Princess Alice of Parma (1849–1935)

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For other people called Princess Alice of Bourbon-Parma, see Princess Alice of Bourbon-Parma.
Princess Alice
Grand Duchess of Tuscany
Alice di Borbone Parma 1849 1935.jpg
Princess Alice of Bourbon-Parma
Spouse Ferdinand IV, Grand Duke of Tuscany
Issue Archduke Leopold Ferdinand
Archduchess Luise
Archduke Josef Ferdinand
Archduke Peter Ferdinand
Archduke Heinrich Ferdinand
Archduchess Anna
Archduchess Margareta
Archduchess Germana
Archduke Robert Ferdinand
Archduchess Agnes
Full name
Italian: Alicia Maria Carolina Ferdinanda Rachael Giovanna Filomena
House House of Bourbon-Parma (by birth)
House of Habsburg-Lorraine (by marriage)
Father Charles III, Duke of Parma
Mother Princess Louise Marie Thérèse of France
Born (1849-12-27)27 December 1849
Parma, Duchy of Parma
Died 16 November 1935(1935-11-16) (aged 85)
Schwertberg, Upper Austria, Austria

Princess Alice of Bourbon-Parma (Italian: Alicia Maria Carolina Ferdinanda Rachael Giovanna Filomena; 27 December 1849, Parma, Duchy of Parma – 16 November 1935, Schwertberg, Austria) was the youngest daughter of Charles III, Duke of Parma and Princess Louise Marie Thérèse of France, the eldest daughter of Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry and Princess Caroline Ferdinande Louise of the Two Sicilies. Alice was thus a great-granddaughter of Charles X of France. Alice was a niece of Henri, comte de Chambord, disputedly King of France and Navarre from 2 to 9 August 1830 and afterwards the Legitimist Pretender to the throne of France from 1844 to 1883.

Marriage and issue[edit]

On 11 January 1868 Alice married Ferdinand IV, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1835–1908) at Schloss Frohsdorf in Lanzenkirchen, Austria. Ferdinand and Alice had ten children:

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 27 December 1849 – 11 January 1868: Her Royal Highness Princess Alice of Bourbon-Parma
  • 11 January 1868 – 17 January 1908: Her Imperial and Royal Highness The Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Archduchess of Austria, Princess of Bourbon-Parma
  • 17 January 1908 – 16 November 1935: Her Imperial and Royal Highness The Dowager Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Archduchess of Austria, Princess of Bourbon-Parma

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Princess Alice of Parma (1849–1935)
Cadet branch of the House of Bourbon
Born: 27 December 1849 Died: 16 January 1935
Titles in pretence
Vacant
Title last held by
Maria Antonia of the Two Sicilies
— TITULAR —
Grand Duchess of Tuscany
1868–1908
Reason for succession failure:
Italian Unification under the House of Savoy
Vacant
Title next held by
Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies