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Maria Christina

Maria Christina märē´ä krēstē´nä , 1858–1929, queen of Spain, consort of Alfonso XII . An Austrian archduchess, she was married to Alfonso in 1879. After his death, she was regent (1886–1902) for his posthumous son, Alfonso XIII , but took very little part in political affairs.

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