Blessed Maria Cristina di Savoia

Blessed Maria Cristina di SavoiaAlso known as

  • Maria Cristina of Savoy



Born a princess, the youngest daughter of King Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia and Archduchess Maria Teresa of Austria-Este; grand-daughter of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria-Este and Maria Beatrice Ricciarda d’Este. Married to Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies on 21 November 1832; it was not a happy marriage as she was very shy and uncomfortable at the royal court, and Ferdinand had no patience for it. Queen of the Two Sicilies. Mother of Francesco d’Assisi Maria Leopoldo who grew up to be the last king of the Two Sicilies.





MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Maria Cristina di Savoia“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 May 2013. Web. 25 November 2015. <>