Princess Margherita of Bourbon-Parma

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Princess Margherita
Duchess of Madrid
Duchesse Marguerita de Madrid.jpg
Photograph by Atelier Nadar, 1878
Born(1847-01-01)1 January 1847
Lucca, Duchy of Parma
Died29 January 1893(1893-01-29) (aged 46)
Viareggio, Tuscany, Kingdom of Italy
Spouse
IssueInfanta Blanca
Jaime, Duke of Madrid
Infanta Elvira
Infanta Beatriz
Infanta Alicia
Full name
French: Marguerite Marie Thérèse Henriette
Italian: Margherita Maria Teresa Enrichetta
Spanish: Margarita Maria Teresa Enriqueta
HouseBourbon-Parma
FatherCharles III, Duke of Parma
MotherPrincess Louise Marie Thérèse of France
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Princess Margherita of Bourbon-Parma (Italian: Margherita Maria Teresa Enrichetta, Principessa di Parma; 1 January 1847 – 29 January 1893) was the eldest child and 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.

Margherita was thus a great-granddaughter of Charles X of France. She was born in Lucca, Duchy of Parma. She 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. Through her marriage to Carlos, Duke of Madrid, Carlist claimant to the Spanish throne, Margherita was titular Queen consort of Spain, France, and Navarre.

Early life[edit]

She was born in Lucca, Duchy of Parma, was the eldest child and 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. Margherita was thus a great-granddaughter of Charles X of France. She 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. Through her marriage to Carlos, Duke of Madrid, Carlist claimant to the Spanish throne, Margherita was titular Queen consort of Spain, France, and Navarre.

Marriage[edit]

Margherita married Carlos, Duke of Madrid, eldest son of Juan, Count of Montizón and his wife Archduchess Maria Beatrix of Austria-Este, on 4 February 1867 at Schloss Frohsdorf in Frohsdorf, Lower Austria, Austrian Empire.

Issue[edit]

Archduke Leopold Salvator of Austria, Prince of Tuscany, had issue.
Fabrizio Massimo, Principe di Roviano, had issue.
Friedrich, Prince von Schönburg-Waldenburg, had issue.
Lino del Prete, had issue.

Margherita died on 29 January 1893, in Viareggio, Tuscany, Kingdom of Italy. Carlos remarried the following year to Princess Berthe of Rohan.

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 1 January 1847 – 4 February 1867: Her Royal Highness Princess Margherita of Bourbon-Parma
  • 4 February 1867 – 29 January 1893: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Madrid, Princess of Bourbon-Parma

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

Princess Margherita of Bourbon-Parma
Cadet branch of the House of Bourbon
Born: 1 January 1847 Died: 29 January 1893
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Maria Beatrix of Austria-Este
— TITULAR —
Queen consort of Spain
3 October 1868 – 29 January 1893
Succeeded by
Berthe of Rohan
— TITULAR —
Queen consort of France and Navarre
21 November 1887 – 29 January 1893