Maria del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart had more titles than any other aristocrat and owned palaces and an extensive property portfolio as well as paintings by Goya and Velazquez.
She died at home on Thursday after a short illness.
The duchess is survived by her husband of three years, Alfonso Diez, who is 25 years younger than her.
The Duchess of Alba was the head of one of Spain’s oldest noble families. She was one of our favorites.