Princess Maria Amalia of Saxony
|Maria Amalia of Saxony|
|Duchess consort of Zweibrücken|
|Born||26 September 1757|
|Died||20 April 1831 (aged 73)|
Neuburg an der Donau
|Spouse||Charles II August, Duke of Zweibrücken|
|Issue||Charles Augustus Frederick|
|Father||Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony|
|Mother||Maria Antonia Walpurgis of Bavaria|
Maria Amalia of Saxony (26 September 1757 – 20 April 1831) was a Duchess consort of Zweibrücken by her 1774 marriage to Charles II August, Duke of Zweibrücken.
Maria Amalia was one of nine children born to Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony and Maria Antonia Walpurgis of Bavaria in Dresden. As her parents were first cousins, Maria Amalia was also a double great granddaughter of Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor through her two grandmothers Maria Josepha of Austria and Maria Amalia of Austria (who were sisters).
Duchess of Zweibrücken
In Dresden, 1774, Maria Amalia married Charles of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld. Previously, he had been bitterly rejected in 1768 as a husband for Maria Amalia of Austria by her mother Maria Theresa of Austria, who felt he was not suitable enough for her. Maria Amalia was thus Charles' second choice. His sister had already been married to Maria Amalia's brother Frederick since 1769.
Charles succeeded as Duke of Zweibrücken in 1775.
Maria Amalia and her husband had only one son, who died in childhood. Charles' brother Maximilian inherited his title upon Charles' death in 1795.
Maria Amalia died on 20 April 1831 in Neuburg, outliving her husband by 36 years.
- Lundy, Darryl. "The Peerage: Marie Amalie Anne Prinzessin von Sachsen". Retrieved 11 March 2010.
- Genealogie ascendante jusqu'au quatrieme degre inclusivement de tous les Rois et Princes de maisons souveraines de l'Europe actuellement vivans [Genealogy up to the fourth degree inclusive of all the Kings and Princes of sovereign houses of Europe currently living] (in French). Bourdeaux: Frederic Guillaume Birnstiel. 1768. p. 99.
Princess Maria Amalia of SaxonyBorn: 26 September, 1757 Died: 20 April, 1831
Caroline of Nassau-Saarbrücken
| Duchess consort of Zweibrücken
1775 – 1795
Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt