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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => Iberian Royal Families => Topic started by: Sarai on March 15, 2005, 07:23:57 PM

Title: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: Sarai on March 15, 2005, 07:23:57 PM
I am glad this topic about Iberian royalty & nobility has been started. I have a personal interest in this. My family is of Spanish ancestry. My maiden name is Feria, from my father's side. On my mother's side they are Quinoñes. Neither of these are very common Spanish surnames and I have always heard that they belonged to the Spanish nobility in the Middle Ages. Any further information by the royalty experts on this board would be appreciated! Here is what I know so far.

With regards to Feria, my research has shown that this surname can be traced back to at least the time of King Fernando I of Spain, who lived in the 11th century. One of this king's generals carried the Feria surname, and this is the earliest thusfar that I know of a reference to the Feria family. After the feudal period, the Feria family branched out from Spain to different regions of the world, including to Cuba, which is where my own family is from. The first Feria arrived in Cuba on the second voyage of Christopher Columbus with the rank of "alferez de corbeta." An "alferez" is the one in charge of the battle banner and the leader of the charge against enemy troops; a "corbeta" is a "corvette" in English - this is a ship smaller than a frigate but comparable to one in all other aspects. His name was Don Sebastian de Feria y Ortuño and he was related to the House of Aragon as second cousin of Fernando (Ferdinand), King of Spain. He established himself in Cuba in the village of Puerto Principe, which is now the city of Camaguey, where he married the daughter of the well-off Don Servando Bobadilla y Gomez. The marriage produced three children, a girl of which nothing is known (it is presumed that she died in childhood) and two boys - Fernando de Feria y Bobadilla and his brother Enrique. The main family lineage is that of Fernando's, who established himself in commerce and formed an extensive family that spread to the oriental (Eastern) part of Cuba, where current Ferias have our roots. The "de" prefix was lost in time, transforming the surname from "de Feria" to simply "Feria."

With regards to the Quiñones surname, I have read and been told that it has belonged to illustrious families in Spain for centuries. All I know is from research with regards to the origin of my own branch of the family located in the eastern part of Cuba, known in Spanish as "Oriente." Please note that the research is incomplete and more remains to be found, as this only covers the early history of the surname in Cuba and covers the colonial period only (1492 - 1600's (?)). Don Servando Quiñones, third generation descendant of the Spanish nobility, was the first to go to Cuba a few years after 1492 in an expedition looking for spice trade routes and precious stones. After that voyage he returned to Spain and five years later returned to Cuba, going through the eastern and central part of the island, but he first settled in the village of San Cristobal of Havana and in subsequent business trips around the island he met his wife, Maria de Figueredo y Altunaga, in the eastern part of Cuba, where he established his main business ventures in the industries of sugar and agriculture. They had two children, Eufrasio Quiñones de Figueredo and Leonor Quiñones de Figueredo, the latter of which died of smallpox before reaching adulthood. The main Quiñones line in the eastern part of Cuba thus descended from Eufrasio. During the entire colonial era those with the surname of Quiñones carried the noble title of viscount. I have also read that there are medieval castles in Spain (area of Leon and Asturias) that belonged to the Quinones family.
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: Eurohistory on March 15, 2005, 07:53:29 PM
Hola Sarai,

Bienvenida...how interesting to read about your ancestors...this forum could be used for these issues as well...don't you think?

I am honored that the powers that be at the APA have entrusted me with this Iberain section...now let's all have fun!

Arturo Beéche
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: Sarai on March 16, 2005, 07:14:13 AM
Art,
Congrats on becoming a moderator - I know you'll do a great job! Since there are already topics on researching Russian roots and on Russian noble families on the forum, I didn't think it would hurt to do the same with Spanish roots and nobility in this section. So here we go :)

By the way, now that I have shared my Spanish family history, this thread can be used for others to do the same. It is not just a thread to research my own particular ancestors. If anyone here has Spanish ancestry, noble or not, and would like to discuss it this can be done here.
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: Kostya on April 05, 2005, 12:46:28 PM

hi like sarai i am very interested in the spanish royal family.  like her as well   i come from spanish ancestry.  my family names are Gonzalez and from my mother's name is Castillo.  i was told that the name Gonzalez are decendants of the royal family of Fernan Gonzalez.  also that we are decendants of the Navarre royal family as well.  

the Castillo family i was told are decendants of asristocrats.  can anyone please help me.  

thanks.

great family tree sarai
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: Sarai on April 09, 2005, 05:38:57 PM
Kostya,
It is interesting to read about the Spanish roots of others here as well. The only thing I can advise you is to look at the following website:
http://genforum.genealogy.com/surnames/

It has forums on many, many different family surnames, where people can learn and discuss their family name histories. There are forums for both Gonzalez and Castillo. I have learned many interesting things about my own family name history on those geneology forums, so hopefully you can as well.
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: cimbrio on May 11, 2005, 08:31:51 AM
I have no wish to diminish anyone's hopes to eb connected with Royalty liek I saw on Kostya's point but I'm sorry to say that surnames like Gonzaley, Lopez, Perez, Garcés, García, Fernàndez etc. have hardly any connection with royalty. The ending -ez means "son of" in ancient Spanish (you can compare it with the "son" in Williamson" for example. Many people took their father's name in the Middle Ages and added, as it should be done, the "ez". Several "-ez"'s became famous, like  Fernan Gonzalez, but there were many families with that surname (as they are today) which have no genealogical link ebtween them, only the surname which is, basically, a coincidence. Sorry to soudn disappointing, if you can prove the genealogical link then bwe-hey, great, but it will be hard with all the -ez families and lineages there are. I myself have Gonzalez and Hernandez in my blood but have not even considered being connected to royalty since there are so many in Spain! Sorry......
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: Felipe II on November 24, 2005, 09:52:12 AM
Gaspar de Guzmán y Pimentel, Conde-Duque de Olivares
(Conde de Olivares y Duque de Sanlúcar la Mayor)
Born 6 Jan 1587
Died 22 Jul 1645
Prime Minister of Spain 1621-1643

What do you think about this forgotten man - the rival of Cardinal de Richlieu - who once led Spain for over 20 years?
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: Luke on November 25, 2005, 06:24:31 PM
Doesn't the Duchess of Alba have carry the title now?
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: cimbrio on December 26, 2005, 11:19:37 AM
Hi! Since there is no channel regarding the Iturbide family that reigned in Mexico for less than a year, I'd like to start a new thread, and I chose the Iberian channel since the emperor of Mexico (Agustin de Iturbide) was of Spanish extraction. I hope my post isn't unwelcome since they're not related to the Romanovs, nor any other royal family as far as I know, though they did marry Hungarian noble families.

(http://www.casaimperial.org/pics/D.Agustin%20de%20Iturbide1.jpg)

Agustín de Iturbide (Yturbide according to some sources; this version was used by his descendants that emigrated to Europe and Australia, and was also adopted by a collateral branch that went to live in France) was born in 1783 and died (executed) in 1824. He was a national hero in Mexico for he contributed to the independence of the latter from Spain. In 1822 he proclaimed himself emperor of Mexico. He was deposed the following year, and he escaped to Europe (Italy and London). When he returned to Mexico he was arrested (he had agreed to leave the country and would be granted a pesion if there was no fighting). He was shot on 15 July 1824. His widow and most of his surviving children escaped to the US and some died there, in Philadelphia. A daughter became a nun; another son died in Mexico in 1856 and is the ancestor of the present senior member of the family.
Iturbide's family in the male line became extinct in the XIX century. His grandson, Agustín de Iturbide y Grin (Green) was adopted by Emperor Maximilian I (former archduke of Austria-Hungary), though he never took the surname "von Habsburg". He ultimately taught Spanish and French at Georgetown University.
One of Agustín I's descendants, María Josefa de Iturbide, died with her second husband in a concentration camp in november 1949 in Romania. Can anyone give me more information, photos of his family and tell me if through his descendants he's related to other royal or noble families?
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: Grand Duke on December 28, 2005, 01:43:38 PM
Hi Cimbrio

you can find many informations you want in this very good and interesting site:

Imperial House of Mexico (http://www.casaimperial.org/)
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: Eurohistory on March 20, 2006, 09:20:13 PM
My dear friend Ricardo Mateos Saínz de Medrano has just published his fifth book in Spain.  This 700+ door stopper is dedicated to the history behind Spain's aristocracy!

I only wish more of you could read Spanish as Ricardo's books are phenomenal!

Arturo Beéche
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: cimbrio on April 06, 2006, 06:15:01 AM
I've read his book on The Family of Doña Sofía; it's wonderful, practical and full of lovely photos. I should like to congratulate him personally; it's curious because he studied Translation and Interpreting, which is exactly what I'M studying. Many aristocratic families have blood ties with the Bourbons anyway, I'm sure this new book is practical. I'll let you know if I find it.
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: LORENZO on May 27, 2006, 01:40:09 PM
About Aristocracy and not just the Spanish you should read thees two great books:
- THE EUROPEAN NOBILITY 1400-1800 by Jonathan Dewald Cambridge University Press.
-LES NOBLESSES EUROPEENNES DE LA FIN DU XV A' LA FIN DU XVIII SIECLE by Jean-Pierre Labatut Paris, Presses Universitaires de France.
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: Noelle Royale on April 27, 2007, 01:58:50 AM
What is your opnion on Dona Maria del Carmen Martinez-Bordiu,the former Duchess of Cadiz,and her choices in life?What do Spaniards really think of the woman who might have been Queen Consort of Spain had her grandfather Generalissimo Franco established her former late husband the Duke of Cadiz on the throne?
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: Kurt Steiner on April 28, 2007, 03:29:26 AM
Thank God the dictator wasn't fool enough to do that. I mean, not for the late Duke, but for that ... lady.

Well, perhaps we would had have some laughing, now I think... Better to have missed the chance
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: Yseult on April 28, 2007, 05:50:34 AM
I think Carmen was a pretty girl and later a beautiful woman...Her three younger sisters (Mariola, Merry, Arantxa) were always overshadowed by Carmencita, the one who caught the public´s eye. She became a shinning star in the not very glamourous dictator´s court at El Pardo.
I suppose she was just a self-confident party girl. When she was very young she was involved with Fernando of Baviera, a married man, and I read somewhere that Juan Carlos (now the king) urged his cousin Fernando to break up the relationship. Later, she fell in love with Jaime Rivera, but her father was outraged and put her under a great pression until the relationship was ended. I always thought she married Alfonso of Cadiz because this marriage was exactly what her family expected from her. She played her role of "princess by marriage" (her grandmother, Carmen Polo, always named her "Her Highness" showing a deep pride...) and had two sons, but she was really bored with her husband. And she had strength enough to search her happines with the french Jean Marie Rossi.
I can understand her choices in life. The only thing I can not understand is the way she makes feel bad her son Luis Anfonso when she appears dancing in the tv or she gain a lot of money telling her private stories in the magazines. But, at he end, I feel more simpaty for Carmencita when I look to her "mother-in-law" Emmanuella Dampierre. I can´t stand Emmanuella, so I like Carmencita because I dislike the old "lady".
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: edtash on April 28, 2007, 10:21:57 AM
I think Carmen may not be the smartest of people. She has trouble holding on to husbands. What is this new one, number 3/4?  At the same time she has had not such a good life. Her husband having killed her eldest son by his driving irresponsibility, her step-daughter dying in a freak accident with a propeller. Not many nice things surely to remember!

One thing I can say, is that she seems likely to be a survivor, someone who makes good of the adversities her life has experienced and for that she has my admiration.

Eddie
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: archiduque Karlos on May 14, 2007, 02:35:34 PM
I ´m interested in the life of the princess de los Ursinos. Does someone know something on her? Thank you
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: Yseult on May 16, 2007, 12:41:11 PM
This woman had a great and deep influence in spanish history, but I must to confess that I have just a brief knowledge about her. I know she was the daughter of a duke and she was married to two princes, a Talleyrand prince of Chalais and an italian Orsini. I really want to increase my knowledge about the intriguing princess...
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: CountessKate on June 03, 2007, 03:32:10 AM
The Princesse des Ursins was described by Saint-Simon (a great friend) as "She was rather taller than the average, a brunette, with eloquent blue eyes that expressed all that she desired, a perfect figure, fine shoulders, and a face that was charming without being strictly beautiful.  She had a noble air, with something almost regal in her bearing, and always, in everything that she did, an unaffected grace which I have never seen equalled in mind or body, for she was witty in every way imaginable. She could flatter, caress, persuade, or moderate; she loved to please for pleasing's sake, and her charm was impossible to withstand when she wished to have her way or win one over.  Withal, and despite her high-bred air, she was attractive rather than awe-inspiring; wholly delightful in conversation, never at a loss, and always amusing, because of the many countries and people that she had seen and known, and because of her gentle way of speaking and agreeable voice.  She read widely and reflected on her reading.  With a vast acquaintance among the best society and long practice in entertaining she was exquisitely polite to all, but discriminating according to age and rank.  Above all, she was most particular to make advances to no one without dignity and propriety."
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: Luke on June 05, 2007, 01:37:08 AM
"Above all, she was most particular to make advances to no one without dignity and propriety."

From a post of mine from a year ago:   Count Alberoni, an ambassador of sorts from the Duchy of Parma, spearheaded the effort to have Philip marry Isabel Farnesio (or Elisabetta Farnese).  In the absence of a spanish Queen, the Princesse des Ursins fulfilled the role of first lady of the land and had Philip's ear on everything. Ursins herself was strong and loud.  Alberoni worked on Ursins and finally convinced her of the beneifts of the Parmesan marriage, so the matter was settled,and Philip and Isabel were married by proxy in Parma in 1714, before Isabel ever stepped foot in Spain and before she ever met Philip.  Undoubtedly, the Princesse des Ursins knew that the grateful Isabel would do her bidding.
So at 21, Isabel arrives in Spain.  After the long journey, she's tired and she's late.  The Princesse des Ursins does not meet her at the palace doors, but waits for her at the top of the staircase.  She then lays into her, criticizing her on her lateness, her dress, her hair.  Isabel screamed to Alberoni and the guards to "Take this woman away who dares to insult me."  She had Ursins immediately arrested and shortly thereafter exiled to France.   
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: Marc on June 05, 2007, 05:16:36 PM
Uuuuhhh,this Isabel Farnesio was dangerous from the start!
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: Eurohistory on March 08, 2008, 10:54:33 AM
The Duchses of Medina-Sidonia passed away yesterday at her beautiful palace in Sanlucar de Barrameda. She was in her 72nd year.

Doña Luisa Álvarez de Toledo, XXI Duchess of Medina-Sidonia, was born at Estoril, Portugal, on August 21, 1936. Her father was don Joaquín Álvarez de Toledo y Caro, XX Duque de Medina-Sidonia, her mother was María del Carmen Maura, herself the granddaughter of former head of government don Antonio Maura.

Doña Luisa Álvarez de Toledo lost her mother at the tender age of 10 years. From then onwards she was under the care and guidance of her grandmother, the Countess of Mortera. In 1955 doña Luisa not only received the title of Duchess of Medina-Sidonia after the death of her father, but also became the wife of don Leoncio González. As Duchess of Medina Sidonia she inherited not only one of the oldest titles in Spain (created by King don Juan II of Castille in 1445), but an amazing collection of priceless treasures. Doña Luisa was a self-taught historian of great erudition.

The Duchess's first child, Leoncio González y Álvarezde Toledo, Count of Niebla, was born in 1956. Two other children completed the family, María del Pilar (named after the Infanta María del Pilar of Spain, a close friend of the Duchess, and Gabriel.

She was a vocal opponent of the Franco regime and her anti-totalitarian ideas earned her the sobriquet of "Red Duchess." In 1967 she led a protest in support of laborers in Spain, actions for which she was imprisoned for seven months in 1969. The year before she had published a book titled La Huelga (THE STRIKE), for which she had to face a military tribunal. Because of her legal troubles with the Franco regime, the Duchess of Medina-Sidonia left Spain and exiled herself for the following seven years. It was not until 1976 that she returned to post-Franco Spain.

Eventually she settled in a palace in Sanlucar de Barrameda, where she went to great efforts compiling her family's vast and priceless collection of historical documents. Experts consider the documents Spain's greatest private collection of such items.

Her later years saw her basking in political and historical activism. Among her causes were leading a group of people who did not recognize Christopher Columbus, our shared ancestor, as the "discoverer of America." In 2000 she led a delegation of Spanish Muslims on a visit to King Mohamed Vi of Morocco. She declared that Ceuta and Melilla, Spain's possessions in Northern Africa, ought to be returned to Morocco, which led the citizens of Ceuta to ask city hall that her name be removed from the city's Golden Book of Visitors. Throughout her life doña Luisa Álvarez de Toledo never shied away from polemical issues.

Last year HRH The Prince of Asturias awarded her the prestigious Beaux Arts Medal of Merit.

The Count of Niebla is now next in line to petition the Spanish Cortes for recognition of his succession to the title as XXII Duke of Medina-Sidonia

May she rest in peace...

Arturo Beéche
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: José on March 09, 2008, 02:00:39 PM
Diario de Sevilla claims that, shortly before her death, the duchess got married, "in articulo mortis" with the secretary of the Foundation of Medina Sidonia House, Miss Liliane Marie Dahlman who will succeed the duchess as president of the Foundation till her own death.

The Foundation runs the Ducal Archive.
A few years ago, the duchess was "in war" with the government as she felt such an important archive deserved greater state sponsorship.

Then she took advantage of a visit made by former portuguese president Mário Soares to Andaluzia and invited him to visit the Palace and the Archives.
Both the duchess and the president being left-winged persons the visit was most amiable.
Then out of the blue the Duchess asked M.Soares what kind of state sponsorship she would get if she decided to transfer the Archives to Portugal.

The day after, spanish public sponsorship arrived.
I never believed Spain would let such a "jewel" leave the country .

The Foundation and the preservation of the Archives were the long term campaign the Duchess held.
She had almost an obsession that History would be known by everybody.
"Only through the knowledge of History, can one foresee the disasters in the future" she thought.

RIP
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: Eurohistory on March 16, 2008, 12:18:39 PM
Until her very last breath, Luisa Medina Sidonia never ceased to be rather peculiar and unique...like a good aristocrat after all!

God Bless her!

Arturo
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: tecklenburg on May 16, 2008, 01:48:47 PM
hi !

I'd like to know about the actual duque de sevilla & his family.
I think they are royal highness in spain but I think they are serene highness in france, as distant cousin of the head of the House of Bourbon.
What are were the occupations of Francisco Duque de Sevilla  (1912-1995) ?
what about his sons ?
Francisco Duque de Sevilla (1943-)
Alfonso (1945-)
Enrique (1970-)

& grandchildren
Olivia (1974-)
Cristina (1975-)
Francisco Jr (1979-)
Alfonso Jr (1973-)
Alejandra (1976-)

I read that the first duke, Infant Don Enrique (brother of King Consort Francisco ) was called duque de Sagunto (city near Valencia)
Is it true? if it is, is this title still in this branch of the house of Bourbon?
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: REMI on May 16, 2008, 02:54:59 PM
The 5th Duke of Sévilla, Francisco de Paula Henrique (b.1943) and his eldest son, Francisco de Paula Joaquino (b.1979) are not Royal Highness in Spain. Only...Excellency
In France, they are nothing. Only foreigners.

REMI
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: tecklenburg on May 17, 2008, 05:51:53 AM
hello

wow I can't imagine that descendants of king Henri IV, Louis XIV & so many kings of France, Navarra, Spain are nothing but foreigners...it's sad because they are real bourbon, even if they served spanish army.
Henri IV before becoming a king was a foreigner too, as king of Navarra.

Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: Norbert on May 17, 2008, 06:01:42 AM
seriously , Yes they are members of this wonderful dynasty. I think Remi is playing with us. I've never heard of the title duque de Sagunto . The Duchess of Seville is the niece of 10 Prince von Furstenberg. I have Concha Espina in Madrid as an address. You do see them popping up in Hola magazine so they must be high in Spanish society.
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: tecklenburg on May 17, 2008, 11:58:09 AM
oh ok ! so this branch is well known by spanish people.
Yes a marriage with an Gräfin von Hardenberg is quite prestigious.
how did they meet?
I agree with you
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: Norbert on May 18, 2008, 08:21:20 AM
well it's okay ...i suspect a daughter of the duchess of alba would have been better.
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: José on May 18, 2008, 01:36:02 PM
seriously , Yes they are members of this wonderful dynasty. I think Remi is playing with us. I've never heard of the title duque de Sagunto . The Duchess of Seville is the niece of 10 Prince von Furstenberg. I have Concha Espina in Madrid as an address. You do see them popping up in Hola magazine so they must be high in Spanish society.

The former Duchess of Seville, you mean.

Since the couple divorced the Duke remarried twice.
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: Marc on May 18, 2008, 05:04:48 PM
Well,Beatrix Wilhelmine Paula,Gräfin von Hardenberg has very interesting lineage...

She has descended from her mothers side from many ''equal' families such as Fürstenberg,Khevenhüller-Metsch,Baden,Thurn und Taxis,Lobkowicz,Lichnowsky,Hesse-Damstadt,Hesse-Cassel,Nassau,Württemberg,Holstein-Gottorp,Schönborn-Buccheim...Through Schönburg-Glauchau family she is a relative of Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis and through Chotek family she is a relative of Sophie Chotek,Duchess von Hohenberg...

From her fathers side she has descended from many North German noble families such as,of course Hardenberg,Bülow,Bothmer,Moltke,even from the von Eichstedt family which connects her to Princess Michael of Kent(Baroness Marie-Christine von Reibnitz)...
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: Norbert on May 21, 2008, 12:28:16 PM
like the UK the 'foreign' connections mean nothing ;-)
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: Marc on May 24, 2008, 02:29:54 PM
Yeah right ;-)
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: Eurohistory on May 26, 2008, 03:19:04 PM
The Duke of Sevilla is a Spanish Grandee, but not a royal highness. this branch of the Bourbon dynasty is morganatic and has been so since the unequal marriage of the Infante don Enrique (1823-1870) married Elena de Castellvi (1821-1863). He was the first Duke of Sevilla. In 1870 he died in a duel with the Duc de Montpensier andf was succeeded by his eldest son, Enrique Pío (1848-1894), who left three daughters, two of whom were holders of the title: Maria Luisa (whose date of death remains a mystery to this day) and Enriqueta (1888-1968), the fourth Duchess of Sevilla.

In 1968 Enriqueta was succeeded by her grandson Francisco de Paula (b. 1943), since her own son Francisco de Paula (Sr.) had renounced the right to succeed tomhis mother's title, by reasons I do not remember at the moment.

Francisco de Paula (Jr.) has held the title since 1968. His first wife was Countess Beatrix von Hardenberg, by whom he fathered three children, two daughters and a son, Francisco (b. 1979), who a few years ago nearly died in a terrible accident.

Arturo Beéche
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: StevenL on May 26, 2008, 08:03:52 PM
Francisco de Paula (Jr.) has held the title since 1968. His first wife was Countess Beatrix von Hardenberg, by whom he fathered three children, two daughters and a son, Francisco (b. 1979), who a few years ago nearly died in a terrible accident.

Art,

The Duque of Sevilla's son was killed ?

...Are you sure about that ?
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: REMI on May 27, 2008, 03:02:36 AM


Francisco de Paula (Jr.) has held the title since 1968. His first wife was Countess Beatrix von Hardenberg, by whom he fathered three children, two daughters and a son, Francisco (b. 1979), who a few years ago nearly died in a terrible accident.

Arturo Beéche



[/quote]

I send you a pic taken recently where you can see   Beatrix v.Hardenberg with her three children: Francico de Paula (born 1979 is still alive

REMI
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: tecklenburg on May 27, 2008, 04:13:46 AM
Thanks Arturo & Remi

Was it a car accident?
Does Francisco still suffer from it?
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: StevenL on May 27, 2008, 05:39:34 AM
Was it a car accident?
Does Francisco still suffer from it?

Very likely he is alive and well. It was a Sevilla cousin who was killed in an accident (20 January 2005).

Steven
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: REMI on May 27, 2008, 07:10:51 AM

[/quote]

Very likely he is alive and well. It was a Sevilla cousin who was killed in an accident (20 January 2005).

Steven
[/quote]

This cousin in question is: Alfonso de Borbon y Medina  (b.IV-27-1963+XII-20 2005. He's the great-grandson of the first Duke of Santa Elena.
He married Amelia Perez y Menzel. He has left a son: Alfonso (b.Xi-6-1999)

REMI
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: edtash on May 27, 2008, 03:20:14 PM
Francisco de Paula (Jr.) has held the title since 1968. His first wife was Countess Beatrix von Hardenberg, by whom he fathered three children, two daughters and a son, Francisco (b. 1979), who a few years ago nearly died in a terrible accident.

Art,

The Duque of Sevilla's son was killed ?

...Are you sure about that ?



Hello,

I think Arturo said that the Sevilla heir "nearly" died in an accident (see Arturo's original post).

Another cousin from the Santa Elena branch died in a different accident and yet another Bourbon cousin died in an air crash of a Spanish Air Force troop carrier flying soldiers back from Afghanistan to Madrid. But I have that info at home.

The descendants of the first Duque de Sevilla have been a tragic bunch. Quite a few of them were also victims of the Communists during the Spanish civil war.

Eddie


Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: Eurohistory on May 27, 2008, 11:57:14 PM
On May 26, 2003, an aircraft carrying Spanish peace keepers returning from Afghanistan suffered a fatal crash over Turkey. Among the military on board was don Juan Ignacio López de Borbón (1966-2003).

He was an Intelligence Officer in the Spanish Armed Forces. Don Juan Ignacio was listed as being "single," and having a sister by the name of Blanca.

Their parents are doña María del Milagro de Borbón y de Oro (b. 1941). She married in 1965 don Juan Ignacio López y Pérez (b. 1931). María del Milagro was one of the children of don Carlos Luis de Borbón y Rich (1915-1978) – himself the son of don José María Enrique de Borbón (1883-1962) – himself the son of don Francisco de Paula de Borbón y Castellvi (1853-1942), the second son of the Infante don Enrique, Duke of Sevilla.

Don Juan Ignacio López y de Borbón was a fifth cousin of the Prince of Asturias – both being great great great great grandsons of the Infante don Francisco de Paula of Spain (1794-1865), father of the King Consort don Francisco de Asís and of the 1st Duke of Sevilla, among many other children.

Arturo Beéche
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Post by: tecklenburg on June 02, 2008, 05:54:23 AM
I found a interesting genealogy of this branch
on this website
http://grandesp.org.uk/historia/gzas/sevilla.htm

Military careers of some members are indicated

HRH Infant Enrique, 1st duque de Sevilla : vice-almirante

Serving in the navy a tradition in this branch?
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 05:42:57 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/i0cIDvi.jpg)


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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 05:48:40 PM
I start with the picture named The IX Duke of Osuna and his family, by Goya. It shows don Pedro de Alcántara Téllez-Girón y Pacheco with his wife Josefa countess-duchess of Benavente and their four children Josefa Manuela, Joaquina, Francisco de Borja and Pedro, prince of Anglona.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 05:50:09 PM
Goya painted at least three of the siblings as adults many years later.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 05:58:57 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/s8mkiOT.jpg)


The duchess of Abrantes
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 06:04:59 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/eU5FNHw.jpg)


The X Duke of Osuna.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 06:09:21 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Z29vdjc.jpg)



The marchioness of Santa Cruz.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 06:18:37 PM
The ducal house of Osuna is one of the most important of the spanish aristocracy. The title refers to the village of Osuna in the province of Seville.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 06:20:39 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ubwDojS.jpg)


The IX Duke of Osuna.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 06:26:37 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/kH6GnWC.jpg)

His wife María Josefa Pimentel y Téllez-Girón. Countess-duchess of Benavente. She belonged to a spanish family of portuguese background.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 06:29:45 PM
One of the most important leaders of Madrid society, there was a kind of rivalry with queen María Luisa and the duchess of Alba.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 06:33:58 PM
Among her ancestors was the V Duke of Benavente, painted by El Greco.


(http://i.imgur.com/I4w2UNc.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 06:37:04 PM
And the VII Duke of Benavente painted by Velásquez.


(http://i.imgur.com/DAaejJ2.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 06:43:17 PM
The palace and garden that Josefa Pimentel made built for her in the outskirts of Madrid at the beginnings of the XIX century is now a public garden called El Capricho.

(http://i.imgur.com/I4JfhhG.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 06:44:58 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/vN0qf6y.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 06:49:25 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/NlTzrzP.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 06:52:14 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/TecxnGi.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 06:55:41 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/kNZAiqm.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 06:58:12 PM
The last picture shows the monument to the III Duke of Osuna, nicknamed the Grand Duke of Osuna, Pedro the Great and Osuna the Great.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 07:02:25 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/kwSliYS.jpg)


The III Duke of Osuna, spanish viceroy of Sicily 1610-1616. viceroy of Naples 1616-1620.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 07:07:06 PM
The IX Duke was succeeded by his son Francisco de Borja.



(http://i.imgur.com/fhTS1H5.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 07:16:59 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/D5MbGUE.jpg)

The XI Duke of Osuna.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 07:29:11 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/SWqtQNy.jpg)


Pedro de Alcántara Téllez-Girón y Beaufort-Spontin XI Duke of Osuna was the older son of Francisco de Borja and his wife María Francisca of Beaufort-Spontin. The Beaufort-Spontin are one of the most important families of Belgium.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 07:40:08 PM
He was succeeded by his brother Mariano, who married Maria Eleonora of Salm-Salm.

(http://i.imgur.com/B6gd3dR.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 07:42:16 PM
After his death, his wife married again. Her second husband was the father of Isabella of Croy, Archduchess of Austria and duchess of Teschen.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 07:49:49 PM
Wedding of the XVI Duchess of Osuna, Angela María Téllez-Girón with Pedro de Solís-Beaumont in 1946.


(http://i.imgur.com/Xz1IW4h.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 07:51:51 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/32ojqYC.jpg)
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 07:54:25 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/eQYx9PE.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 07:59:46 PM
I think we have had enough of the Osunas, so now we go with the dukes of Fernán-Núñez.
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 08:01:14 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/3c6pI39.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 08:02:59 PM
José Diego Gutiérrez de los Ríos, V Count of Fernán-Núñez.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 08:04:53 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/rxtcW4l.jpg)


His french wife Charlotte Felicité of Rohan-Chabot.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 08:08:42 PM
Their son, the VI Count of Fernán Núñez with his family.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 08:09:30 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/KdShb92.png)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 08:13:11 PM
He was succeeded by his son Carlos, who became VII Count and later I Duke of Fernán Núñez.


(http://i.imgur.com/bCcRHTk.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 08:14:54 PM
He and his wife were painted by Goya.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 08:18:24 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/LvA2KTB.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 08:22:58 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Fu91IWL.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 08:26:23 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/1EsgADN.jpg)


His father, the VI Count of Fernán Núñez, Carlos Gutiérrez de los Ríos y Rohan-Chabot.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 08:30:26 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ClRbmdT.jpg)


The I Duke and his succesors.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 08:36:55 PM
His granddaughter Pilar Ossorio y Gutiérrez de los Ríos, III Duchess of Fernán Núñez, was one of the most prominent hostesses in Madrid at the end of the XIX century and beginnings of the XX century.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 08:46:03 PM
She was famous for her costume parties. The ducal family dressed for one of them.


(http://i.imgur.com/I5HMDxl.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 08:50:38 PM
I read somewhere that she gave a party for the royal guests who atended the wedding of Alfonso XIII and Victoria Eugenia of Battenberg, and it was there that infante Alfonso of Orleans met his future wife Beatrice of Edinburgh.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 08:53:52 PM
Some pictures of her palace.



(http://i.imgur.com/Atit3Iv.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 08:55:29 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/9j8fIGs.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 08:58:53 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/sPfEGps.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 09:00:57 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ke9x5Uk.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 09:05:26 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/TGc2CxX.jpg)


The III Duchess of Fernán Núñez.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 09:10:05 PM
Her daughter-in-law, the wife of the IV Duke.

(http://i.imgur.com/EMevIvD.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 09:13:53 PM
Silvia Alvarez de Toledo.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 09:20:47 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/3NihL8c.jpg)


A photograph of doña Silvia.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 09:30:37 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ROKIZPZ.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 26, 2016, 09:36:55 PM
The wedding of the V Duke of Fernán Núñez and the argentinian Mercedes Anchorena. One of the girls is Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, XVIII Duchess of Alba. The V Duke of Fernán Núñez and the XVII Duke of Alba were first cousins.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 27, 2016, 07:18:38 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/rnXZty8.jpg)


Sally McKean, the American born marchioness of Casa Irujo.
Title: Re: Spanish nobility & aristocracy
Post by: princeasturias on October 27, 2016, 07:25:12 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/teD9KDF.jpg)

Her father, Thomas McKean.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 27, 2016, 07:29:18 AM
He was a delegate to the Continental Congress and signed the Declaration of Independence. Besides, he was a President of Congress and governor of Pennsylvania.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 27, 2016, 07:33:59 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/CsFoXGH.jpg)

Her husband Carlos Martínez de Irujo, I Marquis of Casa Irujo.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 27, 2016, 07:38:00 AM
He was the spanish ambassador in the USA from 1796 to 1807.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 27, 2016, 07:55:30 AM
When they returned to Spain, they established first in Cádiz and then in Madrid. After the death of her husband, Sally became one of the most famous salonnieres of Madrid, many of her guests were Americans in the city. The most prominent of her guests was the writer Washington Irving, American ambassador to Spain from 1842 to 1846.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 27, 2016, 08:09:33 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/8xZDN93.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 27, 2016, 08:10:35 AM
Sally marchioness of Casa Yrujo.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 27, 2016, 08:13:15 AM
Her son Carlos Martínez de Irujo y McKean was Prime Minister of Spain.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 27, 2016, 08:28:15 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/elzIJBe.jpg)

Her great-great-grandson Luis Martínez de Irujo was the first husband of Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart Duchess of Alba.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 27, 2016, 08:32:07 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/n1p4uLM.jpg)

Their eldest son is named Fitz-James Stuart y Martínez de Irujo, and the others are Martínez de Irujo y Fitz-James Stuart.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 27, 2016, 08:40:44 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/ElpSSwj.jpg)

Doña Piedad de Yturbe, princess Max Egon von Hohenlohe-Langenburg.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 27, 2016, 08:45:07 AM
She was the daughter of Trinidad von Scholtz-Hermensdorff, a spanish noblewoman of German background, and her first husband, the Mexican diplomat Manuel Adrián de Yturbe.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 27, 2016, 08:52:19 AM
Trinidad married secondly Fernando de la Cerda I Duke of Parcent, who became Piedita´s stepfather.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 27, 2016, 08:54:52 AM
The I Duke of Parcent survived his only son, so he was succeeded by his grandnephew Casimiro Granzow de la Cerda.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 27, 2016, 08:57:46 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/iz4GVss.jpg)

Casimiro Granzow de la Cerda, II Duke of Parcent, as a child with his parents, Pilar de la Cerda X Countess del Villar and the polish nobleman Stanislas Granzow.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 27, 2016, 09:08:01 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/zLgUHob.jpg)

Wedding photo of Piedad and Max Egon von Hohenlohe-Langenburg.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 27, 2016, 09:28:41 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/9adiZf9.jpg)

Wedding photo of their descendant Maria de Hohenlohe-Langenburg and Alfonso Martínez de Irujo y Fitz-James Stuart.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 27, 2016, 09:39:26 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Ujn1Yjt.jpg)

Javier Martínez de Irujo y Hohenlohe to the left, and his cousin Fernando Fitz-James Stuart y Solís-Beaumont (duke of Alba´s heir) to the right.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 27, 2016, 09:47:04 AM
Javier is a direct descendant of the III Duchess of Fernán Núñez, Sally McKean, Piedad de Yturbe...
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Post by: princeasturias on October 27, 2016, 10:13:44 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/eX5xPXR.jpg)

King Felipe VI attending the funeral of Marco de Hohenlohe, Duke of Medinaceli. Next to him, Pablo and Flavia de Hohenlohe (the duke´s siblings), Victoria and Alexander (the duke´s children) and Marçia del Prado ( the duke´s sister-in-law).
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Post by: princeasturias on October 27, 2016, 10:20:10 AM
The late Marco de Hohenlohe succeeded his grandmother Victoria Eugenia Fernández de Córdoba as duchess of Medinaceli.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 27, 2016, 10:23:11 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/x3v1f1Y.jpg)

The duchess of Medinaceli, named after her godmother the queen, with three of her children.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 27, 2016, 10:29:58 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/AH7g9aV.jpg)

Victoria Eugenia Fernández de Córdoba Duchess of Medinaceli, dancing with Fürst Franz Josef of Liechtenstein.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 27, 2016, 10:38:45 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Rx0LSGs.jpg)

Her husband Rafael Medina y Villalonga.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 27, 2016, 10:56:28 AM
The duchess´youngest child, Ignacio Medina y Fernández de Córdoba, duke of Segorbe. His second wife is princess Gloria of Orleans-Braganza, of the Brazilian imperial family.

(http://i.imgur.com/65CbF87.png)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 27, 2016, 10:59:41 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/YLhcgsd.jpg)

The dukes of Segorbe on their wedding day.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 28, 2016, 02:55:13 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/GCbvB18.jpg)

Gloria was previously married to Alexander of Sebia, with whom she had three sons. She has two daughters with the duke of Segorbe.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 28, 2016, 02:58:03 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/I9F0ska.jpg)

Angela Pérez de Barradas, wife of the XV Duke of Medinaceli.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 28, 2016, 03:43:35 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/tkT5qvN.jpg)

Francisca de la Gándara y Cardona, countess of Calderón. Her husband was the last viceroy of Mexico.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 28, 2016, 04:10:25 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/6BbfTXD.jpg)

María Pilar de la Cerda, duchess of Nájera.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 28, 2016, 04:13:07 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/y7OBuKx.jpg)

Pedro de Alcántara Alvarez de Toledo y Salm-Salm, XIII Duke del Infantado.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 28, 2016, 04:16:58 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ftVM8oY.jpg)

The count of Casa Flórez´s children.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 28, 2016, 04:30:39 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/C14GUVp.jpg)

Gonzalo de Vilches, I Count of Vilches.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 28, 2016, 04:33:25 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/lSenGDx.jpg)

His wife Amalia de Llano y Dotres, countess of Vilches.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 28, 2016, 04:37:03 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/pAqlTjF.jpg)

María Dolores de Aldama, marchioness of Montelo.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 28, 2016, 04:44:27 PM
Angel Pérez de Saavedra III Duke of Rivas, like the countess of Vilches, was a writer.

(http://i.imgur.com/UhXHmxt.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 28, 2016, 04:49:15 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/mmqlzAF.jpg)

The duchess of Rivas.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 28, 2016, 04:52:52 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/3nG6N0F.jpg)

The duke of Rivas and his family.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 28, 2016, 05:12:18 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/EJT96tZ.jpg)

María Pilar Despujol, marchioness of Sentmenat.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 28, 2016, 05:17:17 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/OB7CMbf.jpg)

The marchioness of Casa Riera.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 28, 2016, 05:26:03 PM
Queen Fabiola of Belgium was a daughter of the IV Marquis of Casa Riera.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 28, 2016, 06:27:43 PM
The Palacio Zurbano in Madrid former residence of the marquises of Casa Riera and queen Fabiola´s birthplace

(http://i.imgur.com/h9AVDMX.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 28, 2016, 06:30:28 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/KQIztuG.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 28, 2016, 06:32:24 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/qU3r5Rr.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 28, 2016, 06:35:45 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/e5tBQCt.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 28, 2016, 06:54:13 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/WwtHLqm.jpg)

Alvaro de Bazán y Guzmán I marquis of Santa Cruz, was an admiral who was never defeated in his fifty-year long career.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 28, 2016, 07:11:19 PM
His palace in Viso del Marqués today houses the Record Office of the Spanish Navy.

(http://i.imgur.com/Ic6lA37.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 28, 2016, 07:12:45 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/iBU54RM.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 28, 2016, 07:14:28 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/NAlRvjS.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 28, 2016, 07:16:19 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/EqJHPPL.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 28, 2016, 07:18:39 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/PeBKKLG.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 28, 2016, 07:20:53 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/TqKDrKP.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 28, 2016, 08:17:20 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/2F5NOKP.jpg)

Leopoldo O´Donnell, I Duke of Tetuán, was spanish prime minister three times.The title refers to the city of Tetouan in Morocco.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 28, 2016, 08:22:37 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/dV0Ou4h.jpg)

His brother Enrique O´Donnell.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 28, 2016, 08:29:55 PM
Their parents married in the royal palace of Aranjuez with King Carlos IV as best man and queen María Luisa as matron of honor. The father, Carlos O´Donnell y Anethan was called prince of Tyrconnell.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 28, 2016, 09:04:48 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ZXzPQZq.jpg)

Alfredo Kindelán y Duany, I Marquis of Kindelán, considered the father of spanish air force. He belonged to a family of Irish background. 
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Post by: princeasturias on October 28, 2016, 09:10:30 PM
His father was named Ultano Kindelán, probably after the Regimiento Ultonia, a regiment in the spanish army of Irishmen.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 28, 2016, 09:15:13 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/nP7qs6O.jpg)

Ricardo Shelly Comenford was a Spanish nobleman of Irish background.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 28, 2016, 09:24:31 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/cYYlBjm.jpg)

He was the uncle of Elena de Castellví y Shelly, the morganatic wife of infante Enrique of Spain. Elena was the daughter of his half-sister Margarita Shelly y MacCarthy, countess of Castellá.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 29, 2016, 11:20:24 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/6vUJd6M.jpg)

Isabel Alvarez de Montes II Duchess of Castro-Enríquez.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 29, 2016, 11:48:26 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/9zkxngI.jpg)

Jane Dormer, Duchess of Feria. She was the daughter of Sir William Dormer and Mary Sidney, and the wife of Gómez III Suárez de Figueroa, V Count and I Duke of Feria. She was a protector of English Catholics in Spain.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 29, 2016, 11:52:24 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/kiM7aqi.jpg)

Jane Dormer.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 29, 2016, 12:07:37 PM
The Duchess of Feria was a prominent member of the English and Spanish courts, an advisor to Philip II of Spain, a lady-in-waiting to his wives Mary Tudor and Anna of Austria. She was even considered for the post of governor of the Spanish Netherlands.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 29, 2016, 12:21:30 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/8gOdyjX.jpg)

The marchioness del Campillo de Murcia
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Post by: princeasturias on October 29, 2016, 12:27:52 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/AdWX7N5.jpg)

Marchioness of San Carlos del Pedroso
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Post by: princeasturias on October 29, 2016, 12:30:22 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/RDmURnZ.jpg)

Marchioness of Almenara
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Post by: princeasturias on October 29, 2016, 12:33:30 PM
The Duchess of Frías and her son in 1819
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Post by: princeasturias on October 29, 2016, 12:34:23 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/3enSWC6.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 29, 2016, 12:38:54 PM
Tirso de Olazábal y Lardizábal, Count of Arbelaiz, was a Spanish politician who belonged to the Basque nobility.

(http://i.imgur.com/Ei2YAKE.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 29, 2016, 12:48:11 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/mVEz7Ze.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on October 29, 2016, 12:54:12 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ZIBGO4T.jpg)

The count of Arbelaiz was a carlist, and here is sitting in the center with the pretender Jaime III to the right.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 29, 2016, 01:13:35 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/SLqdWSc.jpg)

The Olazábal siblings around 1890.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 29, 2016, 01:16:56 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ZrGM59b.jpg)

The Olazábal sisters.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 29, 2016, 01:21:09 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ajQi9jZ.jpg)

The Count of Castelblanco.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 29, 2016, 01:26:41 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/wWbmxVW.jpg)

His Scottish wife Maria Josefa Drummond, Countess of Castelblanco. Under her influence, the Count became and active Jacobite.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 31, 2016, 05:50:05 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/RGy1Q3g.jpg)

María González de Quintanilla marchioness of Torrelaguna.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 31, 2016, 08:58:09 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/jJZGUco.jpg)

Jaime Girona, count of Eleta.
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Post by: princeasturias on October 31, 2016, 09:00:13 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/GQpTKkr.jpg)

His wife doña Saturnina Canaleta.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 01, 2016, 10:17:06 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/ElpSSwj.jpg)

Doña Piedad de Yturbe, princess Max Egon von Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

(http://i.imgur.com/65ynbMl.jpg)

Her mother Trinidad von Scholtz-Hermensdorff, by marriage Mrs de Yturbe and Duchess of Parcent.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 01, 2016, 10:37:52 AM
Her father was Enrique Guillermo von Scholtz-Hermensdorff y Caravaca, marquis of Belvís de las Navas. She was one of the first women to be a member of the Spanish parliament.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 01, 2016, 10:48:59 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/MqjYaMb.jpg)

Two children of the Fernández de Córdoba family, one of the most powerful of Spanish nobility. The paintings must be of the late XVIII century or beginnings of the XIX century.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 01, 2016, 10:59:38 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/p297XWa.jpg)

Francisco Pío de Saboya y Moura, VI Marquis of Castel-Rodrigo and Prince Pío de Saboya with his sister.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 01, 2016, 11:11:37 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/wUJEIQZ.jpg)

Francisco de Moncada or Francesc de Montcada, III Marquis of Aytona, governor of the Spanish Netherlands by Antoon Van Dyck.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 01, 2016, 11:25:31 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/kiM7aqi.jpg)

Jane Dormer.

(http://i.imgur.com/s2j324S.jpg)

Her grandson Gómez IV Suárez de Figueroa, the Grand Duke of Feria, viceroy of Valencia, viceroy of Catalonia, governor of Milan.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 01, 2016, 11:30:09 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/YltjuCB.jpg)

Antonio de Leyva, prince of Ascoli, Spanish governor of Milan.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 01, 2016, 11:39:58 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/rr9wa6a.jpg)

Dionisia O´Lawlor, Duchess of Vistahermosa in 1841.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 01, 2016, 11:48:39 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/rDaROmZ.jpg)

Marquis de la Remisa.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 01, 2016, 11:53:06 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/hZUTUqC.jpg)

Marchioness of Ulagares.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 01, 2016, 11:58:24 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/1LiR8lc.jpg)

Don José O´Lawlor.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 04, 2016, 03:30:28 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/3RefArG.jpg)

José María Bernaldo de Quirós, marquis of Camposagrado, belonged to one of the most prominent families of the principality of Asturias. He married Cristina Muñoz y Borbón, a half-sister of queen Isabella II of Spain.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 04, 2016, 03:37:22 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/eWkQoAY.jpg)

One of their daughters, Ana Germana Bernaldo de Quirós y Muñoz, marchioness of Atarfe.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 04, 2016, 03:59:40 PM
Her grandson Jaime Méndez de Vigo married Monika princess Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg.

(http://i.imgur.com/C3zPkic.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on November 04, 2016, 04:13:35 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/U1GYqbS.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on November 04, 2016, 04:29:45 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ZWks8nz.jpg)

Their daughter Pilar Méndez de Vigo y Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg married duke Paul Wladimir of Oldenburg.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 04, 2016, 04:40:26 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/61NJLCB.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on November 06, 2016, 02:46:57 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/8cy4NiS.jpg)

Luis Pasqual de Riquelme Fontes, marquis of Peñacerrada.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 06, 2016, 02:55:46 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ajMxHYB.jpg)

His second wife Mercedes Sevilla Navarro.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 06, 2016, 03:09:19 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/uK800vT.jpg)

The marquis of Peñacerrada as a child with his mother and siblings.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 16, 2016, 05:08:19 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/WwtHLqm.jpg)

Alvaro de Bazán y Guzmán I marquis of Santa Cruz, was an admiral who was never defeated in his fifty-year long career.

(http://i.imgur.com/ezzGiW9.jpg)

Don Alvaro represented as the god Mars.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 16, 2016, 05:13:26 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/9MpgOAo.jpg)

His descendant José Joaquín de Silva-Bazán IX Marquis of Santa Cruz.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 16, 2016, 07:21:12 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/pcIfJFl.jpg)

His second wife Marianna von Waldstein, daughter of Emanuel Filibert Count of Waldstein-Wartenberg und Maria Anna Theresia princess of Liechtenstein.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 16, 2016, 07:27:27 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ry2Yxnq.jpg)

Their daughter María Ana de Silva-Bazán y Waldstein, countess of Haro.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 16, 2016, 07:30:09 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/h0MwcLm.jpg)

Their son José Gabriel de Silva-Bazán y Waldstein, X Marquis of Santa Cruz.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 16, 2016, 07:34:35 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/KDXm0P1.jpg)

His wife Joaquina Téllez-Girón y Pimentel, whose father was the IX Duke of Osuna.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 16, 2016, 07:40:21 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/i0cIDvi.jpg)

Joaquina Téllez-Girón marchioness of Santa Cruz is the little girl between her parents.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 16, 2016, 07:46:26 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/NMOJwTd.jpg)

José Gabriel and Joaquina´s youngest child, Inés de Silva-Bazán y Téllez-Girón.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 16, 2016, 07:48:27 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/v6tn5dG.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on November 16, 2016, 07:55:40 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/RRJhSVp.jpg)

Her son José Osorio y Silva, Duke of Sesto, Marquis of Alcañices, Duke of Alburquerque
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Post by: princeasturias on November 16, 2016, 08:00:12 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/EPwvTAM.jpg)

He became the second husband of princess Sophie Troubetzkoy, a Russian noblewoman who was considered the bastard daughter of czar Nicholas I.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 16, 2016, 08:03:29 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/0Ph8mbJ.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on November 16, 2016, 08:05:04 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/75u56gJ.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on November 16, 2016, 08:07:15 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/GkrsHQo.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on November 16, 2016, 08:08:45 PM
Sophie Troubetzkoy is considered the one who brought the Christmas tree tradition to Spain.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 16, 2016, 08:12:19 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/vqRUjis.jpg)

Francisca de Sales Portocarrero de Guzmán VI Countess of Montijo.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 16, 2016, 08:17:26 PM
At the age of 14 she married Felipe Antonio de Palafox y Croÿ d´Havre. Among their children were
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Post by: princeasturias on November 16, 2016, 08:23:35 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/l364e03.jpg)

María Gabriela de Palafox y Portocarrero, marquise of Lazán.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 16, 2016, 08:27:11 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Z2cPha7.jpg)

María Tomasa de Palafox y Portocarrero, marquise of Villafranca.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 16, 2016, 08:40:27 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/s2IR3dw.jpg)

Cipriano de Palafox y Portocarrero, VIII Count of Montijo.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 16, 2016, 08:47:00 PM
During the Napoleonic Wars, Cipriano was an afrancesado, the despective name given to those Spaniards who liked everything French, especially the ideals of the Revolution. When King Ferdinand VII recovered the throne, most of them emigrated to France fearing for their lives, but Cipriano was only expelled from Madrid and ordered to establish in Málaga. There he met his future wife.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 16, 2016, 08:58:59 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/zEJwIfM.jpg)

María Manuela Kirkpatrick.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 16, 2016, 09:03:46 PM
She was the daughter of a Scottish merchant who served as the United States consul in Málaga and a lady from Liege, in present day Belgium. Through her mother she was related to Ferdinand the Lesseps, the Frenchman who built the Suez Canal.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 16, 2016, 09:06:16 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/N3IK47o.jpg)

Their daughters Francisca de Sales and Eugenia
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Post by: princeasturias on November 16, 2016, 09:10:37 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/00cIhLI.jpg)

Francisca de Sales succeeded her father as Countess of Montijo and became Duchess of Alba by marriage.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 16, 2016, 09:18:08 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/lm49uFS.jpg)

Eugenia inherited the title Countess of Teba from her father, and was also empress of France.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 16, 2016, 09:28:12 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/RRJhSVp.jpg)

Her son José Osorio y Silva, Duke of Sesto, Marquis of Alcañices, Duke of Alburquerque

There was a kind of love triangle between José Osorio y Silva and the Montijo sisters. He fell in love with Francisca de Sales, who was married to Jacobo Fitzjames Stuart y Ventimiglia. So he befriended Eugenia in order to be close to her sister. Eugenia fell in love with José, so it was a shock for her when she realized he was just using her. She fell into depression and it is believed she tried to commit suicide.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 16, 2016, 09:45:39 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/TuQbGZZ.jpg)

Carmen Avial y Llorens countess of Albox
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Post by: princeasturias on November 16, 2016, 09:49:18 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/NafpBqA.jpg)

Mercedes Mendeville countess of San Félix
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Post by: princeasturias on November 16, 2016, 10:04:37 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/IPDY6in.jpg)

Angela Gayoso de los Cobos y Téllez-Girón, married the III Duke of Tamames.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 24, 2016, 06:50:47 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/ceQYRWi.jpg)

Manuel de la Lastra y Marcos, marquis of Benamejí and his son Manuel de la Lastra y Cortines, marquis of Torrenueva
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Post by: princeasturias on November 24, 2016, 07:56:04 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/n2JOLjg.jpg)

The duchess of Arión
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Post by: princeasturias on November 24, 2016, 08:37:37 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Z2r14Ol.jpg)

Gaspar Soliveres and his family
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Post by: princeasturias on November 24, 2016, 08:49:16 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/aXLlBAi.jpg)

Mercedes Falcó Anchorena and her daughter Mercedes de Soto y Falcó. Daughter and granddaughter of the V Dukes of Fernán Núñez.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 24, 2016, 09:45:58 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/a23gbvh.jpg)

The marquises of Marianao, prominent members of Barcelona high society
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Post by: princeasturias on November 25, 2016, 02:45:19 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/4YT1jpn.jpg)

Cristóbal Colón de Carbajal, XVII Duke of Veragua and Marquis of Jamaica
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Post by: princeasturias on November 25, 2016, 02:48:59 PM
He was a direct descendant of Christopher Columbus. In fact, Cristóbal Colón is Spanish for Christopher Columbus.He was murdered by members of the terrorist band ETA in the 80´s.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 25, 2016, 02:53:22 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/XS1hsvO.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on November 25, 2016, 03:05:47 PM
The Duke of Veragua in front of the Unión Station during Columbus Day celebration in Washington DC

(http://i.imgur.com/5eZ0n8y.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on November 25, 2016, 03:17:35 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/o2QDOwm.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on November 25, 2016, 04:13:34 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/PKOf3G9.jpg)

The XIII Duke of Veragua Cristóbal Colón de la Cerda, who attended as a special guest the Chicago Columbian Exposition.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 25, 2016, 04:20:11 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/UudiMMq.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on November 25, 2016, 04:27:33 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/gCmsCzl.jpg)

His mother Pilar de la Cerda y Gaud, duchess of Veragua
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Post by: princeasturias on November 25, 2016, 04:41:16 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/qSyfbGn.jpg)

The II Duke of San Carlos´children
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Post by: princeasturias on November 25, 2016, 04:48:26 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/UzHhwuv.png)

Maria Teresa Marone-Cinzano, granddaughter of King Alfonso XIII and Victoria Eugenia of Battenberg, at her wedding with José María Ruiz de Arana XVII Duke of Baena
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Post by: princeasturias on November 25, 2016, 05:14:05 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/s593KkQ.jpg)

Vicente Joaquín Osorio de Moscoso, XV Marquis of Astorga
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Post by: princeasturias on November 25, 2016, 05:21:53 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Scq6Vi4.jpg)

Vicente Pío Osorio de Moscoso XVIII Marquis of Astorga
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Post by: princeasturias on November 25, 2016, 05:26:10 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/xeA95hq.jpg)

His daughter-in-law Luisa Teresa Infanta of Spain
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Post by: princeasturias on November 25, 2016, 05:29:03 PM
She was a daughter of Infante Francisco de Paula, and a sister-in-law and cousin of queen Isabella II.
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Post by: princeasturias on November 25, 2016, 05:32:14 PM
Eventhough the Osorio de Moscoso was one of the most important families in Spain, the wedding was considered morganatic for her.
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Post by: princeasturias on December 14, 2016, 02:32:17 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/RiGG274.jpg)

Julia Schmidtlein y García-Teruel, wife of the marquis of Bermejillo del Rey, with their daughter Carolina.
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Post by: princeasturias on December 14, 2016, 02:48:38 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/FiRSFCG.jpg)

Joaquín de la Pezuela, marquis of Viluma and viceroy of Peru from 1816 to 1821.
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Post by: princeasturias on December 14, 2016, 02:54:17 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/lOyQQIv.jpg)

His older son Manuel de la Pezuela, marquis of Viluma, was an important politician. First he followed the carlist pretender but later changed and became loyal to queen Isabella II.
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Post by: princeasturias on December 14, 2016, 02:59:15 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/x75WXBK.jpg)

Manuel de la Pezuela and his family
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Post by: princeasturias on December 14, 2016, 03:13:35 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/h9qIF4Y.jpg)

Joaquín´s younger son, Juan de la Pezuela, count of Cheste. Contrary to his brother Manuel, who was born in Spain, Juan was born in Lima, Peru, so he was a criollo. That´s a Spaniard born in the colonies, like the Creoles from Louisiana.
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Post by: princeasturias on December 14, 2016, 03:22:17 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/xVdWYos.jpg)

Juan de la Pezuela, count of Cheste, on his 90th birthday
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Post by: princeasturias on December 14, 2016, 03:27:23 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/fkIzIzh.jpg)

Photographs of Joaquín de la Pezuela, the count of Cheste´s son
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Post by: princeasturias on December 14, 2016, 03:30:28 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/7Fon5Fq.jpg)

Javier de la Pezuela, the count of Cheste´s grandson
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Post by: princeasturias on December 14, 2016, 04:09:55 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/V1G31si.jpg)

Adelaida Crooke y Guzmán, XXV Countess of Valencia de don Juan
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Post by: princeasturias on December 14, 2016, 04:18:42 PM
Her title refers to a village in the province of León, in northwestern Spain and was created in 1398
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Post by: princeasturias on December 14, 2016, 04:42:27 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/HTpWNcl.jpg)

Her father Juan Bautista Crooke y Navarrot
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Post by: princeasturias on December 14, 2016, 05:08:26 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/eaFWbxF.jpg)

Spanish socialite María de León with her boyfriend Vicente Dalmau, count of Creixell
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Post by: princeasturias on December 14, 2016, 05:19:23 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/DRO1py1.jpg)

María de León belongs to the family of the counts of Lebrija, whose palace in Seville is pretty amazing, and the best is that is open to tourists.
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Post by: princeasturias on December 14, 2016, 05:35:43 PM
The palace is famous for the roman mosaics used for its floors.
(http://i.imgur.com/Cma39cu.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on December 14, 2016, 05:56:06 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/lbWPnKq.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on December 14, 2016, 05:57:54 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/g1C3b67.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on December 14, 2016, 06:01:50 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/MIhxDLB.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on January 04, 2017, 07:58:03 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/dGmcKnh.jpg)

The marquis and marchioness of Malferit
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Post by: princeasturias on January 08, 2017, 08:26:44 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/UzHhwuv.png)

Maria Teresa Marone-Cinzano, granddaughter of King Alfonso XIII and Victoria Eugenia of Battenberg, at her wedding with José María Ruiz de Arana XVII Duke of Baena

The groom´s greatgrandmother, Matilde de Aguilera y Gamboa, lady of Fontagud

(http://i.imgur.com/6Y04ZLF.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on January 15, 2017, 04:21:55 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/HYJ6tX1.jpg)


Pilar González de Gregorio y Alvarez de Toledo, the second of three children and only daughter of the duchess of Medina Sidonia
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Post by: princeasturias on January 15, 2017, 04:26:25 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/dAhb7DS.jpg)

Pilar with her son José Márquez y González de Gregorio.
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Post by: princeasturias on January 15, 2017, 04:33:37 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/wTyZlJI.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on January 15, 2017, 04:40:17 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Xa8TjbO.jpg)


Her son at his wedding with the Hungarian countess Edina Zichy.
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Post by: princeasturias on January 15, 2017, 04:51:47 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/cKoGNix.jpg)


Pilar´s younger son Tomás Terry y González de Gregorio
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Post by: princeasturias on January 15, 2017, 04:54:22 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/lEQQG9f.jpg)


Pilar´s sons, Tomás Terry to the left and José Márquez to the right
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Post by: princeasturias on January 15, 2017, 05:05:00 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/tecVr61.jpg)


Francisco Javier de Sentmenat-Oms, V marquis of Castelldosríus
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Post by: princeasturias on January 15, 2017, 05:13:01 PM
George Loring was an American merchant who established at the Spanish city of Málaga and married a local girl, Julia Oyarzabal. They were the parents, among others, of Jorge Loring Oyarzabal, a philantropist who was created I marquis of Casa Loring.
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Post by: princeasturias on January 15, 2017, 05:14:57 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/LLVVWtD.jpg)


Jorge Loring Oyarzabal, marquis of Casa Loring
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Post by: princeasturias on January 15, 2017, 05:18:40 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/hmPQ1A3.jpg)

His wife Amalia Heredia Livermore
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Post by: princeasturias on January 15, 2017, 05:21:33 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/lFl4uqN.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on January 15, 2017, 05:26:26 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Dp2ouuW.jpg)

One of their daughters, Amalia Loring Heredia, marchioness of Silvela
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Post by: princeasturias on January 15, 2017, 05:31:36 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/7uvru6w.jpg)


She married the Spanish prime minister Francisco Silvela y de Le Vielleuze.
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Post by: princeasturias on January 15, 2017, 05:37:21 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/4oV6ktf.jpg)


Another daughter, Isabel Loring Heredia, countess of Benahavis
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Post by: princeasturias on January 15, 2017, 06:35:16 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/MWHQyvg.png)


The blond girl to the left holding queen Letizia´s veil is Ana Codorniú y Alvarez de Toledo, whose mother Victoria Eugenia Alvarez de Toledo y Marone-Cinzano is the VII marchioness of Casa Loring.
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Post by: princeasturias on January 15, 2017, 06:40:22 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/VwerXL0.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on January 15, 2017, 06:55:56 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/vq76U0o.jpg)

The VII Count of Lemos
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Post by: princeasturias on January 15, 2017, 07:02:27 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/cBtseRu.jpg)

Ana de Borja y Centelles, wife of the X Count of Lemos
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Post by: princeasturias on January 15, 2017, 07:05:27 PM
She belonged to an important Spanish noble family known for the members of their Italian branch, the Borgias.
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Post by: princeasturias on January 20, 2017, 03:32:10 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/CxbaV1G.jpg)

The countess de la Viñaza, at the time her husband was the Spanish ambassador to the Russian Empire.
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Post by: princeasturias on January 20, 2017, 03:52:37 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/WHPGt5y.jpg)

Luis José Sartorius y Tapia, I count of San Luis, was a Spanish nobleman and politician of Polish background, who was prime minister of Spain during the reign of Isabella II
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Post by: princeasturias on January 20, 2017, 03:58:20 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/SdWoTwn.jpg)

The countess of San Luis, his wife
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Post by: princeasturias on January 20, 2017, 04:02:34 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/lRE6k6H.jpg)

Their daughter-in-law, whose husband Fernando de Sartorius y Chacón was Spanish Ambassador to Portugal
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Post by: princeasturias on January 20, 2017, 04:22:11 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/UtiVTEY.jpg)

Isabel Sartorius, daughter of the IV Marquis of Mariño, she was King Felipe VI´s girlfriend between 1989-1991.
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Post by: princeasturias on January 20, 2017, 04:45:05 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/fAZLcmz.jpg)

Her stepmother, princess Nora von und zu Liechtenstein, marchioness of Mariño
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Post by: princeasturias on January 20, 2017, 04:50:23 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ba6cOpE.jpg)

From left to right, Cecilia Sartorius, her husband Federico Green and her stepmother Nora von und zu Liechtenstein
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Post by: princeasturias on January 20, 2017, 05:09:44 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/cxJSIlv.jpg)

Marquis of Labrador, Spanish Ambassador to the Congress of Vienna
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Post by: princeasturias on January 25, 2017, 03:16:16 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Eje9Jju.jpg)

Blanca Pérez de Guzmán, a daughter of the dukes of T´Serclaes and wife of the count of Rivadabia
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Post by: princeasturias on January 25, 2017, 03:46:47 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/atFlKgF.jpg)

The III Duke of Zaragoza. He was the official train driver of King Alfonso XIII of Spain
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Post by: princeasturias on January 25, 2017, 04:18:28 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/rCb9FM4.jpg)

The II Duke of Santoña with his son
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Post by: princeasturias on January 25, 2017, 04:22:53 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/vQcPyBl.jpg)

His first wife Clara Murrieta y Bellido (daughter of the marquis of Santurce) with her son the III Duke of Santoña
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Post by: princeasturias on January 25, 2017, 04:48:03 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/6oVFFv6.jpg)

His second wife Sol Fitzjames Stuart, to the right, with her brother the XVII Duke of Alba and her niece the XVIII Duchess of Alba
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Post by: princeasturias on January 25, 2017, 05:07:17 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/lm49uFS.jpg)

Eugenia inherited the title Countess of Teba from her father, and was also empress of France.

Eugenia survived her only son, the Prince Imperial of France, and was succeeded as countess of Teba by her grandniece Sol Fitzjames Stuart
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Post by: princeasturias on January 25, 2017, 05:13:23 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/dbncnU0.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on January 25, 2017, 05:27:20 PM
In this photo taken in 1960 we can see sitting to the left Sol Fitzjames Stuart XXI Countess of Teba holding her great-grandson Javier Patiño y Mitjans. Sitting to the right her son Carlos Alfonso de Mitjans y Fitzjames Stuart XXII Count of Teba.
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Post by: princeasturias on January 25, 2017, 05:31:15 PM
Standing, from right to left, her Mexican born daughter-in-law Elena Verea Corcuera, her granddaughter Macarena de Mitjans y Verea XXIII Countess of Teba and her granddaughter´s husband Francisco de Borja Patiño y Arróspide XI Count of Arco
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Post by: princeasturias on January 25, 2017, 05:44:51 PM
Javier Patiño y Mitjans XII Count of Arco and heir to his mother the XXIII Countess of Teba, is the baby in the arms of his great-grandmother Sol Fitzjames Stuart. He is married to Eugenia de Soto y Fitzjames Stuart, whose great-grandfather Hernando Fitzjames Stuart Duke of Peñaranda was Sol´s brother. So, he and his wife are great-great-grandchildren of the XVI Duke of Alba.
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Post by: princeasturias on January 25, 2017, 05:55:06 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/kt2Iv3V.jpg)

Hernando Fitzjames Stuart Duke of Peñaranda de Duero with Ivor Churchill Guest in New York City in 1914
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Post by: princeasturias on January 25, 2017, 05:58:18 PM
Churchill Guest was a cousin of Winston and the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland during the Easter Rising
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Post by: princeasturias on January 25, 2017, 06:09:12 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/rBRdO5a.jpg)

The marchioness of La Guardia with her eleven children
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Post by: princeasturias on January 26, 2017, 05:12:10 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/w2ueFLL.jpg)

Ricardo Soriano y Scholtz von Hermensdorff, marquis of Ivanrey with Infanta Eulalia of Spain
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Post by: princeasturias on January 26, 2017, 05:47:48 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/nNESxF9.jpg)

The marquis of Ivanrey
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Post by: princeasturias on January 26, 2017, 05:50:22 PM
Ricardo Soriano y Scholtz von Hermensdorff was a first cousin of Piedad de Yturbe y Scholtz von Hermensdorff, the wife of prince Max Egon of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
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Post by: princeasturias on January 26, 2017, 06:17:37 PM
Ricardo Soriano married the American heiress Italia Blair from Chicago, daughter of Chauncey Justus Blair, a banker, and his wife Mary Anne Italia Mitchell, from a prominent family of Illinois. They had a daughter, Inés Soriano y Blair, III Marchioness of Ivanrey
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Post by: princeasturias on January 26, 2017, 06:27:30 PM
The marquis of Ivanrey was the discoverer and first promotor of Marbella and the Costa del Sol, the name given to the coastline of the province of Málaga in Andalusia, southern Spain. It must be remembered that his maternal family, the Scholtz von Hermensdorff was one of the most important of that province
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Post by: princeasturias on January 26, 2017, 06:29:44 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/lunM53d.jpg)

The Scholtz von Hermensdorff sisters in 1875
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Post by: princeasturias on January 26, 2017, 06:40:48 PM
Ivanrey started to promote Marbella in the 1940s, convincing his cousin´s husband, Max Egon von Hohenlohe-Langenburg, to follow him.
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Post by: princeasturias on January 26, 2017, 06:54:29 PM
Max Egon was a German Protestant prince and apparently his marriage to the Catholic Piedad de Yturbe was something that his family did not approved. They had residences in Madrid, Zarautz  ( a seaside town in the Spanish Basque country) and Biarritz ( in the French Basque country). Ivanrey convinced him Marbella had a better weather and both of them were followed by friends and relatives like the Bismarcks, Rothschilds, Thurn und Taxis, Goldsmiths, Metternich
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Post by: princeasturias on January 26, 2017, 07:00:40 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/jLoSMDe.jpg)

Alfonso de Hohenlohe and his first wife Ira von Fürstenberg
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Post by: princeasturias on January 26, 2017, 07:08:30 PM
Alfonso was one of the six children of Max Egon and Piedad de Hohenlohe, and was named after his godfather King Alfonso XIII of Spain. He was the only one of the siblings who did not marry into the Spanish nobility. He was one of the most important promotors of Marbella
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Post by: princeasturias on January 26, 2017, 07:15:13 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/yFlLGfJ.jpg)

Alfonso with brother-in-law Egon von Fürstenberg, the one who married fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg
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Post by: princeasturias on January 26, 2017, 07:32:09 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/EW3drNr.jpg)

His nephew Marco de Hohenlohe-Langenburg y Medina, who succeded his maternal grandmother as the XIX Duke of Medinaceli. So he became the head of Spain´s most important noble family
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Post by: princeasturias on January 26, 2017, 07:46:58 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/mEEJgRx.jpg)

Marco de Hohenlohe´s grandmother, Victoria Eugenia Fernández de Córdoba y Fernández de Henestrosa XVIII Duchess of Medinaceli as a girl
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Post by: princeasturias on January 26, 2017, 08:00:54 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/AMN3xTK.jpg)


The duchess was famous for her balls, like this celebrated at her residence in Seville. Among the guests we can see princes Rainier and Grace of Monaco and Jackie Kennedy
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Post by: princeasturias on January 26, 2017, 08:08:52 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/29MWYuJ.jpg)

Marco´s brother Pablo de Hohenlohe-Langenburg y Medina on his wedding day
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Post by: princeasturias on January 26, 2017, 08:10:57 PM
Pablo is a close friend of King Felipe VI
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Post by: princeasturias on January 26, 2017, 08:13:52 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/6R0tNeT.jpg)

Pablo, his wife María de Prado and their daughters
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Post by: princeasturias on January 26, 2017, 08:21:00 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/h9ODLOY.jpg)

From right to left, Pablo, Gunilla von Bismarck (German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck´s greatgranddaughter  ), Pablo´s wife and Luis Ortiz, Gunilla´s ex-husband
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Post by: princeasturias on January 26, 2017, 08:34:24 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/vA6tcN8.jpg)

Gunilla is a German countess who is considered by the Spanish media as the queen of Marbella, here with her son Francisco José Ortiz von Bismarck. His godmother is queen Silvia of Sweden, Gunilla and the Swedish king were classmates
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Post by: princeasturias on January 26, 2017, 08:42:25 PM
Marco and Pablo de Hohenlohe are first cousins of Rafael and Luis Medina y Abascal. Luis with American heiress Amanda Hearst, his girlfriend at the momento
(http://i.imgur.com/zSXYefD.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on January 26, 2017, 08:44:11 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/odS062r.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on January 26, 2017, 08:47:40 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/5DDozKE.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on January 26, 2017, 08:51:50 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/gl5XrFR.jpg)

The older brother Rafael Medina y Abascal duke of Feria
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Post by: princeasturias on January 26, 2017, 08:55:55 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Z1i6kgF.jpg)

The duke and duchess of Feria
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Post by: princeasturias on January 26, 2017, 08:59:32 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/IwslAdJ.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on January 26, 2017, 09:03:59 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/aV9F4e2.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on January 26, 2017, 09:08:39 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/i0EUwCX.jpg)

The duke of Feria at his wedding with his wife, his younger brother and their mother Nati Abascal
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Post by: princeasturias on January 26, 2017, 09:12:49 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Uncmf8A.jpg)

Nati Abascal, exduchess of Feria with sons and daughter-in-law
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Post by: princeasturias on January 26, 2017, 09:17:26 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/bhurT5c.jpg)

The duke of Feria and his late cousin Marco duke of Medinaceli
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Post by: princeasturias on January 26, 2017, 09:20:55 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/WBu4shA.jpg)

Pablo de Hohenlohe with his uncle´s exwife Nati Abascal
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Post by: princeasturias on January 26, 2017, 09:26:39 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/fxblstL.jpg)

Nati Abascal attending the funeral of her nephew Marco de Hohenlohe duke of Medinaceli
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Post by: princeasturias on January 26, 2017, 09:32:58 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/gh5k0Xs.jpg)

Luis de la Cerda y Aragón, IX Duke of Medinaceli and viceroy of Naples
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Post by: princeasturias on January 29, 2017, 04:25:10 PM
The duke of Feria with his grandmother the duchess of Medinaceli and his wife

(http://i.imgur.com/nl7iEl1.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on January 29, 2017, 04:31:17 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/POiWyu7.jpg)

The duchess of Medinaceli´s youngest child the duke of Segorbe with his daughters Sol and Luna Medina y Orleans-Braganza
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Post by: princeasturias on January 29, 2017, 04:46:18 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/YZuAvsn.jpg)

Jaime de Mora y Aragón, a child of the marquises of Casa Riera and a brother of queen Fabiola of Belgium
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Post by: princeasturias on January 29, 2017, 04:48:21 PM
Famous in Spain for his eccentricity, he was another of the great promotors of Marbella
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Post by: princeasturias on January 29, 2017, 04:49:35 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/0newpMI.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on January 29, 2017, 04:58:18 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/uM0vXIL.jpg)

Ramón de Castro y Gutiérrez, marquis of Lorca, governor of Puerto Rico
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Post by: princeasturias on January 29, 2017, 05:44:07 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/716GbHM.jpg)

María Teresa del Castillo, daughter of the marquises of Valera
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Post by: princeasturias on January 29, 2017, 05:50:10 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/HVdVINU.jpg)

Felicia de Alvear y Fernández de Lara, Countess of San Félix
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Post by: princeasturias on January 29, 2017, 05:59:28 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/p6fo12X.jpg)

The II Marquis of Villafuerte
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Post by: princeasturias on January 29, 2017, 06:22:31 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/r80p9Rf.jpg)

Hilda de Armada y Falcó countess of Güemes
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Post by: princeasturias on January 29, 2017, 06:49:17 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/qVf07h1.jpg)

The marchioness of Saltillo
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Post by: princeasturias on February 04, 2017, 05:38:47 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/IG2kLsl.jpg)

Bernardo Cólogan y Cólogan
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Post by: princeasturias on February 04, 2017, 05:57:52 PM
He was the Spanish Ambassador to China and the Dean of Diplomatic Corps during the Boxer Rebellion.
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Post by: princeasturias on February 04, 2017, 06:03:03 PM
He had a good relationship with the Chinese empress and had access to the Forbidden City, something others ambassadors, like the British or American, didn´t. 
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Post by: princeasturias on February 04, 2017, 06:05:27 PM
After the rebellion he drew up the treaty between China and the Western Powers, which was signed by the empress and the foreign ambassadors in the Spanish Embassy.
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Post by: princeasturias on February 04, 2017, 06:10:38 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/xv9uejT.jpg)

Bernardo Cologan, sitting in the center, and the other western ambassadors in the Spanish Embassy of Beijing.
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Post by: princeasturias on February 04, 2017, 06:12:38 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/NKeWzQk.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on June 15, 2017, 05:01:46 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/AD7kkfN.jpg)
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Post by: princeasturias on June 15, 2017, 05:32:30 PM
Isabel Preysler is a Spanish socialité of Filipino background. Born in Manila, her father Carlos Preysler y Pérez de Tagle belonged to a Filipino cadet branch of the Spanish marquises of Altamira. She became famous thanks to her marriage with singer Julio Iglesias. They had three children, including singer Enrique Iglesias. They divorced and she married secondly Carlos Falcó, marquis of Griñón. One daughter called Tamara Falcó. Divorced again and married a third time to Miguel Boyer, a former Spanish finance minister. They had a daughter called Ana Boyer. 
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Post by: princeasturias on June 15, 2017, 05:41:42 PM
Her husband Miguel Boyer died a couple of years ago and she is now dating Mario Vargas Llosa, a Peruvian writer who was the recipient of the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature and was created a marquis by King Juan Carlos of Spain.
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Post by: princeasturias on June 15, 2017, 05:44:43 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/qixsKM1.jpg)

Isabel Preysler and her partner Mario Vargas Llosa
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Post by: princeasturias on June 15, 2017, 05:51:34 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/OOHuJT3.jpg)

Son Enrique Iglesias with partner, Russian tennis player Anna Kournikova
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Post by: princeasturias on June 15, 2017, 05:55:19 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/cGjpiGa.jpg)

Daughter Tamara Falcó
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Post by: princeasturias on June 15, 2017, 05:57:29 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/4T6TQME.jpg)

Daughter Ana Boyer
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Post by: princeasturias on June 15, 2017, 06:06:06 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/lCv7GdK.jpg)

Isabel Preysler with her youngest children Enrique Iglesias, Tamara Falcó and Ana Boyer
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Post by: princeasturias on June 15, 2017, 06:12:20 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/2P3TIVj.jpg)

Isabel´s first husband Julio Iglesias with their children Isabel, Julio and Enrique
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Post by: princeasturias on June 15, 2017, 06:27:37 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/giLUppJ.jpg)

With her eldest daughter, nicknamed Chabeli Iglesias
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Post by: princeasturias on June 15, 2017, 06:33:36 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/lJt9X3C.jpg)

With her youngest daughters
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Post by: princeasturias on June 15, 2017, 06:42:18 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Wb4OfyP.jpg)

Ana Boyer with boyfriend, the Spanish tennis player Fernando Verdasco
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Post by: princeasturias on June 15, 2017, 06:54:01 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/rzTxys2.jpg)

With George Clooney