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Prince Francis
Count of Trapani
Spouse Archduchess Maria Isabella of Austria, Princess of Tuscany
Princess Maria Antonietta
Prince Leopoldo
Princess Maria Teresa Pia
Princess Maria Carolina
Prince Ferdinando
Princess Maria Annunziata
Full name
Italian: Francesco di Paola
House House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Father Francis I of the Two Sicilies
Mother Maria Isabella of Spain
Born 13 August 1827(1827-08-13)
Naples, Two Sicilies
Died 24 September 1892 (aged 65)
Paris, France

Prince Francis of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Count of Trapani[1] (Full Italian name: Francesco di Paola, Principe di Borbone delle Due Sicilie[1]) (born 13 August 1827 in Naples, Two Sicilies[1]; died 24 September 1892 in Palermo, Italy[1]) was a member of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. Francis was the youngest child and son of Francis I of the Two Sicilies and his second wife Maria Isabella of Spain.[1]


Marriage and issue

Francis married his niece Archduchess Maria Isabella of Austria, Princess of Tuscany, daughter of Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany and his wife Princess Maria Antonia of the Two Sicilies, on 10 April 1850. Francis and Maria Isabella had five children:

Prince Alfonso, Count of Caserta on 8 June 1868 in Rome, had 12 issue.
  • Prince Leopoldo of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (24 September 1853 - 4 September 1870)
  • Princess Maria Teresa Pia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (7 January 1855 - 1 September 1856)
∞ Andrzej Zamoyski, Count Zamoyski on 19 November 1885 in Paris, had 7 issue.
  • Prince Ferdinando of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (25 May 1857 - 22 July 1859)
  • Princess Maria Annunziata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (21 September 1858 - 20 March 1873)


After the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies fell in 1861 during the Expedition of the Thousand, the royal family went into exile. First, Francis and his family went to Rome, where they were under the protection of Pope Pius IX. However, the Papal States were also invaded by Victor Emmanuel II of Italy and Francis and his family fled next to France. Francis died in 1892 in Paris at 65 years of age.

Titles, styles, honours and arms


Titles and styles

  • 13 August 1827 – 24 September 1892: His Royal Highness The Count of Trapani




  1. ^ a b c d e Darryl Lundy (28 September 2005). "Francesco di Paola di Borbone, Comte de Trapani". Retrieved 2008-10-04.  


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