Luigi Carlo Maria Giuseppe di Borbone delle Due Sicilie, Conde de Áquila (1824 - 1897) MP

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Birthplace: Naples, Province of Naples, Campania, Italy
Death: Died in Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Occupation: Count of Aquila, Prince of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Managed by: Bjørn P. Brox
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About Luigi Carlo Maria Giuseppe di Borbone delle Due Sicilie, Conde de Áquila

Family

  • His father was King Francis I of the Two Sicilies (1777-1830), son of King Ferdinand IV of Naples, later Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies, and his wife, Archduchess of Austria Maria Carolina of Habsburg-Lorraine , daughter to turn the Empress Maria Theresa of Austria and the Hapsburg Holy Roman Emperor Francis I of Lorraine. His mother was the Infanta Maria Isabella of Bourbon-Spain (1789-1848), daughter of King Charles IV of Spain and his wife Queen Maria Luisa of Parma.

Biography

  • He lived in Naples at the palace of Saint Lucia said Campofranco and had a plus of 60,000 ducats a year. From the Palace Campofranco carried out his assignment as commander of the Royal Navy of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, but very often dwelt in the current Villa Rosebery, who had purchased in 1857 by the heirs of Serra Gerace.
  • He was considered the head of the liberal trend present among the members of the Neapolitan court, along with his brother, Count of Trapani. He was a man of many interests, including nature: he was a student of botany dell'esimio sponsors William Gasparrini, and first brought to Naples from Brazil two gimnoti or "electric torpedoes" used at the time for experiments with electricity. It was also equipped with the pictorial arts, and one of his paintings, "The Tempest", which shows fishermen intent on helping the victims of a storm, is still exhibited in the Imperial Museum in Petropolis, Brazil.
  • He was a Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece.

Marriage

  • On April 28, 1844 in Rio de Janeiro, Louis married Princess Gennara of Braganza (1822-1901), daughter of Emperor Pedro I of Brazil and the Empress Maria Leopoldina of Habsburg-Lorraine, born Archduchess of Austria. Gennara was the sister of Queen Maria II of Portugal and Emperor Pedro II of Brazil, who had married the year before Teresa Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, sister of Louis himself.
  • The couple had four children:
  1. Louis, born July 18, 1845 and died November 27, 1909, married Maria Amelia Bellow-Hamel, giving rise to the counts of Roccaguglielma, whose male line became extinct in 1967;
  2. Isabella Maria, born July 22, 1846 and died February 14, 1859;
  3. Philip, born August 12, 1847 and died July 9, 1922: Flora Boonen, morganatic marriage and had no offspring;
  4. Mario, born January 24, 1851 and died January 26, 1851.
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Luigi, principe di Borbone delle Due Sicilie's Timeline

1824
July 19, 1824
Naples, Province of Naples, Campania, Italy
1844
April 28, 1844
Age 19
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1845
July 18, 1845
Age 20
Naples, Italy
1846
July 22, 1846
Age 22
1847
August 12, 1847
Age 23
1851
January 24, 1851
Age 26
1897
March 5, 1897
Age 72
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
1897
Age 72