Princess Margherita of Bourbon-Parma

Princess Margherita
Duchess consort of Madrid
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
Spouse Carlos, Duke of Madrid
Issue Infanta Blanca
Jaime, Duke of Madrid
Infanta Elvira
Infanta Beatriz
Infanta Alicia
Full name
Italian: Margherita Maria Teresa Enrichetta
House House of Bourbon-Parma (by birth)
House of Bourbon (by marriage)
Father Charles III, Duke of Parma
Mother Princess Louise Marie Thérèse of France

Princess Margherita of Bourbon-Parma (Italian: Margherita Maria Teresa Enrichetta, Principessa di Parma) (1 January 1847 29 January 1893) 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 born in Lucca, Duchy of Parma. 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:

Margherita died on 29 January 1893, in Viareggio, Tuscany, Kingdom of Italy. Carlos remarried the following year to Princess Berthe of Rohan.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles



    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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