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Carlos de Beistegui
Beistegui at Le Bal Oriental, 1951
Carlos de Beistegui e Iturbe
31 January 1895
|Died||17 January 1970
Biarritz, French Basque Country
|Occupation||Businessman, art collector and interior decorator|
Carlos de Beistegui e Yturbe (31 January 1895 – 17 January 1970), also known as Charlie de Beistegui, was an eccentric French-born Mexican multi-millionaire art collector and interior decorator who was one of the most flamboyant characters of mid-20th-century European life. His ball at the Palazzo Labia in Venice in 1951 is still described as "the party of the century". Beistegui was often referred to as "The Count of Monte Cristo".
He is not to be confused with his namesake uncle (1863–1953), whose collection of notable 18th- and 19th-century paintings was donated to the Louvre.
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