Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria

Infante of Spain (1938-2015)

Carlos Maria Alfonso Marcelo de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y de Borbón-Parma, Infante of Spain, Duke of Calabria (16 January 1938 – 5 October 2015) was, at his death, the last infante of Spain during the reigns of his cousins King Juan Carlos I and King Felipe VI.

Infante Carlos
Duke of Calabria
Head of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (disputed)
Tenure3 February 1964 – 5 October 2015
PredecessorInfante Alfonso
SuccessorPrince Pedro
Born(1938-01-16)16 January 1938
Lausanne, Switzerland
Died5 October 2015(2015-10-05) (aged 77)
Retuerta del Bullaque, Spain
Burial
Spouse
IssuePrincess Cristina
Princess María
Prince Pedro, Duke of Calabria
Princess Inés
Princess Victoria
Full name
Spanish: Carlos María Alfonso Marcelo
HouseBourbon-Two Sicilies
FatherInfante Alfonso, Duke of Calabria
MotherPrincess Alicia of Bourbon-Parma
ReligionRoman Catholic

Additionally, he was also one of two claimants to the headship of the dynasty which ruled the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies before to its incorporation into the Kingdom of Italy in 1861, in which capacity he was also the Grand Master of one of the three branches of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George.

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Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria
Cadet branch of the House of Bourbon
Born: 16 January 1938 Died: 5 October 2015
Preceded by
Alfonso
— TITULAR —
King of the Two Sicilies
1964 – 2015
Reason for succession failure:
Italian Unification under the House of Savoy
Succeeded by
Pedro