Infante Philip, Duke of Calabria

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Infante Philip
Duke of Calabria
Portrait by Francesco Liani
Full name
Spanish: Felipe Antonio Genaro Pascual Francisco de Paula de Borbón y Sajonia
Italian: Filippo Antonio Gennaro Pasquale Francesco di Paola di Napoli e di Sicilia
House House of Bourbon
Father Charles III of Spain
Mother Maria Amalia of Saxony
Born 13 June 1747(1747-06-13)
Palace of Portici, Kingdom of Naples
Died 19 September 1777(1777-09-19) (aged 30)
Palace of Portici, Portici, Kingdom of Naples


Prince Philip of Naples and Sicily, Duke of Calabria, Infante of Spain (13 June 1747 – 19 September 1777). At his birth he was the eldest son of King Carlo of Naples and Sicily and was the heir to the throne but never succeeded. His younger brothers, Charles IV of Spain and Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies replaced him in the succession. When his father became King of Spain in 1759, Philip remained in Naples where he lived until his death from smallpox at the age of thirty. He was given the title of Duke of Calabria as heir to the throne.

Life[change | change source]

Named after his grandfather Philip V of Spain, he was expected to succeed to the Spanish throne at his fathers death. By birth he was an Infante of Spain as well as a prince of the kingdoms of Sicily and Naples. He was the heir to one of the largest collection of former Italian states. Because of his disability he was mostly kept out of public view and forced to reside quietly at the Palace's of Capodimonte and the Palace of Caserta. He died of smallpox in 17777 unmarried and childless.

Titles and styles[change | change source]

  • 13 June 1747 – 19 September 1777 His Royal Highness The Infant Felipe of Spain, Duke of Calabria, prince of Naples and of Sicily.

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