Duke of Gandía

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The hereditary Spanish title duke of Gandía (Valencian: Ducat de Gandia, IPA: [duˈkad de ɡanˈdi.a]) has its origin in the "Manorialism of Gandía" founded in 1323 by James II of Aragon and was created in 1399 as Duke of Gandía by Martin of Aragon and granted to Alfonso of Aragon and Foix. Later, having no direct descendants, the title passed from the House of Aragon to the House of Trastámara. The title was re-established in 1483 by Ferdinand II of Aragon as a favour to Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia for his son Pedro Luis (Pier Luigi de Borgia).[1]

The dukedom went to Pier Luigi's half-brother Juan Borgia. He was assassinated, and his young son became Duke. The fourth duke was the religious figure Francesco Borgia. He became a Jesuit, but after the death of his wife with whom he had a large family, became the fifth duke. The sixth duke's younger son Gaspar de Borja y Velasco became a bishop and diplomat and cardinal.

Dukes of Gandía[edit]

House of Aragon[edit]

Coat of arms of the dukes of Gandía of the House of Aragon
  • Pedro de Aragón y Anjou. Manorialism of Gandía. (1323-1359)
  1. Alfonso of Aragon and Foix (Manorialism of Gandía 1359-1399) (as a Duke of Gandia in 1399-1412)
  2. Alfonso of Aragon and Eiximenis (1412-1422)
  3. Hugo de Cardona y de Gandia (1425-1433)

House of Trastamara[edit]

House of Borja or Borgia[edit]

Coat of arms of the dukes of Gandía of the House of Borja or Borgia

The 20th December 1483, the title was re-established by Ferdinand II of Aragon and granted to the House of Borgia, of Spain and Italy.[2]

  1. Pier Luigi de Borgia (Pedro Luis de Borja), 1st duke
  2. Giovanni Borgia (Juan de Borja), 2nd duke
  3. Juan de Borja y Enríquez de Luna, son of Giovanni Borgia, (1495–1543), 3rd duke
  4. Saint Francis Borgia, 4th duke
  5. Carlos de Borja y Aragón, 5th duke
  6. Francisco Tomás de Borja Aragón y Centelles, 6th duke
  7. Francisco Carlos de Borja Aragón y Centelles, 7th duke
  8. Francisco Diego Pascual de Borja Aragón y Centelles, 8th duke
  9. Francisco Carlos de Borja Aragón y Centelles, 9th duke
  10. Pascual Francisco de Borja Aragón y Centelles, 10th duke
  11. Luis Ignacio Francisco Juan de Borja Aragón y Centelles, 11th duke
  12. María Ana Antonia Luisa de Borja Aragón y Centelles, 12th duchess (d. 1748)

Currently the only patrilineal family Borja or Borgia (Duke of Gandia - papal lineage straight from John Borja and Cattanei) is found in Colombia, Ecuador and Chile. One of his prominent descendants is Juan Buenaventura de Borja y Armendía.

House of Pimentel[edit]

  • Francisco de Borja Alfonso Pimentel y Borja
  • María Josefa Pimentel y Téllez-Girón

House of Osuna[edit]

  • Pedro de Alcántara Téllez-Girón y Beaufort
  • Mariano Téllez-Girón y Beaufort
  • Pedro de Alcantara Téllez-Girón y Fernández de Santillán
  • María de los Dolores Téllez-Girón y Dominé
  • Ángela María Téllez-Girón y Duque de Estrada (since 1952)
  • Ángela María de Solís-Beaumont, XVII duchess of Arcos
  • Ángela María de Ulloa, XXI condesa de Ureña

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hollingsworth p. 144
  2. ^ 6. Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1 "The Borgias". (Old Catholic Encyclopedia) New York, Robert Appleton Company (a.k.a. The Encyclopedia Press), 1907.


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