|Princess Maria Isabelle|
|Princess of Naples and Sicily|
Maria Isabelle of Naples and Sicily.
|Born||2 December 1793|
Naples, Kingdom of Naples
|Died||23 April 1801|
(aged 7 years, 4 months)
|House||Bourbons of Naples|
|Father||Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies|
|Mother||Maria Carolina of Austria|
Maria Isabelle of Naples and Sicily (2 December 1793 – 23 April 1801) was a member of the Bourbons of Naples and Sicily (itself descended from the Bourbons of France). She was styled Princess of Naples and Sicily.
Maria Isabelle was born in Naples, and she was named after her paternal aunt Maria Isabel Ana, who died at the age of six in 1749. Her father was Ferdinand, Duke of Calabria, the third son and ninth child of King Charles III of Spain and Queen Maria Amalia of Saxony. Her mother was Maria Carolina, Archduchess of Austria, the tenth daughter and thirteenth child of the famous Empress Maria Theresa and her husband, Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor. Through her mother she was a niece of Marie Antoinette; through her father she was a niece of Maria Luisa of Spain and Charles IV of Spain. She was then styled Princess of Naples and Sicily.
Her brothers included the future King Francis and Leopold, Prince of Salerno. Another, Carlo, Duke of Calabria died in 1778 aged 3 of smallpox. Her older sisters included Princess Maria Theresa, namesake of her grandmother and Princess Luisa, future Grand Duchess of Tuscany. Her younger sister Princess Maria Cristina, was the wife of the future Charles Felix of Sardinia as Queen of Sardinia. Maria Cristina's twin Princess Maria Cristina Amelia died in 1783 of smallpox. Another sister was the Queen of the French as the wife of Louis Philippe I and the youngest was the future Princess of Asturias.
|Ancestors of Princess Maria Isabella of Naples and Sicily|
Titles, styles, honours and arms
Titles and styles
- 2 December 1793 – 23 April 1801 Her Royal Highness Princess Maria Isabelle of Naples and Sicily, Infanta of Spain.
- van de Pas, Leo. "Maria Isabella, Princess of Naples and Sicily". Genealogics.org.
- Genealogie ascendante jusqu'au quatrieme degre inclusivement de tous les Rois et Princes de maisons souveraines de l'Europe actuellement vivans [Genealogy up to the fourth degree inclusive of all the Kings and Princes of sovereign houses of Europe currently living] (in French). Bourdeaux: Frederic Guillaume Birnstiel. 1768. pp. 1, 9.
- Richard Reifenscheid, Die Habsburger in Lebensbildern, Piper 2006
- John A. Rice, Empress Marie Therese and Music at the Viennese Court, 1792–1807, Cambridge 2003