Prince Henry, Count of Bardi

Prince Henry of Bourbon-Parma, Count of Bardi[1] (Italian: Enrico Carlo Luigi Giorgio, Principe di Parma, Conte di Bardi) (12 February 1851 in Parma, Duchy of Parma[1] – 14 April 1905 in Menton, France[1]) was the youngest son and child of Charles III, Duke of Parma and his wife Princess Louise Marie Thérèse of France,[1] the eldest daughter of Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry and Princess Caroline Ferdinande Louise of the Two Sicilies.[1]

Prince Henry
Count of Bardi
Born(1851-02-12)12 February 1851
Parma, Duchy of Parma
Died14 April 1905(1905-04-14) (aged 54)
Menton, France
SpousePrincess Maria Luisa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Infanta Adelgundes, Duchess of Guimarães
Full name
Italian: Enrico Carlo Luigi Giorgio
HouseHouse of Bourbon-Parma
FatherCharles III, Duke of Parma
MotherPrincess Louise Marie Thérèse of France

Henry was thus a great-grandson of Charles X of France. Henry was a nephew of Henri, comte de Chambord, disputedly King of France and Navarre from 2 to 9 August 1830 and afterwards the Legitimist Pretender to the throne of France from 1844 to 1883.


Henry married firstly to Princess Maria Luisa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, youngest daughter of Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies and his wife Maria Theresa of Austria, on 25 November 1873 in Cannes, France.[1] Maria Luisa died three months later at the age of 19. The couple had no issue.[1]

Henry married secondly to Infanta Adelgundes of Portugal, Duchess of Guimarães, fifth child and fourth daughter of Miguel of Portugal and his wife Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg on 15 October 1876 in Salzburg, Austria. This union was also without issue;[1] Adelgundes' nine pregnancies all ended in miscarriages.


Henry and Adelgundes were the owners of the palazzo Ca' Vendramin Calergi on the Grand Canal in Venice. They hosted the family of Richard Wagner at their palazzo beginning in September 1882, and the famous German composer died there the following February.[2]

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 12 February 1851 – 14 April 1905: His Royal Highness The Prince Henry, The Right Honourable The Count of Bardi.



  1. Darryl Lundy (10 May 2003). "Henri di Borbone, Principe di Parma". Retrieved 2008-10-04.
  2. Ca' Vendramin Calergi: La storia

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