Princess Maria Luisa of Savoy

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Maria Luisa Gabriella di Savoia, Reina consorte de España

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Birthplace: Piazzetta Reale, Torino, Piemonte, Savoia
Death: Died in Madrid, España
Place of Burial: Escorial, Madrid, España
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Daughter of Vittorio Amedeo II di Savoia, re di Sardegna and Anne Marie d'Orleans, Queen consort of Sardinia
Wife of Felipe V el Animoso, rey de España
Mother of Luis I el Bien Amado, rey de España; Felipe Pedro Infante de Spain; Felipe Pedro Gabriel and Fernando VI de Borbón, rey de España
Sister of Maria Adelaide, Principessa di Savoia; Princess Maria of Savoy; Prince Vittorio Amadeo of Savoy and Carlo Emanuele III, Re di Sardegna
Half sister of Maria Vittoria Francesca di Savoia, marchesa di Susa and Vittorio Francesco, Marquis of Susa

Occupation: Queen consort of Spain
Managed by: Noah Gregory Tutak
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About Princess Maria Luisa of Savoy

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Maria Luisa was traveling to Barcelona, Spain for her marriage to Phillip V and stopped at Nice, France where she met Pope Clement XI. He gave her a Golden Rose. He gave to her on Sep 20, 1701, it was a ritualistic gift for a young princess. The Golden Rose is a gold ornament, which popes of the Catholic Church have traditionally blessed annually. Recipients have included churches and sanctuaries, royalty, military figures and governments.


Maria Luisa Gabrielle of Savoy; (September 17, 1688 - February 14, 1714) was the first wife of king Philip V of Spain.

She was the third daughter of Victor Amadeus II of Savoy (1666 - 1732), Duke of Savoy and future king of Sicily and Sardinia , and his wife Anne Marie of Orléans, daughter of Philippe I of Orléans and Henrietta Anne Stuart.

On November 2, 1701 Maria Louisa , just under 13 years old , married the younger brother of her brother-in-law, Philip, duc d'Anjou who had just become king Philip V of Spain .

In 1702 the long and ruinous War of Spanish Succession broke out. Maria Louisa proved to have what it takes to be a great queen by making herself admired in Madrid. She also started to impose some order in the junta, and led by her example at least some individuals and cities to start supporting the government with troops and money.

She had a great influence on her husband, but was herself dominated by the Princess des Ursins.

After her death two of her son, her youngest and oldest, were to become Kings of Spain

She died in 1714 in her 27th year like her sister Marie Adelaide of Savoy, her aunt Marie Louise d'Orléans and her grand-mother Princess Henrietta-Anne of England. She was nicknamed La Savoyana by her adoring subjects and was well loved in Spain.

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Princess Maria Luisa of Savoy's Timeline

1688
September 17, 1688
Torino, Piemonte, Savoia
1707
August 25, 1707
Age 18
Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, España
1709
July 2, 1709
Age 20
El Escorial, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
1712
June 7, 1712
Age 23
El Escorial, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
1713
September 23, 1713
Age 25
Madrid, España
1714
February 14, 1714
Age 25
Madrid, España
February 16, 1714
Age 25
Escorial, Madrid, España