Isabella (de Parma) of Austria

Isabella Maria Louisa Antonietta Ferdinanda Josepha Saveria Dominica Joanna (de Parma) of Austria (1741 - 1763)

Privacy Level: Open (White)
Isabella Maria Louisa Antonietta Ferdinanda Josepha Saveria Dominica Joanna of Austria formerly de Parma
Born in Buen Retiro Palace, Madrid, Spainmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austriamap
Profile last modified | Created 23 Aug 2015
This page has been accessed 500 times.

Categories: Royalty | House of Bourbon-Parma | Spanish Nobility | Austrian Nobility.

Biography

European Aristocracy
Isabella (de Parma) of Austria was a member of aristocracy in Europe.
Join: European Royals and Aristocrats Project
Discuss: euroaristo

Isabella of Parma (Isabella Maria Luisa Antonietta Ferdinanda Giuseppina Saveria Domenica Giovanna; 31 December 1741 – 27 November 1763) was the daughter of Infante Felipe of Spain, Duke of Parma and his wife Louise Elisabeth, eldest daughter of Louis XV of France and Maria Leszczyńska. Her paternal grandparents were Philip V of Spain (in turn a grandson of Louis XIV) and his second wife, Elisabeth of Parma.

Born Isabella Maria Luisa Antonietta Ferdinanda Giuseppina Saveria Dominica Giovanna at Buen Retiro Palace in Madrid, Isabella was an Infanta of Spain and grew up at the court of her grandfather, Philip V of Spain. Her father was the Spanish Prince Philip (1720-1765), who was Duke of Parma in Italy. Her mother was Elisabeth of France (1727-1759), the eldest daughter of Louis XV of France. Isabella's parents' marriage was not happy, and for nearly 10 years Isabella remained an only child. Isabella was very close to her mother and was distraught when she died of smallpox in 1759. Henceforth, Isabella was convinced she would die young, too.

In 1760 a marriage was arranged between Isabella and Archduke Joseph of Austria, heir to the Habsburg Monarchy. After a marriage by proxy, Isabella was escorted to Austria. On 6 October 1760, at the age of 18, Isabel married Joseph II in a ceremony lasting for days. Joseph was thrilled with his new bride and overwhelmed Isabel with his love. In return, she increasingly locked herself away, so much so that shortly after their wedding, Isabel was plunged into melancholy.

In 1763, Isabella fell ill with smallpox and gave birth three months premature, on 22 November 1763, to a daughter, Maria Christina, who died a few hours after birth. A week later, Isabella followed her daughter in death at Schönbrunn Palace. She was buried in Maria Theresa's vault in the Imperial Crypt Vaults in Vienna. Joseph could not find comfort and did not recover from the death of his wife.

His second marriage (January 1765-May 1767) to Princess Maria Josepha of Bavaria was unhappy and did not produce children. Subsequently, in August 1765, Isabella's father-in-law Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor died, and Joseph succeeded him as Holy Roman Emperor with the title of Joseph II. (In 1767, Maria Josepha died of smallpox.)

Isabel had predicted even before her death that their daughter would follow this same road shortly after. Her forebodings were fulfilled on 23 January 1770, when the little Archduchess Maria Theresa died at only seven years old of pleurisy. The loss was overwhelming for Joseph. After the death of his only child, Joseph withdrew increasingly from public life.[1]

Sources

  1. Wikipedia [1]
  • Archives Nationales de Vienne, Autriche; Der Gruftwächter, play by Kafka; Simon Sebag Montefiore,Catherine the Great and Potemkin: The Imperial Love Affair, London, 2010
  • Justin C. Vovk,In Destiny's Hands: Five Tragic Rulers, Children of Maria Theresa, USA, 2010
  • Farquhar, Michael (2001). A Treasury of Royal Scandals: The Shocking True Stories of History's Wickedest, Weirdest, Most Wanton Kings, Queens, Tsars, Popes, and Emperors. Penguin Books. p. 91. ISBN 9780140280241.
  • Justin C. Vovk,In Destiny's Hands: Five Tragic Rulers, Children of Maria Theresa, USA, 2010

See also:

  • Maria Isabella of Parma on Find A Grave: Memorial #8694756 retrieved 06:56, 3 January 2017 (EST)


More Genealogy Tools



Sponsored Search




Search
Searching for someone else?
First: Last:

DNA
No known carriers of Isabella's ancestors' mitochondrial DNA have taken an mtDNA test.

Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.



Images: 1
Portrait of Princess Isabella of Parma (1741-1763), first wife of Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II of Austria
 Portrait of Princess Isabella of Parma (1741-1763), first wife of Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II of Austria

Collaboration

On 15 May 2017 at 06:52 GMT C. Mackinnon wrote:

Should LNAB be Bourbon?



Isabella is 28 degrees from Rosa Parks, 22 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 7 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

D  >  de Parma  |  O  >  of Austria  >  Isabella Maria Louisa Antonietta Ferdinanda Josepha Saveria Dominica Joanna (de Parma) of Austria