Duke of Arcos

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The dukedom of Arcos was created by Queen Isabella I of Castile
Isabella I of Castile
Isabella I was Queen of Castile and León. She and her husband Ferdinand II of Aragon brought stability to both kingdoms that became the basis for the unification of Spain. Later the two laid the foundations for the political unification of Spain under their grandson, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor...

, on 20 January of 1493, for Rodrigo Ponce de León, then count of Arcos. The dukedom is among the first 25 titles which reached the rank of Grandee of Spain 1st Class, in 1520. Its name derives from Arcos de la Frontera
Arcos de la Frontera
Arcos de la Frontera is a town in the province of Cádiz in southern Spain. It is located on the eastern bank of the Guadalete river, which flows to the Bay of Cadiz. The town commands a fine vista atop a sandstone ridge, from which the peak of San Cristobal and the Guadalete Valley can be seen...

 in Cádiz
Cádiz (province)
Cádiz is a province of southern Spain, in the southwestern part of the autonomous community of Andalusia, the southernmost part of continental Western Europe....

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List of Counts of Arcos

  • Pedro Ponce de León, 1st Count of Arcos
  • Juan Pérez Ponce de León, 2nd Count of Arcos
  • Rodrigo Ponce de León, 3rd Count of Arcos
  • Francisca Ponce de León, 4th Countess of Arcos:
  • Rodrigo Ponce de León, 5th Count of Arcos (1488–1493). 1st Duke of Arcos (since 1493)

List of Dukes of Arcos (1493)

  • Rodrigo Ponce de León, 1st Duke of Arcos (1493–1530)
  • Luis Ponce de León, 2nd Duke of Arcos (1512–1573)
  • Rodrigo Ponce de León, 3rd Duke of Arcos (1534–1630)
  • Rodrigo Ponce de León, 4th Duke of Arcos
    Rodrigo Ponce de León, 4th Duke of Arcos
    Rodrigo Ponce de León, 4th Duke of Arcos, was a Grandee of Spain and a Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece. He served as Viceroy of Valencia and of Naples....

     (1602–1658)
  • Francisco Ponce de León, 5th Duke of Arcos (1632–1673)
  • Manuel Ponce de León, 6th Duke of Arcos (1633–1693)
  • Joaquín Ponce de León, 7th Duke of Arcos (1665–1729)
  • Joaquín Ponce de León, 8th Duke of Arcos (1667–1743)
  • Manuel Ponce de León, 9th Duke of Arcos (1670–1744)
  • Francisco Ponce de León, 10th Duke of Arcos (1677–1763)
  • Antonio Ponce de León, 11th Duke of Arcos (1726–1780)
  • María Josefa Pimentel, 12th Duchess of Arcos (1750–1835)
  • Pedro Téllez-Girón, 13th Duke of Arcos (1810–1844)
  • Pedro Téllez-Girón, 14th Duke of Arcos (1814–1882)
  • José Brunetti, 15th Duke of Arcos (1839–1928)
  • Ángela María Téllez-Girón, 16th Duchess of Arcos (b.1925)
  • Ángela María de Solís-Beaumont, 17th Duchess of Arcos (b.1950)


The current heir apparent
Heir apparent
An heir apparent or heiress apparent is a person who is first in line of succession and cannot be displaced from inheriting, except by a change in the rules of succession....

 to the title is the 17th duchess's daughter Ángela María de Ulloa, Countess of Ureña (b.1973).

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