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Spanish Bourbon Queens
« on: May 20, 2005, 05:23:13 AM »
The only unsuccessful (only modern) queen was Isabel II. Maria Cristina (widow of Alfonso XII) was actually quite a successful regent.

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Re: Spanish Bourbon Queens
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2005, 08:06:36 AM »
I don't think Maria Cristina of Austria was exactly successful actually. For sure she is one of the most respected Queens of her day and even today, but... quite frankly, I don't see how her regency could have been successful if it lost the colonies, had several political crises (which her son inherited) and eventually led to her son's bad education and, thus, to the downfall of the monarchy two years after her death... My consolation is that she did no live long enough to go into exile.

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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2005, 11:33:37 AM »


And what about Queen Regent María Cristina de Borbón, Isabella's mother?? She was also not only unsuccessful but unpopular!  So I agree with cimbrio, I don't think we have a good record of Queens and female regents (lets remember Joan the Mad, Mariana of Austria...)

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Re: Spanish Bourbon Queens
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2005, 04:17:26 AM »
Isabel la Catolica?

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Re: Spanish Bourbon Queens
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2005, 11:55:21 AM »
there's divided opinion Isabela La  Catolica. They want to canoniza her, though left wing parties (and others) think it unjust because of the Inquisition and all the business with the Jews at the time... I don't think she was a bad monarch (can't compare her with her namesake nr. 2!), but she's certainly not my type of ideal female monarch... Much prefer Kristina of Sweden or Victoria of GB... Can you imagine Letizia becoming regent one day???

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Re: Spanish Bourbon Queens
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2005, 03:44:23 PM »


This is a thread to show the different Spanish Queens of the Bourbon dynasty.



1. María Luisa Gabriela de Saboya (1688-1714), daughter of Vittorio Amedeo II and Anne Marie d'Orléans. She married Felipe V in 1701.




2. Isabel Farnesio (1692-1766), daughter of Odoardo II of Parma and Dorothea Sophia of Neuburg. She married Felipe V in 1714.



3. Luisa Isabel de Orleáns (1709-1742), daughter of Philippe II d'Orléans and Françoise Marie Louise de Bourbon. She married the future Luis I in 1722.



4. María Bárbara de Braganza (1711-1758), daughter of King Joao V of Portugal and Maria Anna of Austria. She married the future Fernando VI in 1729.




5. María Amalia de Sajonia (1724-1760), daughter of Augustus II of Saxony and Poland and Maria Josepha of Austria. She married the future Carlos III in 1738.



6. María Luisa de Borbón (1751-1819), daughter of duke Filipo I of Parma and Louise Elisabeth of France. She married the future Carlos IV in 1765.



(María Antonia de Borbón (1784-1806), daughter of King Ferdinando IV of Naples and Sicily and Maria Carolina of Austria. She married Fernando, Prince of the Asturias, in 1802, but she died before her husband became Fernando VII)



7. María Isabel de Braganza (1797-1818), daughter of King Joao VI of Portugal and infanta Carlota Joaquina of Spain. She married Fernando VII in 1816.



8. María Josefa Amalia de Sajonia (1803-1829), daughter of Maximilian of Saxony and Carolina of Parma. She married Fernando VII in 1819.



9. María Cristina de Borbón (1806-1878), daughter of King Francesco of the Two Sicilies and infanta María Isabel of Spain, she married Fernando VII in 1829.



10. Isabel II de Borbón (1830-1904), daughter of Fernando VII and María Cristina de Borbón, she was Queen of Spain between 1833 and 1868.



11. María de las Mercedes de Orleáns (1860-1878), daughter of Antoine of Montpensier and infanta Luisa Fernanda of Spain. She married Alfonso XII in 1878.



12. María Cristina de Habsburgo-Lorena (1858-1929), daughter of Archduke Karl Ferdinand and Archduchess Elizabeth. She married Alfonso XII in 1879.



13. Victoria Eugenia de Battemberg (1887-1969), daughter of Henry of Battenberg and Princess Beatrice of Great Britain. She married Alfonso XIII in 1906.



(María de Borbón (1910-2000), daughter of Carlo of the Two Sicilies and Louise of Orleans, she married Juan de Borbón in 1935. She never became officially a Queen of Spain, but she was considered as such by many monarchists and she was the mother of our current King!)



14. Sofía de Grecia (1938), daughter of King Paul I of Greece and Fredericka of Hannover, she married future Juan Carlos I in 1962.



(Letizia Ortiz (1972), daughter of Jesús Ortiz and Paloma Rocasolano, married the current Prince of the Asturias, Felipe de Borbón, in 2004. She will be our next Queen)


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Re: Spanish Bourbon Queens
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2005, 03:49:25 PM »
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This is a thread to show the different Spanish Queens of the Bourbon dynasty.


Well Umigon, you show them all. Thank you very much.  Very nice portraits - Maria de Bourbon is impressive!

umigon

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Re: Spanish Bourbon Queens
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2005, 12:59:59 PM »

Well, here I have some more Bourbon Queens  portraits and photos!

Tomorrow I will try posting some more!

María Luisa de Saboya







Isabel Farnesio











umigon

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Re: Spanish Bourbon Queens
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2005, 01:01:10 PM »
Luisa Isabel de Orleáns



umigon

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Re: Spanish Bourbon Queens
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2005, 01:02:19 PM »
María Amalia de Sajonia





umigon

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Re: Spanish Bourbon Queens
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2005, 01:06:17 PM »
María Luisa de Parma














umigon

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Re: Spanish Bourbon Queens
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2005, 01:12:47 PM »


María Antonia de Borbón







María Josefa Amalia de Sajonia




María Cristina de Borbón






umigon

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Re: Spanish Bourbon Queens
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2005, 01:19:26 PM »
Isabel II de Borbón





















umigon

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Re: Spanish Bourbon Queens
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2005, 01:30:11 PM »
Mercedes de Orleáns








umigon

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Re: Spanish Bourbon Queens
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2005, 01:35:17 PM »
María Cristina de Habsburgo-Lorena