Princess Margaretha of Saxony
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Princess Margaretha of Saxony
Princess Margaretha
Archduchess Margaretha of Austria
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Born(1840-05-24)24 May 1840
Dresden, Kingdom of Saxony
Died15 September 1858(1858-09-15) (aged 18)
Monza, Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia
(m. 1856)
Full name
German: Margaretha Karoline Friederike Cecilie Auguste Amalie Josephine Elisabeth Maria Johanna
FatherJohn of Saxony
MotherAmalie Auguste of Bavaria
ReligionRoman Catholic

Princess Margaretha of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony (German: Prinzessin Margaretha Karoline Friederike Cecilie Auguste Amalie Josephine Elisabeth Maria Johanna von Sachsen, Herzogin zu Sachsen; 24 May 1840 – 15 September 1858) was the eighth child and fifth eldest daughter of King John of Saxony and his wife Princess Amalie Auguste of Bavaria and a younger sister of Kings Albert of Saxony and George of Saxony. She was born in Dresden, then in the Kingdom of Saxony. Through her marriage to Archduke Charles Louis of Austria, Margaretha was a member of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine and an Archduchess and Princess of Austria and Princess of Hungary, Croatia, Bohemia, and Tuscany.


Archduchess Margarete

Margaretha married her first cousin Archduke Charles Louis of Austria, third eldest son of Archduke Franz Karl of Austria and his wife, Princess Sophie of Bavaria, on 4 November 1856 in Dresden. The marriage was happy, but only lasted two years and remained childless.


On a trip to Italy, Margaretha contracted typhoid. She died on 15 September 1858 at the age of 18 in Monza. Her heart was interred in the Hofkapelle in Innsbruck.



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