Marie Josephine of Savoy (d. 1810)

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Marie Josephine of Savoy (d. 1810)

Countess of Provence. Name variations: Josephine Louise of Savoy; Marie Joséphine; Louise Benedicta; Maria Josepha Louisa; Joséphine. Died in 1810; daughter of Maria Antonia of Spain (1729–1785) and Victor Amadeus III (1726–1796), duke of Savoy (r. 1773–1796); married Louis Stanislas Xavier, count of Provence, who later became Louis XVIII (1755–1824), king of France (r. 1814, 1815–1824), in 1771.

Marie Josephine of Savoy, the daughter of the duke of Savoy, married the future king of France, Louis XVIII, in 1771. She died in exile in England in 1810, before Louis took the throne, and was buried in Westminster Abbey with all the pomp befitting a queen.