Counts of villafranca

The Counts of Villafranca and later the Counts of Villafranca-Soissons are legitimate male line descendants of Thomas Francis, Prince of Carignano the founder of the Carignano line of the House of Savoy. The title was created in 1778 for Prince Eugenio of Savoy (1753–1785). The third count Prince Eugenio Emanuele married in 1863 to Felicita Crosio (1844–1911) in what was a morganatic marriage. His wife was created Countess of Villafranca-Soissons in 1888 so the descendants of the marriage bear the title Count/Countess of Villafranca-Soissons. The current head of the Villafranca-Soissons line is Count Edoardo (born 1945) the grandson of the first count of Villafranca-Soissons via his second son Count Giuseppe Carlo (1904–1971).

Counts of Villafranca (1778-1888)

  • Prince Eugenio, Count of Villafranca (1778–1785)
  • Prince Giuseppe Maria, Count of Villafranca (1785–1810)
  • Prince Eugenio Emanuele, Count of Villafranca (1810–1888)

Counts of Villafranca-Soissons (1888-present)

  • Emanuele Filiberto, Count of Villafranca-Soissons (1888–1933)
  • Eugenio Giuseppe, Count of Villafranca-Soissons (1933–1974)
  • Edoardo, Count of Villafranca-Soissons (1974–present)
    • First Heir presumptive: Count Emanuele Filiberto of Villafranca-Soissons (born 1942)
    • Second Heir presumptive: Count Gabriele of Villafranca-Soissons (born 1947)
    • Third Heir presumptive: Count Leopoldo of Villafranca-Soissons (born 1955)
    • Fourth Heir presumptive: Count Daniel of Villafranca-Soissons (born 1994)
    • Fifth Heir presumptive: Count Carlo Alberto of Villafranca-Soissons (born 1982)

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