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Re: The descendants of Infante Francisco de Paula of Spain
« Reply #30 on: November 21, 2008, 11:44:16 AM »
I don't know that much about the lovers. With her cousins, as far as I know Isabel was always on good terms with them.
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Re: The descendants of Infante Francisco de Paula of Spain
« Reply #31 on: December 10, 2008, 06:08:01 AM »
For Isabel-Fernanda, countess Gurovsky, the man she was supposed to marry, before her escapades, was her cousin Ferdinand of Orléans, Royal Prince of the French, son of King Louis-Philippe. But he refused to marry her. In the Orléans family, Isabel-Fernanda was called "le monstre roux" ("the redheaded monster")!!!!

Ferdinand's sister, Louise, queen of Belgium, received a portrait of Isabel-Fernanda. She wrote to her mother Queen Marie-Amélie (21 november 1836) : " I send you back the portrait. Léopold (Louise's husband, King Léopold I, King of Belgium) said it's awfull! The hair alarm him particulary for the children... If the whole family were carrot-red, it would be really distressing!"...

All the same, this project became serious. Ferdinand was furious and said to his parents: "The Spanish one, never! She's hideous, and she's the daughter of a moron and of a whore!"... (it wasn't very nice for Queen Marie-Amélie, the "whore" was her brother's daughter!...)

The case was closed... He married Helene of Mecklenbourg-Schwerin...
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Re: The descendants of Infante Francisco de Paula of Spain
« Reply #32 on: December 10, 2008, 09:46:14 AM »
Do you know any books on the family of Francisco de Asis? It seems like his brother and sisters had very turbulent lives. Would like to read more about them. Thanks in advance!
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Re: The descendants of Infante Francisco de Paula of Spain
« Reply #33 on: December 10, 2008, 10:47:28 AM »
Wonderful pictures everybody!!

There are two books that I know of, but they are in Spanish:

FRANCISCO DE ASIS DE BORBON Y BORBON (about Francisco de Asis, of course)
VIDAL SALES, JOSE ANTONIO
PLANETA
1995
ISBN: 978-84-08-01282-5
352 pages


20 Infantas De España  (It tells the story of 20 infantas, among them Pepita and Isabel, countess Gurovsky)
Ferrer Hortet, Eusebio; Puga, María Teresa
Editorial Juventud, S.A.
304 pages
ISBN: 8426130844. ISBN-13: 9788426130846
1998