Princess Margaretha of Saxony

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Princess Margaretha
Archduchess and Princess Margaretha of Austria; Princess Margaretha of Hungary and Bohemia
Born (1840-05-24)24 May 1840
Dresden, Kingdom of Saxony
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Monza, Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia
Spouse Archduke Charles Louis of Austria
Full name
German: Margaretha Karoline Friederike Cecilie Auguste Amalie Josephine Elisabeth Maria Johanna
House Wettin
Father John of Saxony
Mother Amalie Auguste of Bavaria
Religion Roman Catholic

Princess Margaretha of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony (German: Prinzessin Margaretha Karoline Friederike Cecilie Auguste Amalie Josephine Elisabeth Maria Johanna von Sachsen, Herzogin zu Sachsen[1][2]) (24 May 1840[1][2] – 15 September 1858[2]) was the eighth child and fifth eldest daughter of John of Saxony and his wife Amalie Auguste of Bavaria and a younger sister of Albert of Saxony and George of Saxony.[1][2] She was born in Dresden, then in the Kingdom of Saxony. Through her marriage to Archduke Charles Louis of Austria, Margaretha was a member of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine and an Archduchess and Princess of Austria and Princess of Hungary, Croatia, Bohemia, and Tuscany.


Margaretha married Archduke Charles Louis of Austria, third eldest son of Archduke Franz Karl of Austria and his wife Princess Sophie of Bavaria, on 4 November 1856 in Dresden.[1][2] The marriage was happy, but only lasted two years and remained childless.[1][2]


On a trip to Italy, Margaretha contracted typhoid. She died on 15 September 1858 at the age of 18 in Monza. Her heart was interred in the Hofkapelle in Innsbruck.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 24 May 1840 – 4 November 1856: Her Royal Highness Princess Margaretha of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony
  • 4 November 1856 – 15 September 1858: Her Imperial and Royal Highness Archduchess and Princess Imperial Margaretha of Austria, Princess Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, Princess and Duchess of Saxony


Family of Princess Margaretha of Saxony
16. Augustus III of Poland
8. Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony
17. Maria Josepha of Austria
4. Prince Maximilian of Saxony
18. Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor
9. Maria Antonia Walpurgis of Bavaria
19. Maria Amalia of Austria
2. John of Saxony
20. Philip, Duke of Parma
10. Ferdinand, Duke of Parma
21. Princess Louise-Élisabeth of France
5. Princess Caroline of Parma
22. Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor
11. Archduchess Marie Amalie of Austria
23. Maria Theresa of Austria
1. Princess Margaretha of Saxony
24. Christian III, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
12. Count Palatine Frederick Michael of Zweibrücken
25. Caroline of Nassau-Saarbrücken
6. Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria
26. Joseph Charles, Count Palatine of Sulzbach
13. Countess Palatine Maria Franziska of Sulzbach
27. Countess Palatine Elizabeth Augusta Sophie of Neuburg
3. Amalie Auguste of Bavaria
28. Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden
14. Margrave Charles Louis of Baden
29. Landgravine Caroline Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt
7. Caroline of Baden
30. Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
15. Landgravine Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt
31. Countess Palatine Henriette Karoline of Zweibrücken


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