Princess Maria Isabella of Savoy-Genoa

Princess Maria Isabella of Savoy-Genoa (Italian: Maria Isabella Elena Immacolata Barbara Anna Pace di Savoia Genova; born 23 June 1943) is the last surviving male-line descendant of the Dukes of Genoa, a cadet branch of the House of Savoy which ruled Italy from 1861 to 1946.

Princess Maria Isabella
Born (1943-06-23) 23 June 1943
Rome, Kingdom of Italy
Alberto Frioli (m. 1971)
IssueVittorio Eugenio Frioli
Maria Cristina Frioli
Carlo Alberto Frioli
Maria Luce Lydia Frioli
FatherPrince Eugenio, Duke of Genoa
MotherPrincess Lucia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Styles of
Princess Maria Isabella of
Reference styleHer Royal Highness
Spoken styleYour Royal Highness
Italian royal family

HRH The Duke of Aosta
HRH The Duchess of Aosta

  • HRH The Duke of Apulia
    HRH The Duchess of Apulia
    • HRH The Prince of Piedmont
    • HRH The Duke of the Abruzzi
    • HRH Princess Isabella
  • HRH Princess Bianca, Countess Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga
  • HRH Princess Mafalda, Baroness Lombardo di San Chirico

HI&RH The Dowager Archduchess of Austria-Este
HRH Princess Maria Cristina

Family and early life

Maria Isabella was born in Rome, the only child of Prince Eugenio of Savoy, 5th Duke of Genoa and his wife Princess Lucia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.[1] The title Duke of Genoa become extinct upon the death without sons of the fifth duke in 1996.

Marriage and issue

She married Alberto Frioli dei Conti di Rezzano (born 7 April 1943, Rimini) on 29 April 1971 in Lausanne, Switzerland.[1] They have issue:[1]

  • Vittorio Eugenio Frioli (born 27 February 1972 in São Paulo), married on 7 July 2007 in Caraguatatuba, Soraia Barbosa Silva (born on 23 September 1977 in Ubatuba). They have two children:
    • Stella di Savoia Genova Frioli (born 1 April 2014 in São Paulo)
    • Lucca di Savoia Genova Frioli (born 26 April 2017 in São Paulo)
  • Maria Cristina Frioli (17 August 1973 in São Paulo – 30 September 1973 in São Paulo)
  • Carlo Alberto Frioli (born 18 July 1974 in São Paulo), married 28 April 2007 in São Paulo, Priscilla Raso
  • Maria Luce Lydia Frioli (born 15 August 1978 in São Paulo), has illegitimate issue:
    • Sophia Vitoria Frioli Moreno (born 2000)



  1. Enache, Nicolas (1999). "Mrie-Therese de Habsburg, Reine de Hongrie et de Boheme". L’Intermédiaire des chercheurs et curieux. Paris. pp. 208, 215. ISBN 2-908003-04-X.
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