João, Duke of Viseu

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João
constable of Portugal
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Duke of Beja and Viseu
Reign1470 - 1472
PredecessorFerdinand, Duke of Viseu
SuccessorDiogo, Duke of Viseu
Bornc. 1448
Died1472
HouseAviz
FatherFerdinand, Duke of Viseu
MotherBeatriz, Duchess of Viseu
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Infante João of Viseu (c. 1448 – 1472) was the older son of Infante Fernando, Duke of Viseu and of his wife Infanta Beatrice of Portugal.

In 1470, following his father's death, he inherited the titles of Duke of Viseu and Duke of Beja, as well as the Lordships of Covilhã and Moura.

He also became Master of the Order of Christ and of the Order of Santiago, becoming also Constable of Portugal.

In July 1472, his uncle, King Afonso V granted him the Moroccan city of Anfa (in Portuguese Anafé).

He died young and single, without issue. His brother, Infante Diogo, inherited his titles and estates.

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  • ”Nobreza de Portugal e do Brasil” – Vol. II, page 409. Published by Zairol Lda., Lisbon 1989.
João, Duke of Viseu
Cadet branch of the House of Burgundy
Born: ? 1448 Died: ? 1472
Portuguese nobility
Preceded by
Infante Fernando
Duke of Beja
1470—1472
Succeeded by
Infante Diogo
Preceded by
Infante Fernando
Duke of Viseu
1470—1472
Succeeded by
Infante Diogo