Alfonso de Orléans-Borbón, Duke of Galliera

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Don Alfonso
Coat of Arms of the House of Orleans-Galliera (Since 1997).svg
Arms of the Duke of Galliera
Duke of Galliera
Tenure22 August 1997–present
PredecessorInfante Alvaro
Born (1968-01-05) 5 January 1968 (age 51)
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
SpouseVéronique Goeders (div.)
IssueDon Alonso Juan de Orléans-Borbón y Goeders
Full name
Alfonso de Orléans-Borbón y Ferrara-Pignatelli
HouseOrléans-Galliera
FatherDon Alonso de Orléans-Borbón y Parodi-Delfino
MotherEmilia Ferrara-Pignatelli
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Don Alfonso de Orléans-Borbón y Ferrara-Pignatelli, Duke of Galliera (born 2 January 1968) is a Spanish aristocrat and the founder of Racing Engineering, a Spanish racing team.

He was born at Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, as the first son of Alonso de Orléans-Borbón y Parodi-Delfino (elder son of Infante Alvaro, Duke of Galliera and Carla Parodi Delfino) and Emilia Ferrara-Pignatelli (daughter of Vincenzo Ferrara-Pignatelli and Francesca Pulci-Doria).[1]

Since his father died when he was seven, Alfonso inherited the title of Duke of Galliera from his grandfather, Infante Alvaro.[2] Despite being a descendant of Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, as a Roman Catholic he is not in the line of succession to the British throne.

He competed at the 1994 and 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishing fourth in the GT2 class in his 1994 debut. Alfonso is the president of Racing Engineering, which he founded in 1999.

Marriage and family[edit]

Alfonso married the Belgian Véronique Goeders, daughter of Jean-Marie Goeders and Anne-Marie Grosjean, on 28 March 1994. After seven years of marriage, they divorced in 2001.[3]

They had one child:

  • Don Alonso Juan de Orléans-Borbón y Goeders (b. 15 July 1994 at Paris, France)

Ancestry[edit]

Ancestors of Alfonso de Orléans-Borbón, Duke of Galliera
16. Infante Antonio, 4th Duke of Galliera
8. Infante Alfonso, 5th Duke of Galliera
17. Infanta Eulalia of Spain
4. Infante Alvaro, 6th Duke of Galliera
18. Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
9. Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
19. Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia
2. Alonso de Orléans-Borbón y Parodi-Delfino
20. Carlo Delfino
10. Senator Leopoldo Parodi-Delfino
21. Maria Parodi
5. Carla Parodi-Delfino
22. Taco Henny
11. Lucie Henny
23. Pauline von Barnau Sijthoff
1. Alfonso de Orléans-Borbón, 7th Duke of Galliera
24. Vicenzo Ferrara, Baron of Silvi and Castiglione
12. Nob. Ferdinando Ferrara dei Baroni di Silvi e Castiglione
25. Nob. Onorata Basile
6. Vincenzo Ferrara-Pignatelli, 13th Prince of Strongoli
26. Luigi Pignatelli, 11th Prince of Strongoli
13. Emilia Pignatelli, 12th Princess of Strongoli
27. Carolina dei Baroni Barracco
3. Donna Emilia Ferrara-Pignatelli
28. Nob. Marino Pulci-Doria
14. Nob. Renato Pulci-Doria
29. Nazzarena Thalberg
7. Nob. Francesca Pulci-Doria
30. Francesco Serra, 7th Duke of Cassano
15. Donna Giulia Serra dei Duchi di Cassano
31. Donna Clotilde Giusso

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "Don Alfonso de Orléans-Borbón y Ferrara-Pignatelli, Duque de Galliera". The Peerage.[unreliable source]
  2. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "Don Alonso de Orléans-Borbón y Parodi Delfino". The Peerage.[unreliable source]
  3. ^ Don Alonso de Orléans-Borbón y Ferrara- Pignatelli, 5.Duque de Galliera
Alfonso de Orléans-Borbón, Duke of Galliera
Cadet branch of the House of Orléans
Born: 2 January 1968
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Infante Alvaro
— TITULAR —
Duke of Galliera
22 August 1997 – present
Reason for succession failure:
Italian nobility titles abolished
Incumbent
Heir:
Don Alonso Juan de Orléans-Borbón y Goeders
French royalty
Preceded by
Antonio of Orléans-Braganza
Line of succession to the French throne (Legitimist)
120th position
Succeeded by
Don Alonso Juan de Orléans-Borbón y Goeders