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Two Sicilies

The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies was the new name that the Bourbon king Ferdinand IV of Naples gave to his domain (including Southern Italy and Sicily) after the end of the Napoleonic Era and the full restoration of his power in 1816.

Before the French Revolution (1789) and the French invasions of the Napoleonic Era the Bourbon dynasty ruled over the same lands, but they were formally divided into the kingdom of Naples and the kingdom of Sicily. After the change in the name of the kingdom, Ferdinand became known as King Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies. The kingdom lasted until 1860, when king Francis II[?] was overthrown by an insurrection led by Garibaldi and sponsored by the kingdom of Sardinia, which absorbed the Bourbons' domains, forming the kingdom of Italy.

Kings of the Two Sicilies, 1816-1860

  • Ferdinand I 1816-1825
  • Francis I 1825-1830
  • Ferdinand II 1830-1859
  • Francis II 1859-1860

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