Princess Urraca of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

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Princess Urraca
Princess Urraca of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Full name
Italian: Urraca Maria Isabella Carolina Aldegonda Carmela
House House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Father Prince Ferdinand Pius, Duke of Calabria
Mother Princess Maria Ludwiga Theresia of Bavaria
Born (1913-07-14)14 July 1913
Nymphenburg Palace, Munich, Kingdom of Bavaria
Died 3 May 1999(1999-05-03) (aged 85)
Sigmaringen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Burial Filialkirche St. Peter und Paul, Rieden, Bavaria, Germany

Princess Urraca Maria Isabella Carolina Aldegonda Carmela of Bourbon-Two Sicilies[1][2] (Italian: Urraca Maria Isabella Carolina Aldegonda Carmela, Principessa di Borbone delle Due Sicilie[1][2]) (14 July 1913, Nymphenburg Palace, Munich, Kingdom of Bavaria[1][2] – 3 May 1999, Sigmaringen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany) was a member of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and a Princess of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.

Family[edit]

Urraca was the sixth and youngest child of Prince Ferdinand Pius of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Calabria and his wife Princess Maria Ludwiga Theresia of Bavaria.[1][2]

Life[edit]

Urraca, who was widowed following a brief marriage while in her twenties, travelled to Naples often and was much loved by its people.[citation needed] She was received by the Neapolitan nobility and the city's poor appreciated Urraca's kindness. She also travelled regularly to Rome, where she frequently stayed with the Lancelloti princely family.[citation needed]

In 1957, Urraca had an accident while driving a car with her sister Maria Antonietta as its only passenger.[citation needed]Maria Antonietta died and Urraca spent several months in the hospital recovering from her serious injuries.[citation needed]

In her older age, Urraca was under the care of her niece, Countess of Stolberg-Wernigerode.[citation needed] Urraca's niece placed her in a nursing home for the elderly in Sigmaringen where she spent the last 18 months of her life.[citation needed]

Urraca wished to have her remains cremated and placed in the church of the Neapolitan Bourbons at Santa Chiara in Naples, however, the Head of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Castro refused to honor her wishes as he intended to reserve space for his immediate family's remains.[citation needed] Urraca was instead buried with her parents, her eldest sister Maria Antonietta, and her elder brother Prince Ruggiero Maria, Duke of Noto at the Filialkirche St. Peter und Paul in Rieden, Bavaria, Germany.[citation needed]

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 14 July 1913 – 3 May 1999: Her Royal Highness Princess Urraca of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

Honours[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Darryl Lundy (22 Jan 2009). "Urraca Maria Isabella Carolina Aldegonda di Borbone, Principessa di Borbone delle Due Sicilie". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  2. ^ a b c d Paul Theroff. "TWO SICILIES". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-08-16.