Marie-José of Belgium

Queen Consort of Italy

Marie-José of Belgium (Marie-José Charlotte Sophie Amélie Henriette Gabrielle; 4 August 1906 – 27 January 2001) was the last Queen of Italy. As she was only Queen for 34 days she got the nickname "the may queen".[1]

Marie-José of Belgium
1935 photograph
Queen consort of Italy
Tenure9 May 1946 – 12 June 1946
Born(1906-08-04)4 August 1906
Ostend, Kingdom of Belgium
Died27 January 2001(2001-01-27) (aged 94)
Thonex, Switzerland
Umberto II of Italy
(m. 1930; died 1983)
IssuePrincess Maria Pia
Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples
Princess Maria Gabriella
Princess Maria Beatrice
Full name
Marie-José Charlotte Sophie Amélie Henriette Gabrielle
HouseSaxe-Coburg and Gotha (until 1920)
Belgium (from 1920)
FatherAlbert I of Belgium
MotherDuchess Elisabeth in Bavaria
ReligionRoman Catholicism

References change

  1. Nast, Condé (2021-01-28). "The extraordinary life of the beautiful, and radical, last Queen of Italy". Tatler. Retrieved 2022-09-11.