Elisabeth Theresa of
Lorraine (Château de Lunéville, 15 October 1711 – 3 July 1741) was Queen consort
She has no surviving descendants.
She was the ninth of eleven children of Leopold, Duke of Lorraine
, niece of Louis XIV. Her eldest brother
became Francis I, Holy
, four years after her death. Maria Theresa of Austria
sister in law; thus she was an aunt of Marie Antoinette
and Maria Carolina of Austria
Her father died in 1729 when she was 17. She and her sister were
proposed as wives for their first cousin, the widowed Louis d'Orléans, Duke
. He refused outright, much to the annoyance of her
Upon the marriage of her brother, the Lorraine family became a
rather attactive family to marry into, two daughters of Charles VI, Holy Roman
having done so already; the already twice widowed
Charles Emmanuel III of
asked for her hand in marriage and the marriage went
The couple married on 1 April 1737; Charles Emmanuel was her first
cousin, his mother being Anne
- older half sister of her mother Élisabeth
Charlotte. The marriage produced three children.
Elisabeth Theresa died at the age of 29, of complications of the
birth of her last child. She was buried in the Cathedral S.
Battista, and moved in 1786 to the Basilica of Superga in Turin.
In 1775, her youngest son Benedetto married his niece but the
couple had no children.
- Prince Carlo Francesco Francesco Maria Augusto of
Savoy (1 December 1738 – 25 March 1745)
- Princess Vittoria Margharita of Savoy (Turin, 22 June
1740 - Turin, 14 July 1742)
- Prince Benedetto Maria Maurizio of Savoy, Duke of
Chablais, (Turin, 21 June 1741 - Turin, 4 January 1808)
Titles, styles, honours and arms
Titles and styles
- 15 October 1711 - 1737 Her Highness Princess Élisabeth Thérèse of
- 1 April 1737 – 3 July 1741 Her Majesty the Queen of Sardinia