Pedro de Alcántara Álvarez de Toledo y Gonzaga, duque de Peñaranda

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Pedro de Alcántara Álvarez de Toledo y Gonzaga

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Birthplace: Madrid, Community of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Death: Died in Madrid, Community of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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Son of Antonio María Álvarez de Toledo y Pérez de Guzmán, X. marqués de Villafranca and Maria Antonia Dorotea Sinforosa Gonzaga Caracciolo
Husband of Maria del Carmen Josefa de Zúñiga y Fernández de Velasco
Brother of José Álvarez de Toledo y Gonzaga, XV. duque de Medina Sidonia; María Ignacia de Toledo y Gonzaga and Francisco de Borja Álvarez de Toledo y Gonzaga, XVI. duque de Medina Sidonia
Half brother of María Teresa de Toledo y Córdoba, marquesa de Mondéjar

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About Pedro de Alcántara Álvarez de Toledo y Gonzaga, duque de Peñaranda

English translation

  • Don Pedro de Alcantara Alvarez de Toledo y Gonzaga (Madrid, October 20, 1765 - Madrid, July 8, 1824), Count Consort Castañar Miranda was a Spanish aristocrat who served in the Royal House.

Life and family

  • He was the son of Antonio Alvarez de Toledo and Perez de Guzman, XI marquis of Villafranca, and Maria Antonia Gonzaga and Caracciolo, daughter of the Duke of Solferino I.
  • His father died when she was only 8 years, was Gentleman of the Royal House of Fernando VI and chief butler of Queen Barbara of Braganza. He had also been Director of the Board of Directors and President of the Office of the State.
  • Very young, and as his two older brothers, go to the Royal House as Gentleman of the Royal House. (His older brother José Alvarez de Toledo y Gonzaga had married the famous Cayetana de Silva y Álvarez de Toledo, thirteenth Duchess of Alba, but died in 1796.)
  • He in turn married Maria del Carmen Fernandez Josefa de Zuniga y Velasco, daughter and heir of the Duke of Penaranda de Duero and Castañar Counts of Miranda. He soon won the confidence of the Prince of Asturias Fernando and initiates a close friendship with him.
  • After the War of Spanish Independence and the return of the King, he was appointed Lord Steward and therefore head of the Royal House, in June 1815.
  • Absolute reactionary, was the first royal servants dismissed by the government of the Liberal Triennium in 1820. However, as soon as the King regained power in 1823 he stayed in his post.
  • He died a year later.
  • The King did not provide their vacancy, entrusting the stewardship covering the Marquis of Valverde, Count Torrejón widower, Lord Steward of the Queen Maria Josefa of Saxony, then of Queen Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Queen Regent's death her husband.
  • Golden Fleece - Knights: Spanish Branch
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Pedro de Alcántara Álvarez de Toledo y Gonzaga, duque de Peñaranda's Timeline

1765
October 20, 1765
Madrid, Community of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
1824
July 8, 1824
Age 58
Madrid, Community of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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