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Countess Maria Carolina Zamoyska

Countess Maria Carolina Zamoyska
Duchess of Castro

Spouse Prince Ranieri, Duke of Castro
Princess Maria del Carmen
Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Castro
House House of Zamoyski
House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Father Andrzej Przemysław Zamoyski, Count Zamoyski
Mother Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Born (1896-09-22)22 September 1896
Kraków, Poland
Died 9 May 1968(1968-05-09) (aged 71)
Marseille, France
Burial Cimetière du Grand Jas, Cannes
Religion Roman Catholic

Countess Maria Carolina[1] Zamoyska[2][3] (22 September 1896, Kraków, Poland[2][3] – 9 May 1968, Marseille, France[2][3]) was the wife of Prince Ranieri, Duke of Castro,[2][3] claimant to the headship of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. Carolina was the sixth child and youngest daughter[2][3] of Polish nobleman Andrzej Przemysław Zamoyski, Count Zamoyski and his wife Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.[2][3] Carolina's maternal grandparents were Prince Francis of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Count of Trapani and his wife Archduchess Maria Isabella of Austria, Princess of Tuscany.[2][3]

Marriage and issue

Carolina married her first cousin[2][3] Prince Ranieri of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, son of Prince Alfonso, Count of Caserta and his wife Princess Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, on 12 September 1923 in Vyšné Ružbachy, Slovakia.[2][3] Carolina and Ranieri had two children:[2][3]

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 22 September 1896 – 12 September 1923: Countess Maria Carolina Zamoyska
  • 12 September 1923 – 1966: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Castro
  • 1966 – 9 May 1968: Her Royal Highness The Dowager Duchess of Castro



External links

  • Royal House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Countess Maria Carolina Zamoyska
Born: 22 September 1896 Died: 9 May 1968
Italian nobility
Preceded by
Duchess of Castro
12 September 1923 – 1966
Succeeded by
Chantal de Chevron-Villette
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Maria Ludwiga Theresia of Bavaria
Queen consort of the Two Sicilies
7 January 1960 – 1966
Reason for succession failure:
Italian Unification under the House of Savoy
Succeeded by
Chantal de Chevron-Villette
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