Pedro de Alcántara Álvarez de Toledo y Silva, 12th Duke of the Infantado

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Pedro Alcántara Álvarez de Toledo y Silva (b. 1729 - d. 1790) was a Spanish noble from the House of Alba. He was the 12th Duke of the Infantado and the first non-member of the House of Mendoza to hold the title. He also held title over the Dukedoms of Távara, Lerma and Pastrana, which had become associated with the Dukedom of the Infantado throughout the ages.

Family Origins[edit]

Pedro was the son of María Francisca de Silva Mendoza Gutiérrez de los Ríos and Miguel de Toledo y Pimentel.[1]

Biography[edit]

Pedro was known throughout his life as a big supporter of the enciclopedista tradition, or a contemporary Spanish movement that promoted the ideas of republicanism and democracy and sought to irradiate public ignorance and to establish natural liberty of man.

Marriage[edit]

Pedro was recorded as having been married to Francisca Javiera de Velasco y Tovar, though it is likely she died at some point soon after their marriage. In 1758, Pedro married María Ana de Salm-Salm, a princess from the Belgian noble House of Salm.[2]

Preceded by
María Francisca de Silva y Gutiérrez de los Ríos
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Duke of the Infantado

1770–1790
Succeeded by
Pedro de Alcántara Álvarez de Toledo

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Most of the information on this page has been translated from its Spanish equivalent.
  1. ^ "María Francisca de Silva Mendoza Gutiérrez de los Ríos, XI Duquesa del Infantado". fundacionmedinaceli.org. Fundacion Casa Ducal de Medinaceli. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "María Francisca de Silva Mendoza Gutiérrez de los Ríos, XI Duquesa del Infantado". fundacionmedinaceli.org. Fundacion Casa Ducal de Medinaceli. Retrieved 27 March 2014.