Adolfo Suárez Illana

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Suárez and the second or maternal family name is Illana.
Adolfo Suárez Illana
Born (1964-05-05) 5 May 1964 (age 51)
Madrid, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Alma mater University CEU San Pablo
Harvard University
Occupation politician, lawyer, author, bullfighting
Spouse(s) Isabel Flores Santos-Suárez[1]
Children Adolfo
Parent(s) Adolfo Suárez González
María Amparo Illana Elórtegui

Adolfo Suárez Illana (born 5 May 1964) is a Spanish politician, lawyer, author and aficionado-practitioner of bullfighting.[2][3]


He is the eldest son of the late Adolfo Suárez González, 1st Duke of Suárez, Spain's first democratically elected Prime Minister after the dictatorship of Francisco Franco.

He studied at the University CEU San Pablo in Madrid and then Harvard in the United States.

In 1990 he published his first collection of poetry titled Sueños.[4] He worked at the Banco Popular from 1990 to 1993.

In 1998 he founded the Madrid law firm "Suárez & Illana S.L." and he married Isabel Flores Santos-Suárez, daughter of the famous breeder of Spanish fighting bulls, Samuel Flores López-Flores[5] and his wife Isabel Santos-Suárez Barroso. The couple have two sons, Adolfo Suárez Flores and Pablo Suárez Flores.[6]

In 2002 he was chosen by José María Aznar as the People's Party (PP) candidate for the post of Premier of the Autonomous Community of Castile-La Mancha, but lost against the incumbent José Bono, of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE).

Shortly after his father's death in 2014, it was reported that Adolfo Suárez Illana had asked King Juan Carlos I for the title of Duke of Suárez, which by the revised law of succession to noble titles was inherited by his niece Alejandra Suárez Romero, daughter of Mariam Suárez Illana, the eldest child of Adolfo Suárez González.[7]