Prince Louis, Count of Aquila

Prince Luigi Carlo Maria Giuseppe of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Count of Aquila[1][2] (19 July 1824 – 5 March 1897) was a member of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.

Prince Louis
Count of Aquila
Born(1824-07-19)19 July 1824
Naples, Two Sicilies
Died5 March 1897(1897-03-05) (aged 72)
Paris, France
IssuePrince Luigi, Count of Roccaguglielma
Princess Maria Isabella
Prince Filippo
Prince Maria Emanuele
Full name
Italian: Luigi Carlo Maria Giuseppe
HouseBourbon-Two Sicilies
FatherFrancis I of the Two Sicilies
MotherMaria Isabella of Spain
ReligionRoman Catholic


Louis was second-youngest son of Francis I of the Two Sicilies and his second wife Maria Isabella of Spain.[1][2] He was born in Naples, Two Sicilies.[1][2]

Marriage and issue

Louis married Januária Maria, Princess Imperial of Brazil, daughter of Pedro I of Brazil and his wife Maria Leopoldina of Austria, on 28 April 1844 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[1][2] His sister Theresa Christina had been married to Januária Maria's brother Emperor Pedro II of Brazil since 1842. Louis and Januária Maria had four children:[1][2]

  • Prince Luigi, Count of Roccaguglielma (18 July 184527 November 1909). Luigi married morganatically Maria Amelia Bellow-Hamel[3][4] and had two children.
  • Princess Maria Isabella of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (22 July 184614 February 1859)
  • Prince Filippo of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (12 August 18479 July 1922). Filippo married morganatically Flora Boonen and had no children.
  • Prince Maria Emanuele of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (24 January 185126 January 1851).

Louis died in Paris, France.[1][2]

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 19 July 1824 – 5 March 1897: His Royal Highness The Count of Aquila



  1. Darryl Lundy (17 April 2004). "Luigi Carlo Maria di Borbone, Principe di Borbone delle Due Sicilie". Retrieved 2008-10-05.
  2. Paul Theroff. "TWO SICILIES". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-10-05.
  3. Genealogy of the Royal House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, p.12
  4. Maria Amelia Bellow-Hamel (born at Havana, Cuba 19 Jun 1847; died at Paris 1 Mar 1914) was the daughter of John/Juan Bellow Hamel y Nathans (born at New Orleans, US) and Enriquetta Penot y Gilbau.
  5. Genealogie ascendante jusqu'au quatrieme degre inclusivement de tous les Rois et Princes de maisons souveraines de l'Europe actuellement vivans [Genealogy up to the fourth degree inclusive of all the Kings and Princes of sovereign houses of Europe currently living] (in French). Bourdeaux: Frederic Guillaume Birnstiel. 1768. p. 9.
  6. Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Francis I. of the Two Sicilies" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 10 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
  7. Genealogie ascendate, p. 1
  8. Navarrete Martínez, Esperanza Navarrete Martínez. "María de la O Isabel de Borbón". Diccionario biográfico España (in Spanish). Real Academia de la Historia.
  9. Genealogie ascendate, p. 96

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