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Princess Maria Annunciata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

Italian princess
The basics
Date of birth Caserta, Province of Caserta, Campania, Italy
Date of death May 04, 1871 Vienna, Austria
Spouse: Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria
Mother: Maria Theresa of Austria (1816–1867)
Sister(s): Princess Maria Immaculata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies Princess Maria Pia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies Princess Maria Immacolata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Father: Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies
Brother(s): Prince Louis Count of Trani Francis II of the Two Sicilies Prince Gaetan Count of Girgenti Prince Januarius Count of Caltagirone Prince Pasquale Count of Bari Prince Alfonso Count of Caserta
Children: Archduchess Margarete Sophie of Austria Archduke Otto of Austria (1865–1906) Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria Archduke Ferdinand Karl of Austria
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The details

Princess Maria Annunciata Isabella Filomena Sabasia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, full Italian name: Maria Annunziata Isabella Filomena Sabasia, Principessa di Borbone delle Due Sicilie (24 March 1843 – 4 May 1871) was the mother of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the archduke whose assassination in Sarajevo in 1914 precipitated the start of World War I.


Maria Annunciata was born in Caserta, the daughter of Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies and Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria.

Marriage and issue

On 21 October 1862 in Venice, she married Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria as his second wife. They had four children :

Maria Annunciata on her deathbed, 1871

She died in Vienna, aged 28, from tuberculosis.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 24 March 1843 – 21 October 1862: Her Royal Highness Princess Maria Annunciata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
  • 21 October 1862 – 4 May 1871: Her Imperial and Royal Highness Archduchess Maria Annunciata of Austria, Princess of Hungary and Bohemia, Princess of Bourbon-Two Sicilies


  • Spain : 610th Dame of the Order of Queen Maria Luisa - Order of Queen Maria Luisa (Spain) - ribbon bar.png.


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