Pedro de Alcántara Álvarez de Toledo y Silva, 12th Duke of the Infantado
Pedro Alcántara Álvarez de Toledo y Silva (b. 1729 - d. 1790) was a Spanish noble from the House of Alba. He was the 13th Duke of the Infantado and the first non-member of the House of Mendoza to hold the title. He also held title over the Dukedoms of Távara, Lerma and Pastrana, which had become associated with the Dukedom of the Infantado throughout the ages.
Pedro was known throughout his life as a big supporter of the enciclopedista tradition, or a contemporary Spanish movement that promoted the ideas of republicanism and democracy and sought to irradiate public ignorance and to establish natural liberty of man.
María Francisca de Silva y Gutiérrez de los Ríos
Duke of the Infantado
Pedro de Alcántara Álvarez de Toledo
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