|Birth: ||Sep. 19, 1803|
|Death: ||May 4, 1884|
Prague, Czech Republic
Wife of Habsburg Emperor Ferdinand I (q.v.). She was very popular with the people of Vienna.
Maria-Anna was the daughter of King Vittorio Emmanuel I of Sardinia and his wife Terese, Archduchess of Austria. She was the twin of Maria-Teresa.
On 27 February 1831, she married Emperor Ferdinand of Austria. Upon her marriage, she became the Empress and Archduchess of Austria, Queen of Bohemia, Hungary, and Lombardy-Valencia. Even though the couple were devoted to each other, there were no children.
On 2 December 1848 Ferdinand abdicated as Emperor of Austria, but retaining his imperial rank. Maria-Anna was henceforward titled Empress Maria-Anna. They lived in retirement together, spending the winters at Castle Hradschin in what is now Prague and the summers at Reichstadt.
Maria-Anna died in Castle Hradschin six years after Ferdinand.
(Additional bio by Goddess)
Vittorio Emanuele I of Savoy (1759 - 1824)
Maria Theresia of Habsburg-Lorraine (1773 - 1832)
Ferdinand I (1793 - 1875)
Maria Adelaide - Princess of Savoy (1794 - 1795)*
Maria-Anna Carolina Pia of Savoy (1803 - 1884)
Vienna (Wien), Austria
Plot: Imperial Crypt, the Ferdinand Vault, tomb 62
Created by: Geoff Walden
Record added: Apr 28, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8694737