Duchess of calabria

Duchess of Calabria was the traditional title of the wife of the heir apparent of the Kingdom of Naples after the accession of Robert of Naples. It was also adopted by the heads of certain Houses that had once claimed the Kingdom of Naples in lieu of the royal title.

There are at present two claimants to the title of Duchess of Calabria. In the Spanish context, it is the title for the wife of the head of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, and in the Italian context it is the title for the wife of the heir to the Duke of Castro, the head of the Royal House.

Capetian House of Anjou

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Duchess Ceased to be Duchess Death Spouse
Yolanda of Aragon Peter III of Aragon
(Barcelona)
1285 23 March 1297 19 August 1302 Robert
Sancha of Majorca James II of Majorca
(Barcelona)
1285 20 September 1304 5 May 1309
became Queen
28 July 1345
Catherine of Austria Albert I of Germany
(Habsburg)
October 1295 23 June 1316 18 January 1323 Charles
Marie of Valois Charles, Count of Valois
(Valois)
1309 May 1324 9 November 1328
husband's death
28 October 1331/2
Joan
suo jure
Charles, Duke of Calabria
(Anjou-Naples)
1328 26 September 1333 20 January 1343
couples' accession as King and Queen
22 May 1382 Andrew

House of Valois-Anjou

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Duchess Ceased to be Duchess Death Spouse
Marie of Blois-Châtillon Charles, Duke of Brittany
(Blois-Châtillon)
1343/5 9 July 1360 29 June 1380
husband's accession
12 May 1382
became Titular Queen
12 November 1404 Louis I of Anjou
Margaret of Savoy Amadeus VIII, Duke of Savoy
(Savoy)
1410s or 7 August 1420 1424/31 August 1432 12 November 1434
husband's death
30 September 1479 Louis III of Anjou
Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine Charles II, Duke of Lorraine
(Lorraine)
1400 24 October 1420 12 November 1434
husband's accession
2 February 1435
became Queen
28 February 1453 René of Anjou
After 1442, the Angevin ceased to rule Naples and Rene was the last Angevin to hold and later claim the title of King. All his successors as pretenders used the title Duke of Calabria throughout their life and never pretend to use the title King of Naples unlike the first few Angevin claimaints.