Leoncio Alonso González de Gregorio, 22nd Duke of Medina Sidonia

Leoncio Alonso González de Gregorio y Álvarez de Toledo, 22nd Duke of Medina Sidonia, GE (born 3 January 1956) is a Spanish aristocrat and historian. Born in Madrid, Medina Sidonia is the eldest son of Leoncio González de Gregorio y Martí and his wife Luisa Isabel Álvarez de Toledo, 21st Duchess of Medina Sidonia. The Duke is Professor of History at the University of Castile-La Mancha and of the Diplomatic School of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.


The Duke of Medina Sidonia

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The Duke of Medina Sidonia in a conference at IE University, 2015
Personal details
Born
Leoncio Alonso González de Gregorio y Álvarez de Toledo

(1956-01-03) 3 January 1956 (age 65)
Madrid, Spain
Spouse(s)
María Montserrat Villamata y Martorell
(m. 1983; div. 1998)
Pamela García Damián
(m. 2001)
Children
  • Alonso Enrique González de Gregorio y Villamata
  • María de la Soledad González de Gregorio y Villamata
Parents
Alma materColegio del Pilar
ProfessionHistory professor

FamilyEdit

Medina Sidonia married firstly his distant cousin María Montserrat Viñamata y Martorell, younger daughter of Luis Viñamata y Emmanueli and The Countess of Alba de Liste, on 12 December 1983, and divorced in 1998. They had two children:

  • Don Alonso Enrique González de Gregorio y Viñamata, 14th Duke of Fernandina (b. 1983)
  • Doña María de la Soledad González de Gregorio y Viñamata (b. 1989)

The Duke married secondly Pamela García Damián, of Venezuelan origin, daughter of Armando García Liceaga y Pérez de Viñaspre and María Pilar Damián Gracia, in 2001.

AncestryEdit

Titles and stylesEdit

TitlesEdit

StylesEdit

  • The Most Excellent The Count of Niebla (1956–2008)[4]
  • The Most Excellent The Duke of Medina Sidonia (2008– )

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 183, p. 32845, 30 July 2008. (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 132, p. 47106, 31 May 2010. (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 132, p. 47104, 31 May 2010. (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Although with the Countship of Niebla not a Grandeeship of Spain is attached, the Duke was styled already as The Most Excellent, since he was heir apparent to a Grandee, who are styled similar as their parents (while younger children are styled The Most Illustrious). Francisco López-Nieto y Mallo, Honores y Protocolo, 2 Volumes, Consultor, 2006. ISBN 84-7052-290-6 and ISBN 978-84-7052-290-1
Sources
  • www.geneall.net
  • Elenco de Grandezas y Títulos Nobiliarios Españoles, Hidalguía Editions, 2008
Spanish nobility
Vacant
Title last held by
Joaquín Álvarez de Toledo
Count of Niebla
28 November 1956 –
Incumbent
Heir:
Alonso Enrique González de Gregorio
Preceded by
Luisa Isabel Álvarez de Toledo
Duke of Medina Sidonia
1 September 2008 –
Marquess of Villafranca del Bierzo
23 June 2010 –
Marquess of los Vélez
23 June 2010 –