The Info List - Odoardo Farnese, Hereditary Prince Of Parma

Odoardo Farnese (12 August 1666 – 6 September 1693) was the eldest son of Duke Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma
and Piacenza. Odoardo was the Hereditary Prince of Parma
from his birth till his death. He was the father of the famously domineering Elisabeth, Queen of Spain,


1 Biography 2 Marriage and issue 3 Issue 4 Titles, styles, honours and arms

4.1 Titles and styles

5 Ancestors 6 Further reading 7 See also

Biography[edit] Odoardo was born on 21 August 1666 at the Ducal Palace of Colorno
Ducal Palace of Colorno
in Colorno
outside the city of Parma. His father, Duke Ranuccio II Farnese, was the Duke of Parma
and of Piacenza. His mother, Isabella d´Este, was the daughter of Francesco I d'Este, Duke of Modena
Francesco I d'Este, Duke of Modena
and of Maria Caterina Farnese. Thus, Odoardo's parents were first cousins to each other. He was the third child of his parents, and had two older sisters, Margherita Maria Farnese, future wife of Francesco II d'Este, Duke of Modena, and Teresa Farnese, who never married but became a benedictine nun and abbess of the Sant Alessandro monastery in Parma. Odoardo's mother, Isabella d´Este, died some twelve days after giving birth to him. She had been his father's second wife. Odoardo's father had been previously married to Princess Margaret Yolande of Savoy, first cousin of Louis XIV, but that marriage had not produced any surviving children (only two stillborn infants). After the death of Odoardo's mother, his father took a third wife, marrying the younger sister of his late spouse; thus, Odoardo's step-mother was his own aunt. This was Maria d'Este, and she bore the duke a further nine children, including two surviving sons. Among them was Francesco Farnese, twelve years younger than Odoardo, who would marry Odoardo's widow Dorothea Sophie, be a devoted and beloved step-father to Odoardo's daughter Elisabeth Farnese, and inherit the Dukedom of Parma upon the death of their father. Marriage and issue[edit] Odoardo Farnese married Countess Palatine Dorothea Sophie of Neuburg by proxy on 3 April 1690. The couple were married publicly at the Parma
Cathedral on 17 May 1690. The marriage was the first ever between an Italian prince and a German princess. The bride, who was well connected to the royalty of Europe, also bought a very large dowry to the Farnese family. Dorothea Sophia was the daughter of Philipp Wilhelm, Elector Palatine. Three of her older sisters were, at that time, the Holy Roman Empress Consort, the Queen of Portugal and the Queen of Spain. Odoardo died before his father and therefore never ruled. His young widow, Dorothea Sophie of Neuburg, then married Odoardo's half-brother Francesco Farnese
Francesco Farnese
on 8 December 1695. Francesco became Duke when their father died in 1694. However, that marriage remained childless, and the Dukedom passed to Odoardo's youngest half-brother Antonio. Antonio also remained childless, and therefore it was decided that the Dukedom would pass to Odoardo's grandson Philip, who was one of the younger sons of Odoardo's daughter, Elizabeth Farnese, Queen of Spain. Issue[edit]

Alessandro Ignazio Farnese (6 December 1691 - 5 August 1693); Elisabeth Farnese
Elisabeth Farnese
(25 October 1692 - 11 July 1766) married King Philip V of Spain and had issue.

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit] Titles and styles[edit]

12 August 1666 – 6 September 1693 His Highness the Hereditary Prince of Parma


Ancestors of Odoardo Farnese, Hereditary Prince of Parma

16. Alessandro Farnese, Duke of Parma

8. Ranuccio I Farnese, Duke of Parma

17. Maria of Portugal

4. Odoardo Farnese, Duke of Parma

18. Giovanni Francesco Aldobrandini

9. Margherita Aldobrandini

19. Olimpia Aldobrandini

2. Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma

20. Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany

10. Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany

21. Christina of Lorraine

5. Margherita de' Medici

22. Charles II, Archduke of Inner Austria

11. Maria Maddalena of Austria

23. Maria Anna of Bavaria

1. Odoardo «II» Farnese

24. Cesare d'Este, Duke of Modena

12. Alfonso III d'Este, Duke of Modena

25. Virginia de' Medici

6. Francesco I d'Este, Duke of Modena

26. Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy

13. Isabella of Savoy

27. Catherine Michelle of Austria

3. Maria d'Este

28. Alessandro Farnese, Duke of Parma
(= 16)

14. Ranuccio I Farnese, Duke of Parma
(= 8)

29. Maria of Portugal (= 17)

7. Maria Caterina Farnese

30. Giovanni Francesco Aldobrandini (= 18)

15. Margherita Aldobrandini
Margherita Aldobrandini
(= 9)

31. Olimpia Aldobrandini (= 19)

Further reading[edit] Philip V of Spain: The King Who Reigned Twice, by Henry KAMEN, ISBN 0-300-08718-7 ISBN 978-0-300-08718-5 Editorial: Yale Univ Press, Cumberland, Rhode Island, U.S.A. (2001). Hardcover. This highly readable account is the first biography of Philip V in English. See also[edit]

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Princes of Parma

1st generation

Ottavio, Duke of Parma Prince Alessandro Prince Rannucio Orazio, Duke of Castro

2nd generation

Prince Carlo Alexander, Duke of Parma

3rd generation

Ranuccio I, Duke of Parma Cardinal-Prince Odoardo

4th generation

Odoardo, Duke of Parma Cardinal-Prince Francesco Maria

5th generation

Ranuccio II, Duke of Parma Prince Alessandro Prince Orazio Prince Pietro

6th generation

Odoardo, Hereditary Prince of Parma Francesco, Duke of Parma Antonio, Duke of Parma

7th generation

Prince Alessandro Ignazio

8th generation


9th generation

Ferdinand, Duke of Parma

10th generation

Louis I of Etruria Prince Philip

11th generation

Charles II, Duke of Parma

12th generation

Charles III, Duke of Parma

13th generation

Robert I, Duke of Parma Prince Henry, Count of Bardi

14th generation

Ferdinando, Hereditary Prince of Parma Henry, Duke of Parma Joseph, Duke of Parma Elias, Duke of Parma Prince Augusto Prince Sixtus Xavier, Duke of Parma Felix, Prince Consort of Luxembourg* Prince René Prince Luigi Prince Gaetano

15th generation

Prince Carlo Robert II, Duke of Parma Prince Francesco Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma Prince Sixtus Henry Prince Jacques Prince Michel Prince André Prince Guy Prince Rémy Prince Jean Bernhard Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg*^ Prince Charles*^

16th generation

Carlos, Duke of Parma Prince Jaime, Count of Bardi Prince Philip Prince Alain Prince Eric Prince Charles Prince Louis Prince Tristan Prince Armoud Prince Christophe Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg*^ Prince Jean*^ Prince Guillaume*^ Prince Robert*^

17th generation

Prince Carlos Prince Michael Prince Henry Prince Amaury

*also prince of Luxembourg ^also prince of Nassau

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