Infanta Luisa Fernanda of Spain


Infanta Maria Luisa Fernanda of Spain (María Luisa Fernanda; 30 January 1832 – 2 February 1897) was Infanta of Spain by birth and was the Duchess o Montpensier after her 1846 mairriage to a son of King Louis Philippe I of the French. Her husband was Prince Antoine o Orléans, Duke of Montpensier. She was also a sister of Queen Isabel II of Spain.

Infanta Luisa Fernanda of Spain
Duchess of Montpensier
Maria Luisa Fernanda de Borbon.jpg
1847 painting of Infanta Luisa Fernanda by Winterhalter.
Born(1832-01-30)30 January 1832
Royal Palace,Madrid, Spain
Died2 February 1897(1897-02-02) (aged 65)
San Telmo Palace, Seville, Spain
Burial(1897-02-02)2 February 1897
SpousePrince Antoine, Duke of Montpensier
IssueIsabel, Countess of Paris
Princess María Cristina
Mercedes, Queen of Spain
Infante Antonio, Duke of Galliera
Full name
María Luisa Fernanda de Borbón y Borbón
HouseBourbons of Spain (bi birth)
Orléans (bi mairiage)
FatherFerdinand VII of Spain
MotherMaria Christina of the Twa Sicilies
ReligionRoman Catholicism
SignatureInfanta Luisa Fernanda of Spain's signature
Coat of Arms of Antoine and Luisa Fernanda of Spain, Duke and Duchess of Montpensier.svg


  1. Princess Marie Isabelle of Orléans (21 September 1848 – 23 April 1919) married Prince Philippe, Count of Paris an had children.
  2. Princess Maria Amelia of Orléans (1851–1870) died unmairit.
  3. Princess María Cristina of Orléans (29 October 1852 – 28 Aprile 1879) died unmarried.
  4. Princess Maria de la Regla of Orléans (1856–1861)
  5. [?] (1857-1857)
  6. Prince Fernando of Orléans (1859–1873)
  7. Mercedes o Orléans (24 June 1860 – 26 Juin 1878) married Alfonso XII of Spain, no children.
  8. Infante Antonio, Duke of Galliera (23 Februar 1866 – 24 December 1930) married Infanta Eulalia of Spain and had children.

Titles and stylesEdit

  • 30 January 1832 - 10 October 1846 Her Royal Highness Infanta Doña Luisa Fernanda of Spain.
  • 10 October 1846 - 4 February 1890 Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Montpensier.
  • 4 February 1890 - 2 February 1897 Her Royal Highness The Dowager Duchess of Montpensier.

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