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Archduchess Clementina of Austria

Archduchess Clementina of Austria Czech princess

Czech princess
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Czech princess
Gender female
Birth 1 March 1798 (Vienna)
Death 3 September 1881 (Chantilly)
Mother: Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily
Father: Francis I of Austria
Siblings: Archduke Franz Karl of AustriaFerdinand I of AustriaArchduke Johann Nepomuk of AustriaArchduke Joseph Franz of AustriaMarie LouiseDuchess of ParmaArchduchess Maria Anna of AustriaArchduchess Marie Caroline of AustriaMaria Leopoldina of Austria
Spouse: LeopoldPrince of Salerno
Children: Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
The details

Clementina of Austria (German: Maria Clementina Franziska Josepha 1 March 1798 – 3 September 1881) was an Archduchess of Austria and Princess of Salerno upon her marriage to Prince Leopold of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Prince of Salerno.


Born at the Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna, she was the third surviving daughter of Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor, later Francis I of Austria after the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire, and his wife Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily.

Maria Clementina was a younger sister of Marie Louise, Empress of France, Ferdinand I of Austria, and Maria Leopoldina, Empress of Brazil. She was also an older sister of Marie Caroline, Crown Princess of Saxony, Archduke Franz Karl of Austria, and Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria.

Through her sister, Marie Louise, she was a sister-in-law of Napoleon I of France; through Maria Leopoldina a sister-in-law of Peter I of Brazil (IV of Portugal); through Marie Caroline a sister-in-law of Frederick Augustus II of Saxony.

Maria Clementina was married, 28 July 1816, at Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, to her mother's younger brother, Prince Leopoldo of the Two Sicilies, Prince of Salerno, the youngest son of King Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies and Archduchess Maria Carolina of Austria.

From their four children, only a daughter survived adulthood, Princess Maria Carolina of the Two Sicilies (1822–1869), who on 25 November 1844, in Naples, married her paternal first cousin, Prince Henri, Duke of Aumale (1822–1897). Henri was the fourth (and second-youngest) surviving son of King Louis-Philippe of France and his wife Princess Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily.

Through their daughter, Maria Clementina and Leopoldo had seven grandchildren, two of whom reached adulthood. However, neither of these grandchildren married or produced children of their own.

Maria Clementina died 3 September 1881 at the Chateau de Chantilly, France, the home of her widowed son-in-law Duke Henry. She was eighty-three years old; all her descendants having predeceased her. She was buried at the Basilica of Santa Chiara in Naples.

Issue and family

  • Stillborn daughter (16 September 1819).
  • Princess Maria Carolina Augusta of the Two Sicilies (26 April 1822 – 6 December 1869) married Henri d'Orléans, Duke of Aumale and had issue;
    • Louis Philippe Marie Léopold d'Orléans, Prince of Condé (15 November 1845 – 24 May 1866).
    • Henri Léopold Philippe Marie d'Orléans, Duke of Guise (11 September 1847 – 10 October 1847).
    • Stillborn daughter (1849).
    • François Paul d'Orléans, Duke of Guise (11 January 1852 – 15 April 1852).
    • François Louis Philippe Marie d'Orléans, Duke of Guise (5 January 1854 – 25 July 1872).
    • Stillborn son (15 June 1861).
    • Stillborn son (June 1864).
  • Prince Lodovico Carlo of The Two Sicilies (19 July 1824 – 7 August 1824) died in infancy.
  • Stillborn daughter (5 February 1829).

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 1 March 1798 – 11 August 1804 Her Royal Highness Archduchess Clementina of Austria
  • 11 August 1804 – 28 July 1816 Her Imperial and Royal Highness Archduchess Clementina of Austria
  • 28 July 1816 – 10 March 1851 Her Imperial and Royal Highness The Princess of Salerno
  • 10 March 1851 – 3 September 1881 Her Imperial and Royal Highness The Dowager Princess of Salerno


  •  Austria-Hungary : Dame of the Order of the Starry Cross.
  •  Spain : The 172nd Dame of the Royal Order of Queen Maria Luisa.


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