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

Carlo of Naples and Sicily (Italian: Carlo Tito Francesco Giuseppe; 4 January 1775 – 17 December 1778) was a Prince of Naples and Sicily and Duke of Calabria. He died in infancy of smallpox.



Born at the Caserta Palace[1] near Naples, he was created 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.

His brother's included the future King Francis and Leopold, Prince of Salerno.

Her older sisters included the future Holy Roman Empress, Grand Duchess of Tuscany. His younger sisters Princess Maria Cristina, was the wife of the future Charles Felix of Sardinia and Queen of Sardinia; Maria Cristina's twin Princess Maria Cristina Amelia died in 1783 of smallpox. Another sister was the Queen of the French[2] and the youngest was the future Princess of Asturias.

His cousins included the Duke of Parma, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Holy Roman Emperor, Queen of Portugal, King of Spain and ironically, a Duchess of Calabria, the first wife of his younger brother Ferdinand.[3]

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.


Titles, styles, honours and arms


Titles and styles

  • 4 January 1775 – 17 December 1778 His Royal Highness Don Carlo, Duke of Calabria, Hereditary Prince of Naples and Sicily

References and notes

  1. ^ a b va des Pas, Leo. "Hereditary Prince Carlo of Naples and Sicily, Duke of Calabria". Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  2. ^ a b Dyson. C.C, The Life of Marie Amelie Last Queen of the French, 1782-1866, BiblioBazaar, LLC, 2008, p. 33.
  3. ^ They were the parents of the famous duchesse de Berry.

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