Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies (1779–1849)

Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies (1779–1849)

Infobox Two Sicilies Royalty|princess|consort
name =Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies
full name = Maria Cristina Amelia Teresa
title = Queen of Sardinia

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reign =
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predecessor =
successor =
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spouse =Charles Felix of Sardinia
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royal house =House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
House of Savoy
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father = Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies
mother =Maria Carolina of Austria
date of birth =birth date|1779|01|17|df=y
place of birth = Caserta Palace, Caserta, Kingdom of Naples
date of death =death date and age|1849|03|11|1779|01|17|df=y
place of death = Savona, Kingdom of Sardinia
place of burial = Hautecombe Abbey|

Maria Christina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (Caserta Palace, January 17 1779Savona, March 11 1849) was Queen Consort of Piedmont-Sardinia.

She was a daughter of King Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies and his wife Marie Caroline of Austria, a daughter of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria.

She was married on April 6, 1807 in Palermo with Charles Felix of Sardinia, who became King unexpectedly, when his two elder brothers abdicated, Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia in 1802 and Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia in 1821.

In their life the royal couple was interested to arts and artists, they spent part of the life to turned the Royal House in Agliè and the Villa Rufinella in Frascati into comfortable residences.

In 1825 the Queen engaged the archaeologist Marquis Luigi Biondi (1776–1839) which excavated to find out Tusculum. In 1839 and 1840 the architect and archaeologist Luigi Canina (1795–1856) engaged by the same royal family, excavated the Theatre area of Tusculum. The ancient works of art excavated were sent to Ducal Savoia Castle of Agliè in Piedmont.

Charles Felix died in 1831 after a reign of ten years. Maria Christina lived the rest of her live in Turin, Naples, Agliè and Frascati, she died in Savona, Liguria. She was buried alongside her husband in the Hautecombe Abbey. The couple had no children.


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1= 1. Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies
2= 2. Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies
3= 3. Maria Carolina of Austria
4= 4. Charles III of Spain
5= 5. Maria Amalia of Saxony
6= 6. Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor
7= 7. Maria Theresa of Austria
8= 8. Philip V of Spain
9= 9. Elisabeth of Parma
10= 10. Augustus III of Poland
11= 11. Maria Josepha of Austria
12= 12. Leopold, Duke of Lorraine
13= 13. Élisabeth Charlotte of Orléans
14= 14. Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor
15= 15. Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
16= 16. Louis, Dauphin of France
17= 17. Duchess Maria Anna of Bavaria
18= 18. Odoardo II Farnese
19= 19. Dorothea Sophie of Neuburg
20= 20. Augustus II of Poland
21= 21. Christiane Eberhardine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth
22= 22. Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor
23= 23. Wilhelmina Amalia of Brunswick
24= 24. Charles V, Duke of Lorraine
25= 25. Eleonora Maria Josefa of Austria
26= 26. Philippe I, Duke of Orléans
27= 27. Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate
28= 28. Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor
29= 29. Eleonor Magdalene of the Palatinate
30= 30. Louis Rudolph, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
31= 31. Princess Christine Louise of Oettingen-Oettingen

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* [ 1779 of Maria Christina]
* [ 1806 of Maria Christina]

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