Alphonso XIII of Spain

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ALPHONSO XIII. (1886- ), king of Spain, son of Alphonso XII, was born, after his father's death, on the 17th of May 1886. His mother, Queen Maria Christina, was appointed regent during his minority In 1902, on attaining his 16th year, the king assumed control of the government. On the 31st of May 1906 he married Princess Victoria Eugenie Julia Ena Maria Christina of Battenberg, niece of Edward VII of England. As the king and queen were returning from the wedding they narrowly escaped assassination in a bomb explosion, which killed and injured many bystanders and members of the royal procession. An heir to the throne was born on the 10th of May 1907, and received the name of Alphonso.


Initial text from 1911 encyclopedia -- Please update as needed