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Catherine Michelle of Spain
Duchess consort of Savoy
Spouse Charles Emmanuel I
Isabella, Duchess of Modena
Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy
Margaret, Vicereine of Portugal
Thomas Francis, Prince of Carignano
Father Philip II of Spain
Mother Elisabeth of Valois
Born 10 October 1567
Madrid, Spain
Died 6 November 1597
Turin, Italy
Infanta Catherine Michelle and her older sister, Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia, in 1570.
Catherine Michelle in 1585.

Catherine Michelle of Spain (Spanish: Catalina Micaela de Austria; 10 October 1567 - 6 November 1597) was the youngest surviving daughter of Philip II of Spain and Elisabeth of Valois; she was also the sister of Isabella Clara Eugenia.


Her paternal grandparents were Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, and Isabella of Portugal, while her maternal grandparents were Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici. Her mother, Elisabeth of Valois, died in 1568 when Catherine Michelle was only one year old. Her father went on to marry Catherine Michelle's cousin Anna of Austria. This marriage produced five children; among them were Philip III of Spain and Marie of Spain.


She married Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy, son of Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy, and Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry. This marriage produced ten children, which included a son and heir for Charles Emmanuel, their children were:

Catherine Michelle died near the end of 1597 while she was in Italy; she had miscarried earlier on in that year. Her father died the following year. Her sister Isabella married Albert VII, Archduke of Austria, and later became Governess of the Netherlands.


Catherine Michelle of Spain ancestors in three generations
Catherine Michelle of Spain Father:
Philip II of Spain
Paternal Grandfather:
Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor
Paternal Great-Grandfather:
Philip I of Castile
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Joanna of Castile
Paternal Grandmother:
Isabella of Portugal
Paternal Great-Grandfather:
Manuel I of Portugal
Paternal Great-Grandmother:
Maria of Aragon
Elisabeth of Valois
Maternal Grandfather:
Henry II of France
Maternal Great-Grandfather:
Francis I of France
Maternal Great-Grandmother:
Claude of France
Maternal Grandmother:
Catherine de' Medici
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Lorenzo II de' Medici, Duke of Urbino
Maternal Great-Grandmother:
Madeleine de la Tour d'Auvergne

Preceded by
Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry
Duchess consort of Savoy
1582 - 1597
Succeeded by
Christine Marie of France


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