Princess Teresa Cristina of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

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Princess Teresa Cristina
Princess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and Gotha
Duchess in Saxony
Teresa Cristina De Saxe-Coburgo e Bragança.jpg
Spouse Lamoral, Freiherr von Taxis di Bordogna e Valnigra
Issue
Detail
  • Carlos Tasso de Saxe-Coburgo e Bragança
  • Alice, Countess of Tolmino and Biglia
  • Felipe Tasso de Saxe-Coburgo e Bragança
  • Maria Cristina Dettori
Full name
(Portuguese: Teresa Cristina Maria Josefa Inácia Benicia Micaela Gabriela Rafaela Gonzaga)
(German: Theresia Christiane Maria Josepha Ignatia Benizia Michaela Gabriele Raphaele Gonzaga)
House House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Father Prince August Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Mother Archduchess Karoline Marie of Austria
Born (1902-08-23)23 August 1902
Austria-Hungary
Died 24 January 1990(1990-01-24) (aged 87)
Villach, Austria
Religion Roman Catholicism

Teresa Cristina of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (23 August 1902 – 24 January 1990), was a German princess of the house of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Early life[edit]

She was born Princess Theresia Christiane Maria Josepha Ignatia Benizia Michaela Gabriele Raphaele Gonzaga of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha at the Thüringen in Austria-Hungary. She was the sixth chlild and second daughter of Prince August Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Archduchess Karoline Marie of Austria. Her father was the son of Princess Leopoldina of Brazil, daughter of Emperor Pedro II of Brazil and Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies, her namesake. Teresa Cristina was the only grandchild of Leopoldina to retain Brazilian nationality.[1] Through her mother she was also a great-granddaughter of Leopold II, the last Grand Duke of Tuscany.

Marriage and family[edit]

Teresa Cristina married in Salzburg on 6 October 1930 to Lamoral, Freiherr von Taxis di Bordogna e Valnigra, from the ancient princely house of Taxis-Bordogna-Valnigra. Their descendants assumed the surname Tasso de Saxe-Coburgo e Bragança. They had four children:

  1. Carlos Tasso de Saxe-Coburgo e Bragança (born 16 July 1931); married firstly Denise Pais de Almeida and secondly Archduchess Walburga of Austria (born 23 July 1942).
  2. Alice Tasso de Saxe-Coburgo e Bragança(born 7 June 1936); Michele Formentini, conde de Tolmino e Biglia.
  3. Felipe Tasso de Saxe-Coburgo e Bragança (born 3 January 1939); married Anna Maria Duarte Nunes.
  4. Maria Cristina Tasso de Saxe-Coburgo e Bragança (born 31 January 1945); married Raimondo Dettori.

She died on 24 January 1990 in Villach, Austria, aged 87.

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Portuguese) Lessa, Clado Ribeiro de. "O Segundo Ramo da Casa Imperial e a nossa Marinha de Guerra", in Revista do Instituto Historico e Geografico Brasileiro, vol. 211, 1951, pp. 118-133 (ISSN 0101-4366)