Carlos Gereda y de Borbón

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Don Carlos Gereda y de Borbón
Don Carlos Gereda de Borbon, Marques de Almazan, 49th Prince Grand Master..jpg
Don Carlos Gereda y de Borbón as
Grand Master of the Order of Saint Lazarus (statuted 1910).
Born (1947-01-24) 24 January 1947 (age 69)
Montevideo, Uruguay
Spouse Maríá las Nieves Castellano y Barón, Marchioness de Almazán
Father Don Nicolás Gereda y Bustamante
Mother Doña María Luisa de Borbón y Pínto
Religion Roman Catholicism
Arms of Excmo. Don Carlos Gereda y de Borbón, marqués de Almazán

Don Carlos Gereda y de Borbón, Marqués de Almazán (born 24 January 1947, at Montevideo, Uruguay) is a Spanish aristocrat, engineering entrepreneur and philanthropist.

The youngest son of Don Nicolás Gereda y Bustamante, his mother Doña María Luisa de Borbón y Pintó[1] was the only daughter of Alberto María de Borbón y d'Ast, 2nd Duke of Santa Elena, making Don Carlos a 5th great-grandson of King Carlos IV of Spain.[2]

Carlos Gereda y de Borbón has served since 2008 as Grand Master of the Order of Saint Lazarus (instituted 1910), succeeding the Duque de Seville and the Duc de Brissac.[3]

Early life and pedigree[edit]

Don Carlos was born in Uruguay where his parents moved after the Spanish Civil War to run the country estate they had inherited.

Through his maternal grandfather, Alberto María de Borbón y d'Ast, 2nd Duke of Santa Elena, he is related to the Borbón family, being a 6th cousin once-removed of King Felipe VI of Spain.[4]

Don Carlos spent his early childhood in Spain, before being sent to Ladycross Preparatory School in Sussex, England. He then attended Downside School, a Benedictine foundation in Somerset, before reading Industrial Engineering at the Complutense University of Madrid.

On 15 February 1975 he married Doña Maríá las Nieves Castellano y Barón, marquesa de Almazán (b. 24 September 1947); her family's title was created in 1575 by Philip II of Spain. Don Carlos is accorded by convention the style of Marquis iure uxoris ("by right of his wife").

Career[edit]

In 1975 Don Carlos embarked on a career in business as a commercial development entrepreneur, which has provided him opportunities to travel the world from the Far East to South America and Central Europe. He and his wife, Blanche, lived in Buenos Aires from 1979 to 1986, from where they still operate an oil services company.

Don Carlos is currently involved in establishing a Museum of Science and Leisure at Málaga, Spain,[5] with the aim of its developing into one of the most important such museums in southern Europe.

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