Marquis of Torres Novas

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The Coat of Arms of the Marquis of Torres Novas.

The title Marquis of Torres Novas (in Portuguese Marquês de Torres Novas) was created by royal decree, dated from 27 March 1520, by King Manuel I of Portugal, to Dom John of Lencastre (1501–1571), eldest son of Infante George, Duke of Coimbra.

In 1535 the new King, John III, granted him the new title of Duke of Aveiro and, from then on, the title of Marquis of Torres Novas was allocated to the Duke of Aveiro's heir.

List of the Marquesses of Torres Novas[]

  1. John of Lencastre (1501–1571), son of Infante George, Duke of Coimbra (therefore grandson of King John II of Portugal). Later he became the 1st Duke of Aveiro;
  2. George of Lencastre (1548–1578), his son, became 2nd Duke of Aveiro;
  3. George of Lencastre (1594–1634), his grandson, became 1st Duke of Torres Novas;
  4. Raimundo of Lencastre (1620–1666), his son, became 2nd Duke of Torres Novas and 4th Duke of Aveiro;
  5. Peter of Lencastre, 5th Duke of Aveiro (1608–1673), also Archbishop of Évora, died without issue;
  6. Gabriel of Lencastre, 7th Duke of Aveiro (1667–1745), died without issue.

Genealogical summary[]

John I
King of Portugal
Philippa of Lencastre
Princess of England
Duarte I
King of Portugal
Afonso V
King of Portugal
Infante Fernando
1st.Duke of Beja
2nd.Duke of Viseu
Ana de MendonçaJohn II
King of Portugal
Leonor of Viseu
Manuel I
King of Portugal
George of Lencastre
2nd.Duke of Coimbra
Crown Prince
1st.Marquis of Torres Novas
1st.Duke of Aveiro
of the Order of Aviz
Comemdadores-mores of Aviz
Dukes of Aveiro
Marquises of Torres Novas
Counts of FigueiróKnights of Coruche
Marquises of GouvêaCounts of Vila Nova de PortimãoLords of Alcaçovas
Marquises of LavradioMarquises of AbrantesCounts of Alcaçovas

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  • "Nobreza de Portugal e do Brasil" – Vol. III, pages 446/447. Published by Zairol Lda., Lisbon 1989.
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