Isabel II of Spain

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Isabel II
Reina Isabel II de España.jpg
Queen of Spain
Reign29 September 1833 –
30 September 1868
Proclamation23 July 1843
Abdication25 June 1870
PredecessorFerdinand VII
SuccessorAmadeo I
Born10 October 1830
Royal Palace, Madrid, Spain
Died10 April 1904(1904-04-10) (aged 73)
Paris, France
Burial
SpouseFrancis, Duke of Cádiz
IssueIsabel, Princess of Asturias
Alfonso XII, King of Spain
Infanta María de la Paz
Eulalia, Duchess of Galliera
Full name
María Isabel Luisa de Borbón y Borbón
HouseBourbons of Spain
FatherFerdinand VII of Spain
MotherMaria Christina of the Two Sicilies
ReligionRoman Catholicism
SignatureIsabel II's signature
Royal Greater Coat of Arms of Spain (1761-1868 and 1874-1931) Version with Golden Fleece and Order of Charles III Collars.svg

Isabel II of Spain (Spanish: Isabel II; (María Isabel Luisa; 10 October 1830 – 10 April 1904) was queen regnant of Spain from 1833 till 1868 till she was exiled and fled to France where she died. She would be suceeded by her son.

Children[change | change source]

  1. Infanta Isabel of Spain, Princess of Asturias 20 December 1851 – 22 Aprile 1931) married Prince Gaetano of the Two Sicilies, Count of Girgenti but had no children.
  2. Alfonso XII of Spain (28 November 1857 – 25 November 1885) married (1) Mercedes of Orléans but had no children issue, married (2) Maria Cristina of Austria and had children.
  3. Infanta María del Pilar o Spain (6 April 1861 - 8 May 1879) never married.
  4. Infanta María de la Paz of Spain (23 June 1862 – 4 December 1946) married Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Bavaria and had children.
  5. Infanta Eulalia of Spain 12 February 1864 – 8 Mairch 1958) married Infante Antonio, Duke of Galliera and had children.

Name[change | change source]

Though her name is often anglicised to Isabella this is incorrect. Isabel is recognised as the Spanish for Elizabeth. And Isabella is a corruption of the name Isabel.

Titles and styles[change | change source]

  • 10 October 1830 – 29 September 1833 Her Royal Highness The Princess o Asturias.
  • 29 September 1833 – 25 June 1870 Her Most Catholic Majesty The Queen.
  • 25 June 1870 – 10 April 1904 Her Majesty Queen Isabel II of Spain.

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