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LINE OF SUCCESSION OF THE BOURBONS OF NAPLES AND THE TWO SICILIES

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THE BOURBONS OF NAPLES AND THE TWO SICILIES

The dynasty of the Bourbons of Naples and the two Sicilies reigned over Southern Italy from 1734 to 1861.

In 1734 Charles of Bourbon (King of Naples and Sicily from 1734 to 1759), the son of Philip V of Spain and Elisabetta Farnese, conquered the Crowns of Naples and Sicily, effectively restoring a united and sovereign kingdom. After two centuries of political dependence, the “Realm” again became a free nation under the Bourbon dynasty of Naples and Sicily.

Successors of Charles of Bourbon were:

  • Ferdinando IV (1759-1825), from 1814Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies;
  • Francis I (1825-1830),
  • Ferdinando II (1830-1859), Francesco II, who lost the Kingdom in 1860, conquered by Vittorio Emanuele II of Savoy.

With this conquest, the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies ceases to exist as a sovereign and independent kingdom.

The coat of arms of the family

The current Royal Family of the Bourbons

The current royal family of the Bourbons

The current head of the Royal House is His Royal Highness Prince Charles of Bourbon of the Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro, who together with his wife, Her Royal Highness Princess Camilla of Bourbon of the Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro, is very active in promoting the cultural, artistic, historical and spiritual identity of Southern Italy.

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Prince Carlo di Borbone

Prince Charles of Bourbon of the Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro, Head of the Royal House of the Bourbons

Princess Camilla di Borbone

Princess Camilla of Bourbon of the Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro

Maria Carolina di Borbone

Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon of the Two Sicilies,
Duchess of Calabria and Palermo

Maria Chiara di Borbone

Princess Maria Maria of Bourbon of the Two Sicilies,
Duchess of Noto and Capri

THE ORIGIN OF THE DYNASTY

In 1734 Charles of Bourbon (King of Naples and Sicily from 1734 to 1759), the son of Philip V of Spain and Elisabetta Farnese, conquered the Crowns of Naples and Sicily, effectively restoring a united and sovereign kingdom. After two centuries of political dependence, the “Realm” again became a free nation under the Bourbon dynasty of Naples and Sicily.

The origins of the Bourbon dynasty of the Two Sicilies

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PHILIP V OF BOURBON

1683-1746 (King of Spain)

Borbone Elisabetta Farnese 1, Palace of Caserta Unofficial
ELISABETTA FARNESE

1692-1766 (Queen of Spain)

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CHARLES OF BOURBON

1716-1788 (Prince)

The Kingdom of Naples is born

Charles of Bourbon gives rise to the Dynasty of the Bourbons of Naples and the Two Sicilies.

FIRST KINGDOM (1735-1759)

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CHARLES OF BOURBON

1716-1788 (King)

Borbone Maria Amalia 1, Palace of Caserta Unofficial
MARIA AMALIA OF SAXONY

1724-1760 (Queen)

Borbone Ferdinando IV 1, Palace of Caserta Unofficial
FERDINANDo IV

1751-1825 (Crown Prince)

SECOND KINGDOM (1759-1825)

Borbone Ferdinando IV 1, Palace of Caserta Unofficial
FERDINANDo IV

1751-1825 (King)

Borbone Maria Carolina Capodimonte 500x309, Palace of Caserta Unofficial
MARIA CAROLINA OF AUSTRIA

1752-1814 (Queen)

Borbone Francesco I 1, Palace of Caserta Unofficial
Francesco I

1777-1830 (Crown Prince)

The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies is born

After the Congress of Vienna, King Ferdinand IV returned to Naples from Palermo, and in 1816 he formally unified the two Kingdoms in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.

THIRD KINGDOM (1825-1830)

Borbone Francesco I 1, Palace of Caserta Unofficial
Francesco I

1751-1825 (King)

Borbone Maria Clementina 1, Palace of Caserta Unofficial
MARIA CLEMENTINA OF AUSTRIA

1777-1801 (Queen)

Death of the first Queen.

There were no heirs.

Borbone Maria Isabella 1, Palace of Caserta Unofficial
MARIA ISABELLA OF SPAIN

1789-1848 (Queen)

(Second wife)

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Ferdinando II

1810-1859 (Crown Prince)

FOURTH KINGDOM (1830-1859)

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Ferdinando II

1810-1859 (King)

Borbone Maria Cristina Di Savoia 1, Palace of Caserta Unofficial
MARIA CRISTINA OF SAVOY

1812-1836 (Queen)

Death of the first Queen.

There were no heirs.

Borbone Maria Cristina Teresa Dasburgo 1, Palace of Caserta Unofficial
Maria Teresa Isabella OF AUSTRIA

1816-1867 (Queen)

(Second wife)

Borbone Francesco Ii 1, Palace of Caserta Unofficial
Francesco II

1836-1894 (Crown Prince)

1836-1894

FIFTH KINGDOM (1859 -1861)

Borbone Francesco Ii 1, Palace of Caserta Unofficial
Francesco II

1836-1894 (King)

Borbone Maria Sofia Di Baviera 1, Palace of Caserta Unofficial
Maria Sofia OF BAVARIA

1841-1925 (Queen)

Borbone Alfonso 1, Palace of Caserta Unofficial
Alfonso

1841-1934 (Crown Prince)

End of the Kingdom in 1861

After the Unification of Italy. The line of succession of the underlying dynasties concerns non-ruling dynasties.

SIXTH DYNASTY

Borbone Alfonso 1, Palace of Caserta Unofficial
Alfonso

1841-1934

Borbone Maria Antonietta 1, Palace of Caserta Unofficial
Maria Antonietta OF BOURBON

1851-1918

Borbone Ferdinando Pio 1, Palace of Caserta Unofficial
Ferdinando Pio

1869-1960

SEVENTH DYNASTY

Borbone Ferdinando Pio 1, Palace of Caserta Unofficial
Ferdinando Pio

1869-1960

Borbone Maria Ludovica 1, Palace of Caserta Unofficial
MARIA LUDOVICA OF BAVARIA

1872-1954

Borbone Carlo Tancredi 1, Palace of Caserta Unofficial
Carlo Tancredi

1870-1949

(rinuncia al trono)

EIGHTH DYNASTY

Borbone Ranieri 1, Palace of Caserta Unofficial
Ranieri

1883-1973

Borbone Maria Carolina Zamoyska 1, Palace of Caserta Unofficial
Maria Carolina Zamoyska

1896-1968

Borbone Ferdinando 1, Palace of Caserta Unofficial
Ferdinando

1926-2008

NINTH DYNASTY

Borbone Ferdinando 1, Palace of Caserta Unofficial
Ferdinando

1926-2008

Borbone Chantal De Chevron Villette, Palace of Caserta Unofficial
Chantal de Chevron-Villette

1925-2005

Borbone Carlo 500x309, Palace of Caserta Unofficial
Carlo

1963 – 

TENTH DYNASTY

Borbone Carlo 500x309, Palace of Caserta Unofficial
Carlo

1963 –

Borbone Camilla, Palace of Caserta Unofficial
Camilla Crociani

1971 –

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Camilla Crociani, Carlo di Borbone, Maria Chiara, Maria Carolina

The current Royal Family

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THE KINGDOM OF THE TWO SICILIES

History of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, from its origins to the unification of Italy

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