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Princess Margaretha of Saxony

Princess Margaretha of Saxony

German princess
The basics
Quick Facts
A.K.A. Margarete
Gender female
Birth May 24, 1840 (Dresden)
Death September 15, 1858 (Monza)
Mother: Amalie Auguste of Bavaria
Father: John of Saxony
Siblings: Albert of SaxonyGeorgePrincess Anna of SaxonyPrincess Sophie of SaxonyPrincess Elisabeth of Saxony
Spouse: Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria
The details

Princess Margaretha of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony (German: Prinzessin Margaretha Karoline Friederike Cecilie Auguste Amalie Josephine Elisabeth Maria Johanna von Sachsen, Herzogin zu Sachsen) (24 May 1840 – 15 September 1858) was the eighth child and fifth eldest daughter of John of Saxony and his wife Amalie Auguste of Bavaria and a younger sister of Albert of Saxony and George of Saxony. She was born in Dresden, then in the Kingdom of Saxony. Through her marriage to Archduke Charles Louis of Austria, Margaretha was a member of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine and an Archduchess and Princess of Austria and Princess of Hungary, Croatia, Bohemia, and Tuscany.


Margaretha married Archduke Charles Louis of Austria, third eldest son of Archduke Franz Karl of Austria and his wife Princess Sophie of Bavaria, on 4 November 1856 in Dresden. The marriage was happy, but only lasted two years and remained childless.


On a trip to Italy, Margaretha contracted typhoid. She died on 15 September 1858 at the age of 18 in Monza. Her heart was interred in the Hofkapelle in Innsbruck.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 24 May 1840 – 4 November 1856: Her Royal Highness Princess Margaretha of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony
  • 4 November 1856 – 15 September 1858: Her Imperial and Royal Highness Archduchess and Princess Imperial Margaretha of Austria, Princess Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, Princess and Duchess of Saxony


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