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Monarchs - Queen María Cristina de Borbón-Dos Sicilias of Spain - Madrid, Spain
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N 40° 24.913 W 003° 41.411
30T E 441444 N 4474072
Quick Description: A bronze statue, in front of Cason de Buen Retiro, of Queen Maria Cristina of Spain, in Madrid
Location: Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
Date Posted: 11/3/2006 4:12:45 AM
Waymark Code: WMXAP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
Views: 112

Long Description:
Maria Christina of Bourbon, Princess of the Two Sicilies, Queen of Spain (Maria Cristina Ferdinanda of the Two Sicilies branch of the Royal House of Bourbon) (April 27, 1806–August 22, 1878) was Queen Consort of Spain (1829 to 1833) and Queen Regent of Spain (1833 to 1840). Maria Christina was the fourth wife of King Ferdinand VII of Spain (Fernando in Spanish) (1784-1833, king 1813-1833) and mother of and regent for Queen Isabella II of Spain (Isabel in Spanish) (1830-1904, queen 1833-1868). Originally titled Her Royal Highness, Princess Maria Christina of Naples and Sicily, on December 18, 1816 her title was changed to Princess of the Two Sicilies when her father changed the name of his kingdom. Her Spanish name was María Cristina de las Dos Sicilias.

Born in Palermo, Sicily, Italy on April 27, 1806, she was the daughter of King Francis I (In Italian, Francesco I) of the Two Sicilies by his second wife, Infanta Doña Maria Isabel of Spain. She also descended from the Austrian Habsburgs as her grandmother was Queen Marie Caroline and her great-aunt was Marie Antoinette.
Monarch Ranking: King / Queen

Proper Title and Name of Monarch: Queen María Cristina de Borbón-Dos Sicilias

Country or Empire of Influence: Spain

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