Vittoria Farnese d'Este

Vittoria Farnese (29 April 1618 – 10 August 1649) was an Italian noblewoman. She was born in Parma, the daughter of Ranuccio I Farnese, Duke of Parma and Margherita Aldobrandini, niece of Pope Clement VIII. On 12 February 1648 she married Francesco I d'Este, widower of her sister Maria Farnese. The couple had one child, Vittoria (1649–1656), and Vittoria died in Modena, giving birth to her. Francesco then married a third time, to Lucrezia Barberini, in Loreto in October 1654.

Vittoria Farnese
Duchess of Modena and Reggio
Tenure12 February 1648 10 August 1649
Born(1618-04-29)29 April 1618
Died10 August 1649(1649-08-10) (aged 31)
SpouseFrancesco I d'Este, Duke of Modena
IssueVittoria d'Este
HouseHouse of Farnese (by birth)
House of Este (by marriage)
FatherRanuccio I Farnese, Duke of Parma
MotherMargherita Aldobrandini

Titles and styles

  • 29 April 1618 12 February 1648: Her Highness Vittoria Farnese, Princess of Parma
  • 12 February 1648 10 August 1649: Her Highness The Duchess of Modena



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