Princess Maria Francesca of Savoy

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Maria Francesca
Princess Luigi of Bourbon-Parma
María Francisca de Saboya.jpg
Maria Francesca as a child.
Spouse Prince Luigi of Bourbon-Parma
Issue Prince Guy
Prince Rémy
Princess Chantal
Prince Jean
Full name
Maria Francesca Anna Romana di Savoia
House House of Savoy (by birth)
House of Bourbon-Parma (by marriage)
Father Victor Emmanuel III of Italy
Mother Elena of Montenegro
Born (1914-12-26)26 December 1914
Rome, Italy
Died 7 December 2001(2001-12-07) (aged 86)
Mandelieu, France
Religion Roman Catholic
Italian Royalty
House of Savoy
Lesser coat of arms of the Kingdom of Italy (1890).svg

Victor Emmanuel II
Princess Marie Clothilde
Umberto I (born 1844)
Amadeo I, King of Spain (born 1845)
Maria Pia, Queen of Portugal (born 1847)
Vittoria (born 2 December 1848)
Emanuele Alberto (born 16 March 1851), Count of Mirafiori and Fontanafredda.
Emanuele Filiberto, Duke of Aosta
Vittorio Emanuele, Count of Turin
Luigi, Duke of the Abruzzi
Umberto, Count of Salemi
Great Grandchildren
Amedeo, 3rd Duke of Aosta
Aimone, 4th Duke of Aosta
Great Great Grandchildren
Margherita, Archduchess of Austria-Este
Princess Maria Cristina
Amedeo, 5th Duke of Aosta
Great Great Great Grandchildren
Princess Bianca
Aimone, Duke of Apulia
Princess Mafalda
Umberto I
Victor Emmanuel III
Victor Emmanuel III
Princess Yolanda
Princess Mafalda
Umberto II
Giovanna, Queen of Bulgaria
Princess Maria
Umberto II
Princess Maria Pia
Victor Emmanuel, Prince of Naples
Princess Maria Gabriella
Princess Maria Beatrice
Emanuele Filiberto, Prince of Venice and Piedmont
Great Grandchildren
Princess Vittoria
Princess Luisa

Maria Francesca of Savoy (Maria Francesca Anna Romana; 26 December 1914 – 7 December 2001) was the youngest daughter of Victor Emmanuel III of Italy and Elena of Montenegro. She was a sister of Umberto II of Italy, as well as Yolanda, Countess of Bergolo; Mafalda, Landgravine of Hesse; and Giovanna, Queen of Bulgaria.


Maria Francesca Anna Romana di Savoia was born in Rome in 1914.

Marriage and issue[edit]

On 23 January 1939, Maria Francesca married Prince Luigi Carlo of Bourbon-Parma, a younger son of Robert I, Duke of Parma, and Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal. Her husband was a brother of Zita, Empress of Austria, among many others. They had four children, all of whom were born at Cannes (Alpes-Maritimes), France. They were:

  1. Guy Sixte Louis Robert Victor de Bourbon, Prince of Parma (or Prince Guy de Bourbon-Parma; Italian: Principe Guido di Parma; 7 August 1940 – 10 March 1991), married Brigitte Peu-Duvallon and had a son, Prince Louis;
  2. Rémy François de Bourbon, Prince of Parma (14 July 1942 –), married Laurence Dufresne d'Arganchy and had issue, Prince Tristan and Princess Aude;
  3. Chantal Marie de Bourbon, Princess of Parma (24 November 1946 –), married Panagiotis Skinas and had issue (Helene Skinas and Alexandre Skinas, both born in London), married secondly François-Henri Georges;
  4. Jean Bernard Rémy de Bourbon, Prince of Parma (15 October 1961 –), married Virginia Roatta and had issue, Princes Armoud and Christophe.

She died at Mandelieu, France, in 2001.


16. Charles Albert of Sardinia
8. Victor Emmanuel II of Italy
17. Maria Theresa of Austria and Tuscany
4. Umberto I of Italy
18. Archduke Rainer of Austria
9. Maria Adelaide of Austria
19. Elisabeth of Savoy-Carignano
2. Victor Emmanuel III of Italy
20. Charles Albert of Sardinia (= 16)
10. Ferdinand, 1st Duke of Genoa
21. Maria Theresa of Austria and Tuscany (= 17)
5. Margherita of Savoy
22. John of Saxony
11. Elizabeth of Saxony
23. Amalie Auguste of Bavaria
1. Princess Maria Francesca of Savoy
24. Sava Petrović-Njegoš
12. Mirko Petrović-Njegoš
25. Angelika Radamović
6. Nicholas I of Montenegro
26. Drago Martinović
13. Anastasija Martinović
27. Stana Martinović
3. Elena of Montenegro
28. Petar Perkov Vukotić
14. Petar Vukotić
29. Stania Milić
7. Milena Vukotić
30. Tadija Voivodić
15. Jelena Voivodić
31. Milica Pavićević