||Maria Caterina (Farnese) di Modena was a member of aristocracy in Europe.|
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Maria Caterina Farnese, Principessa di Parma e Piacenza, was born 18 February 1615 at Parma, the daughter of Ranuccio I Farnese, Duca di Parma e Piacenza, and his wife, Donna Margherita Aldobrandini, of the family of the Principi di Rossano.
She married at Parma 11 January 1631, as his first wife, Francesco I d'Este, Duca di Modena e Reggio. He was the eldest surviving son of Alfonso III d'Este, Duca di Modena e Reggio, and his wife, Isabella, Principessa di Savoia, and was born 6 September 1610. He succeeded on the abdication of his father, as Duca di Modena e Reggio in 1629.
Francesco and Maria Caterina had eight children;
Maria Caterina died at Sassuolo 25 July 1646, perhaps of the effects of childbirth.
Her husband married twice more, including as his second wife, Maria Caterina's sister Vittoria Farnese.
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