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 Maria Josepha von Sachsen

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Maria Josepha von Sachsen Famous memorial

Birth
Dresden, Stadtkreis Dresden, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
Death
13 Mar 1767 (aged 35)
Versailles, Departement des Yvelines, Île-de-France, France
Burial
Sens, Departement de l'Yonne, Bourgogne, France
Memorial ID
20403713 View Source

French Royalty. The daughter of Augustus III of Poland and Maria Josepha of Austria, she was the Dauphine of France from the age of fifteen through her marriage to Louis de France as his second wife in 1747, the son and heir of Louis XV. She was the mother of three kings of France, including Louis XVI, Louis XVIII, and Charles X, as well as Princess Marie Zephyrine, Louis Joseph (Duke of Burgundy), Princess Elisabeth, and Marie Clothilde, Queen of Sardinia. The sudden death of her husband on December 20, 1765 caused her to go into a great depression from which she never recovered. She died of tuberculosis at the age of 35, and was interred in the Cathedral of Saint-Étienne in Sens, except for her heart, which was interred at the Saint Denis Basilique.

French Royalty. The daughter of Augustus III of Poland and Maria Josepha of Austria, she was the Dauphine of France from the age of fifteen through her marriage to Louis de France as his second wife in 1747, the son and heir of Louis XV. She was the mother of three kings of France, including Louis XVI, Louis XVIII, and Charles X, as well as Princess Marie Zephyrine, Louis Joseph (Duke of Burgundy), Princess Elisabeth, and Marie Clothilde, Queen of Sardinia. The sudden death of her husband on December 20, 1765 caused her to go into a great depression from which she never recovered. She died of tuberculosis at the age of 35, and was interred in the Cathedral of Saint-Étienne in Sens, except for her heart, which was interred at the Saint Denis Basilique.

Bio by: William Bjornstad


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Lutetia
  • Added: 11 Jul 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 20403713
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/20403713/maria_josepha-von_sachsen: accessed ), memorial page for Maria Josepha von Sachsen (4 Nov 1731–13 Mar 1767), Find a Grave Memorial ID 20403713, citing Saint-Étienne Cathedral, Sens, Departement de l'Yonne, Bourgogne, France; Maintained by Find a Grave .