Fernando VII, King of Spain

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Fernando VII, King of Spain Gender: M
Fernando Maria Francisco de Paula
born on 14 October 1784 at 09:45 (= 09:45 AM )
Place Madrid, Spain, 40n24, 3w41
Timezone LMT m3w41 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 21°42' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 22°21 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 03°01'

King of Spain Fernando VII (by Vicente López y Portaña)


Spanish royalty, twice King of Spain: in 1808 and again from 1813 to his death on 29 September 1833. He was known to his supporters as "the Desired" (el Deseado) and to his detractors as the "Felon King" (el Rey Felón).

Fernando VII was the eldest surviving child of the future King Carlos IV of Spain and Maria Luisa of Parma. He was married four times; three children. His first wife was his niece Maria Isabel of Portugal who died giving birth to a stillborn daughter.

After being overthrown by Napoleon in 1808 he linked his monarchy to counter-revolution and reactionary policies that produced a deep rift in Spain between his forces on the right and liberals on the left. He reestablished the absolutist monarchy and rejected the liberal constitution of 1812. He suppressed the liberal press 1814-33 and jailed many of its editors and writers. Spain plunged into civil war upon his death.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "El Principado de Asturias : bosquejo histórico-documental" by Juan Pérez de Guzmán y Gallo (Editorial MAXTOR, 2011), p. 273: "En 14 de Octubre de 1784 nació, á las diez ménos cuarto de la mañana, el precioso Infante D. Fernando María Francisco de Paula..."

Translation: On 14 October 1784 at a quarter to ten o'clock in the morning was born Infante Fernando Maria Francisco de Paula...


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Four)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Bourbon, Spain)