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The Bourbons of Naples

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During the War of Spanish Succession, Austria conquered Naples and remained there until 1734 when under Charles III of Bourbon – after the Polish War of Succession – the kingdom became independent again.

Under Charles III, Naples is one of …

The Spanish Habsburgs of Naples

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Under the viceroys, Naples rose from 100,000 to 300,000 inhabitants, becoming the second most populous city in Europe after Paris.

The most important of these rulers was Pedro Alvarez of Toledo: he undertook important works, favored the search, but