Lucídio Vimaranes

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Lucídio Vimaranes (died c. 922) was the second Count of Portugal within the Kingdom of Asturias, which was divided internally into several provinces called "counties". Portus Cale was one of these counties which was incorporated in the Kingdom as a new land conquered from the moors. Although Lucídio's parentage is not confirmed in any source, all historians agree that based on his uncommon patronymic, he was most probably the son of Vímara Peres.[1][2] Upon the death of his father, King Alfonso III of Asturias entrusted him with the government of the county jointly with Count Hermenegildo Gutiérrez[1] who was succeeded by his son Gutier Menéndez.[1] In the 11th-century, his great-grandson Count Alvito Nunes, initiated a second period in which the family governed the County of Portugal after succeeding Count Menendo González, son of Count Gonzalo Menéndez.[3]

He governed as tenant-in-chief part of the territory of Lugo in 910, and in the following year appears as a previsor in Dume. Lucídio was a member of the Curia Regis and as such, confirmed several royal charters between 887 and 917.[4]

Marriage and issue[edit]

He married Gudilona (d. after 915). Her filiation has not been confirmed and historian António Fernandes Almeida believes that she was probably the daughter of Hermenegildo Gutiérrez, although José Mattoso points out that there is no documentary proof sustaining this relationship.[4] Both appear together in 915 donating Fermoselhe to the Cathedral of Coimbra.[5][4][6] They were the parents of:


  1. ^ He appears in 924 confirming a charter in the Cathedral of Coimbra after his brother Rodrigo as Aluitus luciti, in 926 in Guimarães as Aloitus lucidi, and in 928 in the Monastery of Lorvão as Aloytus lucidi.[7]


  1. ^ a b c Sáez 1947, p. 21.
  2. ^ Mattoso 1981, p. 106.
  3. ^ Mattoso 1981, p. 145.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Mattoso 1981, p. 107.
  5. ^ Herculano 1868, pp. 13–14, doc. II, doc. XVII.
  6. ^ Sáez 1947, p. 60.
  7. ^ Herculano 1868, pp. 18, doc. XXVIII, p. 20, doc. XXXI, and p. 21, doc.XXXIV.
  8. ^ Mattoso 1981, pp. 107–108.
  9. ^ Mattoso 1981, p. 144.
  10. ^ Mattoso 1981, p. 108.


  • Herculano, Alexandre (1868). Academia de Ciencias de Lisboa, ed. Portugaliae Monumenta Historica: Diplomata et chartae. I, Fasc. I. Lisbon: Olisipone. OCLC 504624362.
  • Mattoso, José (1981). "As famílias condais portucalenses dos séculos X e XI". A nobreza medieval portuguesa, a família e o poder (in Portuguese). Lisbon: Editorial Estampa. OCLC 8242615.
  • Sáez, Emilio (1947). "Los ascendientes de San Rosendo: notas para el estudio de la monarquía astur-leonesa durante los siglos IX y X". Hispania: revista española de Historia (in Spanish) (XXX). Madrid: CSIC, Instituto Jerónimo Zurita. pp. 139–156. OCLC 682814356.
Lucídio Vimaranes
family of Vímara Peres
Born: ? Died: 922?
Titles of nobility
Preceded by
Count of Portugal
Succeeded by
Mumadona Dias