Alfonso XII

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Alfonso XII
Portrait by Federico de Madrazo, c. 1886
King of Spain
Reign29 December 1874 – 25 November 1885
PredecessorAmadeo I (1873)
SuccessorAlfonso XIII
Born(1857-11-28)28 November 1857
Royal Palace of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Died25 November 1885(1885-11-25) (aged 27)
Royal Palace of El Pardo, Madrid, Spain
FatherInfante Francis, Duke of Cádiz
MotherIsabella II of Spain
ReligionRoman Catholicism
SignatureAlfonso XII's signature

Alfonso XII (Alfonso Francisco de Asís Fernando Pío Juan María de la Concepción Gregorio Pelayo; 28 November 1857 – 25 November 1885), was King of Spain from 29 December 1874 to his death in 1885. After a revolution that ended Isabella’s rule of Spain in 1868, Alfonso studied in Austria and France and returned to Spain as king in 1874 after a coup. Alfonso died aged 27 in 1885, and was succeeded by his son, Alfonso XIII.