Full name: Jacobo MarÃa del Pilar Carlos Manuel Fitz-James Stuart y FalcÃ³ Portocarrero y Osorio
Born: October 17, 1878 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Died: September 24, 1953 in Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
Title: XVII Duque de Alba de Tormes, 10th Duke of Berwick, Duque de Arjona, XVII Duque de Huescar, X Duque de Liria y JÃ©rica, Duque de Montoro, XIII Conde-Duque de Olivares, MarquÃ©s del Carpio, Conde de BaÃ±os, Conde de Lemos, Conde de LerÃn, Conde de Miranda del Castanar, Conde de Monterrey, Conde de Osorno, Conde de Siruela, Condestable de Navarra, XI MarquÃ©s de la Algaba, MarquÃ©s de Andrade, MarquÃ©s de Ardales, MarquÃ©s de Ayala, XIII MarquÃ©s de Barcarrota, MarquÃ©s de Casarrubios del Monte, XVIII MarquÃ©s de Coria, MarquÃ©s de Eliche, MarquÃ©s de Fuentes de Valdepero, MarquÃ©s de Fuentiduena, MarquÃ©s de Galve, MarquÃ©s de los Gelves, MarquÃ©s de Mirallo, MarquÃ©s de Modica, MarquÃ©s de la Mota, MarquÃ©s de Moya, MarquÃ©s de Osera, MarquÃ©s de Piedrahita, MarquÃ©s de Salvatierra, MarquÃ©s de San Esteban de Gormaz, MarquÃ©s de San Leonardo, MarquÃ©s de Santa Cruz de la Sierra, MarquÃ©s de SÃ¡rria, MarquÃ©s de Tarazona, MarquÃ©s de Valdunquillo, MarquÃ©s de Villalba, MarquÃ©s de Villanueva del Fresno, MarquÃ©s de Villanueva del RÃo, 10th Earl of Tinmouth, Vizconde de la Calzada, 10th Baron of Bosworth, Caballero del Orden del ToisÃ³n de Oro
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
Jacobo Fitz-James, or more fully, Jacobo MarÃa del Pilar Carlos Manuel Fitz-James Stuart y FalcÃ³ Portocarrero y Osorio, came from a very noble Spanish family, and his full list of titles encompasses seven dukedoms, 14 marquisates, 20 countships, and 24 knighthoods. He was best known as Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart, 17th Duke of Alba. For his many titles he also inherited huge amounts of land in Spain, along with several castles in many Spanish cities. He was a Knight of the illustrious Order of the Golden Fleece. In 1927, he was elected as Director of the traditional Real Academia de la Historia and held that office until 1953. In 1930 he was appointed Foreign Minister, and in 1931 became Minister of Education and later Minister of State. As a supporter of Generalissimo Francesco Franco, Fitz-James was appointed representative of the rebels to Great Britain in 1937. In 1939 he was officially approved as Ambassador to Great Britain, resigning from that post in 1945 in support of the royalists. After the proclamation of Juan de BorbÃ³n y Battenberg, they called upon all their supporters to resign from their post if appointed by Franco.
Fitz-James attended Beaumont College in England and earned a law degree at Madrid University. He was a solid polo player, winning a silver medal in polo at the 1920 Antwerp Olympics. Fitz-James was co-opted onto the IOC in November 1924 but served for only 2Â½ years and never attended an IOC Session.
|1920 Summer||41||Antwerpen||Polo||Men's Polo||Spain||ESP||2||Silver|
|1920 Summer||41||Antwerpen||Polo||Spain||ESP||Final Round||Match 1/2||2||1920-07-31||GBR 13, ESP 11|
|1920 Summer||41||Antwerpen||Polo||Spain||ESP||Semi-Finals||Match #1||1||1920-07-25||ESP 13, USA 3|