José Bernardo de Tagle y Bracho, 1st Marquis of Torre Tagle

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The Marquis of Torre Tagle
Born José Bernardo de Tagle-Bracho y Pérez de la Riva
1644
Valle de Alfoz de Lloredo, Ruiloba, Cantabria, Spain
Died (1740-08-04)August 4, 1740
Title Marquis of Torre Tagle
Spouse(s) Rosa Juliana Sánchez de Tagle
Parents Domingo de Tagle y Bracho
Maria Pérez de la Riva

Don José Bernardo de Tagle-Bracho y Pérez de la Riva, 1st Marquis of Torre Tagle (1644 – August 4, 1740) was a Peruvian aristocrat who had high status in Spain and Peru in the 17th century.

José Tagle y Bracho was born in Valle de Alfoz de Lloredo, Ruiloba, Cantabria, Spain and is a member of the Tagle family; one of the Spain's best and well known aristocratic families. He was baptised on April 9, 1644 at the Iglesia Parroquial del Valle de Alfoz de Lloredo in Santander, Spain. José Bernardo was the son of Don Domingo de Tagle y Bracho and Doña Maria Pérez de la Riva; both Spanish Hidalgos. He then married Doña Rosa Juliana Sánchez de Tagle; who was also a member of an important Cantabrian aristocratic family originated from Santillana del Mar, which apparently belonged to the Marquis of Altamira and shared a common ancestor with the Marquis of Torre Tagle. José Bernardo later rose to the position of Treasurer of the Spanish Royal Armada and on the 26th of November 1730, he was granted the title 1st Marquis of Torre Tagle by the grace of King Philip V of Spain. He then lived in Peru where he issued the building of his own residential palace, the Torre Tagle Palace. He was also the blood uncle of Don Juan Antonio de Tagle y Bracho; Count of Casa Tagle de Trasierra. The Marquis died on August 4, 1740 at the age of 96.

References[edit]

  • Tagle. Enigma de un nombre, Historia de un pueblo. Author: José Luis Sáiz Fernández
  • Nobleza Colonial de Chile. Author: J. Mujica
  • Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles. Author: Alberto y Arturo García Garrafa
  • Nobiliario de los reinos y Señorios de España. Author: Francisco Piferrer
  • La Sociedad Chilena del siglo XVIII, Mayorazgos y Títulos de Castilla. Author: Domingo Amunátegui Solar

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