Archduchess Maria Beatrix of Austria-Este

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Archduchess Maria Beatrix
Countess of Montizón
Photograph, Maria Beatrix of Austria-Este.jpg
Born(1824-02-13)13 February 1824
Modena, Duchy of Modena and Reggio
Died18 March 1906(1906-03-18) (aged 82)
Graz, Styria, Austria-Hungary
Juan, Count of Montizón
(m. 1847; died 1887)
IssueCarlos, Duke of Madrid
Alfonso Carlos, Duke of San Jaime
Full name
French: Marie Béatrice Anne Françoise
German: Maria Beatrix Anna Franziska
Italian: Maria Beatrice Anna Francesca
FatherArchduke Francis IV, Duke of Modena
MotherPrincess Maria Beatrice of Savoy
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Archduchess Maria Beatrix of Austria-Este (German: Maria Beatrix Anna Franziska, Erzherzogin von Österreich-Este, Prinzessin von Modena;[1][2] 13 February 1824 – 18 March 1906) was the consort of the Carlist pretender, Juan, Count of Montizón and, by birth, a member of the House of Austria-Este which had ruled the Duchy of Modena.

She was born in Modena,[1][2] the youngest daughter of Francis IV of Modena and his niece consort, Maria Beatrice of Savoy.

Maria Beatrix with her siblings; her sister Maria Theresa is painting a portrait of her.

Marriage and issue[edit]

On 6 February 1847 in Modena Maria Beatrix married Infante Juan de Borbón who, as the Carlist claimant to the throne of Spain from 1860 to 1868 became known as Don Juan, the Conde de Montizón. As he was also the Legitimist claimant to the throne of France from 1883 to 1887, Maria Beatrix was also the titular queen consort of that country to French monarchists who rejected the claims of the Orléanist and Bonapartist pretenders.

Maria Beatrix and Juan had two children:[1][2]

Maria Beatrix died in Graz, Styria, then a city in Austria–Hungary,[1][2] aged 82.



  1. ^ a b c d Darryl Lundy (10 May 2003). "Maria Beatrix Erzherzogin von Österreich-Este". Retrieved 2008-11-30.
  2. ^ a b c d Paul Theroff. "AUSTRIA: House of Habsburg-Lothringen". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-11-30.