Duke of Lafões

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Ducal House of Lafões
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Parent house House of Braganza
Country Portugal
Ethnicity Portuguese
Founded 1718
Founder D. Luísa Antónia Inês Casimira de Sousa Nassau e Ligne
Current head D. Afonso Caetano de Barros
Titles
Estate(s) of Portugal

Duke of Lafões (in Portuguese Duque de Lafões) was a Portuguese title of nobility created under the decree of February 17, 1718, of King John V of Portugal and granted to his nephew, Dom Pedro Henrique de Bragança, son of the Infante Miguel de Bragança, an illegitimate son of King Peter II of Portugal and Anne Armande Pastre de Verger, though Pedro's mother, Luisa Casimira de Sousa Nassau e Ligne was the first to use this title.The title was later passed on to his brother, João Carlos de Bragança e Ligne de Sousa Tavares Mascarenhas da Silva, the most famous Duke of this title.

List of the dukes of Lafões[edit]

Luísa Casimira de Sousa Nassau e Ligne, Duchess of Lafões (1694–1729), married to Infante Miguel of Braganza (natural son of king Peter II of Portugal), was the first to use this title. However, she is not included in the list of Dukes, once King John V's decree granted the title to Luísa's older son:

  1. D. Luísa Antónia Inês Casimira de Sousa Nassau e Ligne (1694-1729)
  2. D. Pedro de Bragança e Ligne Sousa Tavares Mascarenhas da Silva (1718-1761)
  3. D. João Carlos de Bragança e Ligne Sousa Tavares Mascarenhas da Silva (1719-1806)
  4. D. Ana de Bragança e Ligne Sousa Tavares Mascarenhas da Silva (1797-1851)
  5. D. Maria Carlota de Bragança e Ligne Sousa Tavares Mascarenhas da Silva (1820-1865)
  6. D. Caetano de Bragança e Ligne Sousa Tavares Mascarenhas da Silva (1856-1927)
  7. D. Afonso de Bragança (1893-1946)
  8. D. Lopo de Bragança (1921-2008)
  9. D. Afonso Caetano de Barros e Carvalhosa de Bragança (1956- )

Genealogical summary[edit]

The House of Lafões descends from the marriage between Infante Miguel of Braganza (King Peter II's natural son) and Luísa-Casimira, 30th representative of the House of Sousa and 6th Countess of Miranda do Corvo.

Peter II
(1648–1706)
King of Portugal
Charles-Joseph
(1661–1713)
(m. Mariana Luisa in 1684)
Prince of Ligne
Mariana Luisa de Sousa
(1672–1743)
2nd Marchioness of Arronches
5th Countess of Miranda do Corvo
John V
(1689–1750)
King of Portugal
Miguel of Braganza
(1699–1724)
(m. Luísa-Casimira in 1715)
Infante
Luísa-Casimira
de Sousa Nassau e Ligne
(1694–1729)
Duchess of Lafões
6th Countess of Miranda do Corvo
Royal House of Portugal Pedro-Henrique
(1718–1761)
1st.Duke of Lafões
João-Carlos
(1719–1806)
2nd.Duke of Lafões
House of Lafões

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Bibliography[edit]

  • ”Nobreza de Portugal e do Brasil" – Vol. III, pages 665/669. Published by Zairol Lda., Lisbon 1989.
  • "D.João Carlos de Bragança, 2º Duque de Lafões - Uma Vida Singular no Século das Luzes" - Nuno Gonçalo Monteiro and Fernando Dores Costa. Edições Inapa. 2006