Chamber of Peers (Portugal)
The Chamber of Peers (Portuguese: Câmara dos Pares) was the upper house in the Portuguese parliament.
It was established before the Liberal Wars. The king appointed a number of the highest nobility to the chamber. It was composed of 90 peerages, who did not have a hereditary right to sit by descent, but were nominated by the king.
One of the members was João Afonso da Costa de Sousa de Macedo, 1st Duke of Albuquerque.
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