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Prince Ranieri, Duke of Castro

Prince Ranieri, Duke of Castro

French duke
Prince Ranieri, Duke of Castro
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro French duke
Was Noble
From France
Type Royals
Gender male
Birth 3 December 1883, Cannes, France
Death 13 January 1973, Lacombe, France (aged 89 years)
Star sign Sagittarius
Family
Mother: Princess Maria Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Father: Prince Alfonso, Count of Caserta
Siblings: Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two SiciliesPrincess Maria di Grazia of Bourbon-Two SiciliesPrincess Maria Immaculata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1874–1947)Prince Ferdinand Pius, Duke of CalabriaPrince Philip of Bourbon-Two SiciliesPrince Gabriel of Bourbon-Two SiciliesPrince Carlos of Bourbon-Two SiciliesPrince Januarius Maria of Bourbon-Two-Sicilies Princess Maria Giusepinna of Bourbon-Two SiciliesPrince Francis of Assisi of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Spouse: Maria Carolina Zamoyska
Children: Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Castro Carmen di BorbonePrincipessa di Borbone delle Due Sicilie
Awards
Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece  
Grand Cross of the Order of Charles III  
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Prince Ranieri Maria Gaetano, Duke of Castro (3 December 1883 – 13 January 1973) was a claimant to the headship of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.

Biography

He was born in Cannes, France the ninth child but fifth son of Prince Alfonso, Count of Caserta and Princess Maria Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1851–1938). Ranieri for a time served in the Royal Spanish Army.

Following the death of his brother Prince Ferdinand Pius, Duke of Calabria on 7 January 1960 Prince Ranieri was declared Head of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies by all relatives except for Infante Alfonso, Duke of Calabria and his children, because the Infante's senior branch of the family abdicated their claims in order to be in line for the Spanish throne. He remained head of the house until his death on 13 January 1973 in Lacombe. He handed over the functions associated with the headship of the house to his son in 1966.

Marriage and children

Ranieri married his cousin Countess Maria Carolina Zamoyska (1896–1968) on 12 September 1923 in Vyšné Ružbachy, Slovakia, from the marriage he had two children:

Honours

  • Grand Master of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George
  • Grand Master of the Order of Saint Januarius
  • Grand Master of the Order of Saint Ferdinand and of Merit
  • Grand Master of the Royal Order of Francis I
  • Grand Master of the Order of Saint George and Reunion
  • Knight of the Spanish Order of the Golden Fleece
  • Knight of the Order of Saint Hubert of Bavaria
  • Knight of the Supreme Order of the Most Holy Annunciation
  • Bailiff Grand Cross of Honor and Devotion of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta
  • Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Charles III
  • Knight of the Order of Alcántara

Arms

Ancestry

8. Francis I of the Two Sicilies
8. Francis I of the Two Sicilies
4. Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies
9. Infanta Maria Isabella of Spain
2. Prince Alfonso, Count of Caserta
10. Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen
5. Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria
11. Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg
1. Prince Ranieri, Duke of Castro
12. Francis I of the Two Sicilies (= 8)
6. Prince Francis, Count of Trapani
13. Infanta Maria Isabella of Spain (= 9)
3. Princess Maria Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
14. Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany
7. Archduchess Maria Isabella of Austria
15. Princess Maria Antonia of the Two Sicilies
8. Francis I of the Two Sicilies
4. Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies
9. Infanta Maria Isabella of Spain
2. Prince Alfonso, Count of Caserta
10. Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen
5. Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria
11. Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg
1. Prince Ranieri, Duke of Castro
12. Francis I of the Two Sicilies (= 8)
6. Prince Francis, Count of Trapani
13. Infanta Maria Isabella of Spain (= 9)
3. Princess Maria Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
14. Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany
7. Archduchess Maria Isabella of Austria
15. Princess Maria Antonia of the Two Sicilies
4. Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies
9. Infanta Maria Isabella of Spain
2. Prince Alfonso, Count of Caserta
10. Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen
5. Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria
11. Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg
1. Prince Ranieri, Duke of Castro
12. Francis I of the Two Sicilies (= 8)
6. Prince Francis, Count of Trapani
13. Infanta Maria Isabella of Spain (= 9)
3. Princess Maria Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
14. Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany
7. Archduchess Maria Isabella of Austria
15. Princess Maria Antonia of the Two Sicilies
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https://books.google.com/books?id=9UFveIUgktIC&pg=PA37&
http://www.realcasadiborbone.it/eng/history/the-dinasty-to-present-date-1.php
https://archive.is/20120914145515/http://www.realcasadiborbone.it/eng/history/the-dinasty-to-present-date-1.php
https://web.archive.org/web/20110308073229/http://www.realcasadiborbone.it/index/indexhome.php
http://isni.org/isni/0000000416317934
https://viaf.org/viaf/304915504
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