- Mercedes, Princess of Asturias
Infanta Mercedes Princess of Asturias Spouse Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies Issue Infante Alfonso, Duke of Calabria
Infanta Isabel Alfonsa
House House of Bourbon
House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Father Alfonso XII of Spain Mother Maria Christina of Austria Born 11 September 1880
Died 17 October 1904(aged 24)
Religion Roman Catholicism
Infanta María de las Mercedes of Spain (María de las Mercedes Isabel Teresa Cristina Alfonsa Jacinta) (Madrid, 11 September 1880 – Madrid, 17 October 1904), Princess of the Asturias, for all 24 years of her life the heiress presumptive to the Crown of Spain, was the eldest daughter of King Alfonso XII of Spain and his second wife, Maria Christina of Austria.
For a period from 25 November 1885 to 17 May 1886, she was the extant Head of the State of Spain. Had her younger sibling, unborn at the death of Alfonso XII, been a daughter, María Mercedes would have become Queen Regnant of Spain. The sibling proved to be a boy, Alfonso XIII of Spain, and on his birth in 1886, María Mercedes lost her latent Queenship. She returned to the position of heiress presumptive of Spain, which she held until her own death, and was succeeded in it by her own infant son Alfonso, Alfonso XIII having not yet fathered a child.
Infanta María Mercedes married, in Madrid on 14 February 1901, her second cousin, Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, a nephew of the King of the then-defunct Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, who was elevated to the titles of Infante of Spain and Royal Prince. She died young, when her children were still infants, giving birth to her only daughter.
She had three children:
- Don Alfonso, Prince of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Infante of Spain (1901–1964).
- Fernando (1903–1905), died in San Sebastián one year after her death.
- Doña Isabella Alfonsa, Princess of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Infanta of Spain (1904–1985). Married Count Jan Zamoyski (1900–1961) and had issue.
Her husband remarried and one of his daughters became the mother of the present King Juan Carlos I.
She was the 816th Dame of the Royal Order of Queen Maria Luisa.
AncestryMercedes, Princess of AsturiasBorn: 11 September 1880 Died: 17 October 1904
Spanish royalty Preceded by
Princess of Asturias
11 September 1880 – 17 October 1904
Heir to the Throne
as heiress presumptive
11 September 1880 – 17 October 1904
Princes of Asturias
Infante Felipe (1977–present)Infante Alfonso (1907–1931) · Infanta Mercedes (1880–1904) · Infanta Isabella (1875–1880) · Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy (1871–1873) · Infante Alfonso (1857–1868) · Infanta Isabella (1851–1857) · Infanta Isabella (1830–1833) · Infante Ferdinand (1788–1808) · Infante Charles (1759–1788) · Infante Ferdinand (1724–1746) · Infante Louis (1709–1724) · Prince Joseph Ferdinand of Bavaria (1698–1699) · Infante Charles (1661–1665) · Infante Philip Prospero (1657–1661) · Infante Balthasar Charles (1629–1646) · Philip IV (1605–1621) · Infante Philip (1582–1598) · Infante Diego (1578–1582) · Infante Ferdinand (1571–1578) · Infante Charles (1556–1568) · Philip II (1527–1556) · Infante Charles (1504–1516) · Infanta Joanna (1502–1504) · Infante Michael of Portugal (1498–1500) · Infanta Isabella (1497–1498) · Infante John (1478–1497) · Infanta Isabella (1470–1478) · Infanta Isabella (1468–1470) · Infante Alfonso (1464–1468) · Infanta Joanna (1462–1464) · Infante Henry (1425–1454) · Infanta Eleanor (1424–1425) · Infanta Catherine (1423–1424) · Infante John (1405–1406) · Infanta Maria (1402–1405) · Infante Henry (1388–1390)The generations indicate descent form Charles I, under whom the crowns of Castile and Aragon were united, forming the Kingdom of Spain. Previously, the title Infanta had been largely use in the different realms.
1st GenerationMaria, Holy Roman Empress · Joan, Princess of Portugal 2nd Generation 3rd Generation 4th Generation 5th Generationnone 6th Generationnone 7th Generation 8th GenerationInfanta Maria Isabel · Infanta Maria Josefa · Infanta María Isabel Ana · Infanta Maria Josepha · Maria Luisa, Holy Roman Empress · Infanta Maria Teresa · Infanta Maria Ana 9th Generation 10th Generation 11th GenerationIsabella, Princess of Asturias · Infanta Maria Cristina · Maria de la Concepcio · Maria de Pilar · Maria de la Paz, Princess Louis Ferdinand of Bavaria · Eulalia, Duchess of Galliera · Maria Isabella, Countess of Paris* · Infanta Amalia of Orléans* · Infanta Cristina d'Orléans* · Infanta Maria de la Regla of Orléans* · Mercedes, Queen of Spain* 12th GenerationMercedes, Princess of Asturias · Maria Teresa, Princess Ferdinand of Bavaria 13th Generation 14th Generation 15th Generation 16th Generation*title granted by Royal Decree 1st GenerationInfanta María Isabella of Spain · Archduchess Clementina of Austria 2nd Generation 3rd Generation 4th Generation 5th Generation 6th GenerationPrincess Anne of Orléans · Countess Alexandra of Schönborn-Wiesentheid · Camilla Crociani** · Christine Apovian** 7th GenerationSofía Landaluce***also a princess of the Two Sicilies in her own right
**did not have a royal or noble title by birth
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