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Larry Tenney
Larry Tenney • 1 year ago

Consuelo Vanderbilt | Gladys Deacon (pictured) followed Consuelo as Duchess of Marlborough when she married the 9th Duke following his divorce from Consuelo

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Consuelo Vanderbilt. Consuelo Balsan (formerly, Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough; born Consuelo Vanderbilt) (2 March 1877 – 6 December 1964), was a member of the prominent American Vanderbilt family. Her marriage to the Charles Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough became an international emblem of the socially advantageous but loveless marriages common during the Gilded Age.

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Consuelo Vanderbilt | Autographed photo of Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough, dated 1895. Taken shortly after her marriage (6 Nov 1895) to Charles "Sunny" Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough.

Consuelo Vanderbilt | "Marlborough Divorce Suite Comes Up Today: Duke is Defending Action Brought by Duchess Who Was Consuelo Vanderbilt," The New York Tribune, 9 Nov 1920.

Consuelo Vanderbilt at the time of her marriage

Consuelo Vanderbilt, Duchess of Marlborough, in state robes for Edward VII's coronation

Consuelo Vanderbilt | San Francisco Call (24 Dec 1911) Growing Title on the International Marriage Tree. Find Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough, just above the tree's trunk and to the left.

Consuelo Vanderbilt, Duchess of Marlborough, photographed c. 1895 at the time of her marriage to Charles "Sunny" Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough.