Alfonso de Orléans-Borbón, Duke of Galliera

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Don Alfonso
Coat of Arms of the House of Orleans-Galliera (Since 1997).svg
Arms of the Duke of Galliera
Duke of Galliera
Tenure22 August 1997 – present
PredecessorPrince Álvaro
Born (1968-01-05) 5 January 1968 (age 55)
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Véronique Goeders
(m. 1994; div. 2001)
IssueDon Alonso de Orleans-Borbón y Goeders
Alfonso de Orleans-Borbón y Ferrara-Pignatelli
FatherDon Alonso de Orleans-Borbón y Parodi-Delfino
MotherDonna Emilia Ferrara-Pignatelli
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Don Alfonso de Orleans-Borbón y Ferrara-Pignatelli, Duke of Galliera (born 2 January 1968), is a Spanish aristocrat and the founder of Racing Engineering, a Spanish racing team. He became the 7th Duke of Galliera in 1997.

Life and career[edit]

He was born at Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, as the elder son of Don Alonso de Orleans-Borbón y Parodi-Delfino (elder son of Prince Álvaro, Duke of Galliera, and Carla Parodi-Delfino) and Donna Emilia Ferrara-Pignatelli (daughter of Vincenzo Ferrara-Pignatelli, Prince of Strongoli, and Francesca Pulci-Doria).[1]

Since his father died when he was seven, Alfonso inherited the title of Duke of Galliera from his grandfather, the 6th Duke of Galliera.[2]

He was educated at Aiglon College in Switzerland.[3]

He competed at the 1994 and 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishing fourth in the GT2 class in his 1994 debut. Alfonso is the president of Racing Engineering, which he founded in 1999.

Marriage and family[edit]

Alfonso married the Belgian Véronique Goeders, daughter of Jean-Marie Goeders and Anne-Marie Grosjean, on 28 March 1994. After seven years of marriage, they divorced on 11 January 2001.[4]

They had one child:

  • Don Alonso Juan de Orleans-Borbón y Goeders (b. 15 July 1994 at Paris, France)


Ancestors of Alfonso de Orléans-Borbón, Duke of Galliera
8. Infante Alfonso, 5th Duke of Galliera
4. Infante Álvaro, 6th Duke of Galliera
9. Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
2. Alonso de Orleans-Borbón y Parodi-Delfino
10. Senator Leopoldo Parodi-Delfino
5. Carla Parodi-Delfino
11. Lucie Henny
1. Alfonso de Orleans-Borbón, 7th Duke of Galliera
12. Nob. Ferdinando Ferrara dei Baroni di Silvi e Castiglione
6. Vincenzo Ferrara-Pignatelli, 13th Prince of Strongoli
13. Emilia Pignatelli, 12th Princess of Strongoli
3. Donna Emilia Ferrara-Pignatelli
14. Nob. Renato Pulci-Doria
7. Nob. Francesca Pulci-Doria
15. Donna Giulia Serra dei Duchi di Cassano


  1. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "Don Alfonso de Orléans-Borbón y Ferrara-Pignatelli, Duque de Galliera". The Peerage.[unreliable source]
  2. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "Don Alonso de Orléans-Borbón y Parodi Delfino". The Peerage.[unreliable source]
  3. ^ Vargiu, Julia (2005). "Julia Vargiu". Dumbo feather, pass it on (6): 62.
  4. ^ Don Alonso de Orléans-Borbón y Ferrara- Pignatelli, 5.Duque de Galliera
Alfonso de Orléans-Borbón, Duke of Galliera
Cadet branch of the House of Orléans
Born: 2 January 1968
Titles in pretence
Preceded by — TITULAR —
Duke of Galliera
22 August 1997 – present
Reason for succession failure:
Italian nobility titles abolished
Don Alonso Juan de Orleans-Borbón y Goeders
French royalty
Preceded by
Antonio of Orléans-Braganza
Line of succession to the French throne (Legitimist)
120th position
Succeeded by
Don Alonso Juan de Orleans-Borbón y Goeders