Duke of Palata

Duke of Palata (Spanish: Duque de la Palata) is a hereditary title in the peerage of Spain, accompanied by the dignity of Grandee and granted in 1646 by Philip IV to Francisco Toralto de Aragón, a paternal descendant of Alfonso V of Aragon.[3][4] The title makes reference to the town of Palata in Campobasso, Italy, where Toraldo's father held a fiefdom.

Dukedom of Palata
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Creation date20 May 1646
MonarchPhilip IV
PeeragePeerage of Spain
First holderFrancisco Toralto de Aragón, 1st Duke of Palata
Present holderAlfonso Urzáiz y Azlor de Aragón, 12th Duke of Palata[1]
Heir apparentIgnacio Urzáiz y Larrauri[2]

The 2nd Duchess of Palata was married to Melchor de Navarra, who was viceroy of Peru. He was also known as the Duke of Palata (iure uxoris).[5]

At the death with no descendants of the 10th Duchess in 1905, the title became vacant for about 80 years. In an effort to recover all of her dormant titles, Palata was rehabilitated in 1986 by Juan Carlos I on behalf of María del Pilar Azlor de Aragón y Guillamas, a granddaughter of the 10th Duchess' brother, who was the 18th Duchess of Villahermosa (the family's main title) since 1962.[3]

Palace of Santa Cruz, home of the current Dukes of Palata in Madrid

Dukes of Palata (1646)Edit

  • Francisco Toraldo de Aragón, 1st Duke of Palata (1585-1647)
  • Francisca Toraldo de Aragón y Frezza, 2nd Duchess of Palata (1647-1724), daughter of the 1st Duke
  • Antonio Melchor Fernández de Híjar y Navarra de Aragón, 3rd Duke of Palata (d. 1734), grandson of the 2nd Duchess
  • Francisco Antonio Zapata de Calatayud y Fernández de Híjar, 4th Duke of Palata (d. 1754), nephew of the 3rd Duke
  • María Agustina Zapata de Calatayud y Fernández de Híjar, 5th Duchess of Palata (d. 1784), sister of the 4th Duke
  • Juan Pablo de Aragón-Azlor y Zapata de Calatayud, 6th Duke of Palata (1730-1790), nephew of the 5th Duchess
  • Víctor Amadeo de Aragón-Azlor y Pignatelli, 7th Duke of Palata (1779-1792), son of the 6th Duke
  • José Antonio de Aragón-Azlor y Pignatelli, 8th Duke of Palata (1785-1852), brother of the 7th Duke
     
    The 8th Duke by Valentín Carderera, c. 1865
  • Marcelino Pedro de Aragón-Azlor y Fernández de Córdoba, 9th Duke of Palata (1815-1888), son of the 8th Duke
  • María del Carmen de Aragón-Azlor e Idiázquez, 10th Duchess of Palata (1841-1905), daughter of the 9th Duke

Dukes of Palata (1986)Edit

  • María del Pilar Azlor de Aragón y Guillamas, 11th Duchess of Palata (1908-1996), great-granddaughter of the 9th Duke
  • Alfonso Urzáiz y Azlor de Aragón, 12th Duke of Palata (b. 1944), youngest son of the 11th Duchess

The heir apparent is the present holder's only son, Ignacio Urzáiz y Larrauri (b. 1998).[6]

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BibliographyEdit

  • Hidalgos de España, Real Asociación de (2018). Elenco de Grandezas y Títulos Nobiliarios Españoles. Ediciones Hidalguía. ISBN 978-84-94841-02-6.