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Count
Count
of Abrantes
Abrantes
(in Portuguese Conde de Abrantes) was a Portuguese title of nobility created by a royal decree, dated from June 13, 1476, by King Afonso V of Portugal, and granted to his 4th cousin, Lopo de Almeida. Dom Lopo was closely related to the Portuguese royal House, once his great-grandfather was Infante João, Duke of Valencia de Campos
Infante João, Duke of Valencia de Campos
(son of King Peter I of Portugal
Peter I of Portugal
and of Inês de Castro). This title became extinct when the 4th Count, Miguel de Almeida, a hero of the Portuguese uprising of December 1, 1640, died without issue in 1650.

Contents

1 Genealogical summary 2 List of the Counts of Abrantes
Abrantes
(1476) 3 Family Name 4 See also 5 Bibliography 6 External links

Genealogical summary[edit]

Pedro I (1320–1367) King of Portugal

Fernando I (1345–1383) King of Portugal

Infante João (1349–1397) Duke of Valencia de Campos (Spanish title)

João I (1357–1433) King of Portugal

Beatrice (1372–1408) Queen de jure

Pedro da Guerra (c.1380- ? )

Duarte I (1391–1438) King of Portugal

Brites Anes (c.1380-1431) m.Diogo Fernandes de Almeida Mayor of Abrantes

Lopo de Almeida (1416–1486) 1st Count
Count
of Abrantes

Portuguese Royal House

List of the Counts of Abrantes
Abrantes
(1476)[edit]

Lopo de Almeida (1416–1486), 1st Count
Count
of Abrantes João de Almeida (1445–1512), 2nd Count
Count
of Abrantes
Abrantes
(son of the previous) Lopo de Almeida (1470- ? ), 3rd Count
Count
of Abrantes
Abrantes
(son of the previous) Miguel de Almeida (1575–1650), 4th Count
Count
of Abrantes
Abrantes
(2nd cousin of the previous)

Family Name[edit] The family name associated with the Counts of Abrantes
Abrantes
was Almeida. The Almeida clan was closely associated with King John II of Portugal played a pivotal role in the 1490s succession crisis, strongly backing John II's preferred candidate, Jorge de Lencastre against the eventual winner, Manuel, Duke of Beja. According to Subrahmanyam (1997: 49), Lopo de Almeida, the first Count of Abrantes, had at least six notable sons:

1. D. João de Almeida - 2nd Count
Count
of Abrantes
Abrantes
married D. Inês de Noronha (a niece of Christopher Columbus) 2. D. Diogo Fernandes de Almeida - tutor of Jorge de Lencastre and, from 1492, Prior of Crato (Portuguese branch of St. John Hospitaller). 3. D. Jorge de Almeida, Bishop of Coimbra
Coimbra
from mid-1490s. 4. D. Pedro da Silva - used his mother's surname, sent on king's 1494 mission to Pope Alexander VI. 5. D. Fernando de Almeida - sent with Pedro on the papal mission. 6. D. Francisco de Almeida
Francisco de Almeida
- commander of 1505 expedition to India, first Vice-roy of Portuguese India.

The Almeida clan remained the principal political opponents of Manuel I of Portugal throughout his reign. See also[edit]

List of Countships in Portugal

Bibliography[edit]

"Nobreza de Portugal e do Brasil" – Vol. II, pages 203/205. Zairol Lda., Lisboa 1989. Subrahmanyam, S. (1997) The Career and Legend of Vasco da Gama. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

External links[edit]

Genealogy of the Count
Count
of Abrant

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