Archduchess Maria Beatrix of Austria-Este

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Archduchess Maria Beatrix of Austria-Este
Countess of Montizón
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Born (1824-02-13)13 February 1824
Modena, Duchy of Modena and Reggio
Died 18 March 1906(1906-03-18) (aged 82)
Graz, Styria, Austria
Spouse Juan, Count of Montizón
Issue Carlos, Duke of Madrid
Alfonso Carlos, Duke of San Jaime
Full name
German: Maria Beatrix Anna Franziska
House House of Austria-Este
Father Archduke Francis IV, Duke of Modena
Mother Princess Maria Beatrice of Savoy

Archduchess Maria Beatrix of Austria-Este (German: Maria Beatrix Anna Franziska, Erzherzogin von Österreich-Este, Prinzessin von Modena[1][2]) (13 February 1824 – 18 March 1906) was the consort of the Carlist pretender, Juan, Count of Montizón and, by birth, a member of the House of Austria-Este which had ruled the Duchy of Modena.

She was born in Modena,[1][2] the youngest daughter of Francis IV of Modena and his niece consort, Maria Beatrice of Savoy.

Marriage and issue[edit]

On 6 February 1847 in Modena Maria Beatrix married Infante Juan de Borbón who, as the Carlist claimant to the throne of Spain from 1860 to 1868 became known as Don Juan, the Conde de Montizón. As he was also the Legitimist claimant to the throne of France from 1883 to 1887, Maria Beatrix was also the titular queen consort of that country to French monarchists who rejected the claims of the Orléanist and Bonapartist pretenders.

Maria Beatrix and Juan had two children:[1][2]

Maria Beatrix died in Graz, Styria, then a city in Austria–Hungary,[1][2] aged 82.

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 13 February 1824 – 6 February 1847: Her Imperial and Royal Highness Archduchess Maria Beatrix of Austria-Este
  • 6 February 1847 – 18 March 1906: Her Imperial and Royal Highness The Countess of Montizón



  1. ^ a b c d Darryl Lundy (10 May 2003). "Maria Beatrix Erzherzogin von Österreich-Este". Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
  2. ^ a b c d Paul Theroff. "AUSTRIA: House of Habsburg-Lothringen". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-11-30.