Carlos Maria Duke of Madrid
- Category : Notable-Famous-Royal-family
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Small (2,12,29,40)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Tension 1
- Birth Year: 1848
- Birthday: 30. March
- Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Profile: 1-3
- Type: Emotional Manifesting Generator
- Inc.Cross: Tension 1
- Definition: Double Split - Small (2,12,29,40)
- Variables: BRR-MRR
- 2145 The Money Line
- 2551 Initiation
- 3955 Emoting
- 4253 Maturation
- 3041 Recognition
Spanish Infante, the senior member of the House of Bourbon from 1887 until his death. He was the Carlist claimant to the throne of Spain under the name Carlos VII from 1868 (his father's Spanish abdication), and the Legitimist claimant to the throne of France under the name Charles XI after the death of his father in 1887.
He was the elder son of Juan, Count of Montizón and of his wife Archduchess Maria Beatrix of Austria-Este. As an infant he lived with his family briefly in London where his younger brother Alfonso was born.
On 4 February 1867, at Frohsdorf in Austria, Carlos married Princess Margherita of Bourbon-Parma, daughter of Duke Charles III of Parma and of his wife, Louise Marie Thérèse of France. The couple had five children.
Carlos organized and led the Third Carlist War. Between 1872 and 1876 he effectively ruled much of peninsular Spain, having as much legitimacy as the Presidents of the First Republic.
In January 1893 Carlos' wife, Margarita, died. On 28 April 1894, Carlos was married to Berthe de Rohan (daughter of Arthur de Rohan) by Cardinal Schönborn in his private chapel in Prague.
Carlos died in Varese, Italy on 18 July 1909 aged 61. He was succeeded in his Spanish and French claims by his son Jaime.