José Joaquín Álvarez de Toledo y Silva (1826 - 1900)

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Nicknames: "XVIII Duque de Medina Sidonia"
Birthplace: Madrid, Community of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Death: Died in Madrid, Community of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Managed by: George J. Homs
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About José Joaquín Álvarez de Toledo y Silva

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  • Don José Joaquín Álvarez de Toledo y Silva, 18th Duke of Medina Sidonia, 14th Marquis of Villafranca del Bierzo, 14th Marquis of los Vélez, 12th Duke of Fernandina, 13th Marquis of Molina and 22nd Count of Niebla, Grandee of Spain, Knight of the Reales Maestranzas de Caballería de Valencia and Seville, and of the Order of Alcántara (Madrid, Spain; 14 August 1826 - 15 February 1900) was a Spanish aristocrat and politician who served as Superior Chief of the Palace from 1885 until his death.

Background

  • The Duke was the elder son of Pedro de Alcántara Álvarez de Toledo, 17th Duke of Medina Sidonia and María del Pilar Joaquina de Silva, fifth daughter of José Gabriel de Silva, 12th Marquis of Santa Cruz and Joaquina Téllez-Girón y Pimentel, daughter of Pedro Téllez-Girón, 9th Duke of Osuna and María Josefa Pimentel, 14th Countess Duchess of Benavente. He was educated at the Theresian Military Academy, in Austro-Hungary, where his father was exiled for being a carlist sympathiser.

Politics

  • In 1847, Queen Isabella II lifted the seizure of the properties of the Medina Sidonias in Spain, and the family was able to return. The young Pepe, by then Marquis of los Vélez, started his political career, taking a seat in 1852 at the Parliament of the Two Sicilies, as Prince of Paternò. He succeeded in the dukedom in 1862, and following the Restoration of the monarchy in 1874, became senator in his own right in 1875 and for the province of Cádiz in 1876.
  • From 1885, he served as Superior Chief of Palace with King Alfonso XIII, and was part of the extraordinary embassy, headed by the Duke of Montpensier, sent to Russia in 1883 to represent Spain at the coronation of Tsar Alexander III. He received numerous honours and decorations, including the Golden Fleece, the Collar of the Order of Charles III and the Grand Cross of the Order of the Immaculate Conception of Vila Viçosa.

Family

  • Medina Sidonia married his first cousin Rosalía Caro y Álvarez de Toledo, daughter of Pedro Caro, 4th Marquis of la Romana and granddaughter of Pedro Caro, 3rd Marquis of la Romana, in Erpel, Austro-Hungary, the 26 September 1846. They had four children:
  1. Doña María del Socorro Álvarez de Toledo (1847–1929), married Don José Maria Ortuño de Ezpeleta, 4th Duke of Castroterreño and had issue.
  2. Don Alonso Álvarez de Toledo, 15th Marquis of los Vélez (1850–1897), married Doña María Trinidad Caballero, daughter of Andrés Caballero, 1st Marquis of Somosancho. Died before succeeding his father and without issue.
  3. Doña Inés Álvarez de Toledo, 16th Marquise of Cazaza en África (1857–1937), married Don Fernando Ramírez de Haro, 13th Count of Bornos, and had issue.
  4. Don José Joaquín Álvarez de Toledo, 19th Duke of Medina Sidonia, who succeeded in the titles of his father.
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José Joaquín Álvarez de Toledo y Silva, XVIII. duque de Medina Sidonia's Timeline

1826
August 14, 1826
Madrid, Community of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
1846
September 26, 1846
Age 20
Erpel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
1847
July 4, 1847
Age 20
1850
1850
Age 23
1857
March 12, 1857
Age 30
1865
December 28, 1865
Age 39
Madrid, Community of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
1900
February 15, 1900
Age 73
Madrid, Community of Madrid, Madrid, Spain