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Re: Record pregnancies
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Maria Theresia and her daughter-in-law Maria Luisa of Spain both had 16 pregnancies.
Both wives of Robert duke of Parma had 12 children each im not sure if they had miscarriages in between that might go beyond Anne's 17 pregnancies.
Carola Wasa, queen of Saxony had 10 pregnancies but not one child was born alive.
Does Queen Anne of Great Britain hold the record for the most pregnancies undergone by a royal female, without producing a single surviving child? I believe she had at least 17, throughout her 25-year marriage to Prince George of Denmark. The majority ended in miscarriage or stillbirth; of the five or six live births, only one survived infancy. That was her son William, the Duke of Gloucester (who most certainly would have succeeded as king had he lived), whose death in 1700 at the age of 11 prompted Parliament to pass the Act of Settlement.
I was surprised to learn of other European royal women who underwent numerous pregnancies, none of which resulting in a surviving child. Consider Infanta Adelgundes of Portugal (1858-1946), fifth child and fourth daughter of Dom Miguel I. She became the second wife of Prince Enrico of Bourbon-Parma, Count of Bardi -- but didn't have any more success in giving her husband any children than his first wife (who died only 3 months after the marriage). All 9 of her pregnancies ended in miscarriage.
Queen Carola of Saxony (consort of King Albrecht) also underwent numerous pregnancies (10) which all ended in miscarriage. That was the main reason that the throne of the kingdom eventually passed to her brother-in-law, who succeeded as King Georg (father of Friedrich Augustus III, who would become the last king).
Any other notable examples? I would imagine that Queen Anne holds the record.