Today in History - January 16th. 1836 - Birth of Francis II of the Two Sicilies (Italy)

Francis II ( in Italian Francesco) was born on January 16th. 1836 in Naples (Italy).


Francis II 
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His parents were Ferdinand II and Marie Christina of Savoy.

There was a link with Austria trough his spouse: Maria Sophie of Bavaria.


King Francis II and his wife
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Maria Sophie of Bavaria was a sister of Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Sisi).

In 1861, The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies became a part of the then new
Kingdom Italy.

Francis II died in 1894 in Arco.