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The Duke of Berwick
James Fitz-James, primer duque de Berwick (Museo del Prado).jpg
Portrait by Francisco Jover y Casanova,
Prado museum
Duke of Berwick
Period 1687-1734
Successor James Fitz-James Stuart
Born (1670-08-21)21 August 1670
Moulins, Bourbonnais, France
Died 12 June 1734(1734-06-12) (aged 63)
Philippsburg, Baden,
Holy Roman Empire
Noble family FitzJames
Spouse(s)
  • Lady Honora de Burgh
    (m. 1695; died 1698)
  • Anne Bulkeley
    (m. 1700)
Issue
  • James Fitz-James Stuart, 2nd Duke of Berwick
  • Henry James FitzJames, 2nd Duke of FitzJames
  • Henriette de FitzJames
  • François Fitz-James, 3rd Duke of FitzJames
  • Henry FitzJames
  • Charles de FitzJames, 4th Duke of FitzJames
  • Laure Anne de FitzJames
  • Marie Emilie de FitzJames
  • Edouard de FitzJames
  • Anne Sophie de FitzJames
  • Anne de FitzJames
Father James II of England
Mother Arabella Churchill
Religion Roman Catholicism
Military career
Allegiance Kingdom of Great Britain Stuart-ruled Britain
Early modern France Kingdom of France
Rank Marshal of France
Fitz-James arms
Arms of Dukes of Fitz-James in the Jacobite peerage

James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick, 1st Duke of Liria and Jérica, 1st Duke of Fitz-James (21 August 1670 – 12 June 1734) was an Anglo-French military leader, illegitimate son of King James II of England by Arabella Churchill, sister of the 1st Duke of Marlborough. Berwick was a successful general in the pay of Louis XIV of France.

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