The Weekend Special - House of Bourbon-Parma

The House of Bourbon-Parma is a very noble family.
It was an Italian Cadet Branch from the House of Bourbon. 

Coat of Arms
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The Duchy of Parma was created for Pier Luigi Farnese.
He was an illegitimate son of Pope Paul III.

Pier Luigi Farnese
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In 1545, the Duchy of Parma was created.

Duchy of Parma on the map
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In 1859, the Duchy of Parma merged with the Kingdom of Sardinia.
In 1861, it became a part of a new state: (the Kingdom of) Italy.
During that time, Robert I was Duke of Parma. I'll tell you more about him,
his family and the link to Luxembourg in one of my next blogposts.

Flag of the Duchy of Parma
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Till today, members of the House of Bourbon-Parma continue to claim
the title: Duke of Parma.

Since 2010, Carlos of Bourbon-Parma, son of Carlos Hugo, Duke of Bourbon-Parma
and Princess Irene of The Netherlands, holds this title.
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