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Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (1882–1940)


Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (1882–1940)

For other people called Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, see Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria.
Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria
Princess Maria Anna of Bourbon-Parma

Spouse Elias, Duke of Parma
Princess Elisabetta
Prince Carlo
Princess Maria Francesca
Robert II, Duke of Parma
Prince Francesco
Princess Giovanna
Infanta Alicia, Duchess of Calabria
Princess Maria Cristina
Full name
German: Maria Anna Isabelle Epiphanie Eugenie Gabriele
House House of Habsburg-Lorraine
House of Bourbon-Parma
Father Archduke Friedrich, Duke of Teschen
Mother Princess Isabella of Croÿ
Born (1882-01-06)6 January 1882
Linz, Upper Austria, Austria–Hungary
Died 25 February 1940(1940-02-25) (aged 58)
Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland

Archduchess Maria Anna Isabelle Epiphanie Eugenie Gabriele of Austria,[1][2] full German name: Maria Anna Isabelle Epiphanie Eugenie Gabriele, Erzherzogin von Österreich[1][2] (6 January 1882, Linz, Upper Austria, Austria–Hungary[1][2] – 25 February 1940, Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland[1][2]) was a member of the Teschen branch of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine and an Archduchess of Austria and Princess of Bohemia, Hungary, and Tuscany by birth. Through her marriage to Prince Elias of Bourbon-Parma (later Duke of Parma), Maria Anna was also a member of the House of Bourbon-Parma and a Princess of Bourbon-Parma.

Early life

Maria Anna was the second child and daughter of Archduke Friedrich, Duke of Teschen and his wife Princess Isabella of Croÿ.[1][2]

Marriage and issue

Maria Anna married Prince Elias of Bourbon-Parma, the eldest son of Robert I, Duke of Parma and his first wife Princess Maria Pia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, on 25 May 1903 in Vienna.[1][2] Maria Anna and Elias had eight children:[1]

  • Princess Elisabetta (17 March 1904-13 June 1983); she died unmarried.
  • Prince Carlo Luigi (22 September 1905-26 September 1912); he died of poliomyelitis.
  • Princess Maria Francesca (5 September 1906-1994); she died unmarried.
  • Robert II, Duke of Parma (7 August 1909-25 November 1974); he died unmarried.
  • Prince Francesco Alfonso (14 June 1913-29 May 1959); he died unmarried.
  • Princess Giovanna Isabella (8 July 1916-1 November 1949); she never married and was killed in a shooting accident in La Toledana, Spain.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 6 January 1882 – 25 May 1903: Her Imperial and Royal Highness Princess Imperial and Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, Princess Royalof Hungary and Bohemia
  • 25 May 1903 – 25 February 1940: Her Imperial and Royal Highness Princess Maria Anna of Bourbon-Parma, Archduchess and Princess Imperial of Austria, Princess Royal of Hungary and Bohemia



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