Anne Christine of Sulzbach

Countess palatine by birth and by marriage Princess of Piedmont

Anne Christine of Sulzbach (Anne Christine Louise; 5 February 1704 – 12 March 1723), also called Anne of the Palatinate, was the first wife of Charles Emmanuel, Prince of Piedmont. She died as a result of giving birth.

Anne Christine of Sulzbach
Princess of Piedmont
Tenure15 March 1722 – 12 March 1723
Born(1704-02-05)5 February 1704
Palace of Sulzbach-Rosenberg
Died12 March 1723(1723-03-12) (aged 19)
Royal Palace of Turin, Turin
Royal Basilica of Superga, Turin, Italy
SpouseCharles Emmanuel, Prince of Piedmont
IssueVittorio Amedeo Theodore, Duke of Aosta
FatherTheodore Eustace, Count Palatine of Sulzbach
MotherMaria Eleonore of Hesse-Rotenburg

Biography Edit

Anne Christine was born a daughter of Theodore Eustace, Count Palatine of Sulzbach and Eleonore of Hesse-Rheinfels, daughter of William, Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg.

On 15 March, 1722 at Vercelli, she married Charles Emmanuel of Savoy, Prince of Piedmont and later King of Sardinia as Charles Emmanuel III. He was the second son of Victor Amadeus II and Anne Marie d'Orléans and the heir apparent to the Savoyard throne. The following year, she gave birth to a son who was created the Duke of Aosta. She died a few days later on 12 March 1723 at the age of nineteen in Turin. Her only child died in 1725 in his second year, thus she has no descendants. She was buried at Turin Cathedral and was moved to the Basilica of Superga in Turin in 1786.

Issue Edit

  • Vittorio Amedeo Theodore of Savoy (7 March 1723 – 11 August 1725), given the title of Duke of Aosta but died in infancy; buried at Superga.

Titles, styles, honours and arms Edit

Titles and styles Edit

  • 5 February 1704 – 15 March 1722 Her Serene Highness Countess Palatine Anne Christine of Sulzbach
  • 15 March 1722 – 12 March 1723 Her Royal Highness The Princess of Piedmont