Francis I of the Two Sicilies

Francis I of the Two Sicilies

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Francis I of the Two Sicilies (Italian: Francesco Gennaro Giuseppe; 14 August 1777 - 8 November 1830) was King of the Two Sicilies from 1825 to 1830. Francis was born in Naples, the son of Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies and his wife Archduchess Maria Carolina of Austria. He was also the nephew of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI the last King and Queen of France before the first French Republic. At the death of his older brother Carlo, Duke of Calabria, Francis became the heir to the throne and became the Duke of Calabria, the traditional title of the heir apparent to the Neapolitan throne. In 1796 Francis married his double first cousin Archduchess Maria Clementina of Austria, daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II. When she died, he married his first cousin Mar a Isabel, daughter of King Charles IV of Spain.After the Bourbon family fled from Naples to Sicily in 1806, and Lord William Bentinck, the British resident, had established a constitution and deprived Ferdinand of all power, Francis was appointed regent (1812).show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6133995491
  • 9786133995499