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Maria Theresa of Austria
Queen of the Two Sicilies
Portrait of Maria Theresa of Austria (c. 1835).
Spouse Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies
Issue
Prince Louis, Count of Trani
Prince Albert Maria, Count of Castrogiovanni
Prince Alfonso, Count of Caserta
Princess Maria Annunciata
Princess Maria Immaculata Clementina
Prince Gaetan, Count of Girgenti
Prince Giuseppe, Count of Lucera
Maria Pia della Grazia, Duchess of Parma
Prince Vincenzo, Count of Melazzo
Prince Pasquale, Count of Bari
Princess Maria Luisa Immaculata
Prince Gennaro, Count of Caltagirone
Full name
Maria Theresia Isabella
House House of Habsburg-Lorraine
House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Father Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen
Mother Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg
Born 31 July 1816(1816-07-31)
Vienna, Austrian Empire
Died 8 August 1867 (aged 51)
Albano, Italy

Archduchess Maria Theresa (Isabella) of Austria-Teschen (31 July 1816, Vienna – 8 August 1867, Albano) was the second Queen consort of Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies.

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Family

She was the eldest daughter of Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen and Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg.

Her paternal grandparents were Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor and Infanta Maria Luisa of Spain. Her maternal grandparents were Frederick William of Nassau-Weilburg (1768–1816) and his wife Burgravine Louise Isabelle of Kirchberg.

Frederick William was the eldest surviving son of Karl Christian of Nassau-Weilburg and Princess Wilhelmine Carolina of Orange-Nassau.

Wilhelmine Carolina was a daughter of William IV, Prince of Orange and Anne, Princess Royal. Anne was in turn the eldest daughter of George II of Great Britain and Caroline of Ansbach.

Marriage

On 27 January 1837, Maria Theresa married Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies. The bride was almost twenty-one years old and the groom twenty-seven. They had twelve children together:

Name Birth Death Notes
Lodovico, Count of Trani 1 August 1838 8 June 1886 Married Mathilde Ludovika, Duchess in Bavaria, sister of Empress Elisabeth of Austria. Their only daughter, Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, married Prince Wilhelm of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen.
Alberto, Count of Castrogiovanni 17 September 1839 12 July 1844 Died in childhood.
Alfonso, Count of Caserta 28 March 1841 26 May 1934 Married his first cousin Princess Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and has issue. The current lines of Bourbon-Two Sicilies descend from him.
Maria Annunciata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies 24 March 1843 4 May 1871 Married Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria.
Maria Immaculata Clementina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies 14 April 1844 18 February 1899 Married Archduke Karl Salvator of Austria, Prince of Tuscany.
Gaetano, Count of Girgenti 12 January 1846 26 November 1871 In 1868, he married Isabel, Infanta of Spain (eldest daughter of Queen Isabella II of Spain) and was created Infante of Spain.
Giuseppe, Count of Lucera 4 March 1848 28 September 1851 Died in childhood.
Maria Pia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies 21 August 1849 29 September 1882 Married Roberto I Duke of Parma and Piacenza.
Vincenzo, Count of Melazzo 26 April 1851 13 October 1854 Died in childhood.
Pasquale, Count of Bari 15 September 1852 21 December 1904 Married morganatically to Blanche Marconnay.
Maria Luisa Immaculata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies 21 January 1855 23 February 1874 Married Prince Henry of Bourbon-Parma, Count of Bardi.
Gennaro, Count of Caltagirone 28 February 1857 13 August 1867 Died in childhood.

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Maria Theresa of Austria (1816–1867)
Cadet branch of the House of Lorraine
Born: 31 July 1816 Died: 8 August 1867
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Maria Christina of Savoy
Queen Consort of the Two Sicilies
27 January 1837 – 22 May 1859
Succeeded by
Maria Sophie of Bavaria
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