Alfonso XII

king of Spain from 1874 to 1885

Alfonso XII (Alfonso Francisco de Asís Fernando Pío Juan María de la Concepción Gregorio Pelayo; 28 November 1857 – 25 November 1885), was King of Spain from 29 December 1874 to his death in 1885. After a revolution that ended Isabella’s rule of Spain in 1868, Alfonso studied in Austria and France and returned to Spain as king in 1874 after a coup. Alfonso died aged 27 in 1885, and was succeeded by his son, Alfonso XIII.

Alfonso XII
Portrait by Federico de Madrazo, c. 1886
King of Spain
Reign29 December 1874 – 25 November 1885
PredecessorAmadeo I (1873)
SuccessorAlfonso XIII
Born(1857-11-28)28 November 1857
Royal Palace of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Died25 November 1885(1885-11-25) (aged 27)
Royal Palace of El Pardo, Madrid, Spain
FatherInfante Francis, Duke of Cádiz
MotherIsabella II of Spain
ReligionRoman Catholicism
SignatureAlfonso XII's signature