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The Dukes of Cadaval
Cadaval
have their origins in Dom Álvaro of Braganza, Lord of Tentúgal, Póvoa, Buarcos
Buarcos
and Cadaval, 4th male son of Dom Ferdinand I, 2nd Duke of Braganza. Dom Álvaro married Dona Filipa de Melo, the rich daughter and heir of Rodrigo Afonso de Melo, 1st. Count of Olivença. The title was created on 26 April 1645 by King John IV of Portugal
Portugal
to his distant cousin, Dom Nuno Álvares Pereira
Nuno Álvares Pereira
de Melo (1638–1727), who was already 3rd Marquis of Ferreira
Marquis of Ferreira
and 5th Count of Tentúgal.

Contents

1 List of the Dukes of Cadaval 2 Other Titles 3 Family Name 4 A new title: Cadaval-Hermès 5 Genealogical summary 6 See also 7 External links 8 Bibliography

List of the Dukes of Cadaval[edit]

D. Nuno Álvares Pereira
Nuno Álvares Pereira
de Melo (1638–1727) D. Luís Ambrósio Álvares Pereira de Melo (1679–1700) D. Jaime Álvares Pereira de Melo (1684–1749) D. Nuno Caetano Álvares Pereira de Melo (1741–1771) D. Miguel Caetano Álvares Pereira de Melo (1765–1808) D. Nuno Caetano Álvares Pereira de Melo (1799–1837) D. Maria da Piedade Álvares Pereira de Melo (1827–1859) D. Jaime Segismundo Álvares Pereira de Melo (1844–1913) D. Nuno Maria José Caetano Álvares Pereira de Melo (1888–1935) D. Jaime Álvares Pereira de Melo (1913–2001) D. Diana Álvares Pereira de Melo (1978- )

Other Titles[edit]

Count of Tentúgal
Count of Tentúgal
(in 1504, by King Manuel I of Portugal); Marquis of Ferreira
Marquis of Ferreira
(in 1533, by King John III of Portugal).

Family Name[edit] The Dukes family name is Álvares Pereira de Melo. Dom Nuno Álvares Pereira, the remarkable Constable of Portugal, is among their ancestors. A new title: Cadaval-Hermès[edit] When Jaime III Álvares Pereira de Melo, 10th Duke of Cadaval
Cadaval
died in 2001, he left four daughters: two from his first (civil) marriage (with Antoinette Louise Schweisguth, ex-wife of René Durrieu, 4th Baron Durrieu), and two others from his second (religious) marriage (with Claudine Marguerite Marianne Tritz). Leadership of the house and its possessions was disputed by the elder daughters of each marriage:

Rosalinda Álvares Pereira de Melo (born 1936), elder daughter of the Duke's first (civil) marriage; Diana Álvares Pereira de Melo (born 1978), elder daughter of the Duke's second (religious) marriage.

Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza, in the de jure capacity of Head of the historical Royal House of Portugal, recognized Diana Álvares Pereira de Melo as 11th Duchess of Cadaval. However, he also granted to her eldest half-sister, Rosalinda Álvares Pereira de Melo, the new title of Duchess of Cadaval-Hermès, because she is married to Hubert Guerrand-Hermès, the House Hermès
Hermès
heir. Dona Rosalinda also obtained both titles of Marquise of Ferreira and Countess of Tentúgal, historically allocated to the heir of the Duke of Cadaval. But Rosalinda (or her heirs) isn't the designated heir to the Duchy and the person to succeed her younger half sister as Duchess of Cadaval
Cadaval
will be choose by the Duke of Braganza at the time of the death of the current Duchess. There is some controversy about the Hermès
Hermès
title, as effectively it constitutes a new creation since inauguration of the republican regime (in Portugal: the Republic abolished all titles of Portuguese nobility in 1910). Genealogical summary[edit]

Fernando I (1403–1478) 2nd.Duke of Braganza

Rodrigo de Melo (1430–1487) 1st.Count of Olivença

Fernando II (1430–1506) 3rd.Duke of Braganza

Afonso (1435- ? ) 1st.Count of Faro 2nd.Count of Odemira

Álvaro (1440- ? ) Lord of Tentúgal
Tentúgal
and Cadaval

Philippa de Melo (1460–1516)

Rodrigo de Melo (1468–1545) 1st.Count of Tentúgal 1st.Marquis of Ferreira

House of Braganza

Counts of Faro Counts of Odemira Counts of Vimieiro

Francisco I de Melo (1520–1588) 2nd.Count of Tentúgal 2nd.Marquis of Ferreira

Nuno Álvares Pereira
Nuno Álvares Pereira
de Melo (1555–1597) 3rd.Count of Tentúgal

Francisco II de Melo (1588–1645) 4th.Count of Tentúgal 3rd.Marquis of Ferreira

Nuno I Álvares Pereira de Melo (1638–1727) 5th.Count of Tentúgal 4th.Marquis of Ferreira 1st.Duke of Cadaval

House of Cadaval

See also[edit]

Palace of the Dukes of Cadaval
Cadaval
(Évora) List of dukedoms in Portugal

External links[edit]

Information on the Dukes of Cadaval
Cadaval
(in Portuguese) Marek, Miroslav. "Genealogy of the Dukes of Cadaval". Genealogy.EU.  Casa Cadaval
Cadaval
Official Site

Bibliography[edit]

”Nobreza de Portugal
Portugal
e do Brasil” – Vol. II, pages 459-463. Published by Zairol

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