Leoncio Alonso González de Gregorio, 22nd Duke of Medina Sidonia

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Don Leoncio Alonso González de Gregorio y Álvarez de Toledo, 22nd Duke of Medina Sidonia, Grandee of Spain (born 3 January 1956) is a Spanish aristocrat and historian. Born in Madrid, Medina Sidonia is the eldest son of Leoncio González de Gregorio y Martí and his wife Luisa Isabel Álvarez de Toledo, 21st Duchess of Medina Sidonia. The Duke is Professor of History at the University of Castile-La Mancha and of the Diplomatic School of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.

Family[edit]

Medina Sidonia married firstly his distant cousin María Montserrat Viñamata y Martorell, younger daughter of Luis Viñamata y Emmanueli and María de la Concepción Martorell, 23rd Countess of Alba de Liste, on 12 December 1983, and divorced in 1998. They had two children:

  • Don Alonso Enrique González de Gregorio y Viñamata (b. 31 December 1983)[citation needed]
  • Doña María de la Soledad González de Gregorio y Viñamata (b. 6 September 1989)[citation needed]

The Duke married secondly Pamela García Damián, of Venezuelan origin, daughter of Armando García Liceaga y Pérez de Viñaspre and María Pilar Damián Gracia, in 2001.

Ancestry[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

Titles[edit]

Styles[edit]

  • The Most Excellent The Count of Niebla (1956–2008)[4]
  • The Most Excellent The Duke of Medina Sidonia (2008-)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 183, p. 32845, 30 July 2008. (Spanish)
  2. ^ Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 132, p. 47106, 31 May 2010. (Spanish)
  3. ^ Boletín Oficial del Estado: no. 132, p. 47104, 31 May 2010. (Spanish)
  4. ^ Although the Countship of Niebla The Duke held at the time didn't have Gradeeship of Spain, heirs apparents of Grandees are styled in the same way as their parents, The Most Excellent, while younger children are styled The Most Illustrious. Francisco López-Nieto y Mallo, Honores y Protocolo, 2 Volumes, Consultor, 2006. ISBN 84-7052-290-6 and ISBN 978-84-7052-290-1
Sources
  • www.geneall.net
  • Elenco de Grandezas y Títulos Nobiliarios Españoles, Hidalguía Editions, 2008
Spanish nobility
Vacant
Title last held by
Joaquín Álvarez de Toledo
Count of Niebla
1956 –
Incumbent
Heir:
Alonso Enrique González de Gregorio
Preceded by
Luisa Isabel Álvarez de Toledo
Duke of Medina Sidonia
30 July 2008 –
Marquis of Villafranca del Bierzo
31 May 2010 –
Marquis of los Vélez
31 May 2010 –