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Re: Death in childbirth
User logged in as Josť
Queen D.Maria II of Portugal was certainly the last reigning
queen to die in childbirth.
When was the last time in European royal history this happened? I was surprised to learn that as of circa 1900, this was still known to occur occasionally. Notable examples coming to mind are the Grand Duchess Paul of Russia (born Princess Alexandra of Greece), Princess Marie Louise of Bourbon-Parma (first wife of Tsar Ferdinand of the Bulgarians), and Infanta Maria de las Mercedes of Spain (daughter of King Alfonso XII).
Can anybody also name the specific case of the last queen dying in childbirth?