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Infante Gonzalo of Spain
Spanish prince

Infante Gonzalo of Spain

Infante Gonzalo of Spain
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Intro Spanish prince
A.K.A. Gonzalo Manuel Maria Bernado de Borbón y Battenberg, Infante de Espa...
Was Prince Heir
From Spain Austria
Field Royals
Gender male
Birth 24 October 1914, Madrid, Spain
Death 13 August 1934, Pörtschach am Wörther See, Austria (aged 19 years)
Star sign Scorpio
Family
Mother: Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg
Father: Alfonso XIII of Spain
Siblings: Infanta Beatriz of SpainInfanta Maria Cristina of Spain (1833–1902)Infante Jaime, Duke of SegoviaAlfonso, Prince of AsturiasInfante Juan, Count of Barcelona
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Biography

Infante Gonzalo of Spain (Gonzalo Manuel Maria Bernardo Narciso Alfonso Mauricio de Borbón y Battenberg) (24 October 1914 – 13 August 1934) was the fourth surviving son and youngest child of King Alfonso XIII of Spain and his wife Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg. He was the youngest grandson of Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom.

Gonzalo was born in Madrid. He was baptized with the names Gonzalo Manuel María Bernardo Narciso Alfonso Mauricio. He received his final name in honor of his uncle, Prince Maurice of Battenberg, who was killed in World War I shortly before Gonzalo's baptism. The infante was educated privately. Because he inherited hemophilia from his mother's family (a fact not widely known in Spain during his life), he suffered some ill health, although he was an active sportsman. He held the rank of a private in the Engineering Corps of the Spanish Army. In 1927 he was made the 1,166th Knight of the Spanish branch of the Order of the Golden Fleece.

In May 1924, nine-year-old Gonzalo inaugurated the Estadio Chamartín, the new football stadium for Real Madrid C.F., kicking the ball of honour and announcing "¡Hala Madrid!."

On 14 April 1931 Gonzalo accompanied his mother into exile. He studied Engineering at the Catholic University of Leuven, instead of at the University of Madrid as originally planned for him.

In August 1934 Gonzalo was spending the summer holidays with his family at the villa of Count Ladislaus de Hoyos at Pörtschach am Wörthersee in Austria. On the evening of 11 August, Gonzalo and his sister Infanta Beatriz were driving from Klagenfurt to Pörtschach. Near Krumpendorf, Beatriz, who was driving, was forced to swerve to avoid a cyclist (the retired jockey Baron Neimans). The car crashed into a wall. Neither Gonzalo nor Beatriz appeared badly hurt, and so they returned to their villa. Several hours later it became clear that Gonzalo had severe abdominal bleeding. Because he had a weak heart, an operation was ruled out. He died two days later. He was the king and queen's second child to die.

Gonzalo was buried in the graveyard at Pörtschach. Later his body was moved to the Pantheon of the Princes in El Escorial.

Ancestry

8. Infante Francisco de Asís of Spain
8. Infante Francisco de Asís of Spain
4. Alfonso XII of Spain
9. Isabella II of Spain
2. Alfonso XIII of Spain
10. Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria
5. Archduchess Maria Christina of Austria
11. Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria
1. Infante Gonzalo of Spain
12. Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine
6. Prince Henry of Battenberg
13. Countess Julia Hauke
3. Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg
14. Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
7. Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom
15. Victoria of the United Kingdom
8. Infante Francisco de Asís of Spain
4. Alfonso XII of Spain
9. Isabella II of Spain
2. Alfonso XIII of Spain
10. Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria
5. Archduchess Maria Christina of Austria
11. Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria
1. Infante Gonzalo of Spain
12. Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine
6. Prince Henry of Battenberg
13. Countess Julia Hauke
3. Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg
14. Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
7. Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom
15. Victoria of the United Kingdom
4. Alfonso XII of Spain
9. Isabella II of Spain
2. Alfonso XIII of Spain
10. Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria
5. Archduchess Maria Christina of Austria
11. Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria
1. Infante Gonzalo of Spain
12. Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine
6. Prince Henry of Battenberg
13. Countess Julia Hauke
3. Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg
14. Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
7. Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom
15. Victoria of the United Kingdom

Heraldry

In uniform of the Guardia Real by Philip de László, 1927
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https://archive.org/details/larojahowsoccerc0000burn
https://archive.org/details/larojahowsoccerc0000burn/page/86
http://memarfa.com/3325-infante-gonzalo-of-spain.html
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