List of consorts of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies

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The following is a list of consorts of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.

Queen consort of the Two Sicilies[edit]

House of Bonaparte (Edict of Bayonne), 1806–1815[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Consort Ceased to be Consort Death Spouse
Caroline Murat by Vigee-Lebrun.jpg Maria Annunziata Carolina Bonaparte Carlo Maria Buonaparte
(Bonaparte)
25 March 1782 20 January 1800 1 August 1808
husband's accession
3 May 1815
husband's deposition
18 May 1839 Joachim

Joachim Murat was the first king to rule a kingdom which was called "Two Sicilies" by the Edict of Bayonne, in 1808, though he controlled the mainland, he never physically controlled the island of Sicily which his Bourbon rival had fled from Naples to.[1][2] After the Congress of Vienna, the title king of Two Sicilies was adopted by Ferdinand IV of Naples, in 1816.[3] Under Ferdinand the Kingdom of Naples and the Kingdom of Sicily were unified, he had previously been king of both Naples and Sicily.

House of Bourbon, 1815–1816[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Consort Ceased to be Consort Death Spouse
Maria Isabella di Spagna 01.jpg María Isabella of Spain Charles IV of Spain
(Bourbon-Spain)
6 July 1789 6 July 1802 4 January 1825
husband's accession
8 November 1830
husband's death
13 September 1848 Francis I
Maria Cristina di Savoia.jpg Maria Cristina of Savoy Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia
(Savoy)
14 November 1812 21 November 1832 21 January 1836 Ferdinand II
Maria Teresa d'Austria-Teschen.jpg Maria Theresa of Austria Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen
(Habsburg-Lorraine)
31 July 1816 27 January 1837 22 May 1859
husband's death
8 August 1867
Marie Sophie in Bayern.jpg Maria Sophie of Bavaria Maximilian Joseph, Duke in Bavaria
(Wittelsbach)
4 October 1841 3 February 1859 22 May 1859
husband's accession
20 March 1861
husband's deposition
19 January 1925 Francis II
In 1861 Two Sicilies became part of the newly founded Kingdom of Italy

Spouse of the Head of the Royal House of the Two Sicilies, 1861–1960[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Consort Ceased to be Consort Death Spouse
Marie Sophie in Bayern.jpg Maria Sophie of Bavaria Maximilian Joseph, Duke in Bavaria
(Wittelsbach)
4 October 1841 3 February 1859 20 March 1861
husband's deposition
27 December 1894
husband's death
19 January 1925 Francis II
Maria Antonietta of the Two Sicilies (1851-1918).jpg Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies Prince Francis, Count of Trapani
(Bourbon-Two Sicilies)
16 March 1851 8 June 1868 27 December 1894
husband's accession
26 May 1934
husband's death
12 September 1938 Prince Alfonso, Count of Caserta
MariaNeapels.jpg Maria Ludwiga Theresia of Bavaria Ludwig III of Bavaria
(Wittelsbach)
6 July 1872 31 May 1897 26 May 1934
husband's accession
10 June 1954 Prince Ferdinand Pius, Duke of Calabria
In 1960 headship of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies became disputed by two different Bourbon lines.

Heads of the Royal House of the Two Sicilies, disputed 1960–present[edit]

Neapolitan line claim, 1960–present[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Consort Ceased to be Consort Death Spouse
Jelita herb.svg Maria Carolina Zamoyska Andrzej Przemysław Zamoyski, Count Zamoyski
(Zamoyski)
22 September 1896 12 September 1923 7 January 1960
husband's accession
c. 1966
husband's abdication
9 May 1968 Prince Ranieri, Duke of Castro
Chantal de Chevron-Villette Joseph-Pierre de Chevron, Count of Villette
(Chevron family)
10 January 1925 23 July 1949 c. 1966
husband's accession
24 May 2005 Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Castro
Camilla Crociani Camillo Crociani
(Crociani family)
5 April 1971 31 October 1998 20 March 2008
husband's accession
Incumbent - Prince Carlo, Duke of Castro

Spanish line claim, 1960–present[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Consort Ceased to be Consort Death Spouse
Coat of arms of Princess Alicia of Bourbon-Parma as Infanta of Spain.svg Alicia of Bourbon-Parma Elias, Duke of Parma
(Bourbon-Parma)
13 November 1917 16 April 1936 7 January 1960
husband's accession
3 February 1964
husband's abdication
- Infante Alfonso, Duke of Calabria
Coat of arms of Princess Anne, Duchess of Calabria (Spanish Heraldry).svg Anne d'Orléans Prince Henri, Count of Paris
(Orléans)
4 December 1938 12 May 1965 Incumbent - Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria

References[edit]

  1. ^ Colletta P., History of the Kingdom of Naples: 1734-1825, p.71
  2. ^ (Italian)Prolclaims with Mutat's title.
  3. ^ (Italian) Romeo R., Momenti e problemi della Restaurazione nel Regno delle Due Sicilie (1815-1820), in «Mezzogiorno e Sicilia nel Risorgimento», Napoli 1963, pp 85-96

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

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