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Princess Maria Vittoria of Savoy

Maria Vittoria of Savoy
Countess of Syracuse

Spouse Prince Leopold, Count of Syracuse
Issue
Princess Isabella
Full name
Maria Vittoria Filiberta di Savoia
House House of Savoy
House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Father Prince Joseph Maria, Count of Villafranca
Mother Pauline Benedictine de Quélen de Vauguyon
Born (1814-09-29)29 September 1814
Boulogne-sur-Mer
Died 2 January 1874(1874-01-02) (aged 59)
Naples
Burial Basilica of Santa Chiara, Naples

Maria Vittoria of Savoy[1] (Maria Vittoria Filiberta;[1] 29 September 1814[1] – 2 January 1874[1]) was a Princess of Savoy by birth and later a princess of the Two Sicilies by virtue of her marriage to Prince Leopold of Two Sicilies, Count of Syracuse, a younger son King Francis I of the Two Sicilies.

Family

Maria Vittoria was the second child and second-eldest daughter of Prince Joseph Maria of Savoy, Count of Villafranca and his French noble wife Pauline Bénédictine de Quélen de Vauguyon.

Marriage and issue

Maria married Prince Leopold of the Two Sicilies, known as the Count of Syracuse. The count was the fifth son of Francis I of the Two Sicilies and his second wife the Infanta Maria Isabel of Spain. Maria Vittoria and Leopold were married on 16 June 1837 in Naples.[1] Maria and Leopold had one daughter who died a day after her birth.[1]

  1. Princess Isabella of the Two Sicilies (Naples, 23 March 1838 – Naples, 24 March 1838) [2][3]

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 29 September 1814 – 16 June 1837: Her Highness Princess Maria Vittoria of Savoy
  • 16 June 1837 – 2 January 1874: Her Royal Highness The Countess of Syracuse

Ancestry

References

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