Maria Beatrice of Modena (1750–1829)

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Maria Beatrice of Modena (1750–1829)

Duchess of Massa and Carrara . Name variations: Archduchess Beatrice of Modena; Maria Beatrice d'Este; Beatrix of Modena-Este; Maria Riccarda; Maria Beatrix Riccarda of Este; Mary Beatrice of Modena. Born on April 6 or 7, 1750, in Modena; died on November 14, 1829, in Vienna; daughter of Hercules also known as Ercole III d'Este (1727–1803), duke of Modena; married Archduke Ferdinand (1754–1806, governor general of Lombardy in Milano and son of Maria Theresa of Austria [1717–1780]), on October 15, 1771; children: Maria Teresa of Austria (1773–1832, who married Victor Emmanuel I, king of Sardinia); Josepha (1775–1777); Maria Leopoldina (1776–1848, who marriedCharles Theodore of Bavaria); Francis IV (1779–1846), duke of Modena (r. 1814–1846); Ferdinand (1781–1850); Maximilian Joseph (1782–1863); Maria Antonia (1784–1786); Charles (1785–1809); Maria Ludovica of Modena (1787–1816, who married Francis I, emperor of Austria).