Duke of Sessa

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Duke of Sessa is a Spanish noble title awarded in 1507 to Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba y Herrera by Queen Isabella I and King Ferdinand V of Castile. Its territorial designation refers to an Italian municipality.

Like all Spanish titles, it used to descend according to male-preference cognatic primogeniture. Therefore, it was held by several women. It now descends according to absolute cognatic primogeniture, meaning that the eldest child (regardless of gender) succeeds to the dukedom upon the death of the previous holder.

Holder Period
Created by Isabella I and Ferdinand V of Castile
I Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba y Herrera 1507–1515
II Elvira Fernández de Córdoba y Manrique 1515–1524
III Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba y Fernández de Córdoba 1524–1578
IV Francisca Fernández de Córdoba y Fernández de Córdoba 1578–1597
V Antonio Fernández de Córdoba y Cardona 1597–1606
VI Luis Fernández de Córdoba y Aragón 1606–1642
VII Antonio Fernández de Córdoba y Rojas 1642–1659
VIII Francisco Fernández de Córdoba y Pimentel 1659–1688
IX Félix Fernández de Córdoba y Fernández de Córdoba 1688–1709
X Francisco Fernández de Córdoba y Aragón 1709–1750
XI Ventura Francisca Fernández de Córdoba y Aragón 1750–1768
XII Ventura Osorio de Moscoso y Fernández de Córdoba 1768–1783
XIII Vicente Osorio de Moscoso y Guzmán 1783–1816
XIV Vicente Osorio de Moscoso y Álvarez de Toledo 1816–1837
XV Vicente Osorio de Moscoso y Ponce de León 1837–1864
XVI José María Osorio de Moscoso y Carvajal 1864–1881
XVII Francisco de Asís Osorio de Moscoso y Borbón 1881–1924
XVIII Francisco Osorio de Moscoso y Jordán de Urríes 1924–1952
XIX María del Perpetuo Socorro Osorio de Moscoso y Reynoso 1952–1955
XX Leopoldo Barón y Osorio de Moscoso 1955–1974
XXI Gonzalo Barón y Gavito present holder