Princess Maria di Grazia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

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Princess Maria di Grazia
Princess of Orléans-Braganza
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Spouse Prince Luiz of Orléans-Braganza
Issue Prince Pedro Henrique
Prince Luiz Gastão
Princess Pia Maria
Full name
Italian: Maria delle Grazie Pia Chiara Anna Teresa Isabella Luitgarda Apollonia Agata Cecilia Filomena Antonia Lucia Cristina Caterina di Borbone
House House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
House of Orléans-Braganza
Father Prince Alfonso, Count of Caserta
Mother Princess Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Born (1878-08-12)12 August 1878
Cannes, France
Died 20 June 1973(1973-06-20) (aged 94)
Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France
Burial Chapelle royale de Dreux, Dreux, France
Religion Roman Catholicism

Princess Maria di Grazia (Full Italian name: Maria delle Grazie Pia Chiara Anna Teresa Isabella Luitgarda Apollonia Agata Cecilia Filomena Antonia Lucia Cristina Caterina di Borbone [1][2][3]) (12 August 1878, Cannes, France[1][2] – 20 June 1973, Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France[1][2]) was a princess of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and princess of Orléans-Braganza through her marriage to Prince Luiz of Orléans-Braganza.

Family[edit]

Maria was the daughter of Prince Alfonso of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Count of Caserta and his wife Princess Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.[1][2]

Marriage and issue[edit]

Maria married Prince Luiz Maria of Orléans-Braganza, son of Prince Gaston of Orléans, Count of Eu and his wife Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil, on 4 November 1908 in Cannes, France.[1][2] Maria and Luiz had three children:[1][2]

Princess Maria Elisabeth of Bavaria (1914 - 2011) at Nymphenburg Palace on 19 August 1937. Pedro Henrique and Maria had twelve children.
∞ René, Count of Nicolay at Paris on 12 August 1933. Pia Maria and René had three sons.

Later life[edit]

Dom Luiz died in 1920 leaving Maria a widow for the remainder of her life. In 1922, Maria accompanied the Brazilian Imperial Family to Brazil for the country's centennial celebrations of its independence. During the course of the trip, the Count of Eu died while recumbent upon her shoulder.

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles[edit]

  • 12 August 1878 - 4 November 1908: Her Royal Highness Princess Maria di Grazia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
  • 4 November 1908 - 20 June 1973: Her Imperial and Royal Highness Princess Maria di Grazia of Orléans-Braganza

Honours[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Darryl Lundy (1 May 2005). "Maria di Grazia Pia Chiara Anna di Borbone, Principessa di Borbone delle Due Sicilie". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Paul Theroff. "TWO SICILIES". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  3. ^ Daniel Jones. "Naissance de Maria delle Grazie di Borbone". [1]. Retrieved 2012-11-25. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Princess Maria di Grazia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies at Wikimedia Commons