Princess Maria Annunciata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

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Archduchess Maria Annunciata
Princess Maria Annunciata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Archduchess of Austria.jpg
Born(1843-03-24)24 March 1843
Caserta, Two Sicilies
Died22 May 1871(1871-05-22) (aged 28)
Vienna, Austria-Hungary
SpouseArchduke Charles Louis of Austria
IssueArchduke Franz Ferdinand
Archduke Otto Francis
Archduke Ferdinand Charles
Archduchess Margarete Sophie
Full name
Italian: Maria Annunziata Isabella Filomena Sabasia
HouseBourbon-Two Sicilies
FatherFerdinand II of the Two Sicilies
MotherArchduchess Maria Theresa of Austria
ReligionRoman Catholic

Princess Maria Annunciata Isabella Filomena Sabasia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, full Italian name: Maria Annunziata Isabella Filomena Sabasia, Principessa di Borbone delle Due Sicilie (24 March 1843 – 4 May 1871) was the mother of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the archduke whose assassination in Sarajevo in 1914 precipitated the start of World War I.


Maria Annunciata was born in Caserta, the daughter of Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies and Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria.

Marriage and issue[edit]

On 21 October 1862 in Venice, she married Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria as his second wife. They had four children :

Maria Annunciata on her deathbed, 1871

She died in Vienna, aged 28, from tuberculosis.

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 24 March 1843 – 21 October 1862: Her Royal Highness Princess Maria Annunciata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
  • 21 October 1862 – 4 May 1871: Her Imperial and Royal Highness Archduchess Maria Annunciata of Austria, Princess of Hungary and Bohemia, Princess of Bourbon-Two Sicilies



External links[edit]

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