Bernardino Fernández de Velasco, 6th Duke of Frías

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Bernardino Fernández de Velasco, 6th Duke of Frias, Grandee of Spain,[1] (c. 1610 – 1652), was a Spanish nobleman and diplomat.

Biography[edit]

Bernardino Fernández de Velasco was the oldest son of Juan Fernández de Velasco and of María Angela de Aragón y Guzmán. He inherited the title of Constable of Castile and like his father, Bernardino was Governor of the Duchy of Milan between 1647 and 1648. He was also Viceroy of Aragon between 1645 and 1647. King John IV of Portugal was his nephew.

Descendants[edit]

In 1629, the Duke married Isabel María de Guzmán, with whom had four children. He married for a second time with María Enríquez Sarmiento de Mendoza, but they had no issue.

By Isabel María de Guzmán:

  • Íñigo Melchor de Velasco, 7th Duke of Frías
  • Juana de Velasco y Tovar, was married three times, with:
    • Enrique Felípez de Guzmán, 1st Marquis of Mayrena, 2nd Duque of Sanlúcar de Barrameda
    • Alonso Melchor Téllez-Girón y Pacheco
    • Juan Enríquez de Borja, 7th Marquis of Alcañices
  • Francisco de Velasco, 5th Marquis of Berlanga
  • Andrea de Velasco, was married twice, with:
    • Manuel Enríquez de Almansa, 10th Count of Alba de Liste
    • Lorenzo de Cárdenas, 13th Count of la Puebla del Maestre

He got also at least one illegitimate son :

Additional information[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ in full, Spanish: Don Bernardino Fernández de Velasco Córdoba y Aragón, sexto duque de Frías, cuarto marqués de Berlanga, décimo conde de Haro, cuarto conde de Castilnovo, décimo primer Condestable de Castilla, mayorazgo y señor de la casa de Velasco, señor de la Casa y Estado de Tovar, señor de los Valles de Soba, Ruesga, señor del Estado de Briviesca, señor del Estado de Belorado, caballero de Santiago, comendador de Yeste, primer Sumiller de Corps, Camarero mayor, Copero mayor y Cazador mayor del Rey, Alférez mayor y Caballerizo mayor, capitán general de Castilla la Vieja, embajador ante los papas Sixto V y Clemente VIII, presidente del Consejo de Italia, Virrey del Reino de Aragón (1644-1647), gobernador y capitán general del Estado de Milán (1646-1648), consejero de Estado

Sources[edit]

  • Castro Pereira Mouzinho de Albuquerque e Cunha, Fernando de (1995). Instrumentário Genealógico - Linhagens Milenárias (in Portuguese). pp. 329–30. 
  • Hobbs, Nicolas (2007). "Grandes de España" (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 October 2008. 
  • Instituto de Salazar y Castro. Elenco de Grandezas y Titulos Nobiliarios Españoles (in Spanish). periodic publication. 
  • "Genealogia" (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on March 8, 2007. Retrieved 15 October 2008. 
Government offices
Preceded by
The Prince of Trivulzio
Viceroy of Aragon
1645–1647
Succeeded by
Francisco de Melo
Preceded by
Antonio Sancho Davila, Marquis of Velada
Governor of the Duchy of Milan
1647–1648
Succeeded by
Luis de Benavides Carrillo, Marquis of Caracena
Military offices
Preceded by
Juan
Fernández de Velasco
Constable of Castile
1613-1652
Succeeded by
Íñigo de Velasco
Spanish nobility
Preceded by
Juan
Fernández de Velasco
Duke of Frías
1613-1652
Succeeded by
Íñigo de Velasco
Marquis of Berlanga
1540–1585
Succeeded by
Francisco de Velasco