Born Princess Maria of Bavaria, eldest daughter of Prince Franz (1875-1957) and Princess Isabella of Croÿ (1890-1982), in 1937 she married Prince Pedro Henrique, Head of the Imperial House of Brazil. They had 12 children and settled in Brazil, where both were to die. Dom Pedro Henrique died in 1981, aged seventy-one.
Donha Maria seems to have passed away in Rio, where she had entered a home for the elderly some time ago.
May She Rest in Peace!