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Princess Maria Teresa Biography, Age, Death, Height, Weight, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : April 5, 2020

Short Biography

Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Parma was born on 28-07-1933 in Paris, France. She was a Spanish Princess, Professor, Writer, Author, Socialist & Activist who belonged to Spanish royal family.

Other Name: Princess María Teresa of Bourbon-Parma, Red Princess
Other Professions: Professor Writer Author Socialist Activist

Princess Maria Teresa Complete Bio & Career

Princess María Teresa of Bourbon-Parma was a French-Spanish political activist and academic. She was a member of the House of Bourbon-Parma, a cadet branch of the Spanish royal family. She was a socialist activist, earning the nickname "Red Princess", and a monarchist who supported the Carlist movement. She was the daughter of Prince Xavier of Bourbon-Parma, Duke of Parma and Piacenza, a Carlist claimant to the Spanish throne, and Madeleine de Bourbon-Busset, a member of a cadet branch of the House of Bourbon. She grew up at the Old Bostz Castle, Besson, Bourbonnais. She was a professor at both of her alma maters. She was also a socialist activist and fought for women's rights. In the 1960s and 1970s, María Teresa supported her brother Carlos Hugo in his fight to make the Spanish Carlist party more liberal, supporting an ideological shift in her family's Carlism. Her royal roots and liberal socialist views attracted many personalities, leading her to meet André Malraux, François Mitterrand, Yasser Arafat and Hugo Chávez, and earned her the nickname of "Red Princess".
In 1981, María Teresa acquired Spanish nationality by royal decree; the official state bulletin said that it was given "at the request of the interested party and in response to the exceptional circumstances and her belonging to a family so closely linked to Spain". In a 1997 interview, María Teresa said that she was Christian, but criticized some Christian attitudes to immigration that sought to create a divide. 

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Princess Maria Teresa died at the age of 86 on 26-03-2020 in Paris, France due to coronavirus (COVID-19). She was the royal family's 1st member, who died by coronavirus complications.

DEATHDAY 26 March,2020 (Sunday)

Princess Maria Teresa Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to Prince Xavier of Bourbon-Parma, and Madeleine de Bourbon-Busset. She had a brother named Carlos Hugo

Life's Important Dates Of Princess Maria Teresa

Body Measurements

Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Light Brown
Hair Colour Dark Brown

Personal Info

Home Town Paris
Nationality Spanish
Religion Christian
Address Paris, France
School N/A
College Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris
Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid
Qualification Doctorate in Political Sociology
Hobbies Reading Novels
Marital Status Unmarried
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color White
Favorite Sport Football
Favorite Actress Penelope Cruz

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Princess Maria Teresa

  • She also studied Islam and how it related to women's rights.
  • María Teresa was the first member of a royal family to die of COVID-19.

Princess Maria Teresa Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Princess Maria Teresa was 86 years 7 months & 29 days old age.