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.
- on 2 May 2013 Pope Francis promulgated a decree recognizing a miracle obtained through the intervention of Venerable Maria
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Fra Giovangiuseppe Califano, OFM
Convegni di Cultura Maria Cristina di Savoia
Via della Conciliazione, 1
00193 Roma, ITALY
- “Venerable Maria Cristina di Savoia“. Saints.SQPN.com. 3 May 2013. Web. 7 December 2013. <>