Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1867–1909)

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Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Princess of Hohenzollern
Born(1867-01-15)15 January 1867
Zürich, Switzerland
Died1 March 1909(1909-03-01) (aged 42)
Cannes, France
SpouseWilhelm, Prince of Hohenzollern
IssueAugusta Victoria, Queen of Portugal
Friedrich, Prince of Hohenzollern
Francis Joseph, Prince of Hohenzollern-Emden
Full name
Italian: Maria Teresa Maddalena
German: Maria Theresia Magdalena
HouseHouse of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
FatherPrince Louis, Count of Trani
MotherDuchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria
ReligionRoman Catholic

Princess Maria Teresa Maddalena of Bourbon-Two Sicilies[1][2] (Full Italian name: Principessa Maria Teresa Maddalena di Borbone delle Due Sicilie[1][2]) (15 January 1867, Zürich, Switzerland[1][2] – 1 March 1909, Cannes, France[1][2]) was the only child of Prince Louis of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Count of Trani (heir apparent of the defunct throne of the Two Sicilies) and his wife Duchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria.[1][2] Maria Teresa was a member of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and became a member of the House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen and titular Princess of Hohenzollern through her marriage to Prince Wilhelm of Hohenzollern (later Prince of Hohenzollern). She was called Mädi in the family and had a lifelong friendship with her cousin the Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Maria Teresa married Prince Wilhelm of Hohenzollern, eldest son of Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern and Infanta Antónia of Portugal, on 27 June 1889 in Sigmaringen.[1][2] Maria Teresa and Wilhelm had three children:[1][2]

Later life[edit]

Maria Teresa's husband succeeded his father as Prince of Hohenzollern on 8 June 1905. For many years Maria Teresa suffered from weak health. As the climate in Sigmaringen was not suitable for her constitution, she lived mostly in Bad Tölz (in the summers) and Cannes (in the winters), and was treated to regular visits from her family. It was in Cannes that she died, most likely of multiple sclerosis, on 1 May 1909 after almost four years as Princess of Hohenzollern.[1][2]

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 15 January 1867 – 27 June 1889: Her Royal Highness Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
  • 27 June 1889 – 8 June 1905: Her Royal Highness The Hereditary Princess of Hohenzollern, Princess of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
  • 8 June 1905 – 1 March 1909: Her Royal Highness The Princess of Hohenzollern, Princess of Bourbon-Two Sicilies




  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Darryl Lundy (28 September 2005). "Maria Teresa di Borbone, Principessa delle Due Sicilie". Retrieved 2008-10-05.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Paul Theroff. "TWO SICILIES". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-10-05.

External links[edit]

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Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1867–1909)
Cadet branch of the House of Bourbon
Born: 15 January 1867 Died: 1 March 1909
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Infanta Antónia of Portugal
Princess consort of Hohenzollern
Princess consort of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Princess consort of Hohenzollern-Hechingen

8 June 1905 – 1 March 1909
Reason for succession failure:
Principality annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia in 1850
Succeeded by
Princess Adelgunde of Bavaria