Ancestry of Juan Carlos I of Spain

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Juan Carlos reigned as the King of Spain from 1975 until his abdication in 2014. He was born in Rome on 5 January 1938, where his family was living in exile after proclamation of the Second Spanish Republic. He is the father of the current King, Felipe VI.


This table sets out the ancestry of Juan Carlos I for five generations, numbered according to the ahnentafel genealogical numbering system.

32. Infante Francisco de Paula of Spain
16. Infante Francis, Duke of Cádiz
33. Princess Luisa Carlotta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
8. Alfonso XII of Spain
34. Ferdinand VII of Spain
17. Isabella II of Spain
35. Princess Maria Christina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
4. Alfonso XIII of Spain
36. Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen
18. Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria
37. Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg
9. Archduchess Maria Christina of Austria
38. Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary
19. Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria
39. Duchess Maria Dorothea of Württemberg
2. Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona
40. Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine
20. Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine
41. Princess Wilhelmine of Baden
10. Prince Henry of Battenberg
42. Count John Maurice Hauke
21. Countess Julia Hauke
43. Sophie La Fontaine
5. Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg
44. Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
22. Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
45. Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
11. Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom
46. Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn
23. Victoria of the United Kingdom
47. Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
1. Juan Carlos I of Spain
48. Francis I of the Two Sicilies
24. Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies
49. Infanta Maria Isabella of Spain
12. Prince Alfonso, Count of Caserta
50. Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen (#36)
25. Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria
51. Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg (#37)
6. Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
52. Francis I of the Two Sicilies (#48)
26. Prince Francis, Count of Trapani
53. Infanta Maria Isabella of Spain (#49)
13. Princess Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
54. Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany
27. Archduchess Maria Isabella of Austria
55. Princess Maria Antonia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
3. Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
56. Louis-Philippe I of France
28. Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orléans
57. Princess Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily
14. Prince Philippe, Count of Paris
58. Frederick Louis, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
29. Duchess Helen of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
59. Princess Karoline Luise of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
7. Princess Louise of Orléans
60. Louis-Philippe I of France (#56)
30. Prince Antoine, Duke of Montpensier
61. Princess Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily (#57)
15. Princess Marie Isabelle of Orléans
62. Ferdinand VII of Spain (#34)
31. Infanta Luisa Fernanda of Spain
63. Princess Maria Christina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (#35)

Patrilineal descent[edit]

Dynastic line from the first Visigothic kings to Juan Carlos I.

Juan Carlos is a patrilineal member of the Spanish House of Bourbon, the senior branch of the House of Bourbon, itself originally a branch of the House of France, and thus of the House of Capet and of the Robertians. The line can be traced back more than 1,400 years and is one of the oldest in Europe.

House of Robert

  1. Charibert de Haspengau (c. 555–636)
  2. Chrodobertus I de Haspengau (c. 600–630)
  3. Lambert I de Haspengau (c. 620–650)
  4. Chrodobertus II, Count of Haspengau (fl. 650)
  5. Lambert II, Count of Haspengau (c. 682–741)
  6. Robert I of Worms and Rheingau, 697–764
  7. Thuringbert of Worms and Rheingau
  8. Robert II of Worms and Rheingau, 770–807
  9. Robert III of Worms and Rheingau, 808–834
  10. Robert IV the Strong, 820–866
  11. Robert I of France, 866–923
  12. Hugh the Great, Count of Paris, 895–956
  13. Hugh Capet, 941–996
  14. Robert II of France, 972–1031
  15. Henry I of France, 1008–1060
  16. Philip I of France, 1053–1108
  17. Louis VI of France, 1081–1137
  18. Louis VII of France, 1120–1180
  19. Philip II of France, 1165–1223
  20. Louis VIII of France, 1187–1226
  21. Louis IX of France, 1215–1270
  22. Robert, Count of Clermont, 1256–1317
  23. Louis I, Duke of Bourbon, 1279–1342
  24. James I, Count of La Marche, 1319–1362
  25. John I, Count of La Marche, 1344–1393
  26. Louis, Count of Vendôme, 1376–1446
  27. Jean VIII, Count of Vendôme, 1428–1478
  28. François, Count of Vendôme, 1470–1495
  29. Charles de Bourbon, Duke of Vendôme, 1489–1537
  30. Antoine of Navarre, 1518–1562
  31. Henry IV of France, 1553–1610
  32. Louis XIII of France, 1601–1643
  33. Louis XIV of France, 1638–1715
  34. Louis, Dauphin of France (1661-1711)
  35. Philip V of Spain, 1683–1746
  36. Charles III of Spain, 1716–1788
  37. Charles IV of Spain, 1748–1819
  38. Infante Francisco de Paula of Spain, 1794–1865
  39. Francis, King Consort of Spain, 1822–1902
  40. Alfonso XII of Spain, 1857–1885
  41. Alfonso XIII of Spain, 1886–1941
  42. Don Juan de Borbón, Infante of Spain, Count of Barcelona, 1913–1993
  43. Juan Carlos I of Spain, 1938 -

Matrilineal descent[edit]

All of the matrilineal ancestors of Juan Carlos were Bourbon princesses married to Bourbon princes back to Louise Elisabeth of France (1727–1759).

  1. Jadwiga Lubiatowska
  2. Katarzyna Brzozogajska
  3. Elżbieta Czacka
  4. Anna Mielżyńska, about 1600-after 1640
  5. Teresa Zaleska, 1640–1665
  6. Zofia Czarnkowska Opalińska, 1660–1701
  7. Catherine Opalińska, 1680–1747 Queen of Poland
  8. Marie Leszczynska, 1703–1768 Queen of France
  9. Louise Élisabeth of France, 1727–1759 Duchess of Parma
  10. Maria Luisa of Parma, 1751–1819 Queen of Spain
  11. María Isabella of Spain, 1789–1848 Queen of the Two Sicilies
  12. Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies, 1806–1878 Queen of Spain
  13. Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier, 1832–1897
  14. Princess Marie Isabelle of Orléans, 1848–1919
  15. Princess Louise of Orléans 1882–1958
  16. Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Countess of Barcelona 1910–2000
  17. Juan Carlos I of Spain, 1938–

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