Consuelo Vanderbilt

Consuelo Vanderbilt

Born Mar 2, 1877

Consuelo Balsan (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.… Read More

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1877 Birth Born on March 2, 1877.


1895 18 Years Old Consuelo Vanderbilt was married at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, New York City, on 6 November 1895, to Charles Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough (1871–1934). … Read More


1906 29 Years Old The Marlboroughs separated in 1906, divorced in 1921, and the marriage was annulled, at the duke's request and with Consuelo's assent, on 19 August 1926. … Read More


1921 44 Years Old Consuelo's second marriage, on 4 July 1921, was to Lt. Col. Jacques Balsan, a record-breaking pioneer French balloon, aircraft, and hydroplane pilot who once worked with the Wright Brothers. … Read More


1932 55 Years Old Records in Florida show that in 1932 Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan built a home in Manalapan, just south of Palm Beach. … Read More


1953 76 Years Old Consuelo Balsan published her insightful but not entirely candid autobiography, The Glitter and the Gold, in 1953. … Read More
1957 80 Years Old Although Balsan sold her home in 1957, it still exists. … Read More
1964 88 Years Old Balsan died at Southampton, Long Island, New York on 6 December 1964. … Read More
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