Marquis of Valença

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The Marquesal House of Valença
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Country Portugal
Parent house House of Braganza
Titles
Founded 1451
Founder Afonso, Marquis of Valença
Current head António Luis de Sousa Coutinho

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[edit]

  1. Afonso of Braganza (c.1400-1461), 4th Count of Ourém;
  2. Francisco de Paula de Portugal e Castro (1679–1749), 8th Count of Vimioso;
  3. José Miguel João de Portugal e Castro (1706–1775), 9th Count of Vimioso;
  4. Afonso Miguel de Portugal e Castro (1748–1802), 11th Count of Vimioso;
  5. José Bernardino de Portugal e Castro (1780-1840), 12th Count of Vimioso;
  6. Fernando José Luis Burnay de Sousa Coutinho, (1883–1945)
  7. António Luis de Sousa Coutinho (1905–2007), 4th Marquis of Borba, 15th Count of Vimioso, 18th Count of Redondo.

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