Kingdom of the Two Sicilies


The Kingdom was technically the two separate realms of Naples and Sicily until 1816 when King Ferdinand IV merged the two Kingdoms of Naples and Sicily into the new Kingdom of the Two Sicilies . However for most of this period it was ruled as one entity.

Kings of Naples and Sicily

Spanish direct rule, 1516–1713

House of Habsburg (1516-1647)

  • Charles IV ( 1500 – 1558) Holy Roman Emperor from 1519 and, as Charles I of Spain, of the Spanish realms from 1516, King of Naples as Charles IV, King of Aragon and Sicily as Charles I until his abdication in 1556.
  • Philip I (1527 – 1598) King of Spain from 1556, King of Naples and Sicily from 1554 as Philip I, and King of Portugal and the Algarves as Philip I from 1580.
  • Philip II (1578 –  1621) King of Spain as Philip III, King of Naples and Sicily and King of Portugal and the Algarves
  • Philip III (1605 – 1665) King of Spain as Philip IV, King of Naples and Sicily and King of Portugal and the Algarves (until 1640)
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Charles V (1500 – 1558), Arms as King of Naples

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Philip II (1527-1598), As King Of Naples and Sicily

 

Neapolitan Republic (1647-1648)

  • Henry II de Lorraine (1614 – 1664) 5th Duke of Guise, Doge of Naples
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Henry II de Lorraine (1614 – 1664)


House of Habsburg (1647-1700)

  • Philip III (1605 – 1665) King of Spain as Philip IV, King of Naples and Sicily and King of Portugal and the Algarves (until 1640)
  • Charles V and III (1661 – 1700) King of Spain as Charles II, King of Naples and Sicily

 

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Arms of Habsburg Naples

House of Bourbon 1700-1713

  • Philip IV (1683 –1746) King of Spain as Philip V, King of Naples and Sicily 1700-1713
 
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Philip V of Spain (1683-1746)

 

House of Habsburg (1714-1734)

  • Charles VI (1685 – 1740) Holy Roman Emperor, King of Bohemia and Hungary from 1711 to 1740. From 1703 to 1711 Claimant to the Throne of Spain as Charles III. King of Naples from 1714–1734 as Charles VI and King of Sicily from 1720–1735 as Charles IV.

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Charles III and VI, King of Naples and Sicily


House of Savoy, 1713–1720
 

  • Victor Amadeus II ( 1666- 1732) was the Duke of Savoy (1675-1730). King of Sicily from 1713-1720 as Victor Amadeus I, exchanged this title and instead became King of Sardinia from 1720.
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Victor Amadeus I, King of Sicily from 1713-1720

House of Bourbon-Naples 1735–1806

  • Charles III (1716– 1788) King of Naples as Charles VII and King of Sicily as Charles V from 1735–59 and Duke of Parma as Charles I from 1732–35.
  • Ferdinand I ( 1751– 1825), King of Naples from 1759–1798 and 1799–1806 and restored 1815–1816 as Ferdinand IV, King of Sicily from 1759– 1816 as Ferdinand III and King of Two Sicilies from 1816 as Ferdinand I.

The orders illustrated are Order of the Holy Spirit (France), Order of the Golden Fleece (Spain), Constantinian Order of St. George (Parma) and in the middle Order of St. Janarius founded by Charles VII and V in 1738.

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Charles VII and V from 1735–59

 

Kings of the Two Sicilies (1816–1861)

House of Bourbon-Naples 1816-1861

  • Ferdinand I (1751 – 1825) King of the Two Sicilies from 1816, after his restoration. Before that he had been, since 1759, Ferdinand IV of the Kingdom of Naples and Ferdinand III of the Kingdom of Sicily.
  • Francis I (1777 – 1830) King of the Two Sicilies.
  • Ferdinand II (1810 – 1859) King of the Two Sicilies.
  • Francis II (1836 – 1894) King of the Two Sicilies from 1859 to 1861.

 

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King of the Two Sicilies