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Princess Maria di Grazia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

For other people called Princess Maria Pia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, see Princess Maria Pia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.
Princess Maria di Grazia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Princess Imperial consort of Brazil

Spouse Prince Luiz of Orléans-Braganza
Issue
Prince Pedro Henrique
Prince Luiz Gastão
Princess Pia Maria
Full name
Italian: Maria delle Grazie Pia Chiara Anna Teresa Isabella Luitgarda Apollonia Agata Cecilia Filomena Antonia Lucia Cristina Caterina di Borbone
House House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
House of Orléans-Braganza
Father Prince Alfonso, Count of Caserta
Mother Princess Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Born (1878-08-12)12 August 1878
Cannes, France
Died 20 June 1973(1973-06-20) (aged 94)
Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France
Burial Chapelle royale de Dreux, Dreux, France
Religion Roman Catholic

Princess Maria di Grazia (Full Italian name: Maria delle Grazie Pia Chiara Anna Teresa Isabella Luitgarda Apollonia Agata Cecilia Filomena Antonia Lucia Cristina Caterina di Borbone [1][2][3]) (12 August 1878, Cannes, France[1][2] – 20 June 1973, Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France[1][2]) was a Princess of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and Princess Imperial consort of Brazil through her marriage to Prince Luiz of Orléans-Braganza.

Family

Maria was the daughter of Prince Alfonso of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Count of Caserta and his wife Princess Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.[1][2]

Marriage and issue

Maria married Prince Luiz Maria of Orléans-Braganza, son of Prince Gaston of Orléans, Count of Eu and his wife Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil, on 4 November 1908 in Cannes, France.[1][2] Maria and Luiz had three children:[1][2]

∞ Princess Maria Elisabeth of Bavaria (1914 - 2011) at Nymphenburg Palace on 19 August 1937. Pedro Henrique and Maria had twelve children.
  • Prince Luiz Gastão Antônio Maria Filipe Miguel Gabriel Rafael Gonzaga of Orléans-Braganza (19 February 1911 - 8 September 1931)
  • Princess Pia Maria Raniera Isabella Antonia Vitoria Thereza Amélia Gerarda Raimunda Anna Micaela Rafaela Gabriela Gonzaga of Orléans-Braganza (4 March 1913 - 24 October 2000)
∞ René, Count of Nicolay at Paris on 12 August 1948. Pia Maria and René had two sons.

Later life

Dom Luiz died in 1920 leaving Maria a widow for the remainder of her life. In 1922, Maria accompanied the Brazilian Imperial Family to Brazil for the country's centennial celebrations of its independence. During the course of the trip, the Count of Eu died while recumbent upon her shoulder.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles

  • 12 August 1878 - 4 November 1908: Her Royal Highness Princess Maria di Grazia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
  • 4 November 1908 - 26 March 1920: Her Inperial and Royal Highness The Princess Imperial Consort of Brazil
  • 26 March 1920 - 20 June 1978: Her Imperial and Royal Highness The Princess Imperial Dowager of Brazil

The Princess's full style and title after her marriage was : Her Imperial Highness Princess Maria delle Grazia Pia Chiara Anna Teresa Isabella Luitgarda Apollonia Agata Cecilia Filomena Antonia Lucia Cristina Caterina di Borbone of Bourbon-Two Sicillies, Princess of Orléans-Braganza, Princess Imperial Consort of Brazil

Honours

Ancestry

References

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