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Elisabeth Therese of Lorraine

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Not to be confused with Elisabeth of Lorraine.

Elisabeth Therese of Lorraine

Queen of Sardinia

Reign 1 April 1737 – 3 July 1741

Spouse Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia


Benedetto, Duke of Chablais

House House of Savoy

House of Lorraine

Father Leopold, Duke of Lorraine

Mother Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans

Born 15 October 1711(1711-10-15)

Château de Lunéville

Died 3 July 1741 (aged 29)

Palace of Venaria, Turin, Italy

Burial Basilica of Superga, Turin

Elisabeth Theresa of Lorraine (Château de Lunéville, 15 October 1711 – Palace of Venaria, Turin, 3 July 1741), was Queen consort of Sardinia. She has no surviving descendants.



   * 1 Biography
   * 2 Issue
   * 3 Ancestry
   * 4 References and notes
   * 5 Titles, styles, honours and arms
         o 5.1 Titles and styles
   * 6 See also

[edit] Biography

She was the ninth of eleven children of Leopold, Duke of Lorraine, and Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans, niece of Louis XIV. Her eldest brother became Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, four years after her death. Maria Theresa of Austria was her sister in law; thus she was an aunt of Marie Antoinette and Maria Carolina of Austria.

Her father died in 1729 when she was 17. She and her sister were proposed as wives for their first cousin, the widowed Louis d'Orléans, Duke of Orléans. He refused outright, much to the annoyance of her mother.

She was named the coadjutrice of Remiremont Abbey on 19 October 1734; Remiremont was closely associated with the Lorraine's. Her older sister Anne Charlotte was later the abbess of the prestigious institution.

Upon the marriage of her brother, the Lorraine family became a rather attactive family to marry into, two daughters of Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor having done so already; the already twice widowed Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia asked for her hand in marriage and the marriage went ahead.

She married the king of Sardinia by proxy on 5 March 1737 with the Prince of Carignan acting as the king, who was the prince's brother in law[1]. The couple married in person on 1 April 1737; Charles Emmanuel was her first cousin, his mother being Anne Marie d'Orléans - older half sister of her mother Élisabeth Charlotte. The marriage produced three children.

Elisabeth Theresa died at the Palace of Venaria at the age of 29, of complications of the birth of her last child. She was buried in the Cathedral S. Giovanni Battista, and moved in 1786 to the Basilica of Superga in Turin.

In 1775, her youngest son Benedetto married his niece but the couple had no children.

[edit] Issue

   * Prince Carlo Francesco Maria Augusto of Savoy, Duke of Aosta (1 December 1738 – 25 March 1745)
   * Princess Vittoria Margherita of Savoy (Turin, 22 June 1740 - Turin, 14 July 1742)
   * Prince Benedetto Maria Maurizio of Savoy, Duke of Chablais, (Turin, 21 June 1741 - Turin, 4 January 1808)

References and notes

  1. ^ The prince of Carignan had married Maria Vittoria Francesca of Savoy, illegitimate daughter of Charles Emmanuel's father Victor Amadeus II and Jeanne Baptiste d'Albert de Luynes

[edit] Titles, styles, honours and arms

[edit] Titles and styles

   * 15 October 1711 – 1737 Her Highness Princess Élisabeth Thérèse of Lorraine
   * 1 April 1737 – 3 July 1741 Her Majesty the Queen of Sardinia

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Elisabeth Therese of Lorraine, Queen consort of Sardinia's Timeline

October 15, 1711
Château de Lunéville
April 1, 1737
Age 25
Turin, Piedmont, Italy
Age 25
December 1, 1738
Age 27
June 22, 1740
Age 28
Turin, Piedmont, Italy
June 21, 1741
Age 29
Torino, Piemonte, Italia
July 3, 1741
Age 29
Basilica of Superga, Turin