Maria Luisa of Savoy

Queen consort of Spain (1688-1714)

Maria Luisa of Savoy (17 September 1688 – 14 February 1714) was the first wife of Philip V of Spain. She loved her husband a lot and gave him four children. She had a lot of influence in the government but died exhausted in 1714. Her husband remarried to Elisabeth Farnese in December 1714. She was very popular in Spain.

Maria Luisa of Savoy
Queen of Spain
Tenure2 November 1701 – 14 February 1714
Born(1688-08-17)17 August 1688
Royal Palace of Turin, Duchy of Savoy
Died14 February 1714(1714-02-14) (aged 25)
Royal Alcazar of Madrid, Kingdom of Spain
SpousePhilip V of Spain
IssueLouis I of Spain
Ferdinand VI of Spain
Full name
Maria Luisa Gabriella di Savoia
HouseHouse of Bourbon
House of Savoy
FatherVictor Amadeus II, Duke of Savoy
MotherAnne Marie d'Orléans
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Named after her aunt the former Queen of Spain she was the second daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Savoy. At her fathers court it was well known that her father was having an affair with the Countess of Verua. This therefore put strain on her parents marriage. She was always close to her sister Marie Adélaïde.



She married Philip V in 1701 and had four children:

  1. Louis I of Spain (25 August 1707 – 31 August 1724) married Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans, no issue.
  2. Felipe of Spain (2 July 1709 – 18 July 1709)
  3. Felipe Pedro Gabriel of Spain (7 June 1712 – 29 December 1719) died in childhood.
  4. Ferdinand VI of Spain (23 September 1713 – 10 August 1759) married Infanta Barbara of Portugal, no issue.