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Odoardo II Farnese, Hereditary Prince of Parma (Ducal Palace of Colorno, Colorno near Parma, August 12, 1666 - September 6, 1693) was the son and heir of Duke Ranuccio II of Parma and Piacenza. His mother was Isabella d´Este (1635-1666), second wife of Ranuccio, who died from complications due to childbirth on August 21, 1666.

Odoardo Farnese married Dorothea Sophie of the Palatinate on May 17, 1690. She was the daughter of the well-connected Philipp Wilhelm, Elector Palatine.

They had two children :

Odoardo died before his father and never ruled. His widow Dorothea Sophie of Neuburg remarried Odoardo's half-brother Francesco Farnese on December 8, 1695, who became Duke when his father died in 1694.

Further reading

Philip V of Spain: The King Who Reigned Twice, by Henry KAMEN, ISBN 10: 0300087187 ISBN 13: 9780300087185 Editorial: Yale Univ Press, Cumberland, Rhode Island, U.S.A. (2001). Hardcover. This highly readable account is the first biography of Philip V in English.



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