Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba

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María del Rosario Cayetana Paloma Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Fernanda Teresa Francisca de Paula Lourdes Antonia Josefa Fausta Rita Castor Dorotea Santa Esperanza Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva Falcó y Gurtubay

Spanish: María del Rosario Cayetana Paloma Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Fernanda Teresa Francisca de Paula Lourdes Antonia Josefa Fausta Rita Castor Dorotea Santa Esperanza Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva Falcó y Gurtubay, XI. duquesa de Berwick
Also Known As: "Doña Maria Del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva", "18 Duchess of Alba"
Birthdate: (88)
Birthplace: Palacio de Liria, Madrid, España
Death: November 20, 2014 (88)
Palacio de las Dueñas, Seville, Sevilla, Andalusia, Spain (Complications from pneumonia)
Place of Burial: Seville, Sevilla, Andalusia, Spain
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart y Falcó, XVII. duque de Alba de Tormes and Doña Maria Del Rosario De Silva y Gurtubay, IX Marquesa de San Vicente del Barco
Wife of Luis Martínez de Irujo y Artázcoz; Jesús Aguirre y Ortiz de Zárate and Private
Partner of Pepe-Luis Vázquez Garcés
Mother of Carlos Fitz-James Stuart y Martínez de Irujo, XIX. duque de Alba de Tormes; Private; Private; Private; Private and 1 other

Occupation: XVIII Duquesa de Alba T.
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About Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba

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María del Rosario Cayetana Paloma Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Fernanda Teresa Francisca de Paula Lourdes Antonia Josefa Fausta Rita Castor Dorotea Santa Esperanza Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva Falcó y Gurtubay, 18th Duchess of Alba de Tormes, Grandee of Spain (28 March 1926 – 20 November 2014) was the head of the House of Alba and the third woman to carry the title in her own right.

She was born at Liria Palace on 28 March 1926, as the only child of the 17th Duke of Alba (a prominent politician and diplomat during the 1930s and 1940s), and his wife, María del Rosario de Silva y Gurtubay, 9th Marchioness of San Vicente del Barco. Her godmother was the Queen Consort of Spain, Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, King of Spain Alfonso XIII de Borbón’s wife.

The matriarch’s senior title was Duchess of Alba, but she had more than 40 others. According to Guinness World Records, she had more titles recognized by an existing government than any other noble in the world.

As the male-preference primogeniture from James FitzJames, she also claimed the title of Duchess of Berwick. She was a direct descendant of the King James II of Great Britain, through his illegitimate son James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick by his mistress Arabella Churchill.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2045627/Duchess-Alba-marries-toyboy-Alfonso-Diez-lavish-wedding-ceremony.html _20.11.2014_


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Doña María del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva, 18th Duchess of Alba de Tormes, Grandee of Spain (28 March 1926 – 20 November 2014), was head of the House of Alba and the third woman to hold the dukedom of Alba in her own right.

Born at Liria Palace on 28 March 1926, she was the only child of the 17th Duke of Alba (a prominent Spanish politician and diplomat during the 1930s and 1940s) by his wife, María del Rosario de Silva y Gurtubay, 9th Marchioness of San Vicente del Barco. Her godmother was the Queen Victoria Eugenie, wife of King Alfonso XIII of Spain.

As head of the dynasty, she was styled by her most senior title of "Duchess of Alba", whilst holding over 40 other hereditary titles. According to Guinness World Records, she was the most titled aristocrat in the world.

Via her descent from James FitzJames, she was King James II of England's senior illegitimate-line descendant. She was inducted into Vanity Fair's International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 2011.

Life and family

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Acerca de Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, XVIII. duquesa de Alba de Tormes (Español)

María del Rosario Cayetana Paloma Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Fernanda Teresa Francisca de Paula Lourdes Antonia Josefa Fausta Rita Castor Dorotea Santa Esperanza Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva Falcó y Gurtubay, Duquesa de Alba (Palacio de Liria, Madrid, 28 de marzo de 1926-Palacio de las Dueñas, Sevilla, 20 de noviembre de 2014) fue una noble y aristócrata española, xviii duquesa de Alba de Tormes, xi duquesa de Berwick, Grande de España, jefa de la Casa de Alba y destacada figura social. Tercera mujer en ostentar el título ducal por derecho propio dentro de la familia, era descendiente directa del rey Jacobo II de Inglaterra a través de un hijo ilegítimo y bastardo, James Fitz-James, que dicho rey tuvo con su amante Arabella Churchill y según el Libro Guinness de los récords poseía más títulos que ningún otro noble en el mundo legalmente ante un Estado vigente que los reconoce: «era cinco veces duquesa, dieciocho veces marquesa, veinte condesa, vizcondesa, condesa-duquesa y condestablesa, además de ser catorce veces Grande de España».

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Doña Cayetana was never married to Pepe-Luis Vázquez Garcés. It is known that they were close friends though. Efectivamente no se casó con su amado torero pues se lo prohíbió su padre, solo fue un amor platónico de juventud, pero existió esa relación sentimental entre ambos que nunca fue matrimonial sino de amor imposible, solo de amistad. Lamento no haberlo explicado así en Geni como hago ahora. Pido disculpas por las molestias causadas. Saludos, Agustín Izaguirre Massé, "aizamas@gmail.com", tfno-whatsapp 00 34 622 291942.

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Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba's Timeline

1926
March 28, 1926
Madrid, España
April 17, 1926
Madrid, Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
1948
October 2, 1948
Age 22
Madrid, Spain