Princess Elisabeth of Savoy

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Maria Elisabeth Savoie Carignan 1800 1856.jpg
Born (1800-04-13)13 April 1800
Paris, France
Died 25 December 1856(1856-12-25) (aged 56)
Bolzano, Austrian Empire
Burial Bolzano Cathedral
Spouse Archduke Rainer of Austria
Issue Adelaide, Queen of Sardinia
Leopoldo Luigi
Ranieri Ferdinando
Full name
Maria Francesca Elisabetta Carlotta Giuseppina di Savoia
House Savoy-Carignano
Father Charles Emmanuel, Prince of Carignano
Mother Maria Christina of Saxony

Elisabeth of Savoy (Maria Francesca Elisabetta Carlotta Giuseppina; 13 April 1800 – 25 December 1856) was a Princess of Savoy and the aunt and mother-in-law of Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of a united Italy.


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

Marriage and children[edit]

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

With Rainer she had eight children:

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


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