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)

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)

MARIA AMALIA OF SAXONY

1724-1760 (Queen)

FERDINANDo IV

1751-1825 (Crown Prince)

SECOND KINGDOM (1759-1825)

FERDINANDo IV

1751-1825 (King)

MARIA CAROLINA OF AUSTRIA

1752-1814 (Queen)

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)

Francesco I

1751-1825 (King)

MARIA CLEMENTINA OF AUSTRIA

1777-1801 (Queen)

Death of the first Queen.

There were no heirs.

MARIA ISABELLA OF SPAIN

1789-1848 (Queen)

(Second wife)

Ferdinando II

1810-1859 (Crown Prince)

FOURTH KINGDOM (1830-1859)

Ferdinando II

1810-1859 (King)

MARIA CRISTINA OF SAVOY

1812-1836 (Queen)

Death of the first Queen.

There were no heirs.

Maria Teresa Isabella OF AUSTRIA

1816-1867 (Queen)

(Second wife)

Francesco II

1836-1894 (Crown Prince)

1836-1894

FIFTH KINGDOM (1859 -1861)

Francesco II

1836-1894 (King)

Maria Sofia OF BAVARIA

1841-1925 (Queen)

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

Alfonso

1841-1934

Maria Antonietta OF BOURBON

1851-1918

Ferdinando Pio

1869-1960

SEVENTH DYNASTY

Ferdinando Pio

1869-1960

MARIA LUDOVICA OF BAVARIA

1872-1954

Carlo Tancredi

1870-1949

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EIGHTH DYNASTY

Ranieri

1883-1973

Maria Carolina Zamoyska

1896-1968

Ferdinando

1926-2008

NINTH DYNASTY

Ferdinando

1926-2008

Chantal de Chevron-Villette

1925-2005

Carlo

1963 – 

TENTH DYNASTY

Carlo

1963 –

Camilla Crociani

1971 –

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

The current Royal Family

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