Marie Isabella of Spain (1789–1848)

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Marie Isabella of Spain (1789–1848)

Queen of Sicily . Name variations: Maria Isabel. Born on July 6, 1789; died on September 13, 1848; daughter of Maria Luisa Teresa of Parma (1751–1819) and Charles IV (1748–1819), king of Spain (r. 1788–1808); became second wife of Francis I, king of Sicily (r. 1825–1830), on October 6, 1802; married Franz de Balzo, on January 15, 1839; children: (first marriage) Louisa Carlotta of Naples (1804–1844); Maria Cristina I of Naples (1806–1878); Ferdinand II (1810–1859), king of the Two Sicilies (r. 1830–1859); Maria Antonia of Sicily (1814–1898); Marie Amalie (1818–1857, who married Sebastian de Bourbon); Caroline of Sicily (1820–1861); Teresa Cristina of Bourbon (1822–1889, who married Pedro II of Brazil); Francesco, count of Trapani (1827–1892). Francis I's first wife was Maria Clementina of Austria (1777–1801).

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