Count of Chinchón

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The Spanish noble title Count of Chinchón (Spanish: Condado de Chinchón) was initially created by Charles I of Spain on 9 May 1520, granting the title to Fernando de Cabrera y Bobadilla. The title remained under the Cabrera family until 1683 when the Italian aristocratic Savelli family acquired the county.

In 1738, Giuseppe Sforza-Cesarini, 9th Count of Chinchón sold the territory[clarification needed] to King Philip V of Spain's son, Philip. Philip then ceded the county to his younger brother, Luis on 28 May 1761. However, Luis and his successors would lose the rights to the Spanish throne following a battle of succession amongst his brothers (Carlos was the victor). The county remains in Bourbon-Faronese hands until 1828 when Countess María Teresa de Borbón died, her daughter Carlota de Godoy succeeding her. The Italian Ruspoli family eventually acquired the county through marriage with Carlota de Godoy.


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