Carlos de Aragón de Gurrea, 9th Duke of Villahermosa
Carlos de Aragón de Gurrea y de Borja, 9th duke of Villahermosa (1634 – 14 April 1692) was a Spanish nobleman, viceroy and governor.
He was Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands between 1675 and 1677. During his reign Spanish authority over the Southern Netherlands was nominal. France and the Dutch Republic could fight the Battle of Cassel (1677) on its territory without any significant Spanish contribution.
It was at that time, around 1677, he got reinforcements from the Spanish Governor of the Duchy of Milan, Gaspar Téllez-Girón, 5th Duke of Osuna, receiving thus the military Tercio of Valladares commanded by Field Marshal Isidro de la Cueva - Benavides.
Further, the Brussels Military Academy (Royal and Military Academy of the Low Countries Army), was reinforced by Sebastián Fernández de Medrano, who got between his students Flemish Engineers as efficient as Prospero Jorge de Verboom.
He had married in 1656 with Maria Enriquez de Guzman y Cordova (died 1695). They had no children.
- Andújar Castillo: Consejo y Consejeros de Guerra en el siglo XVIII. Granada, 1996. Pp.: 197-198.
- Henry Kamen: La Guerra de Sucesión en España. 1700-1715. Barcelona, 1974.
Juan Domingo de Zuñiga y Fonseca
|Governor of the Spanish Netherlands
Alexander Farnese, Prince of Parma
Juan Tomas Enriquez de Cabrera, 7th Duke of Medina de Rioseco
|Viceroy of Catalonia
Juan Claros Pérez de Guzmán, 11th Duke of Medina Sidonia
Fernando Manuel de Aragon
|Duke of Villahermosa||Succeeded by
José Claudio de Aragón