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Joseph, Duke of Parma.

Joseph, Duke of Parma and Piacenza (Italian: Giuseppe Maria Pietro Paolo Francesco Roberto Tomaso-d'Aquino Andrea-Avellino Biagio Mauro Carlo Stanislao Luigi Filippo-Neri Leone Bernardo Antonio Ferdinando, Duca di Parma e Piacenza; 30 June 1875 Biarritz – 7 January 1950 Pianore, Lucca, Italy) was the head of the House of Bourbon-Parma and the titular duke of Parma from 1939 to 1950.

Biography

Prince Giuseppe was born the third but second surviving son of Robert I, Duke of Parma and his first wife, Princess Maria Pia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. Like his older brother and predecessor, Enrico, he was mentally retarded and was the titular Duke of Parma from 1939 until 1950. His younger brother and successor, Elias, took up the role as head of the family in 1907 and acted as regent, although Giuseppe continued to be considered by monarchists as Joseph I of Parma. Giuseppe died unmarried and without issue and was succeeded as titular Duke of Parma by his brother Elias upon his death in 1950.

Ancestry

See also

Joseph, Duke of Parma
Cadet branch of the Capetian dynasty
Born: 1875 Died: 1950
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Henry
— TITULAR —
Duke of Parma
1939-1950
Reason for succession failure:
Annexed by Kingdom of Sardinia
Succeeded by
Elias
— TITULAR —
King of Etruria
1939-1950
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