Person - Orléans Borbón, María de las Mercedes de (1860-1878, reina consorte de España)

Orléans Borbón, María de las Mercedes de (1860-1878, reina consorte de España)

Identification

Type:

Person

Preferred form:

Orléans Borbón, María de las Mercedes de (1860-1878, reina consorte de España)Other forms

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Madrid (España)  1860-06-24 - Madrid (España)  1878-06-26

History:

Queen of Spain (January-May 1878) and first wife of King Alfonso XII of Spain. Daughter of Antoine d'Orléans (1824-1890), Duke of Montpensier, and of Infanta Luisa Fernanda of Spain (1832-1897), sister of Queen Isabella II of Spain. In 1878 she married King Alfonso XII, but this marriage was short-lived due to the queen's early death. She had donated land with the purpose of building Almudena Cathedral, of whom she was a devotee. She asked to be buried there when the works were completed. In the meantime, she was buried in the Monastery of El Escorial. On 8 November 2000 her remains were transferred to the Almudena Cathedral, thus fulfilling the testament of King Alfonso XII.

Internal Structure-Genealogy:

Hija de Antonio de Orléans (1824-1890), duque de Montpensier y de la infanta Luisa Fernanda de Borbón (1832-1897).

Places

Place of marriage:

Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Atocha de Madrid (España) in 1878-01-23 Obs.:  Lugar de matrimonio y de enterramiento

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Madrid (España) in 1860-06-24

Lugar de Defunción:

Madrid (España) in 1878-06-26

Sources

Ferrera Cuesta, Carlos: Diccionario de Historia de España.-Madrid: Alianza Editorial, 2005.

QUERALT del HIERRO, M.P. De Alfonso la dulcísima esposa. 1 ed-- Barcelona : Lumen, 2003. ISBN: 8426413498.

RUBIO, J. La boda de Alfonso XII y María de las Mercedes. Los matrimonios reales, grave asunto de estado. En Historia 16, 1992 JUL; (195), p. 37-44.

RUBIO ARAGONÉS, M.J. Reinas de España: Siglos XVIII-XXI, de María Luisa Gabriela de Saboya a Letizia Ortíz.-Madrid, La Esfera de los Libros, 2009.

Enciclopedia Universal Ilustrada Europea-Americana.-Madrid: Espasa Calpe, 1991. Tomo XXXIII, p. 45.

Related Authorities

Family relationships :

Alfonso XII (1857-1885, rey de España)  - Marriage (He/She is married to)

Orleans Borbón, Antonio Luis de (1866-1930, infante de España)  - Collateral (He/She is the brother/sister of)

Borbón, María Luisa Fernanda de (1832-1897, infanta de España)  - Descendant (He/She is the son/daughter of)

Orleáns, Antonio María de (1824-1890, infante de España)  - Descendant (He/She is the son/daughter of)

See ancestors

Reina consorte de España  ( Ocupa /Ejerce de_en )

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