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Maria Francesca of Savoy
(Maria Francesca Anna Romana; 26 December 1914 – 7 December 2001) was the youngest daughter of Victor Emmanuel III of Italy
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and Elena of Montenegro
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. She was a sister of Umberto II of Italy
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, as well as Yolanda, Countess of Bergolo; Mafalda, Landgravine of Hesse; and Giovanna, Queen of Bulgaria
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Marriage and issue
On 23 January 1939, Maria Francesca married Prince Luigi Carlo of Bourbon-Parma, a younger son of Robert I, Duke of Parma
Robert I was the last sovereign Duke of Parma and Piacenza from 1854 to 1859, when the duchy was annexed to Sardinia-Piedmont during the unification of Italy...
, and Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal
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. Her husband was a brother of Zita, Empress of Austria
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, among many others. They had four children, all of whom were born at Cannes
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), France. They were:
- Guy Sixte Louis Robert Victor de Bourbon, Prince of Parma (or Prince Guy de Bourbon-Parma; ; 7 August 1940 – 10 March 1991), married Brigitte Peu-Duvallon and had a son, Prince Louis;
- Rémy François de Bourbon, Prince of Parma (14 July 1942 –), married Laurence Dufresne d'Arganchy and had issue, Prince Tristan and Princess Aude;
- Chantal Marie de Bourbon, Princess of Parma (24 November 1946 –), married Panagiotis Skinas and had issue (Helene Skinas and Alexandre Skinas, both born in London
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), married secondly François-Henri Georges;
- Jean Bernard Rémy de Bourbon, Prince of Parma (15 October 1961 –), married Virginia Roatta and had issue, Princes Armoud and Christophe.
She died at Mandelieu
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, France, in 2001.