Today in History - March 14th. 1822 - Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies - Empress consort of Brazil

Teresa Cristina was born on March 14th. 1822 in Naples (Italy).


Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies later
Empress Consort of Brazil
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Teresa Cristina was the daughter of the Duke of Calabria who became later
King Francis I of the Two Sicilies (in Italian: Francesco) and 
Maria Isabella of Spain.

In 1843 she married Pedro II of Brazil.


Pedro II of Brazil
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The first years of their marriage were difficult but they get used to each other.
They had 4 children together.

In 1889, the Imperial family was ordered to leave Brazil. 

On December 29th. 1889, Empress Teresa Cristina died in Porto (Portugal). 
In 1921 she was reburied in Petrópolis (Brazil).


Empress Teresa Cristina of Brazil
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