Princess Luisa Carlotta of Naples and Sicily
|Infanta of Spain|
24 October 1804|
Palace of Portici, Naples
|Died||29 January 1844
|Spouse||Infante Francisco de Paula of Spain|
|Issue||Francis, Duke of Cádiz
Infante Enrique, Duke of Seville
Maria Cristina, Infanta of Portugal and Spain
Amelia Philippina, Princess Adalbert of Bavaria
|Father||Francis I of the Two Sicilies|
|Mother||Maria Isabella of Spain|
Luisa Carlotta of Naples and Sicily (Luisa Carlota Maria Isabella; 24 October 1804 – 29 January 1844), Princess of the Two Sicilies, Infanta of Spain, was a daughter of King Francis I of the Two Sicilies.
Luisa Carlotta was born at the Palace of Portici, the eldest child of King Francis I and of his wife Infanta Maria Isabella of Spain. Her maternal grandfather was King Charles IV of Spain. Luisa Carlotta had eleven younger siblings, including King Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies.
Marriage and children
- Francisco de Asís (1820–1821), died young
- Isabella (1821–1897), married Ignacy Gurowski, a Polish count.
- Francisco de Asís, Duke of Cádiz (1822–1902), married Queen Isabella II of Spain
- Enrique Maria Fernando, Duke of Seville (1823–1870)
- Louisa (1824–1900)
- Duarte Felipe (1826–1830), died young
- Josefina (1827–1920)
- Theresa (1828–1829), died young
- Fernando (1832–1854)
- Maria Cristina (1833–1902), married Sebastian Gabriël de Bourbon, great-grandson of King Charles III of Spain
- Amelia (1834–1905), married Prince Adalbert of Bavaria, youngest son of King Ludwig I of Bavaria.
Luisa Carlotta wished for her niece Isabella to become heiress to the Spanish throne instead of her uncle Carlos, and therefore supported the new succession law issued by the king. She was involved in an incident during the sickness of the Spanish monarch regarding this issue: when the Spanish king lay sick expecting death (1832), Luisa Carlotta tried to acquire a document forbidding female succession from prime minister Tadeo Calomarde by force and throw it on the fire. When Calomarde tried to save the document, she struck him in the face, upon which he uttered the well known words: "Madame, white hands don't offend!"
When her niece became queen in 1833 with her sister as regent, the rivalry between the sisters worsened and she left Spain for Paris. Luisa Carlotta died at Madrid at the age of 39.
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