Princess Maria Christina of Saxony (1770–1851)

Maria Christina of Saxony (Maria Christina Albertina Carolina; 7 December 1770 – 24 November 1851) was a Princess of Saxony. She was the Princess of Carignano and later Princess of Montléart by marriage.

Maria Christina
Princess of Carignano
Princess of Montléart
Maria Cristina Albertina di Sassonia principessa di Carignano.jpg
Born(1770-12-07)7 December 1770
Dresden, Saxony
Died24 November 1851(1851-11-24) (aged 80)
Paris, France
SpouseCharles Emmanuel, Prince of Carignano
Julius Maximilian, Prince de Montléart
Maria Christina Albertina Carolina
FatherCharles, Duke of Courland
MotherFranciszka Krasińska

Early lifeEdit

Maria Christina was the only surviving child of Prince Charles of Saxony, Duke of Courland, himself son of King Augustus III of Poland, and his wife, Countess Franciszka Krasińska. Her parents married secretly in Warsaw in 1760. The marriage was considered morganatic in Saxony. Her mother was created a princess (Princess Franziska Krasińska Wettin) in her own right due to her marriage, only after the intervention of Emperor Joseph II.[1]


Her education was in the hands of several private tutors and governesses. She learned philosophy, geography, literature, music, dance, and was taught several languages (German, Italian, French, Polish, and English).

In Turin on 24 October 1797, she married Charles Emmanuel of Savoy Prince of Carignano (d.1800). They had two children:

Three years after his marriage Charles Emmanuel died in a French prison.

On 1 February 1810 in Paris she married Julius Maximilian de Montléart, 6th Marquis de Rumont, 1st Prince de Montléart (1787–1865). They had five children:

  • Jules Maurice (28 November 1807 – 16 March 1887), legitimized after his parents' marriage; Prince de Montléart.
  • Louise Bathilde de Montléart (20 January 1809 – 1823), legitimized after her parents' marriage; died young.
  • Berthe Maria de Montléart (1811–1831), died young.
  • Frédérique Auguste Marie Xavérine Cunégonde Julie de Montléart (11 November 1814 – 30 March June 1885 in Krzyszkowice, by suicide).
  • Marguerite Julia de Montléart (1822–1832), died young.

In 1824 Maria Christina and her second husband bought and restored the Schloss Wilhelminenberg in the district of Gallitzinberg.

Maria Christina died in Paris on 24 November 1851 at the age of 80.



  1. ^ Maria Bogucka (2017). Women in Early Modern Polish Society, Against the European Background. Routledge. p. 171. ISBN 9781351871990. [accessed = 2018.11.23]