Blessed Maria Cristina di Savoia

Blessed Maria Cristina di SavoiaAlso known as

  • Maria Cristina of Savoy



Born a princess, the youngest daughter of King Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia and Archduchess Maria Teresa of Austria-Este; grand-daughter of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria-Este and Maria Beatrice Ricciarda d’Este. Married to Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies on 21 November 1832; it was not a happy marriage as she was very shy and uncomfortable at the royal court, and Ferdinand had no patience for it. Queen of the Two Sicilies. Mother of Francesco d’Assisi Maria Leopoldo who grew up to be the last king of the Two Sicilies.






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       Fra Giovangiuseppe Califano, OFM
       Convegni di Cultura Maria Cristina di Savoia
       Via della Conciliazione, 1
       00193 Roma, ITALY

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Maria Cristina di Savoia“. 2 February 2014. Web. 25 October 2014. <>