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Ferdinando I (III / IV)
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King Ferdinando I
King of the Two Sicilies
Reign 12 December 1816 – 4 January 1825
Successor Francis I
Born (1751-01-12)12 January 1751
Naples, Kingdom of Naples
Died 4 January 1825(1825-01-04) (aged 73)
Naples, Two Sicilies
Burial Basilica of Santa Chiara, Naples
Spouse Maria Carolina of Austria
Lucia Migliaccio
Maria Theresa, Holy Roman Empress
Maria Luisa, Grand Duchess of Tuscany
Prince Carlo, Duke of Calabria
Francis I of the Two Sicilies
Maria Cristina, Queen of Sardinia
Maria Amalia, Queen of the French
Maria Antonia, Princess of Asturias
Leopold, Prince of Salerno
Full name
Ferdinando Antonio Pasquale Giovanni Nepomuceno Serafino Gennaro Benedetto di Borbone
House Bourbons of the Two Sicilies
Father Charles III of Spain
Mother Maria Amalia of Saxony
Religion Roman Catholic

Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies was the first King of the united Kingdom of the Two Siclies. The Kingdom was created on 12 December 1816 having united the separate crown of Naples and Sicily. He was a member of the House of Bourbon. Before that he had been, since 1759, Ferdinando IV of the Kingdom of Naples and Ferdinando III of the Kingdom of Sicily. He was deposed twice from the throne of Naples. The first time by the French revolutionary armies in 1799 and again by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1806.

Titles and styles

  • 12 January 1751 – 10 August 1759 His Royal Highness Prince Ferdinando of Naples and Sicily, Infante of Spain
  • 10 August 1759 – 12 December 1816 His Majesty The King of Naples and Sicily
    • 23 January 1799 – 13 June 1799 Titular King of Naples
    • 30 March 1806 – 22 May 1815 Titular King of Naples
  • 12 December 1816 – 4 January 1825 His Majesty The King of the Two Sicilies


In 1768 he married Maria Carolina of Austria. They had the following children:

  • Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily (1772–1807). She married Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor.
  • Princess Luisa of Naples and Sicily (1773–1802).
  • Carlo, Duke of Calabria (1775–1778).
  • Maria Anna of Naples and Sicily ("Mariana", 1775–1780).
  • Francis I of the Two Sicilies (1777–1830), King of the Two Sicilies.
  • Maria Cristina of Naples and Sicily ("Mimi", 1779–1849), later Queen of Sardinia.
  • Prince Gennaro of Naples and Sicily, ("Carlo", 1780–1789).
  • Prince Giuseppe of Naples and Sicily (1781–1783).
  • Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily ("Amélie", 1782–1866), Queen of the French.
  • Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily ("Toto", 1784–1806).
  • Maria Clotilde of Naples and Sicily ("Clotilda", (1786–1792).
  • Maria Henrietta of Naples and Sicily ("Enrichetta", 1787–1792).
  • Gennaro (1788–1789).
  • Leopold, Prince of Salerno ("Leopoldo", 1790–1851).
  • Prince Alberto of Naples and Sicily ("Alberto", 1792–1798).
  • Maria Isabelle of Naples and Sicily ("Isabella", 1793–1801).

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