Princess Maria Francesca of Savoy

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Maria Francesca
Princess Luigi of Bourbon-Parma
María Francisca de Saboya.jpg
Maria Francesca as a child.
Born (1914-12-26)26 December 1914
Rome, Italy
Died 7 December 2001(2001-12-07) (aged 86)
Mandelieu, France
Spouse Prince Luigi of Bourbon-Parma
Issue Prince Guy
Prince Rémy
Princess Chantal
Prince Jean
Full name
Maria Francesca Anna Romana di Savoia
House House of Savoy (by birth)
House of Bourbon-Parma (by marriage)
Father Victor Emmanuel III of Italy
Mother Elena of Montenegro
Religion Roman Catholic
Italian Royalty
House of Savoy
Lesser coat of arms of the Kingdom of Italy (1890).svg
Victor Emmanuel II
Children
Marie Clothilde, Princess Napoléon
Umberto I
Amadeo I of Spain
Prince Oddone, Duke of Montferrat
Maria Pia, Queen of Portugal and the Algarves
Prince Carlo Alberto, Duke of Chablais
Prince Vittorio Emanuele
Prince Vittorio Emanuele, Count of Geneva
Grandchildren
Prince Emanuele Filiberto, Duke of Aosta
Prince Vittorio Emanuele, Count of Turin
Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi
Prince Umberto, Count of Salemi
Great Grandchildren
Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta
Tomislav II of Croatia
Great Great Grandchildren
Princess Margherita, Dowager Archduchess of Austria-Este
Princess Maria Cristina
Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta
Great Great Great Grandchildren
Princess Bianca
Prince Aimone, Duke of Apulia
Princess Mafalda
Great Great Great Grandchildren
Prince Umberto
Prince Amedeo
Princess Isabella
Umberto I
Children
Victor Emmanuel III
Victor Emmanuel III
Children
Princess Yolanda, Countess of Bergolo
Princess Mafalda, Landgravine of Hesse
Umberto II
Giovanna, Tsaritsa of Bulgaria
Maria Francesca, Princess Luigi of Bourbon-Parma
Umberto II
Children
Maria Pia, Princess Michel of Bourbon-Parma
Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples
Princess Maria Gabriella
Princess Maria Beatrice
Grandchildren
Emanuele Filiberto, Prince of Venice
Great Grandchildren
Princess Vittoria
Princess Luisa

Maria Francesca of Savoy (Maria Francesca Anna Romana; 26 December 1914 – 7 December 2001) was the youngest daughter of Victor Emmanuel III of Italy and Elena of Montenegro. She was a sister of Umberto II of Italy, as well as Yolanda, Countess of Bergolo; Mafalda, Landgravine of Hesse; and Giovanna, Queen of Bulgaria.

Marriage and issue

On 23 January 1939, Maria Francesca married Prince Luigi Carlo of Bourbon-Parma (5 December 1899 - 4 December 1967), a younger son of Robert I, Duke of Parma, and Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal. Her husband was a brother of Zita, Empress of Austria, among many others. They had four children, all of whom were born at Cannes (Alpes-Maritimes), France. They were:

  1. Guy Sixte Louis Robert Victor de Bourbon, Prince of Parma (or Prince Guy de Bourbon-Parma; Italian: Principe Guido di Parma; 7 August 1940 – 10 March 1991), married Brigitte Peu-Duvallon and had a son, Prince Louis;
  2. Rémy François de Bourbon, Prince of Parma (born 14 July 1942), married Laurence Dufresne d'Arganchy and had issue, Prince Tristan and Princess Aude;
  3. Chantal Marie de Bourbon, Princess of Parma (born 24 November 1946), married Panagiotis Skinas and had issue (Helene Skinas and Alexandre Skinas, both born in London), married secondly François-Henri Georges;
  4. Jean Bernard Rémy de Bourbon, Prince of Parma (15 October 1961), married Virginia Roatta and had issue, Princes Armoud and Christophe.

Title, styles and honours

Title

  • 26 December 1914 – 7 December 2001: Her Royal Highness Princess Maria Francesca of Savoy, Princess of Italy

Honours

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Ancestry

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