Alvito Nunes

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Alvito Nunes or Aloyto Núñez[a] (died 1015) was an 11th-century Count of Portugal. Following the death of Menendo González in 1008, he governed the county jointly with Toda, count Menendo's widow.[1]

Alvito Nunes was killed by Vikings during a bloody assault on Vermoim Castle, located around Vila Nova de Famalicão.

He is believed to be descended from the first family Portuguese counts, that of Vímara Peres, through one Nuno Alvites (or Aloytez), probable grandson of Lucídio Vimaranes.[2] He was followed in the county by his son Nuno Alvites who died in 1028.[1]

Marriage and issue[edit]

He married Gontina[3][b] with whom he had at least four children:

  • Nuno Alvites (d. 1028) also known as Nuño Aloytez, married to Ilduara Mendes daughter of count Menendo González, who would rule in her own right after her husband's death.[1]
  • Segeredo Alvites, husband of Adosinda Arias and father of Azenda Segerédez, wife of Diego Gutiérrez, parents of Ardio Díaz, whose daughter Urraca Fróilaz was the first wife of count Pedro Fróilaz de Traba.[3]
  • Pedro Alvites, documented between 1025 and 1070, abbot at Guimarães.[3]
  • Loba Alvites[5]


  1. ^ In the Chronicon Lusitanum his name is spelled Alvitus Nuniz.
  2. ^ In 985, Segiredus presbiter, sold his inheritance in Villa Laginosa to Alloyttus and his wife Gudina.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Mattoso 1970a, p. 42.
  2. ^ Mattoso 1970b, p. 16.
  3. ^ a b c Torres Sevilla-Quiñones de León 1999, p. 303.
  4. ^ Herculano 1868, p. 93, doc. CXLIX.
  5. ^ Mattoso 1970b, p. 17.


Alvito Nunes
family of Vímara Peres
Born:  ? Died: 1015
Titles of nobility
Preceded by
Menendo González
Count of Portugal
Succeeded by
Nuno Alvites with Ilduara Mendes