Alfonso XII


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Alfonso XII,

1857–85, king of Spain (1874–85), son of Isabella IIIsabella II,
1830–1904, queen of Spain (1833–68), daughter of Ferdinand VII and of Maria Christina. Her uncle, Don Carlos, contested her succession under the Salic law, and thus the Carlist Wars began (see Carlists).
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. He went into exile with his parents at the time of the revolt of the CarlistsCarlists,
partisans of Don Carlos (1788–1855) and his successors, who claimed the Spanish throne under the Salic law of succession, introduced (1713) by Philip V. The law (forced on Philip by the War of the Spanish Succession to avoid a union of the French and Spanish
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 in 1868 and was educated in Austria and England. In 1870 his mother abdicated her rights in his favor, and in 1874 he was proclaimed king. Supported by Martínez de CamposMartínez de Campos, Arsenio
, 1831–1900, Spanish general. He served in Morocco (1859–60), in Mexico (1861–63), and in Cuba (1869–72). He played a leading role in the proclamation (1874) of Alfonso XII as king and helped bring the Carlist Wars to an
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 and Cánovas del CastilloCánovas del Castillo, Antonio
, 1828–97, Spanish conservative politician, historian, and man of letters. During Spain's recurrent political crises from 1868 to 1874, he took the lead in advocating the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy.
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, he consolidated the monarchy, winning greater popularity for it than it had enjoyed under his mother or grandfather, Fernando VII. He was a victim of the cholera epidemic of 1885. His widow, Maria ChristinaMaria Christina
, 1858–1929, queen of Spain, consort of Alfonso XII. An Austrian archduchess, she was married to Alfonso in 1879. After his death, she was regent (1886–1902) for his posthumous son, Alfonso XIII, but took very little part in political affairs.
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 (1858–1929), was regent during the minority of his posthumous son, Alfonso XIII.
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El Yunque was named a forest reserve in 1876 by King Alfonso XII of Spain, making it the oldest natural reserve in the Americas and the New World.
The show is dedicated to famous flamenco dancer Carmen Amaya who danced at the opening of the village before King Alfonso XII.
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View to a thrill Built in 1930, Nerja Parador (historic national hotel) was the wish of King Alfonso XII, famous for the 'Balcn de Europa'.
THROUGH THE AGES: Clockwise from top left, Alfonso XII built by Wigham Richardson in 1888; the Tyne Pride supertanker is launched in 1975; lined up under the ship's propeller; and workers help to construct the liner Mauretania in 1906.
Maria Cristina de Borbon, widow of Alfonso XII, was designated "Regenta de Espana" upon his death.
This young man cowering in the presence of Fermin de Pas is an inverted metaphor for how Spain will bow to Germany and Prince Bismarck during the reign of Alfonso XII as his country seeks acceptance as a nation of primary importance in the late nineteenth century.
A new book by Journal sub-editor Ken Smith looks at 30 ( by no means the total number ( which were built on the Tyne, starting with the Alfonso XII, in 1888 at Wigham Richardson's Neptune Yard in Low Walker, Newcastle.
7 The lengthy subtitle is noteworthy: La vida del Alfonso XII contada por el mismo, entre las realidades de la Historia y las atormentadas fantasmagorias de sus suenos (The Life of Alfonso XII as Recounted by Himself, Wedged Between the Actual Facts of History and the Tormented Phantasmagorias of His Dreams).
Closer to home, Ray Coleman, from Canton, Cardiff, snapped his wife Christine and her Echo next to a statue of Alfonso XII, former king of Spain, in the Costa del Sol resort of Nerja.
The Spain destination guide highlights four breathtaking regions of Spain, where Luxury Collection properties are located - Marques de Riscal, Castillo Hotel Son Vida, Hotel Maria Cristina and Hotel Alfonso XII.