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Prince Carlos
Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Spouse Mercedes, Princess of Asturias
Princess Louise of Orléans
Prince Alfonso, Duke of Calabria
Prince Fernando
Princess Isabel Alfonsa
Prince Carlos
Princess Maria de los Dolores
Princess Maria de las Mercedes
Princess Maria de la Esperanza
Full name
Italian: Carlo Maria Francesco d'Assisi Pasquale Ferdinando Antonio di Padova Francesco de Paola Alfonso Andrea Avelino Tancredi
House House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Father Prince Alfonso, Count of Caserta
Mother Princess Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Born 10 November 1870(1870-11-10)
Gries, Bolzano, Italy
Died 11 November 1949 (aged 79)
Seville, Spain

Don Carlos, Prince of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Infante of Spain[1][2] (Full Italian name: Carlo Maria Francesco d'Assisi Pasquale Ferdinando Antonio di Padova Francesco de Paola Alfonso Andrea Avelino Tancredi, Principe di Borbone delle Due Sicilie, Infante di Spagna[1][2]) (born 10 November 1870 in Gries, Bolzano, Italy[1][2]; died 11 November 1949 in Seville, Spain[1][2]) was the son of Prince Alfonso of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Count of Caserta and his wife Princess Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, and nephew of the last of the Bourbon kings of Naples, Francis II of the Two Sicilies.[1][2]

On 14 February 1901 in Madrid, Don Carlos married Doña Mercedes, eldest daughter of Alfonso XII of Spain.[1][2] Mercedes died young, in 1904, giving birth to their only daughter. The couple had three children:[1][2]

In 1907, he married secondly to Princess Louise of Orléans, daughter of Philippe, comte de Paris.[1][2] The couple had four children:[1][2]

Prince Carlos's descendants include the King of Spain (King Juan Carlos), the present Duke of Calabria (Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria) and the present Brazilian Royal Family.

In 1894, his father Alfonso became the Head of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. On marrying his first wife, Don Carlos renounced his rights of succession over the then-nonexistent Crown of Two Sicilies on 14 December 1900, and was created Infante of Spain on 7 February 1901. However, on 1960, his older brother Ferdinand died without male issue, and his son Don Alfonso reclaimed his rights. However, his younger brother Ranieri objected and also claimed rights based on Carlo's 1900 renunciation. The dispute is still not resolved. While most royal houses in Europe recognize the claim of Ranieri's descendants, the Spanish Royal House recognizes the claim of Carlo's descendants.

He was the 1,099th Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece in Spain in 1901 and the 280th Grand Cross of the Order of the Tower and Sword.



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Darryl Lundy (04 April 2008). "Carlos Maria François di Borbone, Principe di Borbone delle Due Sicilie". Retrieved 2008-10-03.  
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Paul Theroff. "TWO SICILIES". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-10-05.  

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