Today in History / OnThisDay - June 8th. 1886 - Prince Louis, Count of Trani

Prins Louis Maria of Bourbon-Two Sicilies was born on August 1st. 1838
in Naples as the son of Ferdinand II of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and
Maria Theresa of Austria.

Prince Louis - Source picture: Wikipedia


On June 5th. 1861 Louis married Duchess Mathilda Ludovika in Bavaria.
Duchess Mathilda Ludovika in Bavaria was a daughter of 
Duke Maximilian in Bavaria and Princess Ludovika of Bavaria. She was
also a sister of inter alia Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Sisi).

From the beginning this marriage wasn't a big success at all.
Louis fled into the alcohol and Duchess Mathilda Ludovika in Bavaria
traveled from place to place often accompanied by one of her sisters.

The couple had together one daughter and Louis had one natural son.

Louis died of a heart disease in Paris on June 8th. 1886, although there
are other rumors of his death....