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 Ferdinand I

Ferdinand I

Birth
Naples, Città Metropolitana di Napoli, Campania, Italy
Death 4 Jan 1825 (aged 73)
Naples, Città Metropolitana di Napoli, Campania, Italy
Burial Naples, Città Metropolitana di Napoli, Campania, Italy
Memorial ID 91468139 · View Source
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Italian Monarch. He succeeded to the thrones of Naples, as Ferdinand IV, and Sicily, as Ferdinand III, on October 6, 1759 at the age of eight when his father became King Charles III of Spain. He held little influence both under his regency and later after his marriage to Maria Carolina of Austria who assumed the position of "de facto" ruler after the birth of their son Carlo, Duke of Calabria in 1775. His reign saw two exiles from Naples in which he fled to Sicily to escape French aggression. With British influence he regained his power in Naples and in 1816 united his kingdoms as the Two Siclies, but was forced to seek Austrian aid in maintaining his influence in Sicily in 1821. His kingdom of the Two Sicilies remained independent until the 1861 unification of the Kingdom of Italy.

Bio by: Samuel Taylor Geer



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  • Originally Created by: Samuel Taylor Geer
  • Added: 6 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 91468139
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ferdinand I (12 Jan 1751–4 Jan 1825), Find A Grave Memorial no. 91468139, citing Chiesa Santa Chiara, Naples, Città Metropolitana di Napoli, Campania, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave .