Beltrán de la Cueva, 3rd Duke of Alburquerque

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Beltrán de la Cueva y Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alburquerque, (in full, Spanish: Don Beltrán de la Cueva y Álvarez de Toledo, tercer duque de Alburquerque, tercer conde de Ledesma, tercer conde de Huelma, señor de los estados de Cuéllar, la Codesera, Mombeltrán y Pedro Bernardo), (c. 1478 - 11 February 1560) was a Spanish nobleman and military leader.

He was born in Cuéllar, the son of Don Francisco Fernández de la Cueva, 2nd Duke of Alburquerque and of Francisca de Toledo, daughter of García Álvarez de Toledo, 1st Duke of Alba. Beltrán de la Cueva was appointed captain general of the Spanish Army, and commander-in-chief of the English Army in France (under queen Mary I of England). He was named a Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece in 1534, a Viceroy of Aragon in 1535, and a Viceroy of Navarre in 1552, position he held until his death in 1560.

Sources[edit]

  • Castro Pereira Mouzinho de Albuquerque e Cunha, Fernando de (1995). Instrumentário Genealógico - Linhagens Milenárias (in Portuguese). pp. 329–30. 
  • Hobbs, Nicolas (2007). "Grandes de España" (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 October 2008. 
  • Instituto de Salazar y Castro. Elenco de Grandezas y Titulos Nobiliarios Españoles (in Spanish). periodic publication. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Juan de Lanuza
Viceroy of Aragon
1535–1539
Succeeded by
The Count of Morata de Jalón
Preceded by
The Duke of Maqueda
Viceroy of Navarre
1552–1560
Succeeded by
The Duke of Alburquerque
Spanish nobility
Preceded by
Francisco I
Fernández de la Cueva
Duke of Alburquerque
1526–1560
Succeeded by
Francisco II
Fernández de la Cueva