Carlos Martínez de Irujo, Duke of Sotomayor

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The Duke of Sotomayor

Don Carlos (Martinez de Irujo), 8th Duke of Sotomayor (d. 1910).jpg
Prime Minister of Spain
In office
28 January 1847 – 28 March 1847
MonarchIsabella II
Preceded byFrancisco Javier Isturiz y Montero
Succeeded byJoaquin Francisco Pacheco
Personal details
Carlos Fernando Martínez de Irujo y Mckean

Don Carlos Fernando Martínez de Irujo y McKean, 2nd Marquis of Casa Irujo, jure uxoris Duke of Sotomayor, Grandee of Spain (14 December 1802 in Washington, D.C. – 26 December 1855 in Madrid) was a Spanish noble and politician who served as Prime Minister of Spain.


He was son of the diplomat Carlos Martínez de Irujo y Erice, 1st Marquis of Casa Irujo, and his wife Sarah McKean, the daughter of the Pennsylvania Governor Thomas McKean and Pennsylvania First Lady Sarah Armitage McKean.[1]

Don Carlos became a Grandee of Spain in 1844 through his marriage to Gabriela del Alcázar, 7th Duchess of Sotomayor through which he gained the courtesy title, Duke of Sotomayor.

The Duke and Duchess had two children:

  • Carlos Martínez de Irujo y del Alcázar (3 April 1846 – 14 Sept 1909), 8th Duke of Sotomayor
  • María de la Piedad Martínez de Irujo y del Alcázar, married Pedro Caro y Széchényi, 6th Marquess de la Romana


Political offices
Preceded by
Francisco Javier de Istúriz
Prime Minister of Spain
28 January 1847 – 28 March 1847
Succeeded by
Joaquín Francisco Pacheco
Minister of State
28 January 1847 – 28 March 1847
Preceded by
The Duke of Valencia
Minister of State
23 October 1847 – 29 July 1848
Succeeded by
The Marquis of Pidal