Mercedes, Princess of Asturias

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Mercedes, Princess of Asturias Gender: F
María de las Mercedes
born on 11 September 1880 at 20:40 (= 8:40 PM )
Place Madrid, Spain, 40n24, 3w41
Timezone LMT m3w41 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 19°27' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 20°49 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 19°20'

Princess of Asturias Mercedes


Spanish princess, the eldest daughter of King Alfonso XII and his second wife, Maria Christina of Austria. She was for all 24 years of her life, Princess of Asturias, the heiress presumptive to the Crown of Spain. Princess Mercedes married in Madrid on 14 February 1901, her second cousin, Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, a nephew of the King of the then-defunct Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, who was elevated to the rank of Infante of Spain. The marriage was highly controversial due to the Prince's father ties with the Carlist. She died three years later on 17 October 1904 from complication while giving birth to her third child. She was succeeded by her infant son Alfonso.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "The Heiress to the Spanish Crown," Sydney Mail, 13 November 1880, p. 7: "The Queen of Spain was safely delivered of a daughter at 8,40 p.m. on September 11th, in Madrid."


  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies)