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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Alfonso the 13th, King of Spain during the Spanish American War, 1898.

Alonso the 13th, was King of Spain during the Spanish American War. He was born in 1888 and although proclaimed King at birth did not take power until reaching age 16, in 1902. His mother Queen Maria Cristina ruled as Regent, in 1898. Alonso who was ousted during the Republic but never abdicated the Throne, died in exile on February 28th, 1941, in Rome, Italy. His grandson Juan Carlos Bourbon is the present day King of Spain.


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