Princess Maria Anna Victoria of Savoy

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Princess Maria Anna Victoria
Princess Joseph of Saxe-Hilburghausen
Duchess in Saxony
Princess Maria Anna Vittoria of Savoy, "Mademoiselle de Soissons" as Diana the huntress by an unknown artist.jpg
Princess Maria Anna Vittoria of Savoy, by an unknown artist
Born11 September 1683
Died11 October 1763(1763-10-11) (aged 80)
Turin, Italy
Noble familyHouse of Savoy-Carignano (by birth)
House of Saxe-Hildburghausen
(by marriage)
Spouse(s)Prince Joseph of Saxe-Hildburghausen (1738–1757; marriage dissolved)
FatherLouis Thomas, Count of Soissons
MotherUranie de La Cropte de Beauvais

Princess Maria Anna Victoria of Savoy (German: Maria Anna Victoria von Savoyen; 11 September 1683 – 11 October 1763) was the daughter of Prince Louis Thomas of Savoy, Count of Soissons, and Uranie de La Cropte de Beauvais.


She was the niece of Prince Eugene of Savoy, the great general and statesman of imperial Austria, and a patron of the arts. She was styled Mademoiselle de Soissons prior to her marriage. Upon Eugene's death in 1736, Maria Anna Victoria inherited his estate in Austria, which she then proceeded to quickly sell off at cut rate prices. His mansions, art collections, wartime medals, and the sword given to him by Anne, Queen of Great Britain, for his part in the War of the Spanish Succession were sold; nothing was spared.[citation needed]

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She was married on 17 April 1738 to the German officer and Feldzeugmeister of the Imperial Army Prince Joseph of Saxe-Hildburghausen, but it ended in divorce in 1757, having had no children.

She then lived for a time in France, and eventually died in Turin, Italy, in 1763 at the age of 80.



  • Henderson, Nicholas. Prince Eugene of Savoy. New York, 1964