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

Princess Maria Teresa Maddalena of Bourbon-Two Sicilies[citation needed] (Full Italian name: Principessa Maria Teresa Maddalena di Borbone delle Due Sicilie[citation needed]) (15 January 1867, Zürich, Switzerland[citation needed] – 1 March 1909, Cannes, France[citation needed]) 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.[citation needed] 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.

Princess Maria Teresa
Princess of Hohenzollern
Tenure8 June 1905 – 1 March 1909
Born(1867-01-15)15 January 1867
Zürich, Switzerland
Died1 March 1909(1909-03-01) (aged 42)
Cannes, France
SpouseWilliam, Prince of Hohenzollern
IssueAugusta Victoria, Queen of Portugal
Friedrich, Prince of Hohenzollern
Francis Joseph, Prince of Hohenzollern-Emden
Italian: Maria Teresa Maddalena
German: Maria Theresia Magdalena
FatherPrince Louis, Count of Trani
MotherDuchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria
ReligionRoman Catholic

Marriage and issueEdit

Princess Maria Teresa of Hohenzollern with her daughter, Princess Augusta Viktoria (later Queen of Portugal), 1890.

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.[citation needed] Maria Teresa and Wilhelm had three children:[citation needed]

Later lifeEdit

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.[citation needed]




  1. ^ a b c Hof- und Staats-Handbuch des Königreich Preußen (1908), Genealogy p. 5

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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 of Hohenzollern
Princess of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Princess of Hohenzollern-Hechingen
Countess of Hohenzollern-Haigerloch

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