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Second House of FitzJamesHouse of Alba
Luis Martinez de Irujo y Artazcoz
Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba
2 October 1948 (age 67)Madrid, Spain (1948-10-02)
Fernando Fitz-James Stuart, 15th Duke of Huescar
Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba, Luis Martinez de Irujo y Artazcoz
Eugenia Martinez de Irujo, 12th Duchess of Montoro
Maria del Rosario de Silva, Duchess of Alba
Luis Martinez de Irujo y Casanova
Cayetana Fitz‑James Stuart - 18, Eugenia Martinez de Irujo - 1, Alfonso Diez Carabantes, Cayetano Martinez de Irujo, Alfonso Martinez de Irujo y
Carlos Fitz-James Stuart, 19th Duke of Alba Wikipedia
Don Carlos Fitz-James-Stuart y Martínez de Irujo, 19th Duke of Alba de Tormes, Grandee of Spain (né Martínez de Irujo y Fitz-James Stuart; born 2 October 1948), is a Spanish aristocrat. He is the current Duke of Alba and thereby Head of the House of Alba.
The Duke of Alba was born in Madrid and is the eldest son of Luis Martínez de Irujo y Artázcoz (17 November 1919 in Madrid, Spain – 6 September 1972 in Houston, Texas, United States), and Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba (March 28, 1926 – November 20, 2014).
In 1951 (at the age of 2) he became the 14th Duke of Huéscar; a title which was ceded to him by his grandfather Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart, 17th Duke of Alba and 13th Duke of Huéscar.
He obtained a degree in law at the Complutense University of Madrid and now works as an adviser for several cultural institutions, such as the Hispania Nostra Foundation, the Valencia de Don Juan Institute, and the Hispanic Society of America. The Duke of Alba is in charge of the House of Alba Foundation and, thus, in principle of a great deal of the significant House of Alba heritage and patrimony.
The Duke of Alba is also a Knight of the Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla.
With the death of his mother on 20 November 2014, he became the next and 19th Duke of Alba. The inheritance of this ducal title and 38 other titles (in total 12 of them with Grandees of Spain) were officially confirmed in 2015.
In 2015, he ceded the titles Duke of Huéscar to his eldest son and heir-apparent Fernando and Count of Osorno to his second and youngest son Carlos.
On June 13, 1988, the Duke of Alba married Matilde de Solís y Martínez de Campos in the Seville Cathedral. She is the daughter of Fernando de Solís y Atienza, 10th Marquis of la Motilla, and his wife Isabel Martínez de Campos Rodríguez, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Seo de Urgel. The couple had two children before they divorced in 2004:Fernando Fitz-James Stuart de Solís, 15th Duke of Huéscar, Grandee of Spain (born 14 September 1990).Carlos Fitz-James Stuart de Solís, 22nd Count of Osorno, Grandee of Spain (born 29 November 1991).
Subsequently, perhaps since 2004, he has maintained a friendly relationship with Alicia Koplowitz, a magnate who ranked as Spain's richest woman in Forbes World's Richest People list.Dukedoms19th Duke of Alba, Grandee of Spain14th Duke of Huéscar, Grandee of Spain - ceded to his son Don Fernando14th Duke of Almazán, Grandee of Spain12th Duke of Berwick, Grandee of Spain12th Duke of Liria and Jérica, Grandee of SpainCount-Dukedoms13th Count-Duke of Olivares, Grandee of SpainMarquessates18th Marquis of the Carpio, Grandee of Spain17th Marquis of La Algaba19th Marquis of Barcarrota11th Marquis of Castañeda24th Marquis of Coria15th Marquis of Eliche17th Marquis of Mirallo21st Marquis of la Mota21st Marquis of Moya13th Marquis of Osera15th Marquis of San Leonardo20th Marquis of Sarria13th Marquis of Tarazona16th Marquis of Valdunquillo19th Marquis of Villanueva del Fresno18th Marquis of Villanueva del RíoCountships23rd Count of Lemos, Grandee of Spain21st Count of Lerín, Grandee of Spain, Constable of Navarre21st Count of Miranda del Castañar, Grandee of Spain17th Count of Monterrey, Grandee of Spain21st Count of Osorno, Grandee of Spain - ceded to his son Don Carlos20th Count of Andrade15th Count of Ayala17th Count of Casarrubios del Monte17th Count of Fuentes de Valdepero12th Count of Fuentidueña18th Count of Galve19th Count of Gelves22nd Count of Modica (Kingdom of Sicily)26th Count of San Esteban de Gormaz13th Count of Santa Cruz de la Sierra21st Count of VillalbaViscountcies13th Viscount of la CalzadaManorials30th Lord of MoguerThe Most Excellent Don Carlos Martínez de Irujo y Fitz-James Stuart (1948–1951).The Most Excellent The Duke of Huéscar (1951–2014).The Most Excellent The Duke of Alba (2014–). Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic Knight Grand Cross of Justice of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George. Vice Grand Prefect (1970-1990). Knight of the Illustrious Royal Order of Saint Januarius.