House of Bourbon

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House of Bourbon
Parent houseCapetian dynasty
Founded1272; 752 years ago (1272)
FounderRobert, Count of Clermont, the sixth son of King Louis IX of France, married Beatrice of Bourbon
Current headPrince Louis, Duke of Anjou
Final ruler
  • France
  • Navarre
  • Spain
  • Two Sicilies
  • Luxembourg
  • Parma

The House of Bourbon is an important royal house of Europe. Kings from the House of Bourbon ruled France from 1589 to 1792 and again from 1815 to 1848. This is a younger branch of the Capetian dynasty. Members of the House of Bourbon also ruled Naples, Sicily, and Parma in the past. Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg and King Felipe VI of Spain are both part of the House of Bourbon.

Branches[change | change source]

All of these branches descended from three legitimate grandsons of Louis XIV.