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Infante Alfonso, Duke of Calabria

Infante Alfonso of Spain, Prince of the Two Sicilies, Duke of Calabria (30 November 1901 – 3 February 1964)[1] was one of two claimants to the title of the head of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies from 1960 until his death in 1964. Alfonso was the son of Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1870–1949) and his wife Mercedes, Princess of Asturias (1880–1904).[1] He was born and died in Madrid, Spain.

Infante Alfonso
Duke of Calabria and Count of Caserta
The Duke of Calabria and Carlos de Borbón-Dos Sicilias.jpg
A young Alfonso (left) with his father, Prince Carlos (right) wearing Spanish Hussar uniforms in 1913
Head of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Tenure7 January 1960 – 3 February 1964
PredecessorPrince Ferdinand Pius
SuccessorInfante Carlos
Born(1901-11-30)30 November 1901
Madrid, Spain
Died3 February 1964(1964-02-03) (aged 62)
Madrid, Spain
Burial
Panteon Infantes, Monastery of San Lorenzo de el Escorial
SpousePrincess Alicia of Bourbon-Parma
IssuePrincess Teresa María, Duchess of Salerno
Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria
Princess Inés María, Duchess of Siracusa
Full name
Italian: Alfonso Maria Leo Christinus Alfonso di Liguori Antonio Francesco Saverio[1]
HouseBourbon-Two Sicilies
FatherPrince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
MotherMercedes, Princess of Asturias
ReligionRoman Catholic

Alfonso's mother was Mercedes, Princess of Asturias, but she died in childbirth in 1904. King Alfonso XIII of Spain was unmarried at the time so as the Princess of the Asturias' eldest son, Alfonso became heir-presumptive to the Spanish crown, though, unlike his mother, he never held the title of Prince of Asturias.[2] He was heir-presumptive until the birth of his cousin, Alfonso in 1907, to Alfonso XIII and Queen Victoria Eugenie.

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Marriage and issueEdit

Alfonso married Princess Alicia of Bourbon-Parma (1917-2017), his second cousin, daughter of Elias, Duke of Parma and Piacenza and his wife Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, on 16 April 1936 in Vienna, Austria.[1] Alfonso and Alicia had three children:[1]

  • Princess Teresa María of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Salerno (born 6 February 1937)[3], married to Íñigo Moreno y Arteaga, 8th Marquess of Laula (born 18 April 1934)[4], with seven children:
    • Rodrigo Moreno y Borbón-Dos Sicilias (born 1 February 1962)[5]
    • Alicia Moreno y Borbón-Dos Sicilias (born 6 June 1964)[6], married to José Luis Hernández Eraso (born 1949)[7][8], with two children:
      • Iñigo Hernández y Moreno (born 2000)[9]
      • Alejandra Hernández y Moreno (born 2000)[10]
    • Alfonso Moreno y Borbón-Dos Sicilias (19 October 1965 - 18 May 2018)[11], married to Marta Calvo y Molezún (born ca. 1970)[12], with two children:
      • Iñigo Moreno y Calvo (born 2001)[13]
      • Lucía Moreno y Calvo (born 2002)[14]
    • Beatriz Moreno y Borbón-Dos Sicilias (born 10 May 1967)[15], married to Lucas Urquijo Fernández de Araoz[16], with two children:
      • Teresa Urquijo y Moreno (born 10 October 1996)[17]
      • Juan Urquijo y Moreno (born 1999)[18]
    • Fernando Moreno y Borbón-Dos Sicilias (8 July 1969 - 12 May 2011)[19]
    • Clara Moreno y Borbón-Dos Sicilias (born 14 June 1971)[20]
    • Delia Moreno y Borbón-Dos Sicilias (born 30 August 1972)[21], married to Álvaro de Ledesma y Sanchiz (born 20 October 1962)[22]
  • Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria (16 January 1938 - 5 October 2015)[23], married to Princess Anne of Orléans (born 4 December 1938)[24], with five children:
    • Cristina de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Orleáns (born 16 March 1966)[25], married to Pedro López-Quesada y Fernández-Urrutia (born 26 July 1963)[26], with two children:
      • Victoria López-Quesada y Borbón-Dos Sicilias (born 17 July 1997)[27]
      • Pedro López-Quesada y Borbón-Dos Sicilias (born 2003)[28]
    • María Paloma de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Orleáns (born 5 April 1967)[29], married to Archduke Simeon of Austria (born 26 June 1959)[30], with five children:
      • Johannes de Austria y Borbón-Dos Sicilias (born 29 October 1997)[31]
      • Ludwig de Austria y Borbón-Dos Sicilias (born 16 November 1998)[32]
      • Isabelle de Austria y Borbón-Dos Sicilias (born 14 September 2000)[33]
      • Carlotta de Austria y Borbón-Dos Sicilias (born 16 June 2003)[34]
      • Philipp de Austria y Borbón-Dos Sicilias (born 15 January 2007)[35]
    • Pedro de Borbón-Dos Sicilias, Duke of Calabria (born 16 October 1968)[36], married to Sofía Landaluce y Melgarejo (born 23 November 1973)[37], with seven children:
      • Jaime de Borbón-Dos Sicilias, Duke of Noto (born 26 June 1993)[38]
      • Juan de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Landaluce (born 18 April 2003)[39]
      • Pablo de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Landaluce (born 26 June 2004)[40]
      • Pedro de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Landaluce (born 3 January 2007)[41]
      • Sofía de Borbón-Dos Sicilias (born 12 November 2008)[42]
      • Blanca de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Landaluce (born 7 April 2011)[43]
      • María de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Landaluce (born 21 April 2015)[44]
    • Inés de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Orleáns (born 20 April 1971)[45], married to Michele Carrelli Palombi (born 13 November 1965)[46], with two children:
      • Teresa Carrelli Palombi (born 2003)[47]
      • Blanca Carrelli Palombi (born 2005)[48]
    • Victoria de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Orleáns (born 24 May 1976)[49], married to Markos Nomikos (born 29 October 1965)[50], with four children:
      • Anastasio Nomikos (born 25 May 2005)[51]
      • Ana Nomikos (born 2006)[52]
      • Carlos Nomikos (born 22 September 2008)[53]
      • Simeón Nomikos (born 2012)[54]
 
Alfonso (second from left) posing with his cousins and grandmother Queen Maria Christina, ca. 1911
  • Princess Inés María of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Syracuse (born 18 February 1940)[55], married to Luis de Morales y Aguado (born 8 October 1933 - 10 November 2000)[56], with five children:
    • Isabel de Morales y Borbón-Dos Sicilias (born 10 April 1966)[57], married to Joaquín Galán y Otamendi[58], with two children:
      • Carlota Galán de Morales y Borbón-Dos-Sicilias (born March 1998)[59]
      • Inés Galán de Morales y Borbón-Dos-Sicilias (born 3 January 2000)[60]
    • Eugenia de Morales y Borbón-Dos Sicilias (born 14 December 1967)[61], married to Iñigo Valdenebro y García de Polavieja[62], with three children:
      • Gonzalo Valdenebro de Morales y Borbón-Dos-Sicilias (born 23 November 1998)[63]
      • Jimena Valdenebro de Morales y Borbón-Dos-Sicilias (born 1 July 2002)[64]
      • Claudia Valdenebro de Morales y Borbón-Dos-Sicilias (born 29 March 2011)[65]
    • Sonia de Morales y Borbón-Dos Sicilias (born 9 December 1969)[66], married to Alejandro García-Atance y Leurquin (born 1974)[67], with two children:
      • Iñigo García-Atance y de Morales (born 12 August 2000)[68]
      • Sofía García-Atance y de Morales (born 24 December 2001)[69]
    • Manuel de Morales y Borbón-Dos Sicilias (born 16 December 1971)[70], married to Emma Ruiz de Azcárate y García de Lomas[71], with two children:
      • Luis de Morales y Ruiz de Azcárate[72]
      • Juan de Morales y Ruiz de Azcárate[73]
    • Mencía de Morales y Borbón-Dos Sicilias (born 25 November 1975)[74]

HonoursEdit

 
Photographed by Christian Franzen, 1907

On the day after his birth (1 December 1901), his grandmother Queen Maria Christina conferred on him the Order of the Golden Fleece, the Collar of the Order of Charles III, and the Grand Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic.[75]

HeraldryEdit

AncestryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Paul Theroff. "TWO SICILIES". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-10-05.
  2. ^ Por Real Decreto del 17 de octubre de 1904, gozó de todos los honores que le correspondían como heredero de la Corona, pero nunca ostentó el título de Príncipe de Asturias
  3. ^ [1] Princess Teresa de Borbón-Dos Sicilias, Duchess of Salerno
  4. ^ [2] Iñigo Moreno y Arteaga
  5. ^ [3] Rodrigo Moreno y Borbón
  6. ^ [4] Alicia Moreno y Borbón
  7. ^ [5] José Luis Hernández
  8. ^ [6] ABC: Boda de Alicia Moreno y Borbón-Dos-Sicilias con José Luis Hernández Eraso
  9. ^ [7] Iñigo Hernández y Moreno
  10. ^ [8] Alejandra Hernández y Moreno
  11. ^ [9] Alfonso Moreno y Borbón
  12. ^ [10] Marta Calvo y Molezún
  13. ^ [11] Iñigo Moreno y Calvo
  14. ^ [12] Lucía Moreno y Calvo
  15. ^ [13] Beatriz Moreno y Borbón
  16. ^ [14] Lucas Urquijo Fernández de Araoz
  17. ^ [15] Teresa Urquijo y Moreno
  18. ^ [16] Juan Urquijo y Moreno
  19. ^ [17] Fernando Moreno y Borbón
  20. ^ [18] Clara Moreno y Borbón
  21. ^ [19] Delia Moreno y Borbón
  22. ^ [20] Álvaro de Ledesma y Sanchiz
  23. ^ [21] Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria
  24. ^ [22] Princess Anne of Orleáns
  25. ^ [23] Cristina de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Orleáns
  26. ^ [24] Pedro López-Quesada y Fernández-Urrutia
  27. ^ [25] Victoria López-Quesada y Borbón-Dos Sicilias
  28. ^ [26] Pedro López-Quesada y Borbón-Dos Sicilias
  29. ^ [27] María de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Orleáns
  30. ^ [28] Simeon von Habsburg-Lothringen
  31. ^ [29] Johannes von Habsburg-Lothringen
  32. ^ [30] Ludwig von Habsburg-Lothringen
  33. ^ [31] Isabelle von Habsburg-Lothringen
  34. ^ [32] Carlotta von Habsburg-Lothringen
  35. ^ [33] Philipp von Habsburg-Lothringen
  36. ^ [34] Pedro de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Orleáns, Duke of Calabria
  37. ^ [35] Sofía Landaluce y Melgarejo
  38. ^ [36] Jaime de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Landaluce
  39. ^ [37] Juan de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Landaluce
  40. ^ [38] Pablo de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Landaluce
  41. ^ [39] Pedro de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Landaluce
  42. ^ [40] Sofía de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Landaluce
  43. ^ [41] Blanca de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Landaluce
  44. ^ [42] María de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Landaluce
  45. ^ [43] Inés de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Orleáns
  46. ^ [44] Michele Carrelli Palombi
  47. ^ [45] Teresa Carrelli Palombi
  48. ^ [46] Blanca Carrelli Palombi
  49. ^ [47] Victoria de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Orleáns
  50. ^ [48] Markos Nomikos
  51. ^ [49] Anastasio Nomikos
  52. ^ [50] Ana Nomikos
  53. ^ [51] Carlos Nomikos
  54. ^ [52] Simeón Nomikos
  55. ^ [53] Princess Inés de Borbón-Dos Sicilias, Duchess of Siracusa
  56. ^ [54] Luis de Morales y Aguado
  57. ^ [55] Isabel de Morales y Borbón
  58. ^ [56] Joaquín Galán y Otamendi
  59. ^ [57] Carlota Galán de Morales
  60. ^ [58] Inés Galán de Morales
  61. ^ [59] Eugenia de Morales y Borbón
  62. ^ [60] Iñigo Valdenebro y García de Polavieja
  63. ^ [61] Gonzalo Valdenebro de Morales
  64. ^ [62] Jimena Valdenebro de Morales
  65. ^ [63] Claudia Valdenebro de Morales
  66. ^ [64] Sonia de Morales y Borbón
  67. ^ [65] Alejandro García-Atance y Leurquin
  68. ^ [66] Iñigo García-Atance y de Morales
  69. ^ [67] Sofía García-Atance y de Morales
  70. ^ [68] Manuel de Morales y Borbón
  71. ^ [69] Emma Ruiz de Azcárate y García de Lomas
  72. ^ [70] Luis de Morales y Ruiz de Azcárate
  73. ^ [71] Juan de Morales y Ruiz de Azcárate
  74. ^ [72] Mencía de Morales y Borbón
  75. ^ "Latest intelligence - Spain". The Times (36627). London. 2 December 1901. p. 5.
Infante Alfonso, Duke of Calabria
Cadet branch of the House of Bourbon
Born: 30 November 1901 Died: 3 February 1964
Italian nobility
Preceded by
Ferdinand Pius
Duke of Calabria
1960–1964
Succeeded by
Carlos
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Ferdinand Pius
— TITULAR —
King of the Two Sicilies
1960–1964
Reason for succession failure:
Italian Unification under the House of Savoy
Succeeded by
Carlos