Fitz-James Stuart, Cayetana
|Birthname||María del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y de|
|born on||28 March 1926 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )|
|Place||Madrid, Spain, 40n24, 3w41|
|Timezone||GMT h0e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||06°36' 21°09 Asc. 24°55'|
Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba, Grandee of Spain 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.
She died on 20th November 2014
- Relationship : Marriage 12 October 1947 (Don Luis Martínez de Irujo y Artázcoz - died 1972)
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Source: News in El Imparcial, Madrid, 30 March 1926, page 2,
"a la una de la madrugada, dio felizmente a luz la duquesa de Alba una niña, que es la primogénita del ílustre matrimonio"
"at one in the morning, Duchess of Alba happily gave birth to a girl , who is the eldest daughter of the illustrious couple"
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (3 marriages)
- Notable : Famous : Socialite (Duchess of Alba)