Robert Hugo, Duke of Parma

Robert Hugo, Duke of Parma and Piacenza (Italian: Roberto Ugo di Borbone-Parma; 7 August 1909 15 November 1974) was the head of the House of Bourbon-Parma and the pretender to the defunct throne of the Duchy of Parma between 1959 and 1974.

Robert Hugo
Duke of Parma
Head of the House of Bourbon-Parma
Tenure27 June 1959 15 November 1974
PredecessorDuke Elias
SuccessorDuke Xavier
Born(1909-08-07)7 August 1909
Weilburg, Baden bei Wien
Died25 November 1974(1974-11-25) (aged 65)
Vienna, Austria
Full name
Robert Hugo Rainier Alexis Louis Henry Deodatus Elias Pius Maria
HouseHouse of Bourbon-Parma
FatherElias, Duke of Parma
MotherArchduchess Maria Anna of Austria
ReligionRoman Catholicism


Robert Hugo was born at Schloss Weilburg in Baden bei Wien, the second but eldest surviving son of Elias, Duke of Parma and Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (1882–1940). He succeeded his father Elias as head of the House of Bourbon-Parma upon his death in 1959, and maintained his style until his death in 1974 in Vienna. He died unmarried and without issue, and was succeeded by his agnatic half-uncle Xavier.



See also


Robert Hugo, Duke of Parma
Cadet branch of the House of Bourbon
Born: 1909 Died: 1974
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Duke of Parma
Reason for succession failure:
Annexed by Kingdom of Italy
Succeeded by

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