Third Carlist War 1872-1876

[ 1872 - 1876 ]

...full-scale war resumed between 1872 and 1876 during the political upheavals following the deposition (1868) of Isabella II. Yet another defeat, and the restoration (1874) of Isabella's son Alfonso XII, brought decline to Carlism...

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Carlos María De Los Dolores De Borbón Y Austria-este, Duke (duque) De Madrid [b. March 30, 1848, Laibach, Austrian Empire [now Ljubljana, Slovenia]; d. July 18, 1909, Varese, Italy] byname DON CARLOS, the fourth Carlist, or Bourbon traditionalist, pretender to the Spanish throne (as Charles VII) whose military incompetence and lack of leadership led to the final decline of the Carlist cause... Don Carlos was the great-grandson of Charles IV (reigned 1788-1808) and the eldest son of the third Carlist pretender, Don Juan de Borbón, who abdicated on his behalf during the Revolution of 1868, which deposed Isabella II. Taking advantage of the resulting political instability, Don Carlos rallied his forces and provoked a bloody civil war, the Second Carlist War (1872-76). Although the Carlists scored some notable successes, their cause was doomed by the accession of Isabella's son Alfonso XII to the throne in 1874.

Don Carlos fled and became a wandering exile...

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...full-scale war resumed between 1872 and 1876 during the political upheavals following the deposition (1868) of Isabella II. Yet another defeat, and the restoration (1874) of Isabella's son Alfonso XII, brought decline to Carlism...

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Carlos María De Los Dolores De Borbón Y Austria-este, Duke (duque) De Madrid [b. March 30, 1848, Laibach, Austrian Empire [now Ljubljana, Slovenia]; d. July 18, 1909, Varese, Italy] byname DON CARLOS, the fourth Carlist, or Bourbon traditionalist, pretender to the Spanish throne (as Charles VII) whose military incompetence and lack of leadership led to the final decline of the Carlist cause... Don Carlos was the great-grandson of Charles IV (reigned 1788-1808) and the eldest son of the third Carlist pretender, Don Juan de Borbón, who abdicated on his behalf during the Revolution of 1868, which deposed Isabella II. Taking advantage of the resulting political instability, Don Carlos rallied his forces and provoked a bloody civil war, the Second Carlist War (1872-76). Although the Carlists scored some notable successes, their cause was doomed by the accession of Isabella's son Alfonso XII to the throne in 1874.

Don Carlos fled and became a wandering exile...

Belligerents Initiation Date Termination Date
Carlists and Liberals 1872 / 4 / 21 1876 / 2 / 27 View