Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
|Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies|
|Spouse||Mercedes, Princess of Asturias
Princess Louise of Orléans
|Prince Alfonso, Duke of Calabria
Princess Isabel Alfonsa
Princess Maria de los Dolores
Maria Mercedes, Countess of Barcelona
Princess Maria de la Esperanza
|Italian: Carlo Maria Francesco d'Assisi Pasquale Ferdinando Antonio di Padova Francesco de Paola Alfonso Andrea Avelino Tancredi|
|House||House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies|
|Father||Prince Alfonso, Count of Caserta|
|Mother||Princess Maria Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies|
10 November 1870|
Gries, Bolzano, Italy
|Died||11 November 1949
Don Carlos, Prince of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Infante of Spain (Full Italian name: Carlo Maria Francesco d'Assisi Pasquale Ferdinando Antonio di Padova Francesco de Paola Alfonso Andrea Avelino Tancredi, Principe di Borbone delle Due Sicilie, Infante di Spagna) (10 November 1870, Gries, Bolzano, Italy – 11 November 1949, Seville, Spain) was the son of Prince Alfonso of the Two Sicilies, Count of Caserta and his wife Princess Maria Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, and nephew of the last King of the Two Sicilies, Francis II.
Marriages and children
On 14 February 1901 in Madrid, Carlos married Mercedes, Princess of Asturias, elder daughter of the late King Alfonso XII of Spain and of his wife Archduchess Maria Christina of Austria. Mercedes was the elder sister and heiress presumptive to King Alfonso XIII of Spain, an unmarried teenager. A week before the wedding, on 7 February, Carlos was given the title, Infante of Spain.
- Don Alfonso, Prince of the Two Sicilies, Infante of Spain (1901–1964).
- Fernando (1903–1905), died in San Sebastián one year after his mother's death.
- Doña Isabella Alfonsa, Princess of the Two Sicilies, Infanta of Spain (1904–1985). Married Count Jan Kanty Zamoyski (1900–1961) and had issue.
Mercedes died in childbirth in 1904.
- Don Carlo of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1908–1936). Killed in the Spanish Civil War.
- Doña Maria de los Dolores of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1909–1996). In 1937, she married Prince Augustyn Józef Czartoryski (1907–1946) and had one surviving son, Adam. She remarried to Carlos Chias on 1950.
- Doña María Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1910–2000) who married Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona and became the mother of current reigning King Juan Carlos I of Spain.
- Doña Maria de la Esperanza of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1914–2005), who married Prince Pedro Gastão of Orléans-Braganza.
Two Sicilies succession
In 1894, Carlos's father Alfonso became the Head of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. On marrying his first wife, Carlos renounced his rights of succession to the Crown of Two Sicilies on 14 December 1900. In 1960, Carlos's older brother Ferdinand died without male issue, and Carlos' son Alfonso reclaimed his rights. However, Carlos's younger brother Ranieri objected and also claimed rights based on the renunciation of 1900. The dispute is still not resolved. While most royal houses in Europe recognize the claim of Ranieri's descendants, the Spanish Royal House recognizes the claim of Carlos's descendants.
|Heraldry of Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies|
- Darryl Lundy (4 April 2008). "Carlos Maria François di Borbone, Principe di Borbone delle Due Sicilie". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2008-10-03.
- Paul Theroff. "Two Sicilies". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2011-08-01.
- "Carlos of Bourbon Dead in Spain at 79", The New York Times (12 November 1949): 15.
- "Infante Don Carlos", The Times (12 November 1949): 7.