Archduchess Maria Karoline of Austria (1825-1915)

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Maria Carolina of Austria
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Born (1825-09-10)10 September 1825
Vienna, Austrian Empire
Died 17 July 1915(1915-07-17) (aged 89)
Baden bei Wien, Austria-Hungary
Burial Imperial Crypt, Vienna
Spouse Archduke Rainer Ferdinand of Austria
Full name
Maria Karoline Luise Christine
House Habsburg-Lorraine
Father Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen
Mother Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg
Religion Roman Catholic

Archduchess Maria Karoline of Austria (Maria Karoline Luise Christine, Erzherzogin von Österreich; 10 September 1825 – 17 July 1915) was an Archduchess of Austria.

Life

Archduchess Maria Karoline was born in Vienna as the second daughter and sixth child of Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen and Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg. Her father was a son of Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor and Infanta Maria Luisa of Spain and the "hero of Aspern". Her mother was a daughter of Frederick William of Nassau-Weilburg (1768–1816) and his wife Burgravine Louise Isabelle of Kirchberg. Between her siblings there were Maria Theresa, Queen consort of Two Sicilies and Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen.

She was Princess-Abbess of the Theresian Royal and Imperial Ladies Chapter of the Castle of Prague (1844-1852).[1]

On 21 February 1852, Maria Karoline married her cousin Archduke Rainer Ferdinand of Austria, third son of Archduke Rainer of Austria and Princess Elisabeth of Savoy-Carignano. The marriage was a very happy one, and the couple was probably the most popular amongst the Habsburg family. The marriage remained childless.

At the time of her death, she was the last surviving grandchild of Leopold II.

Ancestry

References

  1. ^ "Czech Eccleastical". Guide2womenleaders.com. 1916-02-18. Retrieved 2016-02-02. 

External links

  • Marek, Miroslav. "A listing of descendants of Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen". Genealogy.euweb.cz. 

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