Antoine, Duke of Montpensier

Antoine, Duke of Montpensier

.He was born on 31 July 1824 at the château de Neuilly and died 4 February 1890 at Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain.

On 10 October 1846 at Madrid, Spain, he married Infanta Luisa Fernanda of Spain, legally the daughter of King Fernando VII of Spain and his wife Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies.

They had ten children:
# Maria Isabel (1848-1919), who married Louis Philippe Albert d'Orleans, comte de Paris
# Maria Amelia (1851-1870)
# Maria Christina (1852-1879)
# Maria de la Regla (1856-1861)
# [?] (1857-1857)
# Fernando (1859-1873)
# Mercedes (1860-1878), who married Alfonso XII of Spain
# Felipe (1862-1864)
# Antonio (1866-1930), who married Infanta Eulalia of Spain, daughter of Queen Isabel II of Spain
# Luis (1867-1874)

Candidate to the Spanish throne

Antoine de Montpensier lived in Spain since 1848 when he and his family had to leave France after the Revolution of 1848.
During the Spanish revolution of 1868, he supported the insurgents under Juan Prim against Queen Isabella II of Spain, his own sister-in-law.

In 1870 he fights a duel against Henry of Bourbon, the brother of Francis of Spain, and kills him. Antoine is condemned to one month in prison.

On November 16 1870 the Cortes votes for the next King and choses Amadeo I of Spain with 191 votes. Antoine only receives 27 votes, and leaves Spain, only to return in 1874.
His ambitions were fulfilled by his daughter Mercedes, who became Queen Consort of Spain after her marriage to Alfonso XII, son of Isabella II.

Ancestry

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1= 1. Antoine, Duke of Montpensier
2= 2. Louis-Philippe of France
3= 3. Maria Amalia of the Two Sicilies
4= 4. Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans
5= 5. Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon-Penthièvre
6= 6. Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies
7= 7. Marie Caroline of Austria
8= 8. Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans
9= 9. Louise Henriette de Bourbon-Conti
10= 10. Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, Duke of Penthièvre
11= 11. Maria Theresa Felicitas d'Este
12= 12. Charles III of Spain
13= 13. Maria Amalia of Saxony
14= 14. Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor
15= 15. Maria Theresa of Austria
16= 16. Louis d'Orléans, Duke of Orléans
17= 17. Auguste Marie Johanna of Baden-Baden
18= 18. Louis Armand II de Bourbon, Prince of Conti
19= 19. Louise-Elisabeth de Bourbon-Condé
20= 20. Louis-Alexandre de Bourbon, Count of Toulouse
21= 21. Marie-Victoiré-Sophie de Noailles
22= 22. Francesco III d'Este
23= 23. Charlotte Aglaé of Orléans
24= 24. Philip V of Spain
25= 25. Elisabeth of Parma
26= 26. Augustus III of Poland
27= 27. Maria Josepha of Austria
28= 28. Leopold, Duke of Lorraine
29= 29. Élisabeth Charlotte of Orléans
30= 30. Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor
31= 31. Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

References

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