Don Alessandro Torlonia, 5th Prince di Civitella-Cesi

Don Alessandro Torlonia (7 December 1911 – 1 May/12 May 1986) was the 5th Prince di Civitella-Cesi.

He was the son of Marino Torlonia, 4th Prince di Civitella-Cesi and his American wife, Mary Elsie Moore. He was born in Rome and died in the Palazzo Torlonia, Rome.

Marriage

On 14 January 1935, Don Alessandro morganatically[1][2][3] married in Rome the Infanta Beatriz of Spain (1909–2002), a daughter of King Alfonso XIII of Spain and of Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg.

Don Alessandro and Infanta Beatriz had four children:

  1. Donna Alessandra ("Sandra") Torlonia (born 1936), married to Count Clemente Lecquio di Assaba (1925–1971); their son is Alessandro Lecquio.
  2. Marco Torlonia, 6th Prince di Civitella-Cesi, (born 1937) who married firstly Donna Orsetta Caracciolo dei principi di Castagneto, secondly Philippa Catherine McDonald and thirdly Blažena Anna Helena Svitáková.
  3. Don Marino Torlonia (1939–1995)
  4. Donna Olimpia Torlonia (born 1943), who married the French millionaire Paul-Annik Weiller. She is the mother of Sibilla Weiller, the wife of Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg.

Relations

Don Alessandro's youngest sister was Donna Marina Torlonia di Civitella-Cesi, grandmother of the American actress Brooke Shields. He was also a first cousin of Bettine Moore, the mother of the actress Glenn Close.


Ancestry

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
16. Giovanni-Raimundo Torlonia, Duke di Bracciano
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8. Marino Torlonia, Duke di Bracciano e Poli e Guadagnolo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
17. Anna-Maria Schultheiss
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4. Giulio Torlonia, 2nd Duke di Poli e Guadagnolo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
18. Francesco Sforza-Cesarini, Duke di Segni
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9. Donna Anna Sforza-Cesarini
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
19. Donna Gertrude Conti, Duchess di Poli e Guadagnolo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2. Marino Torlonia, 4th Prince of Civitella-Cesi
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
20. Agostino Chigi della Rovere Albani, Prince di Farnese
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10. Sigismondo Chigi della Rovere Albani, Prince di Farnese
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
21. Donna Carlotta Amalia Barberini-Colonna
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5. Donna Teresa Chigi della Rovere Albani
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
22. Luigi Doria-Pamphilj-Landi, Prince di Melfi
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11. Donna Leopoldina Doria-Pamphilj-Landi
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
23. Donna Teresa Orsini dei Duchi di Gravina
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Alessandro Torlonia, 5th Prince di Civitella-Cesi
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
24. Francis Moore
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12. William Ropes Moore
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
25. Sarah Cheever
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6. Charles Arthur Moore
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
26. Tunis Van Ness
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
13. Caroline Van Ness
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
27. Polly Goodrich
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3. Mary Elsie Moore
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
28. Benjamin Smith Campbell
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
14. John Keyes Campbell
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
29. Sally Keys
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7. Mary Campbell
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
30. George Sheffield
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
15. Betsey Sheffield
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
31. Thirza Baker
 
 
 
 
 
 

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