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Duke of Coimbra

Coat of Arms of Infante Pedro, the 1st Duke of Coimbra.
Coat of Arms of Infante George, the 2nd Duke of Coimbra.

Duke of Coimbra (Portuguese: Duque de Coimbra) was an aristocratic Portuguese title with the level of Royal Dukedom, that is, associated with the Portuguese Royal House, created in 1415, by King John I of Portugal to the his 2nd. male son, Infante Pedro. Pedro was regent of the kingdom but he was killed in the domestic Battle of Alfarrobeira (1449).

Any of their children inherited this title, which passed much later to Pedro's great-grandson, John II of Portugal.

Today the title is used by Infante Henrique, the current Duke of Braganza's younger brother.

List of the Dukes of Coimbra

  1. Infante Pedro (1392–1449), Regent, King John I of Portugal 2nd male child;
  2. John II of Portugal natural son;
  3. Augustus, Duke of Coimbra, (1847–1889), the 5th son of Queen Maria II of Portugal;
  4. Infante Henrique, Duke of Coimbra (born 1949) (brother of Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza)

See also

List of Portuguese Dukedoms

External links

  • Genealogy of the Dukes of Coimbra – Portuguese Genealogical site

Bibliography

”Nobreza de Portugal e do Brasil" – Vol. I, pages 255/272; and Vol. II, pages 531/532. Published by Zairol Lda., Lisbon 1989.

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