Princess Elisabeth of Savoy

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Archduchess Rainer Joseph of Austria
Francesco Barucci - Portrait of Marie Elisabeth of Savoy-Carignano, Archduchess of Austria.jpg
Elisabeth in 1830
Born(1800-04-13)13 April 1800
Paris, French Republic
Died25 December 1856(1856-12-25) (aged 56)
Bolzano, Austrian Empire
Bolzano Cathedral
SpouseArchduke Rainer Joseph of Austria
among others...
Adelaide, Queen of Sardinia
Archduke Leopold Ludwig
Archduke Ernst
Archduke Rainer Ferdinand
Archduke Heinrich Anton
Maria Francesca Elisabetta Carlotta Giuseppina di Savoia
FatherCharles Emmanuel, Prince of Carignano
MotherMaria Christina of Saxony

Elisabeth of Savoy (Maria Francesca Elisabetta Carlotta Giuseppina; 13 April 1800 – 25 December 1856) was the Vicereine of the Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia by marriage to Archduke Rainer Joseph of Austria. She was the aunt and mother-in-law of Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of a united Italy. By birth, she was a member of the House of Savoy-Carignano.

Early life[edit]

Princess Elisabeth of Savoy, 1830s

Maria Francesca Elisabetta Carlotta Giuseppina was born in Paris to Charles Emmanuel, Prince of Carignano (1770–1800), and Princess Maria Cristina of Saxony (1770–1851). She had an elder brother, Charles Albert, future King of Sardinia.


On 28 May 1820 she was married in Prague to Archduke Rainer of Austria, Viceroy of the Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia.


Elisabeth died of tuberculosis in Bolzano on Christmas Day, 1856.


With Rainer she had eight children:



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