- Antoine, Duke of Montpensier
.He was born on
31 July 1824at the château de Neuillyand died 4 February 1890at 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 Spainand 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 Primagainst 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.
November 16 1870the Cortes votes for the next King and choses Amadeo I of Spainwith 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.
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Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon-Penthièvre
Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies
Marie Caroline of Austria
Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans
Louise Henriette de Bourbon-Conti
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Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor
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Auguste Marie Johanna of Baden-Baden
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21= 21. Marie-Victoiré-Sophie de Noailles
Francesco III d'Este
Charlotte Aglaé of Orléans
Philip V of Spain
Elisabeth of Parma
Augustus III of Poland
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Leopold, Duke of Lorraine
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Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
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