- Antonio Farnese, Duke of Parma
Antonio Farnese (
May 29 1679- February 26 1731) was the last Farnese Duke of Parma and Piacenzafrom 1727 until his death.
Parma, he was the third son of Ranuccio II Farneseand Maria d'Este, and succeeded his brother Francesco Farneseon February 27 1727.
The year after, in 1728, he married Henrietta Maria of Modena.
Because neither Francesco nor Antonio had offspring, the Duchy went in 1731 to the 15-year-old
Charles III of Spain, son of their half-niece Isabella Farnese, Queen of Spain.
Charles ruled under the regency of his grandmother,
Dorothea Sophie of Neuburgand Henrietta Maria of Modena.
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