Maria Cristina of Sicily (1877–1947)

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Maria Cristina of Sicily (1877–1947)

Archduchess of Austria . Name variations: Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Sicily. Born on April 10, 1877; died on October 4, 1947, in St. Gilgen; daughter of Antonia von Trapani (b. 1851) and Alphonse of Sicily (1841–1934), count of Caserta; married Peter Ferdinand (1874–1948), archduke or grand duke of Austria, on November 8, 1900; children: Gottfried also known as Godfrey (1902–1984, who married Dorothea of Bavaria ); Helene (1903–1924); George (1905–1952, who married Marie Valerie of Waldburg-Zeil ); Rosa (1906–1983).