Francisco de Távora

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Francisco de Távora
Governor of Portuguese Angola
In office
1669–1676
Monarch Afonso VI of Portugal
Pedro II of Portugal
Preceded by Governative Junta
Succeeded by Pires de Saldanha de Sousa e Meneses
Governor and Viceroy of Portuguese India
In office
1681–1686
Monarch Afonso VI of Portugal
Pedro II of Portugal
Preceded by António Brandão
Succeeded by Rodrigo da Costa
Personal details
Born 1646
Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal
Died 31 May 1710 (1710-06-01) (aged 64)
Moura, Kingdom of Portugal
Nationality Portuguese
Spouse(s) Inês Catarina de Távora
Isabel da Silva
Children Maria Inácia de Távora
Bernardo António Filipe Neri de Távora
António Luis de Távora
Military service
Allegiance Kingdom of Portugal
Battles/wars Portuguese Restoration War
War of the Spanish Succession

Francisco de Távora (1646–1710), designated 1st Count of Alvor, was a Portuguese noble of the second half of the 17th century and early 18th century. He was a military official, diplomat, and colonial governor, serving the Kingdom of Portugal during the reign of Afonso VI of Portugal, Pedro II of Portugal, and João V of Portugal. He was the third son of the 2nd Count of São João da Pesqueira, António Luís de Távora and his wife Arcângela Maria de Portugal, daughter of the 4th Count of Linhares

Family[edit]

Born to António Luis de Távora, second count of São João da Pesqueira and D. Arcângela Maria de Portugal, he married Inês Catarina de Távora and had three children :

  • Maria Inácia de Távora (1678)
  • Bernardo António Filipe Neri de Távora, second count of Alvor (1681)
  • António Luis de Távora (1689).

His second marriage was with D. Isabel da Silva.

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