Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke o Parma

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Ranuccio II
Jacob Denys - Portrait of Ranuccio II.jpg
Portrait o Ranuccio II bi Jacob Denys.
Duke o Parma an Piacenza
Ring11 September 1646 – 11 December 1694
PredecessorOdoardo
SuccessorFrancesco
Regents1646–1648:
Francesco Maria Farnese
Margherita de' Medici
Born17 September 1630(1630-09-17)
Parma
Dee'd11 December 1694(1694-12-11) (aged 64)
Parma
BuirialSanctuary o Santa Maria della Steccata
SpouseMargaret Yolande o Savoy
Isabella d'Este
Maria d'Este
IssueMargherita Maria
Hereditary Prince Odoardo
Francesco, Duke o Parma
Antonio, Duke o Parma
Full name
Ranuccio Farnese
HooseFarnese
FaitherOdoardo Farnese, Duke o Parma
MitherMargherita de' Medici
SeegnaturRanuccio II's signature
Heraldic Crown of Spanish Dukes (Variant 1).svg
Arms of the House of Farnese.svg


Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke o Parma (17 September 1630 – 11 December 1694) wis the sixth Duke o Parma an o Piacenza frae 1646 until his daith nearly 50 years later an Duke o Castro frae 1646 until 1649.


First mairiage[eedit | eedit soorce]

On 29 April 1660, Ranuccio mairit firstly Princess Marguerite Yolande o Savoy (b. 15 November 1635 – d. 29 April 1663), a daughter o Victor Amadeus I, Duke o Savoy an Christine o Fraunce. They haed twa childer.


  1. Unnamed daughter (14 December 1661 – 14 December 1661)
  2. Unamed son (27 Aprile 1663 – 28 Aprile 1663)

Secoint mairiage[eedit | eedit soorce]

On 18 Februar 1664 Ranuccio mairit secondly Isabella d'Este o Modena, a daughter o Francesco I d'Este an his cousin. They had three childer.

  1. Margherita Maria Farnese (24 November 1664 – 17 Juin 1718) mairit Francesco II d'Este, Duke o Modena but haed nae childer.
  2. Teresa Farnese 10 October 1665 – 9 November 1702 Never Married; Benedictine nun in Sant’ Alessandro Monastery in Parma.
  3. Odoardo Farnese, Hereditary Prince o Parma (12 August 1666 – 6 September 1693) Dorothea Sophie o Neuburg an haed childer.

Third mairiage[eedit | eedit soorce]

On 1 Januar 1668 he mairit Maria d'Este o Modena his second wife's sister. They haed nine childer.


  1. Isabella Francesca Maria Lucia Farnese (14 December 1668 – 9 Julie 1718 Niver mairit wis a nun at the Santa Maria di Campagna Monastery o Piacenza.
  2. Vittoria Maria Francesca Farnese 24 December 1669 – 15 September 1671) ied young.

Unnamed illegitimate son (24 Juin 1671 – 28 Juin 1696)

  1. Vittoria Farnese 19 November 1672 – 19 November 1672) died young.
  2. Caterina Farnese 19 November 1672 – 19 November 1672) died young.
  3. Unnamed son 26 December 1674 – 26 December 1674) died young.
  4. Eleonora Farnese 1 September 1675 – 3 November 1675) ver mairit
  5. Francesco Farnese, Duke o Parma (19 Mey 1678 – 26 Februar 1727) mairit Dorothea Sophie o Neuburg but haed nae childer.
  6. Antonio Farnese, Duke o Parma (29 November 1679 – 20 Januar 1731) mairit Enrichetta d'Este but haed nae childer.


External links[eedit | eedit soorce]

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