Anniversary of the Death of Luis Gómez-Acebo

  March 9, 2012 at 7:53 am by

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March 9th marks the anniversary of the death of Don Luis Gómez-Acebo, Viscount de la Torre who was the late husband of HRH Infanta Pilar of Spain and a brother-in-law to His Majesty The King.

Don Luis died aged 56 in Madrid on March 9th, 1991 having battled cancer for many years.

The couple married were married in May 1967 in Lisbon, Portugal and had five children together. Don Luis was deeply involved in the promotion of Spanish culture and was elected President of the Friends of the Prado Museum in February 1986. The following year he was honoured with a tribute at the Spanish Institute in New York City.

One of the Viscounts last public appearances was at the 1990 wedding of his only daughter, Doña Simoneta Gómez-Acebo to José Miguel Fernández Sastrón.

You can read more on Infanta Pilar here.

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One Response to Anniversary of the Death of Luis Gómez-Acebo

  1. claypoint2 says:

    Please note one omission in this report: In addition to holding the title of Viscount de la Torre, don Luis Gómez-Acebo was the Duke (consort) of Badajoz, and he was most commonly known in Spain by this latter title.

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