María Luisa (Bourbon) di Borbone-Parma

Luisa María Teresa Ana (Bourbon) di Borbone-Parma (1751 - 1819)

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Luisa María Teresa Ana (María Luisa) "Reina consorte de España" di Borbone-Parma formerly Bourbon
Born in Parma, Ducato di Parma e Piacenzamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married (to ) in Palacio Real de La Granja, San Ildefonso, Segovia, Españamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Palazzo Barberini, Roma, Lazio, Stato della Chiesamap
Profile last modified | Created 1 Oct 2014
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Maria Luisa of Parma (9 December 1751 – 2 January 1819) was Queen consort of Spain from 1788 to 1808 as the wife of King Charles IV of Spain. She was the youngest daughter of Philip, Duke of Parma and his wife, Princess Louise-Élisabeth of France, the eldest daughter of King Louis XV.

Born in Parma, she was christened Luisa Maria Teresa Anna, but is known to history by the short Spanish form of this name: María Luisa. Her parents had been the Duke and Duchess of Parma since 1749, when the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle (1748) awarded the duchy to the Bourbon. She, her brother Ferdinand, and her sister Isabella were educated in Parma by Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, a well-known French philosopher.

Due to pressure from Napoleon I, María's husband abdicated the throne of Spain and spent the rest of his life in exile. When Napoleon's army invaded the country, several pamphlets blamed her for the abdication. María Luisa spent some years in France and then in Rome. Both María Luisa and her husband died in Italy in early 1819.

In 1792, the Order of Queen Maria Luisa for women was founded on her suggestion.

Maria Luisa married her first cousin Charles IV, in 1765. The couple had fourteen children, six of whom survived into adulthood.[1]


  1. Wikipedia Maria_Luisa_of_Parma
  • E. Harding, A Chronological Abridgement of the History of Spain (Frogmore Lodge, Windsor, 1809), xxxi
  • EPTON, Nina, The Spanish mousetrap: Napoleon and the Court of Spain (London: Macdonald, 1973).
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  • Real Academia Matritense de Heráldica y Genealogía (2007). Anales de la Real Academia Matritense de Heráldica y Genealogía. Vol. X. (in Spanish). Madrid: RAMHG. p. 330.

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On 19 Jan 2017 at 11:43 GMT C (Sälgö) S wrote:

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