Robert Hugo, Duke of Parma

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Robert Hugo
Duke of Parma
Robert II, Duke of Parma.jpg
Head of House of Bourbon-Parma
Reign 27 June 1959 – 15 November 1974
Predecessor Duke Elias
Successor Duke Xavier
House House of Bourbon-Parma
Father Elias, Duke of Parma
Mother Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria
Born (1909-08-07)7 August 1909
Weilburg, Baden bei Wien
Died 25 November 1974(1974-11-25) (aged 65)
Vienna, Austria
Religion Roman Catholicism

Robert Hugo, Duke of Parma and Piacenza (Italian: Roberto Ugo di Borbone-Parma; 7 August 1909 – 15 November 1974) was the head of the House of Bourbon-Parma and the pretender to the defunct throne of the Parma between 1959 and 1974.

Biography[edit]

Robert Hugo was born at Schloss Weilburg in Baden bei Wien, the second but eldest surviving son of Elias, Duke of Parma and Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (1882–1940). He succeeded his father Elias as head of the House of Bourbon-Parma upon his death in 1959, and maintained his style until his death in 1974 in Vienna. He died unmarried and without issue, and was succeeded by his half-uncle Xavier.

Ancestry[edit]

See also[edit]

Robert Hugo, Duke of Parma
Cadet branch of the Capetian dynasty
Born: 1909 Died: 1974
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Elias
— TITULAR —
Duke of Parma
1959-1974
Reason for succession failure:
Annexed by Kingdom of Italy
Succeeded by
Xavier
— TITULAR —
King of Etruria
1959-1974