- Maria Cristina of Savoy
Maria Cristina of Savoy Queen of the Two Sicilies Consort 21 November 1832 – 21 January 1836 Spouse Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies Issue Francis II of the Two Sicilies Full name Maria Christina Carlotta Giuseppina Gaetana Elisa di Savoia House House of Bourbon
House of Savoy
Father Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia Mother Maria Teresa of Austria-Este Born 14 November 1812
Cagliari, Kingdom of Sardinia
Died 21 January 1836(aged 23)
Naples, Kingdom of Two Sicilies
Burial Basilica of Santa Chiara, Naples Religion Roman Catholic
Maria Cristina of Savoy (Maria Cristina Carlotta Giuseppina Gaetana Elisa; 14 November 1812 – 21 January 1836) was the first Queen consort of Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies. She died as a result of childbirth.
Maria Cristina was the youngest daughter of King Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia and Archduchess Maria Teresa of Austria-Este.
Her maternal grandparents were Archduke Ferdinand of Austria-Este and Maria Beatrice Ricciarda d'Este. Ferdinand was the fourteenth child and third son born to Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor and Maria Theresa of Austria. Maria Beatrice was the eldest daughter of Ercole III d'Este and Maria Teresa Cybo-Malaspina, Princess of Carrera.
On 21 November 1832, Maria Cristina married Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies. The bride was twenty years old and the groom twenty-two.
Maria Cristina was described as beautiful but also timid and shy: modest and reserved, she was never comfortable at the royal court. Her relationship to Ferdinand was not happy, and he had little patience for her nervous modesty.
She died at the age of 23, after having given birth 5 days before to her only child:
- Francis II of the Two Sicilies (16 January 1836 - 27 December 1894).
In 1872 she was beatified.
Titles, styles, honours and arms
Titles and styles
- 14 November 1812 – 21 November 1832 Her Royal Highness Princess Maria Cristina of Savoy
- 21 November 1832 – 21 January 1836 Her Majesty the Queen of the Two Sicilies
- This page is a translation of its Italian equivalent.
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**Princess of Savoy-Aosta
Royal consorts of the Two Sicilies
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