Infante Carlos, Count of Montemolin

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Infante Carlos
Count of Montemolin
Infante Carlos, Count of Montemolin.jpg
Carlist pretender as Carlos VI
Pretendence 1845–1861
Predecessor Carlos V
Successor Juan III
Spouse Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Full name
Carlos Luis
House House of Bourbon
Father Infante Carlos, Count of Molina
Mother Infanta Maria Francisca of Portugal
Born (1818-01-31)31 January 1818
Madrid, Spain
Died 13 January 1861(1861-01-13) (aged 42)
Trieste, Austrian Empire
Burial Cathedral of St. Just, Trieste

Infante Carlos, Conde de Montemolín (31 January 1818 – 13 January 1861) was the Carlist claimant to the throne of Spain under the name Carlos VI after his father's renouncement in 1845, when he took the title of Count of Montemolín.

Biography[edit]

Carlos was born at the Royal Palace in Madrid, the elder son of Infante Don Carlos María Isidro and of his first wife Infanta Maria Francisca of Portugal. The Second Carlist War (1847–1849) took place during his reign.

Marriage[edit]

On 10 July 1850, Carlos married his first cousin Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, fifth daughter of Francis I of the Two Sicilies and his second wife Maria Isabella of Spain. They would have no children.

In 1860, during a Carlist rising, he and his brother Infante Don Fernando were taken prisoners at San Carlos de la Rápita. They were later liberated.

In 1861, suddenly and unexpectedly, Carlos Luis, his wife Carolina and his brother Fernando died, probably from typhus. The three are buried in Trieste, in the chapel of Saint Charles Borromeo in the cathedral. He was succeeded in pretendence by his brother Juan, Count of Montizón.

Ancestors[edit]

Infante Carlos, Count of Montemolin
Born: 31 January 1818 Died: 13 January 1861
Preceded by
Carlos V
— TITULAR —
King of Spain
Carlist claimant to the throne of Spain

1845–1861
Succeeded by
Juan III