Duke of Seville

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Dukedom of Seville
Coat of Arms of the Spanish House of Bourbon Dukedoms.svg
Creation date 1823
Created by Ferdinand VII of Spain
Peerage Peerage of Spain
First holder Infante Enrique of Spain
Present holder Francisco de Borbón y Escasany, 5th Duke of Seville
Remainder to heirs of the body of the grantee
Subsidiary titles Grandee of Spain
Arms of the 5th Duke of Seville as Grand Master of the Order of Saint Lazarus

The Dukedom of Seville is a title of Spanish nobility that was granted in 1823 by King Ferdinand VII of Spain to his nephew, Infante Enrique of Spain.[1] The Dukes of Seville are members of the Spanish branch of the House of Bourbon, and they are also Grandees of Spain.[2]

The current holder of the ducal title is Don Francisco de Borbón y Escasany, 5th Duke of Seville.[3]


List of holders of the title[edit]

Holder of Title Period Spouse
Created by King Ferdinand VII of Spain [4]
I Infante Enrique of Spain,
b. 17 April 1823, d. 12 March 1870
17 April 1823 - 12 March 1870 Doña Elena Maria de Castellvi y Shelly,
b. 16 Oct 1821, d. 29 Dec 1863, consort 6 May 1847 - 29 Dec 1863.
II Enrique de Borbón y Castellví, 2nd Duke of Seville,
b. 3 Oct 1848, d. 12 Jul 1894
12 March 1870 – 12 Jul 1894 Joséphine Parade
b. 12 April 1840, d. 20 Oct 1939, consort 5 Nov 1870 - 12 Jul 1894.
III María Luisa de Borbón y Parade, 3rd Duchess of Seville,
b. 4 Apr 1868, d. before 1953
12 Jul 1894 – 13 Dec 1919 Don Juan Lorenzo Francisco Monclús y Cabanellas
b. 9 Aug 1862 d. 13 Dec 1919, consort 25 Jul 1894 - 13 Dec 1919.
IV Enriqueta de Borbón y Parade, 4th Duchess of Seville,
b. 28 Jun 1885/1888 - Madrid, d. 28 Oct 1967
13 Dec 1919 – 28 Oct 1967 Don Francisco de Paula de Borbón y de la Torre
b. 16 Jan 1882, d. 6 Dec 1952, consort 21 Aug 1907 - 6 Dec 1952.
V Francisco de Borbón y Escasany, 5th Duke of Seville,
b. 16 Nov 1943
28 Oct 1967 – present 1. Countess Beatrice Wilhelmine Paula von Hardenberg-Fürstenberg,
b. 28 Jun 1947, consort 7 Jul 1973 - 1989.
2. Isabelle Karanitsch,
b. 23 Nov 1959, consort 19 Oct 1991 - divorce in 1993/4.
3. María de los Angeles de Vargas-Zuñiga de Juanes, b. 1954, consort 2 Sept 2000 - present.

Sources[edit]

  • Juan Martina Torres, The History of Spanish Nobility, 1500–present (Madrid 2009), for the: Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) (translated title)

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