Infante Luis, Coont o Chinchón

Infante Luis o Spain, Coont o Chinchón (Luis Antonio Jaime; 25 Julie 1727 - 7 August 1785) wis the youngest son o Keeng Philip V o Spain an Elisabeth Farnese. He is listed in the Guinness Book o World Records as the youngest-ever cardinal.[1] He, his wife an several o his childer war aw painted bi Francisco Goya.

Luis o Spain
Coont o Chinchón
Infante o Spain
Cardinal o the Catholic kirk
Infante Don Luis of Spain, Archbishop of Toledo and Primate of Spain, by Louis Michel van Loo.jpg
Don Luis as Primate o Spain in 1737 bi Louis Michel van Loo
Ring18 December 1754 - 7 August 1785
Born25 Julie 1727(1727-07-25)
Ryal Alcázar, Madrid, Spain
Dee'd7 August 1785(1785-08-07) (aged 58)
Palacio de la Mosquera, Arenas de San Pedro, Ávila
BuirialEl Escorial, Spain
SpouseMaría Teresa de Vallabriga
IssueLuis María, Coont o Chinchón
María Teresa, Coontess o Chinchón, Princess o Peace
María Luisa, Duchess o San Fernando de Quiroga
Full name
Luis Antonio Jaime de Borbón y Farnesio
HooseBourbons o Spain
FaitherPhilip V o Spain
MitherElisabeth Farnese
Armas del infante Luis de Borbón y Farnesio, sin atributos eclesiasticos.svg


Infante Luis o Spain wis born at the Ryal Alcázar in Madrid, the youngest son o Keeng Philip V o Spain an Elisabeth Farnese. He wis named in honour o Louis XV o Fraunce. As the youngest son o the king, he wis destined for a life in the kirk. Eventually on 10 December 1735 he wis creatit the Airchbishop o Toledo an the Primate o Spain, haein been creatit a Cardinal o the Catholic Kirk bi Pape Clement XII on 19 December 1735 aged 8. On 18 December 1754 Luis renounced his ecclesiastical teetles an he bought the teetle Coont o Chinchón (Conde de Chinchón) frae his aulder brither, Infante Philip ("Felipe") in 1765. His auldest brither Infante Charles (Carlos) wis the heir tae the Spaingie croun an wad acome King o Spain in 1746. Despite Charles nae bein in Spain at the time he wis acknowledged as King despite Luis protesting on the grunds that he wis still in Spain whauras Charles wis nae. Eventually, Charles wad acome king an he returned tae Spain[2] An Luis then went intae exile in an attempt tae avoid the ryal court in Madrid. In his exile, Luis built the Pailace o Infante don Luis in the toun o Boadilla del Monte.


In exile, in 1776, Luis contracted a morganatic mairiage wi María Teresa de Vallabriga, an aristocrat frae Aragon. The couple haed 3 childer thegither. As a result o the mairiage thir childer war nae able tae inherit the throne o Spain.


  1. Luis María de Borbón y Vallabriga, 14t Coont o Chinchón (22 Mey 1777 – 19 Mairch 1823) later a cardinal an Regent o Spain but haed nae bairn.
  2. María Teresa de Borbón, Coontess o Chinchón 6 Mairch 1779 – 23 November 1828) mairit Manuel Godoy, Prince o the Peace an haed bairn.
  3. María Luisa de Borbón y Vallabriga (21 Mairch 1780 – 1 December 1846) mairit Joaquín José Melgarejo y Saurín, 1st Duke o San Fernando de Quiroga but haed nae bairn.

Daith an burialEedit

Luis died at the "Palacio de la Mosquera"[3] his personal residence in Castile an León. Surroondit bi his faimily. Luis in his daithbed wis the subject o anither pentin bi Goya. He wis buried at El Escorial ootside Madrid. His son Luis María an then his dochter María Teresa inherited thair faither's teetle.

References an notesEedit

  1. McWhirter, Ross, McFarlan, Donald, Boehm, David A., and McWhirter, Norris. 1989. 1990 Guinness Book of World Records. Sterling Pub. Co. p. 270.
  2. Having successively been Duke o Parma an the Keeng o Naples an Keeng o Sicily.
  3. Also called the "Palacio del Infante Don Luis de Borbón"

Teetles an stylesEedit

  • 25 Julie 1727 - 10 December 1735 His Ryal Highness The Infante Don Luis Antonio Jaime o Spain.
  • 10 December 1735 - 18 December 1754 The Airchbishop o Toledo, Primate o Spain.
  • 18 December 1754 - 7 August 1785 His Ryal Highness The Coont o Chinchón, Infante o Spain.

Ither wabsteidsEedit

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