Princess Maria Vittoria of Savoy

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Maria Vittoria of Savoy
Countess of Syracuse
Spouse Prince Leopold, Count of Syracuse
Issue Princess Isabella
Full name
Maria Vittoria Filiberta di Savoia
House House of Savoy
House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Father Prince Joseph Maria, Count of Villafranca
Mother Pauline Benedictine de Quélen de Vauguyon
Born (1814-09-29)29 September 1814
Boulogne-sur-Mer
Died 2 January 1874(1874-01-02) (aged 59)
Naples
Burial Basilica of Santa Chiara, Naples

Maria Vittoria of Savoy[1] (Maria Vittoria Filiberta;[1] 29 September 1814[1] – 2 January 1874[1]) was a Princess of Savoy by birth and later a princess of the Two Sicilies by virtue of her marriage to Prince Leopold of Two Sicilies, Count of Syracuse, a younger son King Francis I of the Two Sicilies.

Family[edit]

Maria Vittoria was the second child and second-eldest daughter of Prince Joseph Maria of Savoy, Count of Villafranca and his French noble wife Pauline Bénédictine de Quélen de Vauguyon.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Maria married Prince Leopold of the Two Sicilies, known as the Count of Syracuse. The count was the fifth son of Francis I of the Two Sicilies and his second wife the Infanta Maria Isabel of Spain. Maria Vittoria and Leopold were married on 16 June 1837 in Naples.[1] Maria and Leopold had one daughter who died a day after her birth.[1]

  1. Princess Isabella of the Two Sicilies (Naples, 23 March 1838 – Naples, 24 March 1838) [2][3]

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 29 September 1814 – 16 June 1837: Her Highness Princess Maria Vittoria of Savoy
  • 16 June 1837 – 2 January 1874: Her Royal Highness The Countess of Syracuse

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