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Princess Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Post-Mortem Photograph of Princess Cristina on her bier.
(1869-12-24)24 December 1869
28 March 1870(1870-03-28) (aged &&&&&&&&&&&&&0943 months 4 days)
Basilica of Santa Chiara, Naples
Italian: Maria Cristina Pia Anna Isabella Natalia Elisa
English: Marie Christine Pia Anne Elisabeth Natalie Eliza
House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Francis II of the Two Sicilies
Maria Sophie of Bavaria
Princess Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (full Italian name: Maria Cristina Pia Anna Isabella Natalia Elisa di Borbone delle Due Sicilie) (24 December 1869, Rome – 28 March 1870, Rome) was the only child of King Francis II of the Two Sicilies and his wife, Maria Sophie of Bavaria.
1.1 Her parents
1.2 Birth and death
Exiled to Rome (still under pontifical rule), the Bourbons-Two Sicilies needed to perpetuate their dying dynasty in the relatively likely scenario of a failure of the newborn (1861) Kingdom of Italy which struggled, in its early years under Savoy rule, to contain the foreign and rebellious south of the peninsula. Ever since fleeing the castle of Gaeta, where they had sought refuge, the sovereigns had looked at the current situatio