Marquis of Valença
Marquis of Valença (in Portuguese Marquês de Valença) was a Portuguese title of nobility granted by royal decree of King Afonso V of Portugal, dated from October 11, 1451, to Dom Afonso of Braganza (1400–1460), who already was 4th Count of Ourém.
This title was only renovated later in the 17th Century: when the 7th Count of Vimioso (belonging to the 1st Marquis’ lineage) died, King Pedro II of Portugal, through a special decree, issued on December 13, 1681, legitimated the count’s natural and only son, Francisco de Paula de Portugal e Castro (Francis III), as 8th Count, and also granted him the title of 2nd Marquis of Valença.
List of the Marquesses of Valença
- Afonso of Braganza (c.1400-1461), 4th Count of Ourém;
- Francisco de Paula de Portugal e Castro (1679–1749), 8th Count of Vimioso;
- José Miguel João de Portugal e Castro (1706–1775), 9th Count of Vimioso;
- Afonso Miguel de Portugal e Castro (1748–1802), 11th Count of Vimioso;
- José Bernardino de Portugal e Castro (1780-1840), 12th Count of Vimioso;
- Fernando José Luis Burnay de Sousa Coutinho, (1883–1945)
- António Luis de Sousa Coutinho (1905–2007), 4th Marquis of Borba, 15th Count of Vimioso, 18th Count of Redondo.