Princess Teresa Cristina of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

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Princess Teresa Cristina
Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Duchess in Saxony
Barones Taxis di Bordogna e Valnigra
Teresa Cristina De Saxe-Coburgo e Bragança.jpg
Born (1902-08-23)23 August 1902
Austria-Hungary
Died 24 January 1990(1990-01-24) (aged 87)
Villach, Austria
Spouse Lamoral, Baron Taxis di Bordogna e Valnigra
Issue
Detail
  • Prince Carlos, Baron Taxis di Bordogna e Valnigra
  • Princess Alice, Countess di Tolmino e Biglia
  • Prince Felipe
  • Princess Maria Cristina, Mrs. Dettori
Full name
(Portuguese: Teresa Cristina Maria Josefa Inácia Benicia Micaela Gabriela Rafaela Gonzaga)
(German: Theresia Christiane Maria Josepha Ignatia Benizia Michaela Gabriele Raphaele Gonzaga)
House House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha-Koháry
Father Prince August Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Mother Archduchess Karoline Marie of Austria
Religion Roman Catholicism

Princess Teresa Cristina of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (23 August 1902 – 24 January 1990), was a German princess of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Early life[edit]

She was born Princess Theresia Christiane Maria Josepha Ignatia Benizia Michaela Gabriele Raphaele Gonzaga of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha at the Thüringen in Austria-Hungary, the sixth child and second daughter of Prince August Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Archduchess Karoline Marie of Austria.[1] Her father was the son of Princess Leopoldina of Brazil, daughter of Emperor Pedro II of Brazil and Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies, her namesake. [1]Teresa Cristina was the only grandchild of Leopoldina to retain Brazilian nationality.[2] Through her mother she was also a great-granddaughter of Leopold II, the last Grand Duke of Tuscany.

Marriage and family[edit]

Teresa Cristina married in Salzburg on 6 October 1930 to Lamoral, Baron Taxis di Bordogna e Valnigra.[1] Their descendants assumed the surname Tasso de Saxe-Coburgo e Bragança. They had four children:

  1. Carlos Tasso de Saxe-Coburg e Bragança (born 16 July 1931); married firstly Denise Pais de Almeida and secondly Archduchess Walburga of Austria (born 23 July 1942).
  2. Alice Tasso de Saxe-Coburg e Bragança (7 June 1936 – 29 August 2013); Michele Formentini, conde de Tolmino e Biglia.
  3. Felipe Tasso de Saxe-Coburg e Bragança (born 3 January 1939); married Anna Maria Duarte Nunes.
  4. Maria Cristina Tasso de Saxe-Coburg e Bragança (born 31 January 1945); married Raimondo Dettori.

She died on 24 January 1990 in Villach, Austria, aged 87.

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstliche Häuser IV. "Sachsen". C.A. Starke Verlag, 1956, pp. 162-163. (German)..
  2. ^ (Portuguese) Lessa, Clado Ribeiro de. "O Segundo Ramo da Casa Imperial e a nossa Marinha de Guerra", in Revista do Instituto Historico e Geografico Brasileiro, vol. 211, 1951, pp. 118-133 (ISSN 0101-4366)