Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies

Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies

Italian Princess
Born Apr 27, 1806

Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies was Queen consort of Spain and Regent of Spain (1833 to 1840).

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1806 Birth Born in Palermo, Sicily on 27 April 1806, she was the daughter of King Francis I of the Two Sicilies by his second wife, Maria Isabella of Spain. … Read More


When Ferdinand died on 29 September 1833, Maria Christina became regent for their daughter Isabella. … Read More


1840 34 Years Old In 1840 Maria Christina found her position intolerable; she renounced the regency and left Spain with Muñoz. … Read More
1842 36 Years Old In 1842 Maria Christina purchased the Château de Malmaison as their residence. In 1843, on the overthrow of General Baldomero Espartero they returned to Spain. In 1844, Muñoz's stepdaughter Queen Isabella II was declared to be of age. On 23 June 1844 Isabella gave to Muñoz the title duque de Riánsares, to which was attached a Grandeza de España; the title came from the river Ánsares, near Muñoz's birthplace in Tarancón.
1844 38 Years Old On October 12, 1844 Isabella gave official consent to the marriage between her mother and Muñoz, and it was publicly performed. … Read More


1846 40 Years Old On 30 May 1846 she gave Muñoz a second title, marqués de San Agustín. … Read More
1854 48 Years Old In 1854, Maria Christina left for France a second time. France remained her primary residence for the remainder of her life. In 1846, by the express request of the former president Juan José Flores, the Queen participated in an attempt to restore the monarchy in Ecuador. … Read More


1878 73 Years Old Maria Christina's illness returned and she suffered from serious coughing, fainting and fever. She died in Le Havre, France on 22 August 1878. … Read More
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