Maria Sophia Amalia (1841–1925)

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Maria Sophia Amalia (1841–1925)

Duchess in Bavaria and last queen of the Two Sicilies . Name variations: Maria of Bavaria. Born on October 4, 1841; died on January 19, 1925; daughter of Maximilian Joseph, duke of Bavaria, and Ludovica (1808–1892); sister of Elizabeth of Bavaria (1837–1898), empress of Austria and Hungary; married Francesco II also known as Francis II (1836–1894), king of the Two Sicilies (r. 1859–1861), on February 3, 1859; children: Marie Christine (1869–1870).

Maria Sophia Amalia was briefly queen of the Two Sicilies from 1859 until 1861. Then Italy was united under Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia.