Gonzaga, she became the 13th. Duchess of Alba. The two also were the wealthiest
couple of Spain.
13th. Duchess of Alba - Source picture: Wikipedia
In 1776 her husband died. There were rumors that the Duchess had a
relationship with the famous painter Francisco Goya. He accompanied
the widowed Duchess many times and made several paintings of her.
On July 23rd. 1802, the Duchess of Alba died under mysterious
circumstances. A lot of speculations came although it was proven that
she died of tuberculosis and fever. But a strong theory that she was
poisoned remained. This was dramatized in the film: The Naked Maja
with Ava Gardner as the Duchess.