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Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47 (13.)
(Schönbrunn Park)

Familienmonument

Family Monument

Maria Karolina von Österreich (Wien 1752 - Wien 1814)
daugher of empress Maria Theresia, wife of King Ferdinand IV (III) of the Two Sicilies
(Wikipedia)
Franz Thaller
1802

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Description

Bronze vase on a pedestal with a portrait medaillong showing Maria Carolina and four of her childen. It is made on the occasion of the stay from 1800 to 1802 of Maria Carolina with these four childeren at Schönbrunn to organise military help against Napoleon:
    Maria Carolina Queen of the Two Sicilies (1752-1814),
    and her children:
  1. Maria Theresa (Napoli 1772 - Wien 1807), married in 1790 with her first cousin Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (Wikipedia).
  2. Maria Cristina (Caserta 1779 - Savona 1849), married in 1807 with King Charles Felix of Sardinia (Wikipedia).
  3. Maria Amalia (Caserta 1782 - Claremont House, Surrey 1866), married in 1809 Louis Philippe I, King of the French (Wikipedia).
  4. Leopold, Prince of Salerno (Napoli 1790 - Napoli 1851), sixth son of Maria Carolina (Wikipedia). (the Kulturgut site has erroneously that here her daughter Maria Antonia (1784 - 1806) is depicted)

Inscription(s)

der kindlichen zaertlichkeit
fver
die vnsterbliche maria theresia
der liebe zvm thevren vaterlande
der frohen rveckerinnervng an iede frevde
der sorgenfreyen ivgend
widmete
dieses laendliche denkmal
avf dem platze
den sie einst als kind pflegte
nvn in dem kreise ihrer kinder
maria carolina
koeniginn beider sicilien
bey ihrer anwesenheit
im iahre mdcccii

The childlike tenderness
for
the immortal Maria Theresia
the love to the dear fatherland
the joyful remembrance to every joy
of a carefree youth
devoted
this rural monument
at the place
she once used as a child
now in the circle of her children
Maria Carolina
Queen of the Two Sicilies
in her presence
in the year 1802.

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Location (N 48°11'2" - E 16°18'50")

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