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Maria Sophie Of Bavaria, (1841 - 1925) Married By Proxy To The Duke Of Calabria, ...

Maria Sophie Of Bavaria, (1841 - 1925) Married By Proxy To The Duke Of Calabria, ...

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File name: ILLU01541.jpg
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Description: Maria Sophie of Bavaria, (1841 - 1925) married by proxy to the Duke of Calabria, the eldest son of Ferdinand II, King of Naples. She became queen of a realm that was shortly to be overwhelmed by the forces of Giuseppe Garibaldi. During the Siege of Gaeta of late 1860 and early 1861, Maria Sophia gained the reputation of a strong "warrior queen" when she rallied defenders, giving them her own food, caring for the wounded, and daring the attackers to come within range of the fortress cannon.

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