Princess Margaretha of Saxony

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Archduchess Margaretha
Archduchess Karl Ludwig of Austria
Princess of Saxony
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Born (1840-05-24)24 May 1840
Dresden, Kingdom of Saxony
Died 15 September 1858(1858-09-15) (aged 18)
Monza, Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia
Spouse Archduke Charles Louis of Austria
Full name
German: Margaretha Karoline Friederike Cecilie Auguste Amalie Josephine Elisabeth Maria Johanna
House Wettin
Father John of Saxony
Mother Amalie Auguste of Bavaria
Religion Roman Catholic

Princess Margaretha of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony (German: Prinzessin Margaretha Karoline Friederike Cecilie Auguste Amalie Josephine Elisabeth Maria Johanna von Sachsen, Herzogin zu Sachsen[1][2]) (24 May 1840[1][2] – 15 September 1858[2]) was the eighth child and fifth eldest daughter of John of Saxony and his wife Amalie Auguste of Bavaria and a younger sister of Albert of Saxony and George of Saxony.[1][2] She was born in Dresden, then in the Kingdom of Saxony. Through her marriage to Archduke Charles Ludwig of Austria.

Marriage[edit]

Margaretha married Archduke Charles Louis of Austria, third eldest son of Archduke Franz Karl of Austria and his wife Princess Sophie of Bavaria, on 4 November 1856 in Dresden.[1][2] The marriage was happy, but only lasted two years and remained childless.[1][2]

Death[edit]

On a trip to Italy, Margaretha contracted typhoid. She died on 15 September 1858 at the age of 18 in Monza. Her heart was interred in the Hofkapelle in Innsbruck.

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 24 May 1840 – 4 November 1856: Her Royal Highness Princess Margaretha of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony
  • 4 November 1856 – 15 September 1858: Her Imperial and Royal Highness Archduchess Margaretha, Archduchess Karl Ludwig of Austria, Princess and Duchess of Saxony

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Darryl Lundy (28 Jan 2009). "Margarete Karoline Prinzessin von Sachsen". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2009-05-26.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ a b c d e f Paul Theroff. "SAXONY". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2009-05-26.