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The Genealogy of Hernando Cortes
Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca
Don Hernando Cortes Parents: Martin Cortes de Monroy and Catalina Pizarro Altamirano Paternal Grandparents: Rodrigo Fernandez de Monroy and Maria Cortes Maternal Grandparents: Diego Altamirano and Leonor Sanchez Pizarro Altamirano Paternal Great Grandparents: Rodrigo de Monroy, Mencia de Orellana y Carvajal Diego de la Cueva, Maria Cortes Maternal Great Grandparents: Juan Altamirano, Maria de Vivero Martin Pizarro de Hinojosa, Isabel Rodriquez Altamirano Paternal Great Great Grandparents (parents of Mencia de Orellana y Carvajal): Hernando Alfonso de Orellana, Juana Gonzalez de Carvajal Maternal Great Great Grandparents (parents of Martin Pizarro de Hinojosa): Hernando Alonso de Hinojosa, Teresa Martinez Pizarro Maternal Great Great Grandparents (parents of Isabel Rodriguez Altamirano): Benito Hernandez Altamirano, Isabel Rodriguez de Aguilar Natural children of Don Hernando Cortes: 1. Martin Cortes - son of dona Marina (Malinche) Married: dona Bernaldina de Porras Daughter: Ana Son: Fernando Cortes - Principal judge of Veracruz The New World of Martin Cortes The life story of the person called the "First Mestizo". Descendants of this line are alive today in Mexico. A good read with a lot of insight. 2. Luis - son of dona Antonia Hermosillo 3. dona Catalina Pizarro - daughter of Leonor Pizarro 4. dona Leonor - daughter of Isabel, the oldest legitimate daughter of Montezuma, Emperor of Mexico 5. dona Maria - daughter of a Mexica (Aztec) princess. Don Hernando Cortes received the title of Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca in 1529 and died on December 2nd 1547. Here is his line of succession. Marriage 1 - In Cuba to Catalina Xuarez Marcaida, Children: none Died 1522 in Coyoacan. Marriage 2 - In 1529 to dona Juana Ramirez de Arellano de Zuniga, daughter of don Carlos Ramirez de Arellano, second Count of Aguilar and the Countess dona Juana de Zuniga. Children: 1. Luis - died a child in 1530 in Texcoco. 2. Catalina - died a short time after birth in 1531. 3. Martin - 2nd Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca, born in Cuernavaca in 1532. 4. Maria - married don Luis de Quinones, Count of Luna. Born between 1533 and 1536. 5. Catalina - died unmarried in Sevilla after the funeral of her father. Born between 1533 and 1536. 6. Juana - married the duke Don Fernando Enriquez de Ribera and was given the title duchess of Alcala and Marquesa of Tarifa. Born between 1533 and 1536. Don Martin Cortes, 2nd Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca Marriage 1 - dona Ana Ramirez de Arellano (his niece) 1. Don Fernando Cortes Ramirez de Arellano - 3rd Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca. Left no heirs. Title passes to his brother. 2. Don Pedro Cortes Ramirez de Arellano - 4th Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca. Married dona Ana Pacheco de la Cerda. Died in Mexico in 1629 and left no heirs. Title passes to his sister and is thereafter ruled from Spain and Italy instead of Mexico. 3. dona Juana Cortes Ramirez de Arellano - 5th Marquesa of the Valley of Oaxaca. Died in 1628. Married don Pedro Carrillo de Mendoza. Daughter: Dona Estefania Carrillo de Mendoza y Cortes - 6th Marquesa of the Valley of Oaxaca. Died in 1635. Marriage - don Diego de Aragon, Duke of Terranova. Daughter: Dona Juana de Aragon Carrillo de Mendoza y Cortes, 7th Marquesa of the Valley of Oaxaca. Died in 1653. Marriage - don Hector Pignatelli, Duke of Monteleone. Only son: Don Andres Fabricio Pignatelli de Aragon, Duke of Monteleone, Duke of Terranova, 8th Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca. Marriage - dona Teresa Pimentel y Benavides. Daughter: Dona Juana Pignatelli de Aragon, Duchess of Monteleone and of Terranova, 9th Marquesa of the Valley of Oaxaca. Died in 1725. Marriage - Nicolas Pignatelli. Son (su hijo primogenito): Don Diego Pignatelli de Aragon, Duke of Monteleone, Duke of Terranova, 10th Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca. Died in 1750. Marriage - dona Margarita Pignatelli. Son: Don Andres Fabricio de Aragon, Duke of Monteleone, Duke of Terranova, 11th Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca. Died in 1765. Marriage - dona Constanza Medici. Son: Don Hector Maria Pignatelli de Aragon, Duke of Monteleone, Duke of Terranova, 12th Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca. Died in 1800. Marriage - dona Anna Maria Piccolomini, of the dukes of Amalfi. Son: Don Diego Maria Pignatelli de Aragon, Duke of Monteleone, Duke of Terranova, 13th Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca. Died in 1818. Marriage - dona Maria del Carmen Caracciolo. Heir was his second son: Don Jose Pignatelli de Aragon, Duke of Monteleone, Duke of Terranova, 14th Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca. Died in 1859. Marriage - dona Blanca Lucchessi. Son: Don Diego Pignatelli de Aragon, Duke of Monteleone, Duke of Terranova, 15th Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca. Died in 1880. Marriage - Julia Cattanes. Left no heir, title passes to his brother: Don Antonio Pignatelli de Aragon, Duke of Monteleone, Duke of Terranova, 16th Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca. Born 1827. Died in 1881. Marriage - dona Mariana Fardella. Son: Don Giuseppe Tagliavia Aragona-Pignatelli-Cortes, Duke of Monteleone, Duke of Terranova, 17th Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca. Born in Palermo 1860. Died in 1938. Marriage - dona Rosa de la Gandara in 1889. Son: Antonio Aragona-Pignatelli-Cortes, Duke of Monteleone, Duke of Terranova, 18th Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca. Born in Naples 1892. Marriage - Miss Beatrice Molyneaux of New Orleans, Louisiana USA in 1931. Two children