Princess Maria Cristina of Savoy-Aosta

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Maria Cristina
Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Spouse Prince Casimir of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Issue Prince Luís
Princess Anna
Princess Elena
Prince Alexander
Full name
Italian: Maria Cristina Giusta Elena Giovanna
House House of Savoy
House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Father Amedeo, 3rd Duke of Aosta
Mother Princess Anne d'Orléans
Born (1933-09-12) 12 September 1933 (age 81)
Miramare, near Trieste, Italy
Religion Roman Catholic
Italian Royal Family
Great coat of arms of the king of italy (1890-1946).svg

HRH The Duke of Savoy
HRH The Duchess of Savoy


HI&RH The Dowager Archduchess of Austria-Este
HRH Princess Maria Cristina

Maria Cristina of Savoy-Aosta[1][2] (born 12 September 1933 at Miramare near Trieste, Italy[1][2]) is a Princess of Savoy-Aosta by birth and a Princess of Bourbon-Two Sicilies by marriage to Prince Casimir of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.

Family[edit]

Maria Cristina is the second and youngest daughter of Amedeo, 3rd Duke of Aosta, Italian Viceroy and Governor-General of Italian East Africa during World War II, and his wife Princess Anne d'Orléans.[1][2]

Marriage and issue[edit]

Maria Cristina married Prince Casimir of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, son of Prince Gabriel of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and his wife Princess Cecylia Lubomirska, on 29 January 1967 in Jacarezinho, Brazil.[1][2] Maria Cristina and Casimir have four children:[1][2]

  • Prince Luís Alfonso of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (born 28 November 1970 in Rio de Janeiro)
∞ Christine Apovian (born 20 May 1969) on 22 October 1998 in São Paulo
  • Princess Anna Sophia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (born 9 April 1999 in São Paulo)
  • Princess Anna Cecilia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (born 24 December 1971 in São Paulo)
∞ Count Rodolphe de Causans (born 22 January 1973) civilly on 18 August 2005 in Les Verchers-sur-Layon, religiously on 19 September 2005 in Turin
  • Count Amedeo de Vincens de Causans (born 8 May 2006)
  • Victoria de Vincens de Causans (born 13 May 2009)
  • Princess Elena Sofia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (born 10 September 1973 in São Paulo)
  • Prince Alexander Henrique of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (born 9 August 1974 in São Paulo)
Ordained a priest in Rome on 22 December 2007

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 12 September 1933 – 12 May 1946: Her Serene Highness Princess Maria Cristina of Savoy-Aosta
  • 12 May 1946 – 29 January 1967: Her Royal Highness Princess Maria Cristina of Savoy-Aosta
  • 29 January 1967 – present: Her Royal Highness Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Princess of Savoy-Aosta

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Darryl Lundy (18 May 2003). "Maria Cristina di Savoia-Aoste, Principessa di Savoia". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Paul Theroff. "ITALY". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-10-11. [dead link]