Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba

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Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart
18th Duchess of Alba
A statue of Cayetana in Seville
A statue of Cayetana in Seville
Duchess of Alba
Tenure 18 February 1955 – 20 November 2014
Predecessor Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart, 17th Duke of Alba
Successor Carlos Fitz-James Stuart, 19th Duke of Alba
Spouse(s) Luis Martínez de Irujo y Artázcoz (m1947-1972)
Jesús Aguirre y Ortiz de Zárate (m1978-2001)
Alfonso Díez Carabantes
(m2011-2014)
Issue
Carlos Fitz-James Stuart, 19th Duke of Alba
Alfonso Martínez de Irujo, 15th Duke of Aliaga
Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart, 23rd Count of Siruela
Fernando Martínez de Irujo, 11th Marquis of San Vicente del Barco
Cayetano Martínez de Irujo, 13th Count of Salvatierra
Eugenia Martínez de Irujo, 12th Duchess of Montoro
Full name
María del Rosario Cayetana Paloma Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Fernanda Teresa Francisca de Paula Lourdes Antonia Josefa Fausta Rita Castor Dorotea Santa Esperanza Fitz-James Stuart, Silva, Falcó y Gurtubay
Noble Family House of Alba
First House of FitzJames
Father Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart, 17th Duke of Alba
Mother María del Rosario de Silva, 9th Marchioness of San Vicente del Barco
Born (1926-03-28)28 March 1926
Liria Palace, Madrid, Spain
Baptised 18 April 1926
Royal Chapel, Royal Palace, Madrid
Died 20 November 2014(2014-11-20) (aged 88)
Palace of the Dukes of Alba, Seville, Spain

María del Rosario Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva, (18th) Duchess of Alba de Tormes, Grandee of Spain (28 March 1926 – 20 November 2014) was a Spanish aristocrat. She was the head of the House of Alba. Stuart was the third woman to carry the title in her own right. She was born in Liria Palace, Madrid, Spain.

Stuart died in Palace of the Dukes of Alba, Seville, Spain, aged 88.[1]

Styles[change | change source]

  • 28 March 1926 - 11 January 1935: The Most Excellent Doña Mª del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva
  • 11 January 1935 - 28 January 1947: The Most Excellent The Duchess of Aliaga
  • 28 January 1947 - 18 February 1955: The Most Excellent The Duchess of Montoro
  • 18 February 1955 -20 November 2014: The Most Excellent The Duchess of Alba de Tormes

References[change | change source]

  1. "Duchess of Alba dies". Mail Online. Retrieved 20 November 2014.

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