King Alfonso XIII of Spain
(1886-1941)

King of Spain (1886-1931)

Died aged c. 55

Alfonso XIII (Alfonso León Fernando María Jaime Isidro Pascual Antonio de Borbón y Habsburgo-Lorena; 17 May 1886 – 28 February 1941) was King of Spain from 1886 until 1931. Alfonso was monarch from birth, as his father Alfonso XII had died the previous year. Until his 16th birthday in 1902, his mother, Maria Christina of Austria, served as his regent, in a period which saw Spain lose its Caribbean and Pacific colonies during the Spanish–American War. Due to family ties to both sides, Alfonso kept his kingdom neutral in World War I (1914–1918). From 1923 to 1930, Alfonso supported the dictator Miguel Primo de Rivera. In 1931, in the face of overwhelming popular rejection, Alfonso fled the country as the Second Spanish Republic was proclaimed. In exile, he retained his claim to the defunct throne until 1941, when he abdicated in favour of his third son Juan. He died six weeks later.

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grandfather of Juan Carlos I

Commemorated on 1 plaque

S. M. el Rey Don Alfonso XIII Se digno de honrar con su visita el dia 20 de Mayo de 1904 este edificio consagrado al arte rindiendo su homenage de admiracion a las creaciones de los inmortales ingenios custodiadas en su recinto. La Real Academia Sevillana de Bellas Artes acordo esculpir en este marmol la fecha de tan fausto suceso para memoria de la posteridad.

Museo de Bellas Artes - Plaza de Museo, Seville, Spain where he visited (1904)