Doña María del Rosario de Silva y Gurtubay, Duchess of Alba de Tormes, 9th Marchioness of San Vicente del Barco, Grandee of Spain (Madrid, Spain; 4 April 1900 – 11 January 1934) was a Spanish aristocrat and socialite. Single heiress of all the titles of her father, Alfonso de Silva, 16th Duke of Híjar, and of the fortune of her mother, María del Rosario Gurtubay, the young Marchioness was one of the beauties of her time.
María del Rosario de Silva
|Marchioness of San Vicente del Barco|
Duchess consort of Alba
María del Rosario de Silva y Gurtubay
|Born||4 April 1900|
|Died||11 January 1934 (aged 33)|
|Buried||Monastery of Inmaculada Concepción (Loeches)|
|Noble family||House of Híjar, House of Silva|
|Spouse(s)||Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart, 17th Duke of Alba|
|Issue||Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba|
|Father||Alfonso de Silva, 16th Duke of Híjar|
|Mother||María del Rosario Gurtubay y González de Castejón|
The Duke and Duchess travelled to the United States in 1924, visiting Chicago, New York, Washington, and Long Island.
|Ancestors of María del Rosario de Silva, Duchess of Alba|
- "DUCHESS OF ALBA DEAD IN MADRID; Noted Beauty Was Member of Distinguished Spanish Family Was Married in London. VISITED HERE WITH DUKE Husband Was Alfonso's Last Foreign Minister and Grandnephew of Empress Eugenie" (PDF). New York Times. 12 January 1934. Retrieved 6 April 2019.