Prince Gaetan, Coont o Girgenti

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Prince Gaetan
Coont o Girgenti
Cayetano de las Dos Sicillias.jpg
Born12 Januar 1846(1846-01-12)
Naples, Twa Sicilies
Dee'd26 November 1871(1871-11-26) (aged 25)
Lucerne, Switzerland
BuirialEl Escorial, Madrid, Spain
SpouseIsabel, Princess o Asturias (m. 1868)
Full name
Gaetano Maria Federico di Borbone
HooseBourbons o the Twa Sicilies
FaitherFerdinand II o the Twa Sicilies
MitherMaria Theresa o Austrick
ReleegionRoman Catholic
Coat of Arms of Prince Gaetan, Count of Girgenti (1846-1871).svg


Prince Gaetan o the Twa Sicilies, Coont o Girgenti (Gaetano Maria Federico; 2 Januar 1846 – 26 November 1871) wis a Prince o the Twa Sicilies bi birth an wis created the Coont o Girgenti bi his faither Keeng Ferdinand II o the Twa Sicilies. He mairit a daughter o Queen Isabel II o Spain an wis created an Infante o Spain. He an his wife haed nae childer. He haed unsuccessfully attempted suicide at least once before shooting himself in the head in his hotel room.


Mairiage[eedit | eedit soorce]

Prince Gaetan mairit Isabel, Princess o Asturies, eldest surviving child o Infante Francisco de Asís o Spain, Duke o Cádiz an Isabella II o Spain, on 13 Mey 1868 in Madrid. Gaetan wis a first cousin tae both o Isabel's parents. Their union was intended to end a feud between the Neapolitan Bourbons an the Spaingie Bourbons following Spain's recognition o the Kinrick o Italy unified under the Hoose o Savoy. The ceremony took place shortly before Spain's Glorious Revolution which brought an end tae Isabella II's reign.



Teetles an styles[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 12 Januar 1846 – 13 Mey 1868: His Ryal Highness Prince Gaetano, The Coont o Girgenti, Prince o Twa Sicilies.
  • 13 Mey 1868 – 26 November 1871: His Ryal Highness Prince Gaetano, The Coont o Girgenti, Infante o Spain, Prince o Twa Sicilies.

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