947
Titles in pretence
Vacant
Title last held by
Alicia of Parma
— TITULAR —
Grand Duchess of Tuscany
28 February 1942 – 4 October 1947
Reason for succession failure:
Italian Unification under the House of Savoy
Vacant
Title next held by
Princess Dorothea of Bavaria