Henry, Duke of Parma

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Prince Henry
Pretender
Henry, Duke of Parma titular.png
Born (1873-06-13)13 June 1873
Died 16 November 1939(1939-11-16) (aged 66)
Throne(s) claimed Parma
Pretend from 16 November 1907
Monarchy abolished 1859
Last monarch Duke Robert I
Connection with Son
Father Robert I, Duke of Parma
Mother Princess Maria Pia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Predecessor Duke Robert I
Successor Prince Joseph

Henry, Duke of Parma and Piacenza (Italian: Enrico Maria Alberto Ferdinando Carlo Pio Luigi Antonio di Borbone-Parma e Piacenza; 13 June 1873 – 16 November 1939) was the head of the House of Bourbon-Parma and the pretender to the defunct throne of Parma from 1907 to 1939.

Biography[edit]

Prince Enrico was born at Wartegg Castle in Rorschach, the second but eldest surviving son of Robert I, Duke of Parma and his first wife, Princess Maria Pia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. He had learning difficulties and from 1907 (his father's death), his brother Elias took up the role as head of the family and served as regent throughout his and his brother Joseph's titular reigns, although Enrico continued to be considered by legitimists as Henry of Parma. Enrico died at Pianore, near Lucca, Italy, unmarried and without issue and was succeeded as titular pretender of Parma by his brother Joseph upon his death.

Ancestry[edit]

See also[edit]

Henry, Duke of Parma
Cadet branch of the Capetian dynasty
Born: 1873 Died: 1939
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Robert
— TITULAR —
Duke of Parma
1907–1939
Reason for succession failure:
Annexed by Kingdom of Italy
Succeeded by
Joseph
— TITULAR —
King of Etruria
1907–1939