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Bourbon: The Sicilian Bourbons

The line of Bourbon-Sicily came out of the Spanish line. It was founded by Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies , who succeeded (1759) his father as king of Naples and of Sicily when the latter became king of Spain as Charles III . His great-grandson, Francis II, was deposed in 1860.

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