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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
Tenure 7 January 1960 – 3 February 1964
Predecessor Prince Ferdinand Pius
Successor Infante Carlos
Born (1901-11-30)30 November 1901
Madrid, Spain
Died 3 February 1964(1964-02-03) (aged 62)
Madrid, Spain
Burial Panteon Infantes, Monastery of San Lorenzo de el Escorial
Spouse Princess Alicia of Bourbon-Parma
Issue Princess 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]
House Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Father Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Mother Mercedes, Princess of Asturias
Religion Roman 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 Artega, 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]
    • Alfonso Moreno y Borbón-Dos Sicilias (19 October 1965 - 18 May 2018)[7]
    • Beatriz Moreno y Borbón-Dos Sicilias (born 10 May 1967)[8]
    • Fernando Moreno y Borbón-Dos Sicilias (8 July 1969 - 12 May 2011)[9]
    • Clara Moreno y Borbón-Dos Sicilias (born 14 June 1971)[10]
    • Delia Moreno y Borbón-Dos Sicilias (born 30 August 1972)[11]
  • Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria (16 January 1938 - 5 October 2015)[12], married to Princess Anne of Orléans (born 4 December 1938)[13], with five children:
    • Cristina de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Orleáns (born 16 March 1966)[14]
    • María Paloma de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Orleáns (born 5 April 1967)[15]
    • Pedro de Borbón-Dos Sicilias, Duke of Calabria (born 16 October 1968)[16]
    • Inés de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Orleáns (born 20 April 1971)[17]
    • Victoria de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Orleáns (born 24 May 1976)[18]
  • Princess Inés María of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Siracusa (born 18 February 1940)[19], married to Luis de Morales y Aguado (born 8 October 1933)[20], with five children:
    • Isabel de Morales y Borbón-Dos Sicilias (born 10 April 1966)[21]
    • Eugenia de Morales y Borbón-Dos Sicilias (born 14 December 1967)[22]
    • Sonia de Morales y Borbón-Dos Sicilias (born 9 December 1969)[23]
    • Manuel de Morales y Borbón-Dos Sicilias (born 16 December 1971)[24]
    • Mencía de Morales y Borbón-Dos Sicilias (born 25 November 1975)[25]

HonoursEdit

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.[26]

HeraldryEdit

AncestryEdit

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] Alfonso Moreno y Borbón
  8. ^ [6] Beatriz Moreno y Borbón
  9. ^ [7] Fernando Moreno y Borbón
  10. ^ [8] Clara Moreno y Borbón
  11. ^ [9] Delia Moreno y Borbón
  12. ^ [10] Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria
  13. ^ [11] Princess Anne of Orleáns
  14. ^ [12] Cristina de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Orleáns
  15. ^ [13] María de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Orleáns
  16. ^ [14] Pedro de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Orleáns, Duke of Calabria
  17. ^ [15] Inés de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Orleáns
  18. ^ [16] Victoria de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Orleáns
  19. ^ [17] Princess Inés de Borbón-Dos Sicilias, Duchess of Siracusa
  20. ^ [18] Luis de Morales y Aguado
  21. ^ [19] Isabel de Morales y Borbón
  22. ^ [20] Eugenia de Morales y Borbón
  23. ^ [21] Sonia de Morales y Borbón
  24. ^ [22] Manuel de Morales y Borbón
  25. ^ [23] Mencía de Morales y Borbón
  26. ^ "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