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Juan Carlos I of Spain








Reign

King of Spain
November 22, 1975 - June 19, 2014 (38 years) (37-76)
Preceded by Alfonso XIII of Spain
Succeeded by Felipe VI of Spain


Life Data

Full Name Juan Carlos Alfonso Víctor María
House Bourbon
Birth January 5, 1938 (83 years)

Rome, Italy


Parents

Juan, Count of Barcelona
Birth June 20, 1913
Father Alfonso XIII, King of Spain (1886-1941)
Mother Victoria Eugenie, Princess of Battenberg (1887-1969)
Death April 1, 1993 (79 years)


María de las Mercedes, Princess of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Birth December 23, 1910
Father Carlos, Prince of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1870-1949)
Mother Louise, Princess of Orléans (1882-1958)
Death January 2, 2000 (89 years)


Siblings

Number Name Marriages Children
1. Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz

(1936-2020) (84 years)

Luis Gómez-Acebo y Duque de Estrada, Viscount of La Torre

(1934-91, m.1967)

4 sons, 1 daughter
2. Margarita, Duchess of Soria

(1939-) (82 years)

Carlos Zurita y Delgado

(1943-, m.1972)

1 son, 1 daughter
3. Alfonso, Infante of Spain

(1941-56) (15 years)

N/A N/A


Paternal Grandparents

Alfonso XIII, King of Spain
Birth May 17, 1886
Father Alfonso XII, King of Spain (1857-85)
Mother Maria Christina, Archduchess of Austria (1858-1929)
Death February 28, 1941 (54 years)


Victoria Eugenie, Princess of Battenberg
Birth October 24, 1887
Father Henry, Prince of Battenberg (1858-96)
Mother Beatrice, Princess of the United Kingdom (1857-1944)
Death April 15, 1969 (81 years)


Maternal Grandparents

Carlos, Prince of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Birth November 10, 1870
Father Alfonso, Count of Caserta (1841-1934)
Mother Maria Antonietta, Princess of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1851-1938)
Death November 11, 1949 (79 years)


Louise, Princess of Orléans
Birth February 24, 1882
Father Philippe, Count of Paris (1838-94)
Mother Marie Isabelle, Princess of Orléans (1848-1919)
Death April 18, 1958 (76 years)


Wife: Sofía, Princess of Greece and Denmark

Birth November 2, 1938 (82 years)
Father Paul, King of Greece (1901-64)
Mother Frederica, Princess of Hanover (1917-81)



Marriage
May 14, 1962 - Present (59 years)


Child 1: Elena, Duchess of Lugo

Full Name Elena María Isabel Dominica de Silos
Birth December 20, 1963 (57 years)


Marriage
Husband Jaime, Lord de Marichalar (1963-)
Husband's Parents Amalio de Marichalar y Bruguera, Count of Ripalda (1912-79)

María de la Concepción, Lady Sáenz de Tejada y Fernández de Boadilla (1929-2014)

Marriage March 18, 1995 - January 21, 2010 (14 years, divorced)


Children
Number Name
1. Felipe, Don de Marichalar y Borbón

(1998-) (23 years)

2. Victoria, Doña de Marichalar y Borbón

(2000-) (21 years)


Child 2: Cristina, Infanta of Spain

Full Name Cristina Federica Victoria Antonia de la Santísima Trinidad
Birth June 13, 1965 (55 years)


Marriage
Husband Iñaki Urdangarin (1968-)
Husband's Parents Juan María Urdangarin Berriochoa (1932-2012)

Claire Françoise Liebaert Courtain (1935-)

Marriage October 4, 1997 - Present (23 years)


Children
Number Name
1. Juan, Don Urdangarin y Borbón

(1999-) (22 years)

2. Pablo, Don Urdangarin y Borbón

(2000-) (21 years)

3. Miguel, Don Urdangarin y Borbón

(2002-) (19 years)

4. Irene, Doña Urdangarin y Borbón

(2005-) (16 years)


Child 3: Felipe VI, King of Spain

Full Name Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos
Birth January 30, 1968 (53 years)


Marriage
Wife Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano (1972-)
Wife's Parents Jesús José Ortiz Álvarez (1949-)

María de la Paloma Rocasolano Rodríguez (1952-)

Marriage May 22, 2004 - Present (17 years)


Children
Number Name
1. Leonor, Princess of Asturias

(2005-) (16 years)

2. Sofía, Infanta of Spain

(2007-) (14 years)

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