Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies Autogramm  ID:5027711
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Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies


Letter signed

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Letter signed, in French, one page, 7,5 x 9 inch, n.p., 17.I. 1779, Ferdinand announces the birth of a daughter, signed in dark fountain pen "Ferdinand T.B." In full (translated): I hasten to announce to your Majesty the happy accouchement of the Queen, my dear wife, who this day, at five o`clock in the morning, gave birth to a Princess, who is baptised Marie Christine. I hope that your Majesty will share with me the joy of this agreeable event, and I flatter myself that you will believe in the sincerity of my wishes for your prosperity, and of the perfect esteem which I am..." Central horizontal and vertical fold, a few creases and edge dings, and a bit of light toning and soiling, otherwise fine condition. Ferdinand`s wife gave birth to two daughteres that day, Maria Christina, who would go on to serve as Queen of Sardinia, and Maria Christina Amelia, who would die of smallpox at the age of five.

Additional Information

SKU 5027711
Profession King of the Two Sicilies
Geburtsjahr 1751
Sterbejahr 1825
Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm) 7,5 x 9
Condition very fine
Type of Autograph letters
Expert comment rare - Ferdinand proudly announces his wife, the Queen, "gave birth to a Princess" !
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Special Price CHF329.00