Carlos Ruspoli, 3rd Duke of Alcudia and Sueca

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Carlos Ruspoli y Álvarez de Toledo
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Born 1 March 1858
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Died 10 November 1936
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1st María del Carmen Caro y Caro

2nd Josefa Pardo y Manuel de Villena
Family House of Ruspoli

Don Carlos Luis (Carlo Luigi) Ruspoli y Álvarez de Toledo, de Godoy (di Bassano) y Silva-Bazán, dei Principi Ruspoli (Madrid, 1 March 1858 – assassinated in the Spanish Civil War in Madrid, 10 November 1936) was an Italian and Spanish aristocrat, son of Adolfo Ruspoli y Godoy, 2nd Duke of Alcudia, and wife Dona Rosalia Álvarez de Toledo y Silva-Bazán, de Palafox-Portocarrero y Téllez-Girón.

He was 3rd Duke of Sueca (Letter of 31 March 1887), 3rd Duke of Alcudia (Letter of 25 February 1915), with a Coat of Arms of de Godoy, and 17th Count of Chinchón with a Coat of Arms of de Borbón (Letter of 31 March 1887), three times Grandee of Spain First Class and 4th Count of Évoramonte in Portugal de Juro e Herdade with Honours of Relative both in succession of his father,[1] Senator of the Realm by his own right, etc.

Marriages and children[edit]

He married firstly at San Sebastián, on 5 December 1896, his cousin Doña María del Carmen Caro y Caro, Álvarez de Toledo y Gomurcio (Madrid, 18 May 1856/1865 – Madrid, 24 April 1907), daughter of Don Carlos Caro y Álvarez de Toledo, de Salas y Palafox, Count of Caltavuturo and wife and cousin Doña María de la Encarnación Caro y Gomurcio, Caro y Ugarte-Barrientos, both of the Dukes of Montalto, Marquisses of La Romana, etc., descendants of Pedro Caro y Sureda, 3rd marqués de La Romana, and had three children:

He married secondly in Madrid, 2 July 1911 Doña Josefa Pardo y Manuel de Villena (Madrid, 13 February 1869 – ?), widow of don José de Agrella y ..., ... y ..., daughter of Don Arturo Pardo y de Inchausti, ... y ..., 9th Consort Count of Via Manuel Grandee of Spain First Class, Knight of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, maestrante of Zaragoza, and wife Dona María Isabel Manuel de Villena y Álvarez de las Asturias-Bohórques, de Bambalere y Guiráldez, 9th Countess of Via Manuel, 13th Marchioness of Rafal, Marchioness of Puebla de Rocamora, Countess of la Granja, 5th Baroness of Monte Villena, Grandee of Spain First Class, without issue.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ There is no report if this title remains to be used by the current representants of this House.
  • Affonso, Domingos de Araújo and Valdez, Rui Dique Travassos, Livro de Oiro da Nobreza (3 volumes), Volume 1, p. 491-8, Lisbon, 1938
  • Instituto de Salazar y Castro, Elenco de Grandezas y Titulos Nobiliarios Españoles, various (periodical publication)

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Spanish nobility
Preceded by
Adolfo Ruspoli
Duke of Alcudia
Succeeded by
Camilo Ruspoli
Preceded by
Carlota de Godoy
Duke of Sueca