- Princess Maria Theresia of Liechtenstein
Maria Theresia Countess of Soissons Spouse Thomas Emmanuel, Count of Soissons Eugene Jean, Count of Soissons Full name Maria Theresia Anna Felicitas von und zu Liechtenstein House House of Savoy
House of Liechtenstein
Father Hans-Adam I, Prince of Liechtenstein Mother Princess Erdmunde of Dietrichstein Nikolsburg Born 11 May 1694 Died 20 February 1772(aged 77)
Maria Theresia of Liechtenstein (Maria Theresia Anna Felicitas; 11 May 1694 – 20 February 1772) was the heiress to the Dukedom of Troppau Silesia (now Opava in Moravia). Countess of Soissons by marriage, she was the last person to hold the title. She had one son who predeceased her in 1734. Her son was engaged to Maria Teresa Cybo-Malaspina, heiress to the Principality of Carrara.
Her father was Fürst Johann Adam Andreas of Liechtenstein - who had purchased the counties of Vaduz and Schellenberg, which is now the modern state of Liechtenstein (although the first Prince to visit Vaduz did so only in 1844). Her mother, Princess Edmunda Marie Theresa of Dietrichstein was the great grand-daughter of Adam von Dietrichstein (1527–1590), Hofmeister to the Court of Rudolf II and buried in St Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle.
Maria Theresia’s father had died in 1712 - and both her brothers before that.
In Vienna on 24 October 1713 Maria Theresia married Thomas Emmanuel, Count of Soissons and Governor of Antwerp (born on 8 December 1687), second son of Louis Thomas of Savoy-Carignano and his wife Uranie de La Cropte de Beauvais. They had one son, Eugenio Giovanni.
By this marriage she also became a Princess of Savoy having married into a cadet branch of the reigning Dukes of Savoy. Her husband was a descendant of the Princes of Carignano, which been raised by Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy into a principality as an appanage for his third son, Thomas Francis. The house of Carignano developed two junior branches, those of Soissons and Villafranca.
In 1662 the town of Yvois in the Ardennes was raised by Louis XIV into a duchy in his favour, its name being changed at the same time to Carignano. The famous Prince Eugene of Savoy was the second son of the first Prince of Carignano.
Prince Eugene was Thomas Emmanuel’s uncle. Eugene served under Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor - and for his leadership at the battle for Vienna (against the Turks) in 1683 he became known as ‘The Atlas of the Austrian monarchy’. In 1697, as Field Marshal and chief of Austria’s armies, he defeated the forces of the Ottoman sultan, Mustafa II, at the decisive battle of Zenta in Hungary.
After her husband died in Vienna on 28 December 1729, Maria Theresia made Škvorec Castle her seat.
On February 20, 1772 Maria Theresia died in Vienna. She was a descendant of Georg Hartmann who had become Lutheran c. 1540, while her great grandfather, Karl, a Stattholder of Bohemia had found it wise to become a Catholic in 1599.
Maria Theresa’s son, Eugene Jean Francois, Count of Soissons and Duke of Troppau (born 23 September 1714; died at Mannheim on 24 November 1734) had died at only 20 years old, thus her estate passed to Franz Joseph I, Prince of Liechtenstein - great grandson of Fürst Hartmann von Liechtenstein (1613–1686). The title of Count of Soissons became extinct with the young son’s death and was returned to the French crown.
- Eugène Jean François de Savoie (Eugene John Francis 23 September 1714 – 24 November 1734) married Maria Teresa Cybo-Malaspina by proxy but died 13 days after without issue.
Ancestors of Princess Maria Theresia of Liechtenstein 16. Hartmann II of Liechtenstein 8. Karl I, Prince of Liechtenstein 17. Countess Anna Maria of Ortenburg 4. Karl Eusebius, Prince of Liechtenstein 18. Baron Jan Šembera z Boskovic a Černé Hory 9. Baroness Anna Maria Šemberová of Boskovice and Černá Hora 19. Baroness Anna Krajířová z Krajku 2. Hans-Adam I, Prince of Liechtenstein 20. Sigmund, Baron of Dietrichstein 10. Maximilian, Prince of Dietrichstein 21. Johanna della Scala/von der Leiter, Lady of Amerang 5. Countess Johanna Beatrix of Dietrichstein 22. = 8 Karl I, Prince of Liechtenstein 11. Princess Anna Maria of Liechtenstein 23. = 9 Baroness Anna Maria Šemberová of Boskovice and Černá Hora 1. Princess Maria Theresia of Liechtenstein 24. = 20 Sigmund, Baron of Dietrichstein 12. Maximilian, Prince of Dietrichstein 25. = 21 Johanna della Scala/von der Leiter, Lady of Amerang 6. Ferdinand Joseph, Prince of Dietrichstein 26. = 8 Karl I, Prince of Liechtenstein 13. Princess Anna Maria of Liechtenstein 27. = 9 Baroness Anna Maria Šemberová of Boskovice and Černá Hora 3. Countess Erdmunda of Dietrichstein 28. Johann Ulrich, Prince of Eggenberg 14. Johann Anton I, Prince of Eggenberg 29. Baroness Sidonia Maria of Thannhausen 7. Countess Maria Elisabeth of Eggenberg 30. Christian, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth 15. Margravine Maria Anna of Brandenburg-Bayreuth 31. Marie of Prussia Princesses of Savoy by marriage 1st Generation 2nd GenerationPrincess Anne of Cyprus · Claudine de Brosse 3rd Generation 4th Generationnone 5th GenerationPrincess Yolande Louise of Savoy* · Anna d'Este 6th GenerationPrincess Anne of Lorraine 7th Generation 8th Generation 9th GenerationMaria Vittoria of Savoy* · Urania de La Cropte de Beauvais 10th Generation 11th Generation 12th Generation 13th Generation 14th GenerationArchduchess Adelaide of Austria · Princess Elisabeth of Saxony 15th Generation 16th Generation 17th GenerationPrincess Marie José of Belgium · Princess Anne of Orléans*** · Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark*** 18th Generation 19th Generation*also a princess of Savoy by birth
**Princess of Savoy-Genoa
***Princess of Savoy-Aosta
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