Teresa Cristina o the Twa Sicilies

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Teresa Cristina o the Twa Sicilies
Teresa cristina 1846.png
Empress Teresa Cristina in 1846 bi Johann Moritz Rugendas.
Empress consort o Brazil
Tenur 30 May 1843 – 15 November 1889
Born 14 Mairch 1822(1822-03-14)
Naples, Two Sicilies
Dee'd 28 December 1889(1889-12-28) (aged 67)
Porto, Portugal
Buirial 5 December 1939
St. Peter o Alcantara Cathedral, Petrópolis, Brazil
Spouse Pedro II o Brazil
Issue Afonso, Prince Imperial o Brazil
Isabel, Princess Imperial o Brazil
Princess Leopoldina
Pedro, Prince Imperial o Brazil
Full name
Teresa Cristina Maria Giuseppa Gaspare Baltassare Melchiore Gennara Francesca de Padova Donata Bonosa Andrea d'Avelino Rita Luitgarda Geltruda Venancia Taddea Spiridione Rocca Matilde di Borbone
Hoose Bourbons o the Twa Sicilies
Faither Francis I o the Twa Sicilies
Mither Maria Isabella o Spain
Releegion Roman Catholic
Seegnatur Teresa Cristina o the Twa Sicilies's signature
Coat of Arms of Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies, Empress of Brazil (Order of Maria Luisa).svg

Teresa Cristina o the Twa Sicilies (Teresa Cristina Maria Giuseppa Gaspare Baltassare Melchiore Gennara Francesca de Padova Donata Bonosa Andrea d'Avelino Rita Luitgarda Geltruda Venancia Taddea Spiridione Rocca Matilde; 14 Mairch 1822 - 28 December 1889) wis the wife o Emperor Pedro II o Brazil. She wis the last recognised Empress o Brazil before the country became a republic. She is commonly called nicknamed "the Mither o the Brazilians". Her husband wis the seicont an last ruler o the Empire o Brazil,


Background[eedit | eedit soorce]

Teresa Cristina was the daughter of the then-Duke o Calabrie, who later became Keeng Francesco I (Francis I) o the Twa Sicilies. Through her faither, she wis a member o the House of Bourbon o the Twa Sicilies, also known as the Bourbons o Naples, the Italian branch o the Spanish Bourbons. She was a descendant o Fraunce's "Sun King", Louis XIV in the male line through his grandson, Philip V o Spain. Teresa Cristina's mither was the Infanta Doña Maria Isabel o Spain, daughter o Keeng (Charles IV o Spain.


Mairiage[eedit | eedit soorce]

The wedding was held on 30 Mey 1843 in Naples, Pedro II being represented bi his fiancée's brither Prince Leopold, Coont o Syracuse before leaving Naples for Brazil, arriving in Rio de Janeiro on 3 September 1843. Teresa Cristina fell in love with her new husband at first sight. Although a proxy mairiage haed already been performed, an extravagant state wedding wis held on 4 September at the cathedral in Rio de Janeiro.

Childer[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Afonso, Prince Imperial o Brazil (23 Februar 1845 – 11 Juin 1847) died in infancy.
  2. Isabel, Princess Imperial o Brazil (29 Julie 1846 – 14 November 1921) mairit Prince Gaston o Orléans, Coont o Eu an haed childer.
  1. Princess Leopoldina o Brazil (13 Julie 1847 – 7 Februar 1871) mairit Prince Ludwig August o Saxe-Coburg an Gotha an haed childer.
  2. Pedro Afonso, Prince Imperial o Brazil (19 Julie 1848 – 10 Januar 1850) died in infancy.

Teetles an styles[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 14 Mairch 1822 – 30 Mey 1843: Her Ryal Highness Princess Teresa Cristina o the Twa Sicilies.
  • 30 Mey 1843 – 15 November 1889: Her Imperial Majesty The Empress o Brazil.

The Empress's full style an title were "Her Imperial Majesty Dona Teresa Cristina, Empress o Brazil".

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