Leopold, Prince of Salerno

Leopoldo Giovanni Giuseppe Michele of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Prince of Salerno (2 July 1790, Naples, Kingdom of Naples – 10 March 1851, Naples, Kingdom of the Two Sicilies)[1] was a member of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and a Prince of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.[1]

Prince of Salerno
Leopoldo Giovanni Borbone Salerno 1790 1851
Born 2 July 1790
Naples, Kingdom of Naples
Died 10 March 1851 (aged 60)
Naples, Kingdom of the Two Sicilies
Burial Basilica of Santa Chiara, Naples
Spouse Archduchess Clementina of Austria
Issue Maria Carolina, Duchess of Aumale
Full name
Italian: Leopoldo Giovanni Giuseppe Michele
House Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Father Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies
Mother Maria Carolina of Austria
Religion Roman Catholic


Born Leopoldo of Naples and Sicily, he was the sixth son of Ferdinand IV of Naples[2] and wife Maria Carolina of Austria, daughter of Maria Theresa of Austria.[1]

Marriage and issue

Leopold married his niece Archduchess Clementina of Austria, third surviving daughter of Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (later Francis I of Austria) and his sister Maria Teresa of Naples and Sicily on 28 July 1816 at Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna.[1] Leopold and Clementina had four children but only their daughter Princess Maria Carolina survived infancy. Prince Louis and two infants died within their first year.

  • Stillborn daughter (16 September 1819).
  • Princess Maria Carolina (26 April 1822 - 6 December 1869); married, on 25 November 1844, Prince Henri, Duke of Aumale; had issue.
  • Prince Lodovico Carlos (19 July - 7 August 1824).
  • Stillborn daughter (5 February 1829).

Leopold also had an extramarital affair with the Viennese dancer Fanny Elssler, which led to the birth of an illegitimate son, Franz, born in 1827 and died by suicide in 1873.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 2 July 1790 – 10 March 1851: His Royal Highness The Prince of Salerno



Ancestors of Leopold, Prince of Salerno
16. Louis, Dauphin of France
8. Philip V of Spain
17. Duchess Maria Anna of Bavaria
4. Charles III of Spain
18. Odoardo Farnese, Hereditary Prince of Parma
9. Elisabeth Farnese
19. Countess Palatine Dorothea Sophie of Neuburg
2. Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies
20. Augustus II of Poland
10. Augustus III of Poland
21. Christiane Eberhardine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth
5. Maria Amalia of Saxony
22. Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor
11. Maria Josepha of Austria
23. Wilhelmina Amalia of Brunswick
1. Leopold, Prince of Salerno
24. Charles V, Duke of Lorraine
12. Leopold, Duke of Lorraine
25. Eleonora Maria of Austria
6. Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor
26. Philippe I, Duke of Orléans
13. Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans
27. Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate
3. Maria Carolina of Austria
28. Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor
14. Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor
29. Eleonor Magdalene of the Palatinate-Neuburg
7. Maria Theresa of Austria
30. Louis Rudolph, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
15. Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
31. Princess Christine Louise of Oettingen-Oettingen


  1. ^ a b c d Darryl Lundy (12 March 2005). "Leopoldo Giovanni Giuseppe Michele di Borbone, Principe di Borbone delle Due Sicilie". ThePeerage.com. Retrieved 2008-10-03.
  2. ^ Later King of the Two Sicilies

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