Princess Elisabeth of Savoy

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Maria Elisabeth Savoie Carignan 1800 1856.jpg
Born(1800-04-13)13 April 1800
Paris, France
Died25 December 1856(1856-12-25) (aged 56)
Bolzano, Austrian Empire
Bolzano Cathedral
SpouseArchduke Rainer of Austria
IssueAdelaide, Queen of Sardinia
Leopoldo Luigi
Ranieri Ferdinando
Full name
Maria Francesca Elisabetta Carlotta Giuseppina di Savoia
FatherCharles Emmanuel, Prince of Carignano
MotherMaria Christina of Saxony

Elisabeth of Savoy (Maria Francesca Elisabetta Carlotta Giuseppina; 13 April 1800 – 25 December 1856) was the Vicereine of the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia by marriage to Archduke Rainer of Austria. She was the aunt and mother-in-law of Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of a united Italy.


Princess Elisabeth of Savoy, 1830s

Maria Francesca Elisabetta Carlotta Giuseppina was born in Paris to Charles Emmanuel, Prince of Carignano (1770–1800), and Maria Cristina of Saxony (1770–1851). She had an elder brother, Charles Albert, future King of Sardinia.

On 28 May 1820 she was married in Prague to Archduke Rainer of Austria, Viceroy of the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia.

Elisabeth died of tuberculosis in Bolzano on Christmas Day, 1856.


With Rainer she had eight children:


Titles and styles[edit]

  • 13 April 1800 – 28 May 1820 Her Highness Princess Elisabeth of Savoy
  • 28 May 1820 – 25 December 1856 Her Imperial & Royal Highness Archduchess Elisabeth of Austria