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.
List of the Marquesses of Torres Novas
- 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;
- George of Lencastre (1548–1578), his son, became 2nd Duke of Aveiro;
- George of Lencastre (1594–1634), his grandson, became 1st Duke of Torres Novas;
- Raimundo of Lencastre (1620–1666), his son, became 2nd Duke of Torres Novas and 4th Duke of Aveiro;
- Peter of Lencastre, 5th Duke of Aveiro (1608–1673), also Archbishop of Évora, died without issue;
- Gabriel of Lencastre, 7th Duke of Aveiro (1667–1745), died without issue.
”Nobreza de Portugal e do Brasil" – Vol. III, pages 446/447. Published by Zairol Lda., Lisbon 1989.