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Jaime Henrique de Borbón y Battenberg, Infante of Spain, duke of Segovia, was born on 23 June 1908 at the palace of La Granja, San Ildefonso in the province of Segovia, Spain. He was the second son of King of Spain Alfonso XIII and his wife Ena of Battenberg.
Following a double mastoiditis in 1912, he became deaf and later mute. He later learned to lipread and talk with the help of his second wife Charlotte.
On 4 March 1935, he married, at the church of Sant’Ignazio di Loyola a Campo Marzio in Rome, Emmanuelle de Dampierre, daughter of Roger de Dampierre and Vittoria Ruspoli. They had two children:
Alfonso de Borbón y Dampierre (1936-1989)
Gonzalo de Borbón y Dampierre (1937-2000)
Jaime remarried (civilly) on 3 August 1948 at Innsbruck (Austria) with Charlotte Tiedemann.
He was admitted at Saint-Gall hospital (Switzerland) on 27 February 1975, following an accidental fall at home. He died there the following 20 March.
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