Infante Francisco Javier of Spain
|Infante Francisco Javier of Spain|
|Infante of Spain|
Portrait of Infante Francisco of Spain by Anton Raphael Mengs.
|House||House of Bourbon|
|Father||Charles III of Spain|
|Mother||Maria Amalia of Saxony|
15 February 1757|
Palace of Portici, Naples
|Died||10 April 1771
|Burial||El Escorial, Spain|
Infante Francisco Javier Antonio Pascual Bernardo Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Aniello Julian of Spain (15 February 1757 – 10 April 1771) was a son of King Charles III of Spain and younger brother of King Charles IV of Spain and King Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies.
Born in Portici, he was named Francisco Javier Antonio Pascual Bernardo Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Aniello Julian of Naples and Sicily; he was the last son of King Charles VII and V and Maria Amalia of Saxony; his father was the King of Naples and Sicily as part of a personal union from 1735. At the death of his uncle Ferdinand VI of Spain, who he never met, his parents, brothers Charles and Gabriel, and sisters Maria Luisa and Maria Josefa departed for Spain where his father ruled as Charles III.
He died of Smallpox, on 10 April 1771 at the age of 14 years old.
Titles, styles, honours and arms
Titles and styles
- 15 February 1757 - 10 April 1771 His Royal Highness Prince Francisco Javier of Naples and Sicily, Infante of Spain
- Created Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece
- Nicholas Henderson, "Charles III of Spain: An Enlightened Despot," History Today, Nov 1968, Vol. 18 Issue 10, p673-682 and Issue 11, pp 760–768
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