Luis I

Luis I

b. 25 Aug 1707, Madrid [1]
d. 31 Aug 1724, Madrid [2]

Title: Por la gracia de Dios, Rey de Castilla, de León, de Aragón, de las dos Sicilias, de Jerusalén, de Navarra, de Granada, de Toledo, de Valencia, de Galicia, de Mallorca, de Sevilla, de Cerdeña, de Córdoba, de Córcega, de Murcia, de Jaén, del Algarve, de Algeciras, de Gibraltar, de las Islas Canarias, de las Indias Orientales y Occidentales, de las Islas y Tierrafirme del Continente Oceánico, Archiduque de Austria, Duque de Borgoña, de Brabante y de Milán, Conde de Abspurg, de Flandes, del Tirol y de Barcelona, Señor de Vizcaya y de Molina, etc. (By the Grace of God, King of Castile, of Leon, of Aragon, of the Two Sicilies, of Jerusalem, of Navarre, of Granada, of Toledo, of Valencia, of Galicia, of Mallorca, of Seville, of Sardinia, of Cordoba, of Corsica, of Murcia, of Jaen, of the Algarve, of Algeciras, of Gibraltar, of the Canary Islands, of the East and West Indies, of the Islands and Mainland of the Ocean Continent, Archduke of Austria, Duke of Burgundy, of Brabant and Milan, Count of Habsburg, of Flanders, of Tyrol, and of Barcelona, Lord of Vizcaya and of Molina, etc.) [3]
Term: 15 Jan 1724 - 31 Aug 1724
Chronology: 15 Jan 1724, succeeded to the throne (proclaimed king at San Lorenzo el Real, now San Lorenzo de El Escorial, near Madrid) [4]
31 Aug 1724, died
Names/titles: Baptized (8 Dec 1707): Luis Felipe; private name: Luis Felipe de Borbón y Saboya; Príncipe de Asturias (Prince of Asturias) [25 Aug 1707 - 15 Jan 1724]
Biography:

Eldest son of King Felipe V and Maria Luisa of Savoy; was solemnly installed as Prince of Asturias and received homage at the Monastery of San Jerónimo, Madrid (7 Apr 1709); married Louise-Elisabeth d'Orléans (20 Jan 1722), daughter of Philippe duc d'Orléans, regent of France; succeeded his father (15 Jan 1724), who had abdicated in his favor; died of smallpox. Biography source: [5]


[1] Gaceta de Madrid, del martes 30 de Agosto de 1707. Núm. 35. P. 139: "Dios nuestro Señor concediò à esta Monarquia vn Principe de Asturias el día 25. à las diez, y poco mas de quarto de mañana...".
[2] Gaceta de Madrid, del martes 5 de Septiembre de 1724. Núm. 36. P. 144: "... el Jueves, 31. de Agosto, á las dos y media de la mañana, murio el Rey nuestro señor D. LUIS PRIMERO..."
[3] On coins: DEI GRATIA HISPAN[IARUM] ET IND[IARUM] REX (By the Grace of God, King of the Spains and the Indies).
[4] Gaceta de Madrid, del martes 18 de Enero de 1724. Núm. 3. P. 12.
[5] "Luis I y Luisa Isabel de Orleans: el reinado relámpago", by Alfonso Danvila (Madrid: Aldebarán, D.L. 1997).
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