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Encyclopedia > Francis of Spain
Francis of Spain
King Consort of Spain
Born May 13, 1822
Aranjuez, Spain
Died April 17, 1902 (age 79)
Épinay-sur-Seine, France
Consort October 10, 1846 - June 25, 1870
Consort to Isabella II
Issue Isabel, Alfonso XII, Maria de la Paz, Eulalia
Royal House House of Bourbon
Father Francisco de Paula, Duke of Cadiz
Mother Luisa Carlotta of Two-Sicilies

Francis of Assisi of Bourbon (Spanish: Francisco de Asís de Borbón) was born in Aranjuez, Spain on 13 May 1822 and died at Épinay-sur-Seine, France, 17 April 1902). He was consort of Queen Isabella II of Spain with the title of king. Image File history File links Don_Francisco_de_Asís. ... May 13 is the 133rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (134th in leap years). ... 1822 (MDCCCXXII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Aranjuez is a town in the southern part of Autonomous Community of Madrid in central Spain and is the southernmost, and 48 km south of the city of Madrid. ... April 17 is the 107th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (108th in leap years). ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Épinay-sur-Seine is a commune in the northern suburbs of Paris, France. ... October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years). ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... June 25 is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 189 days remaining. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Isabella II (October 10, 1830 – April 10, 1904), Isabel II in Spanish, was Queen regnant of Spain (Queen of the Spains officially from August 13, 1836, Isabella II the queen of Castile, Leon, Aragon,...) She was born in Madrid, and was the eldest daughter of Ferdinand VII, king of Spain... Infanta doña Maria Isabel, Princess of Asturias (1851–1931), was twice the recognized first heir to the throne of Spain. ... Alfonso XII of Spain (November 28, 1857–November 25, 1885), was king of Spain, reigning from 1875 to 1885, after a coup détat restored the monarchy and ended the ephemeral First Spanish Republic. ... Maria de la Paz María de la Paz de Borbón y Borbón (María de la Paz Juana Amelia Adalberta Francisca de Paula Juana Bautista Isabel Francisca de Asis) (Madrid, June 23, 1862– - Schloss Nymphenburg, Münich, December 4, 1946) was an infanta of Spain. ... Bourbon (from French) or Borbón (from Spanish) can refer to people, places, food and drink, political events, and popular culture. ... Infante Francisco de Paula, Duke of Cadiz (Francisco de Paula de Borbón, Duque de Cádiz) was born on 10 March 1794 in Madrid, Spain. ... Aranjuez is a town in the southern part of Autonomous Community of Madrid in central Spain and is the southernmost, and 48 km south of the city of Madrid. ... May 13 is the 133rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (134th in leap years). ... 1822 (MDCCCXXII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Épinay-sur-Seine is a commune in the northern suburbs of Paris, France. ... April 17 is the 107th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (108th in leap years). ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... King consort is a title given in some monarchies to the husband of a Queen regnant. ... Isabella II (October 10, 1830 – April 10, 1904), Isabel II in Spanish, was Queen regnant of Spain (Queen of the Spains officially from August 13, 1836, Isabella II the queen of Castile, Leon, Aragon,...) She was born in Madrid, and was the eldest daughter of Ferdinand VII, king of Spain...


Family

He was the second son of the Infante Francisco de Paula, Duke of Cadiz and and Luisa Carlotta of the Two Sicilies. In the Spanish and former Portuguese monarchies, Infante (masc. ... Infante Francisco de Paula, Duke of Cadiz (Francisco de Paula de Borbón, Duque de Cádiz) was born on 10 March 1794 in Madrid, Spain. ... The Two Sicilies The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (Italian: il Regno delle Due Sicilie) was the new name that the Bourbon King Ferdinand IV of Naples bestowed upon his domain (including Southern Italy and the island of Sicily) after the end of the Napoleonic Era and the full restoration...


His paternal grandparents were Charles IV of Spain and Maria Luisa of Parma. His maternal grandparents were Francis I of the Two Sicilies and Maria Isabella of Spain. Maria Isabella was a daughter of Charles IV and Maria Luisa. Charles IV (November 11, 1748 - January 20, 1819) was King of Spain from December 14, 1788 until his abdication on March 19, 1808. ... Maria Louise of Parma (December 9, 1751-January 2, 1819) was queen of Spain and consort of King Charles IV of Spain. ... Francis I (Francesco Gennaro Giuseppe, August 14, 1777 – November 8, 1830) was King of the Two Sicilies from 1825 to 1830. ... Francis I (Francesco Gennaro Giuseppe, August 14, 1777 – November 8, 1830) was King of the Two Sicilies from 1825 to 1830. ...


Marriage

Francis married Isabella on 10 October 1846. Twelve children were born of the marriage, of whom only four reached adulthood:

  • Isabel, Princess of Asturias (18511931), married her mother's and father's first cousin Prince Cajetan (Gaetano) of the Two Sicilies.
  • Alfonso XII of Spain (1857 - 1885).
  • Infanta María de la Paz (18621946), married her paternal first cousin Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Bavaria.
  • Infanta Eulalia (18641958), married her maternal first cousin don Antonio de Orléans y Borbón, Infante of Spain and Duke of Galliera. From this alliance continued the Spanish branch of the House of Orléans.

There has been considerable speculation that some or all of Isabella's children were not fathered by Francis, along with rumours that he was homosexual or had physical impedimenta. DNA tests would possibly solve nothing, as Francis and his wife were first cousins both through their fathers (who were brothers) and their mothers (who were sisters). DNA tests may show doses of genes neither in Isabella's nor in Francis' DNA, and if such are immense enough, a presumption would exist that such come from other men than Francis. may refer to: Isabella I of Castile Isabella of Asturias, Queen of Portugal Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia Isabella of Bourbon, wife of Philip IV of Spain already when he was heir Isabella II of Spain Isabella of Spain, Princess of Asturias Category: ... 1851 (MDCCCLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... Alfonso XII of Spain (November 28, 1857–November 25, 1885), was king of Spain, reigning from 1875 to 1885, after a coup détat restored the monarchy and ended the ephemeral First Spanish Republic. ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Maria de la Paz María de la Paz de Borbón y Borbón (María de la Paz Juana Amelia Adalberta Francisca de Paula Juana Bautista Isabel Francisca de Asis) (Madrid, June 23, 1862– - Schloss Nymphenburg, Münich, December 4, 1946) was an infanta of Spain. ... 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Duke of Orléans is one of the most important titles in the French peerage, dating back at least to the 14th century. ... Since its coinage, the word homosexuality has acquired multiple meanings. ...


(Regarding adultery, Francis' father, the duke of Cadiz, has been postulated as the biological son of Manuel de Godoy.) Manuel de Godoy (May 12, 1767 – October 7, 1851), Duke of Alcudia, was a Spanish statesman. ...


Starting in 1864, Francis acted as president of the Spanish Privy Council (Consejo del Reino). In 1868 he went into exile with his wife in France. They were amicably separated and, with time, became good friends, which they had certainly not been while she was Queen. In exile, Francis adopted the incognito title of Count of Moratalla. The 1874 restoration placed his son Alfonso XII on the throne. Alfonso XII of Spain (November 28, 1857–November 25, 1885), was king of Spain, reigning from 1875 to 1885, after a coup détat restored the monarchy and ended the ephemeral First Spanish Republic. ...


Francis took up residence at the château of Épinay-sur-Seine, France, in 1881 and died there in 1902. The castle is currently the Épinay-sur-Seine city hall. Épinay-sur-Seine is a commune in the northern suburbs of Paris, France. ...


Bibliography

Bergamini, John D. : The Spanish Bourbons: the History of a Tenacious Dynasty New York, Putnam, 1974


ISBN 0-399-11365-7

Preceded by
Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies
King Consort of Spain
1846-1868 1870
Succeeded by
Maria Victoria al Pozzo della Cisterna

 
 

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