Archduchess Maria Beatrix of Austria-Este

Archduchess Maria Beatrix of Austria-Este
Countess of Montizón
Born (1824-02-13)13 February 1824
Modena, Duchy of Modena and Reggio
Died 18 March 1906(1906-03-18) (aged 82)
Graz, Styria, Austria–Hungary
Spouse Juan, Count of Montizón
Issue Carlos, Duke of Madrid
Alfonso Carlos, Duke of San Jaime
Full name
German: Maria Beatrix Anna Franziska
House House of Austria-Este
House of Bourbon
Father Francis IV, Duke of Modena
Mother Maria Beatrice of Savoy

Maria Beatrix of Austria-Este (German: Maria Beatrix Anna Franziska, Erzherzogin von Österreich-Este, Prinzessin von Modena[1][2]) (13 February 1824 18 March 1906) was a member of the House of Austria-Este and Archduchess and Princess of Austria, Princess of Hungary, Bohemia, and Modena by birth.

She was born in Modena, Duchy of Modena and Reggio,[1][2] the daughter of Francis IV of Modena and his niece, Beatrix II of Modena. Through her marriage to Juan, Count of Montizón, Maria Beatrix was also a member of the Spanish branch of the House of Bourbon. Juan was the Carlist claimant to the throne of Spain from 1860 to 1868, and the Legitimist claimant to the throne of France from 1883 to 1887. Maria Beatrix was the fourth and youngest child[1][2] of Francis IV, Duke of Modena and his wife Maria Beatrice of Savoy.[1][2]

Marriage and issue

Maria Beatrix married Juan, Count of Montizón, second eldest son of Infante Carlos, Count of Molina and his first wife Infanta Maria Francisca of Portugal, on 6 February 1847 in Modena.[1][2] Maria Beatrix and Juan had two children:[1][2]

Maria Beatrix died in Graz, Styria, Austria–Hungary,[1][2] aged 82.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles



  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Darryl Lundy (10 May 2003). "Maria Beatrix Erzherzogin von Österreich-Este". Retrieved 2008-11-30. External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Paul Theroff. "AUSTRIA: House of Habsburg-Lothringen". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-11-30.
Archduchess Maria Beatrix of Austria-Este
Cadet branch of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine
Born: 13 February 1824 Died: 18 March 1906
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Queen consort of Spain
13 January 1861 – 3 October 1868
Succeeded by
Margherita of Bourbon-Parma
Preceded by
Maria Theresa of Austria-Este
Queen consort of France and Navarre
24 August 1883 – 21 November 1887
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