Carlos Fitz-James Stuart, 19th Duke of Alba

Carlos Fitz-James Stuart y Martínez de Irujo, 19th Duke of Alba, GE ( Martínez de Irujo y Fitz-James Stuart;[1] born 2 October 1948), is a Spanish aristocrat. He is the head of the House of Alba, one of the most prominent families of the Spanish nobility.[2]


Carlos Fitz-James Stuart
19th Duke of Alba (more...)
Arms of the 19th Duke of Alba
Full name
Carlos Juan Fitz-James-Stuart y Martínez de Irujo
Born (1948-10-02) 2 October 1948 (age 72)
Madrid, Spain
Noble familyHouse of Alba
Spouse(s)
Matilde de Solís-Beaumont y Martínez-Campos
(m. 1988; div. 2004)
Issue
Fernando Fitz-James Stuart, 17th 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

Life and careerEdit

He was born in Madrid and is the eldest son of Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba (28 March 1926 in Madrid – 20 November 2014 in Seville) and her first husband, Luis Martínez de Irujo [es] (17 November 1919 in Madrid – 6 September 1972 in Houston), a younger son of the 9th Duke of Sotomayor. 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.[3]

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. He 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. He is also a Knight of the Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla.

Upon the death of his mother in 2014, he was first in line to succeed as 19th Duke of Alba (and Grandee of Spain) and also to inherit 38 other titles (10 of them with a Grandeeship of Spain).[4] The succession to most of the titles was officially confirmed in 2015,[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][2][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 ceded two titles – Duke of Huéscar to his elder son and heir apparent Fernando,[40] and Count of Osorno to his younger son Carlos.[41]

FamilyEdit

On 13 June 1988, he married Matilde de Solís-Beaumont y Martínez de Campos in the Seville Cathedral. She is the daughter of Fernando de Solís y Atienza, 10th Marquess 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, 7th Marchioness of Bellavista, a Spanish businesswoman who ranked as Spain's richest woman in the Forbes World's Richest People list.[43]

Titles, styles, honours and armsEdit

TitlesEdit

Dukedoms
Count-Dukedoms
Marquessates
  • 17th Marquess of Carpio, Grandee of Spain[21]
  • 17th Marquess of La Algaba[7]
  • 19th Marquess of Barcarrota[11]
  • 11th Marquess of Castañeda[10]
  • 24th Marquess of Coria[12]
  • 15th Marquess of Eliche[28]
  • 17th Marquess of Mirallo[29]
  • 21st Marquess of la Mota[30]
  • 21st Marquess of Moya[31]
  • 13th Marquess of Osera[32]
  • 15th Marquess of San Leonardo[33]
  • 20th Marquess of Sarria[34]
  • 13th Marquess of Tarazona[35]
  • 16th Marquess of Valdunquillo[36]
  • 19th Marquess of Villanueva del Fresno[37]
  • 18th Marquess of Villanueva del Río[38]
Countships
Viscountcies
  • 13th Viscount of la Calzada[39]
Lordship
  • 30th Lord of Moguer

StylesEdit

  • 1948–1951: The Most Excellent Don Carlos Martínez de Irujo y Fitz-James Stuart[45]
  • 1951–2014: The Most Excellent The Duke of Huéscar
  • 2014–present: The Most Excellent The Duke of Alba

HonoursEdit

ArmsEdit

 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Note: he changed his family name to be known by his mother's family name "Fitz-James Stuart", which is legal in Spain in some cases for several centuries now.
  2. ^ a b c Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 143, p. 50250, 16 June 2015. Retrieved 28 December 2015 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 23, p. 304, 23 January 1951. Retrieved 10 April 2010 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ The Duchess of Alba – obituary – website of The telegraph
  5. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 94, p. 17038, 20 April 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 94, p. 17039, 20 April 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 94, p. 17040, 20 April 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 94, p. 17041, 20 April 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 94, p. 17042, 20 April 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015 (in Spanish)
  10. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 94, p. 17043, 20 April 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015 (in Spanish)
  11. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 94, p. 17044, 20 April 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015 (in Spanish)
  12. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 94, p. 17045, 20 April 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015 (in Spanish)
  13. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 94, p. 17046, 20 April 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015 (in Spanish)
  14. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 143, p. 50251, 16 June 2015. Retrieved 28 December 2015 (in Spanish)
  15. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 143, p. 50252, 16 June 2015. Retrieved 28 December 2015 (in Spanish)
  16. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 143, p. 50243, 16 June 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015 (in Spanish)
  17. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 143, p. 50244, 16 June 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015 (in Spanish)
  18. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 143, p. 50245, 16 June 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015 (in Spanish)
  19. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 143, p. 50246, 16 June 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015 (in Spanish)
  20. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 143, p. 50247, 16 June 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015 (in Spanish)
  21. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 143, p. 50257, 16 June 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015 (in Spanish)
  22. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66020, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015 (in Spanish)
  23. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66021, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015 (in Spanish)
  24. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66022, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015 (in Spanish)
  25. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66023, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015 (in Spanish)
  26. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66024, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015 (in Spanish)
  27. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66025, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015 (in Spanish)
  28. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66028, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015 (in Spanish)
  29. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66032, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2018 (in Spanish)
  30. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66031, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2018 (in Spanish)
  31. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66033, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2018 (in Spanish)
  32. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66034, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2018 (in Spanish)
  33. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66035, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2018 (in Spanish)
  34. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66036, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2018 (in Spanish)
  35. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66037, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2018 (in Spanish)
  36. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66038, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2018 (in Spanish)
  37. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66039, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2018 (in Spanish)
  38. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66040, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2018 (in Spanish)
  39. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 182, p. 66041, 31 July 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2018 (in Spanish)
  40. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 282, p. 49354, 25 November 2015. Retrieved 20 December 2015 (in Spanish)
  41. ^ a b Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 282, p. 49353, 25 November 2015. Retrieved 20 December 2015 (in Spanish)
  42. ^ "- EL MUNDO | Suplemento cronica 501 – ¿ALICIA KOPLOWITZ DE ALBA?". El Mundo. Spain. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  47. ^ Membership of the Constantinian Order Archived 18 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  48. ^ Membership of the Illustrious Royal Order of Saint Januarius

External linksEdit

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