Felipe V (Bourbon) de España

Philippe (Bourbon) de España (1683 - 1746)

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Philippe (Felipe V) "Rey de España" de España formerly Bourbon aka de Borbón
Born in Château de Versailles, Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Figueras, Cataloña, Españamap
Husband of — married in Parma, Ducato di Parma e Piacenzamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Palacio del Buen Retiro de Madrid, Españamap
Profile last modified | Created 22 May 2013
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Categories: House of Capet | House of Bourbon | Spanish Nobility | Royalty.

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Preceded by
Charles II of Spain
King of the Sardinia
Succeeded by
Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor

Philip V (Spanish: Felipe V, French: Philippe; 19 December 1683 – 9 July 1746) was King of Spain from 1 November 1700 to 15 January 1724, when he abdicated in favour of his son Louis, and from 6 September 1724, when he assumed the throne again upon his son's death, to his own death 9 July 1746.

Before his reign, Philip occupied an exalted place in the royal family of France as a grandson of King Louis XIV. His father, Louis, the Grand Dauphin,[1] had the strongest genealogical claim to the throne of Spain when it became vacant in 1700. However, since the Grand Dauphin and Philip's older brother, Louis, Duke of Burgundy, could not be displaced from their place in the succession to the French throne, King Charles II of Spain named Philip as his heir in his will. It was well known that the union of France and Spain under one monarch would upset the balance of power in Europe, such that other European powers would take steps to prevent it. Indeed, Philip's accession in Spain provoked the 14-year War of the Spanish Succession, which continued until the Treaty of Utrecht forbade any future possibility of unifying the French and Spanish thrones.

Philip was the first member of the House of Bourbon to rule as king of Spain. The sum of his two reigns, 45 years and 21 days, is the longest in modern Spanish history.[2]


  1. Paternal relationship is confirmed by a 34 out of 38 Y-DNA marker match between this Family Tree DNA yDNA test for João Orléans and this Family Tree DNA yDNA test for Axel Bourbon-Parma (see YSearch IDs BNWYZ and TFXJ6) thereby confirming their direct paternal lines back to their 9th great-grandfather and MRCA on their direct paternal line Louis XIII de France.
  2. Wikipedia [1]

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Felipe V by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA test-takers in his direct paternal line. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:

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