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Subject: Counts and dukes of Anjou, Charles III, Duke of Parma, Carlos, Duke of Madrid, Jaime, Duke of Madrid, Archduke Anton of Austria, Archduchess Maria Beatrix of Austria-Este, Infanta Blanca of Spain, Berthe de Rohan
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Princess Margherita of Bourbon-Parma

Princess Margherita of Bourbon-Parma
Duchess of Madrid

Spouse Carlos, Duke of Madrid
Infanta Blanca
Jaime, Duke of Madrid
Infanta Elvira
Infanta Beatriz
Infanta Alicia
Full name
Italian: Margherita Maria Teresa Enrichetta
House House of Bourbon-Parma
House of Bourbon
Father Charles III, Duke of Parma
Mother Princess Louise Marie Thérèse of France
Born (1847-01-01)1 January 1847
Lucca, Duchy of Parma
Died 29 January 1893(1893-01-29) (aged 46)
Viareggio, Tuscany, Kingdom of Italy

Princess Margherita of Bourbon-Parma (Italian: Margherita Maria Teresa Enrichetta, Principessa di Parma) (1 January 1847 in Lucca, Duchy of Parma – 29 January 1893 in Viareggio, Tuscany, Kingdom of Italy) was the eldest child and daughter of Charles III, Duke of Parma and Princess Louise Marie Thérèse of France, the eldest daughter of Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry and Princess Caroline Ferdinande Louise of the Two Sicilies. Margherita was thus a great-granddaughter of Charles X of France. She was a niece of Henri, comte de Chambord, disputedly King of France and Navarre from 2 to 9 August 1830 and afterwards the Legitimist Pretender to the throne of France from 1844 to 1883. Through her marriage to Carlos, Duke of Madrid, Carlist claimant to the Spanish throne, Margherita was titular Queen consort of Spain, France, and Navarre.

Marriage and issue

Margherita married Carlos, Duke of Madrid, eldest son of Juan, Count of Montizón and his wife Archduchess Maria Beatrix of Austria-Este, on 4 February 1867 at Schloss Frohsdorf in Frohsdorf, Lower Austria, Austrian Empire. Margherita and Carlos had five children:

  • Infanta Blanca of Spain (1868–1949) m in 1889 at Frohsdorf Archduke Leopold Salvator of Austria, Prince of Tuscany and had issue.
  • Jaime, Duke of Madrid (1870–1931)
  • Infanta Elvira of Spain (1871–1929) died unmarried but with issue.
  • Infanta Beatriz of Spain (1874-1961) married in Venice in 1892 Fabrizio Massimo, Principe di Roviano (his mother was Donna Francesca di Paola Lucchesi-Palli, daughter of Princess Caroline of Naples and Sicily and her second husband)
  • Infanta Alicia of Spain (1876–1975) married (1) in 1897 Friedrich, Prince von Schönburg-Waldenburg at Venice and had issue, divorced 1903; (2) in 1906 at Viareggio, Lino del Prete and had issue.

Margherita died on 29 January 1893. Carlos remarried the following year to Princess Berthe of Rohan.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 1 January 1847 – 4 February 1867: Her Royal Highness Princess Margherita of Bourbon-Parma
  • 4 February 1867 – 29 January 1893: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Madrid, Princess of Bourbon-Parma



Princess Margherita of Bourbon-Parma
Cadet branch of the House of Bourbon
Born: 1 January 1847 Died: 29 January 1893
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Maria Beatrix of Austria-Este
Queen consort of Spain
3 October 1868 – 29 January 1893
Succeeded by
Berthe of Rohan
Queen consort of France and Navarre
21 November 1887 – 29 January 1893

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