Lucia Migliaccio

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Lucia Migliaccio, Duchess of Floridia (19 July 1770, in Syracuse, Sicily – 26 April 1826, in Naples) was the second wife of Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies. Their marriage was morganatic and Lucia was never a Queen consort.[1]

Lucia Migliaccio
Princess of Partanna
Duchess of Floridia
Lucia Migliaccio.jpg
Born19 July 1770
Syracuse, Kingdom of Sicily
Died26 April 1826 (aged 55)
Naples, Kingdom of the Two Sicilies
SpouseBenedetto Grifeo, Prince di Partanna
Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies
HouseHouse of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
FatherVincenzo Migliaccio, Duke di Floridia
MotherDorotea Borgia
ReligionRoman Catholic



She was a daughter of Vincenzo Migliaccio, Duke di Floridia, and his wife, Dorotea Borgia dei Marchesi del Casale, and inherited her father's dukedom.[1] Her mother came from Syracuse, Sicily.[2] Lucia Migliaccio had several sons and a daughter, Lucia Borbone, who married Salvatore Sagnelli. Both of them are buried in Maddaloni, near Caserta.


She married first Benedetto Grifeo, Prince di Partanna. They had five children:

  • Giuseppe Grifeo
  • Marianna Grifeo
  • Vincenzo Grifeo
  • Leopoldo Grifeo
  • Luigi Grifeo

On 27 November 1814, Lucia married Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies, also known as Ferdinand III of Sicily, in Palermo.[1] The bride was forty-four years old and the groom sixty-three. Their marriage created a scandal as it took place on September 8, 1814, within three months of the death of his first wife Queen Maria Carolina of Austria.[1] Protocol rules required at least one-year period of mourning. By then, Ferdinand had already practically abdicated his power by naming his eldest son Prince Francis as his regent and delegating most decisions to him. His deceased queen, Maria Carolina, herself had been considered the de facto ruler of Sicily until 1812. Lucia after her marriage had very limited influence and little interest in politics.

Ferdinand was restored to the throne of the Kingdom of Naples by right of his victory on the Battle of Tolentino (3 May 1815) over Joachim Murat. On 8 December 1816 he merged the thrones of Sicily and Naples under the name of the throne of the Two Sicilies,[1] with Francis still serving as his regent and Lucia as his morganatic spouse.

Ferdinand continued to rule until his death on 4 January 1825. Lucia survived him by a year and three months. She was buried in the Church of San Ferdinando, Naples.


  1. ^ a b c d e Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstliche Häuser IV. "Bourbon". C.A. Starke Verlag, 1956, pp. 8-9. (German).
  2. ^ Anales de la Real Academia Matritense de Heráldica y Genealogía, Volumen III. Imprime Industrias Gráficas Caro, S.L., 1995, Madrid, pp. 158. (Spanish).

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