Maria Amalia (1782–1866)

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Maria Amalia (1782–1866)

Queen of France . Name variations: Amélie; Maria Amélie or Marie Amélie, or Marie-Amelia of Bourbon; Maria Amalia of Naples; Marie Amélie of Sicily; Marie Amelie de Bourbon. Born in Caserta on April 26, 1782; died on March 24, 1866, in Esher, Surrey, England; daughter of Ferdinand I, king of the Two Sicilies (r. 1816–1825), also known as Ferdinand IV, king of Naples and Sicily (r. 1759–1806, 1815–1825), and Maria Carolina (1752–1814); married Louis Philippe I (1773–1850), king of France (r. 1830–1848), on November 25, 1809; children: Ferdinand (1810–1842); Louise d'Orleans (1812–1850); Marie d'Orleans (1813–1839, who married Alexander, duke of Württemberg); Louis, duke of Nemours (1814–1896); Fransisca (1816–1818); Clementine of Orleans (1817–1907, who married Augustus, prince of Coburg); Francis, prince of Joinville (1818–1900); Charles (1820–1828); Henry, duke of Aumale (1822–1897); Antoine, duke of Montpensier (1824–1900).

Maria Amalia was the daughter of Ferdinand IV, king of Naples, and Maria Carolina . She married Louis Philippe, duke of Orléans, who was elected king of France in 1830. When Louis Philippe was deposed in 1848, she retired with him to England.

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