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Carlos Fitz-James Stuart, 19th Duke of Alba

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Carlos Fitz-James Stuart y Martínez de Irujo, 19th Duke of Alba de Tormes, ( Martínez de Irujo y Fitz-James Stuart;[1] born 2 October 1948), is a Spanish aristocrat. He is the current Duke of Alba and thereby head of the House of Alba.

The Duke of Alba
Duke of Alba (more...)
Full name
Carlos Juan
Born (1948-10-02) 2 October 1948 (age 70)
Madrid, Spain
Noble familyFitzJames
Alba
Spouse(s)
Matilde de Solís-Beaumont y Martínez-Campos
(m. 1988; div. 2004)
Issue
Fernando Fitz-James Stuart, 15th Duke of Huéscar
Carlos Fitz-James Stuart, 22nd Count of Osorno
FatherLuis Martínez de Irujo y Artázcoz
MotherCayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba

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Life and educationEdit

The Duke of Alba was born in Madrid and is the eldest son of Luis Martínez de Irujo y Artázcoz (17 November 1919 in Madrid – 6 September 1972 in Houston), and Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba (28 March 1926 in Madrid – 20 November 2014 in Seville).

In 1951 (at the age of 2), he became the 14th Duke of Huéscar; a title which was ceded to him by his grandfather Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart, 17th Duke of Alba and 13th Duke of Huéscar.[2]

He obtained a degree in law at the Complutense University of Madrid and now works as an adviser for several cultural institutions, such as the Hispania Nostra Foundation, the Valencia de Don Juan Institute, and the Hispanic Society of America. The Duke of Alba is in charge of the House of Alba Foundation and, thus, in principle of a great deal of the significant House of Alba heritage and patrimony.

The Duke of Alba is also a Knight of the Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla.

With the death of his mother in 2014, he became the 19th Duke of Alba and herewith in the possession of 39 titles (11 of them with Grandees of Spain).[3] The succession of most of the titles were officially confirmed in 2015,[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33][34][35][36][37][38][39] except for the Lordship (Señorío) of Moguer and the County of Modica that have been inherited traditionally. Later in 2015, he subsequently ceded two titles, i.e. Duke of Huéscar to his elder son and heir-apparent Fernando,[40] and Count of Osorno to his second and younger son Carlos.[41]

FamilyEdit

On June 13, 1988, the Duke of Alba married Matilde de Solís-Beaumont y Martínez de Campos in the Seville Cathedral. She is the daughter of Fernando de Solís y Atienza, 10th Marquis of la Motilla, and his wife Isabel Martínez de Campos Rodríguez, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Seo de Urgel. The couple had two children before their marriage was annulled in 2004:[42]

Subsequently, between 2004 and 2006, he maintained a friendly relationship with Alicia Koplowitz, a magnate who ranked as Spain's richest woman in Forbes World's Richest People list.[43]

AncestryEdit

Titles, styles and honoursEdit

TitlesEdit

Dukedoms
Count-Dukedoms
Marquessates
  • 18th Marquis of the Carpio, Grandee of Spain[21]
  • 17th Marquis of La Algaba[6]
  • 19th Marquis of Barcarrota[10]
  • 11th Marquis of Castañeda[9]
  • 24th Marquis of Coria[11]
  • 15th Marquis of Eliche[28]
  • 17th Marquis of Mirallo[29]
  • 21st Marquis of la Mota[30]
  • 21st Marquis of Moya[31]
  • 13th Marquis of Osera[32]
  • 15th Marquis of San Leonardo[33]
  • 20th Marquis of Sarria[34]
  • 13th Marquis of Tarazona[35]
  • 16th Marquis of Valdunquillo[36]
  • 19th Marquis of Villanueva del Fresno[37]
  • 18th Marquis of Villanueva del Río[38]
Countships
  • 23rd Count of Lemos, Grandee of Spain[16]
  • 21st Count of Lerín, Grandee of Spain, Constable of Navarre[17]
  • 21st Count of Miranda del Castañar, Grandee of Spain[18]
  • 17th Count of Monterrey, Grandee of Spain[19]
  • 21st Count of Osorno, Grandee of Spain[20] - ceded to his son Don Carlos[41]
  • 20th Count of Andrade[7]
  • 15th Count of Ayala[5]
  • 17th Count of Casarrubios del Monte[8]
  • 17th Count of Fuentes de Valdepero[23]
  • 12th Count of Fuentidueña[12]
  • 18th Count of Galve[24]
  • 19th Count of Gelves[25]
  • 22nd Count of Modica (Kingdom of Sicily)[44]
  • 26th Count of San Esteban de Gormaz[26]
  • 13th Count of Santa Cruz de la Sierra[27]
  • 21st Count of Villalba[22]
Viscountcies
  • 13th Viscount of la Calzada[39]
Lordship
  • 30th Lord of Moguer

StylesEdit

HonoursEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 'Note: he changed his family name to be known by his mother family name "Fitz-James Stuart", which is legal in Spain in some cases for several centuries now
  2. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 23, p. 304, 23 January 1951. Retrieved 2010-04-10 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ The Duchess of Alba - obituary - website of The telegraph
  4. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 94, p. 17038, 20 April 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-31 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 94, p. 17039, 20 April 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-31 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 94, p. 17040, 20 April 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-31 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 94, p. 17041, 20 April 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-31 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 94, p. 17042, 20 April 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-31 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 94, p. 17043, 20 April 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-31 (in Spanish)
  10. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 94, p. 17044, 20 April 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-31 (in Spanish)
  11. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 94, p. 17045, 20 April 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-31 (in Spanish)
  12. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 94, p. 17046, 20 April 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-31 (in Spanish)
  13. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 143, p. 50250, 16 June 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-28 (in Spanish)
  14. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 143, p. 50251, 16 June 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-28 (in Spanish)
  15. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 143, p. 50252, 16 June 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-28 (in Spanish)
  16. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 143, p. 50243, 16 June 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-31 (in Spanish)
  17. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 143, p. 50244, 16 June 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-31 (in Spanish)
  18. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 143, p. 50245, 16 June 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-31 (in Spanish)
  19. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 143, p. 50246, 16 June 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-31 (in Spanish)
  20. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 143, p. 50247, 16 June 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-31 (in Spanish)
  21. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 143, p. 50257, 16 June 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-31 (in Spanish)
  22. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66020, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-31 (in Spanish)
  23. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66021, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-31 (in Spanish)
  24. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66022, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-31 (in Spanish)
  25. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66023, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-31 (in Spanish)
  26. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66024, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-31 (in Spanish)
  27. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66025, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-31 (in Spanish)
  28. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66028, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-31 (in Spanish)
  29. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66032, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 2018-01-07 (in Spanish)
  30. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66031, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 2018-01-07 (in Spanish)
  31. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66033, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 2018-01-07 (in Spanish)
  32. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66034, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 2018-01-07 (in Spanish)
  33. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66035, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 2018-01-07 (in Spanish)
  34. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66036, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 2018-01-07 (in Spanish)
  35. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66037, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 2018-01-07 (in Spanish)
  36. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66038, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 2018-01-07 (in Spanish)
  37. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66039, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 2018-01-07 (in Spanish)
  38. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66040, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 2018-01-07 (in Spanish)
  39. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66041, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 2018-01-07 (in Spanish)
  40. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 282, p. 49354, 25 November 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-20 (in Spanish)
  41. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 282, p. 49353, 25 November 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-20 (in Spanish)
  42. ^ "- EL MUNDO | Suplemento cronica 501 - ¿ALICIA KOPLOWITZ DE ALBA?". www.elmundo.es. Retrieved 2018-04-29.
  43. ^ Alicia Koplowitz y el duque de Huéscar, una relación de dos años, El País, 15 October 2006 (in Spanish)
  44. ^ Carlos Fitz-James Stuart, nuovo Conte di Modica - website RagusaNews.com (in Italian)
  45. ^ Heirs apparents of Grandees of Spain share their style, which is The Most Excellent. Francisco López-Nieto y Mallo, Honores y Protocolo, 2 Volumes, Consultor, 2006. ISBN 84-7052-290-6 and ISBN 978-84-7052-290-1
  46. ^ "Real Decreto 65/2016, de 12 de febrero, por el que se concede la Gran Cruz de la Orden de Isabel la Católica a don Carlos Fitz-James Stuart y Martínez de Irujo". BOE (Spanish Official Journal). 12 February 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  47. ^ Membership of the Constantinian Order Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine
  48. ^ Membership of the Illustrious Royal Order of Saint Januarius

ReferencesEdit

Spanish nobility
Preceded by
Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart
Duke of Alba, et cetera
20 November 2014 – present
Incumbent
Count of Osorno
20 November 2014 – 25 November 2015
Succeeded by
Carlos Fitz-James Stuart de Solís
Preceded by
Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart
Duke of Huéscar
15 January 1951 – 25 November 2015
Succeeded by
Fernando Fitz-James Stuart
Italian nobility
Preceded by
Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart
Count of Modica
20 November 2014 – present
Incumbent