Carlo, Duke of Calabria

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Duke of Calabria
Born (1775-01-04)4 January 1775
Caserta Palace, Kingdom of Naples
Died 17 December 1778(1778-12-17) (aged 3)
Caserta Palace, Kingdom of Naples
Burial Basilica of Santa Chiara, Naples
Full name
Italian: Carlo Tito Francesco Giuseppe
House House of Bourbon
Father Ferdinand IV of Naples
Mother Maria Carolina of Austria
Religion Roman Catholic

Carlo of Naples and Sicily (Italian: Carlo Tito Francesco Giuseppe; 4 January 1775 – 17 December 1778) was Duke of Calabria as heir to Naples and Sicily.


Born at the Caserta Palace[1] near Naples, he was known as the Duke of Calabria at birth as the heir apparent to his father's throne. His mother was a daughter of Empress Maria Theresa and thus sister of Marie Antoinette.

A member of the House of Bourbon, he was a prince of Naples and Sicily by birth. He was the hereditary prince of Naples.[1] His birth allowed his mother to have a place in the Council of State, part of his parents' marriage contract.

Carlo died of smallpox[2] aged 3. Two of his younger siblings would die of smallpox also the said Princess Maria Cristina Amelia who caught it from Prince Giuseppe the two dying within a week of each other.

He was buried at the Church of Santa Chiara in Naples.


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References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b van de Pas, Leo. "Hereditary Prince Carlo of Naples and Sicily, Duke of Calabria". Retrieved 2010-02-17. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Dyson. C.C, The Life of Marie Amelie Last Queen of the French, 1782-1866, BiblioBazaar, LLC, 2008, p. 33.

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