Maria Leopoldina (1776–1848)

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Maria Leopoldina (1776–1848)

Electress of the Palatine. Name variations: Maria Leopoldine; Leopoldine. Born on December 10, 1776, in Milan; died on June 23, 1848, in Wasserburg; daughter of Maria Beatrice of Modena (1750–1829) and Archduke Ferdinand (1754–1806, son of Maria Theresa of Austria [1717–1780]); sister of Francis IV, duke of Modena (r. 1814–1846); married Charles IV Theodore of Bavaria, elector of the Palatine, on February 15, 1795; married Ludwig, count of Arco, on November 14, 1804.