The Count of Almada is a noble title created by Queen Maria I of Portugal, by royal proclamation on 29 April 1793 (confirmed by letter on 4 May 1793),[1] in favour of D. Lourenço José Boaventura de Almada and his descendants, representatives of the Count of Avranches.

Coat-of-arms of the Count of Almada and Abrantes
Family coat-of-arms

By attributing this title the option to provide an ancillary surname to the Almada family, but the monarch wanted to provide honours to this family for their illustrious service.[2]

Counts of Almada edit

With the institutionalization of the Liberal system, the family (who opposed the constitutional monarchy) continued as pretenders to the title:

After the establishment of the first Portuguese Republican and abolish of the monarchy, the title of Count of Almada was abolished, although some continue to act as caretakers to a possible restoration:

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  1. ^ Silveira Pinto, Albano da (1883), "Resenha das famílias titulares Grandes de Portugal", in D. Affonso V (ed.), Registry in the Archive of the Torre do Tombo, Lisbon, Portugal: Empreza Editora de Francisco Arthur da Silva
  2. ^ "Nobreza", Infopédia, Porto, Portugal: Porto Editora, 2013, retrieved 5 August 2013
  3. ^ Silveira Pinto, Albano da (1883), "Resenha das famílias titulares Grandes de Portugal", Decreto de 15 de Agosto de 1805 e Portaria de 20 de Agosto do mesmo ano (Original no Arch. da Secret. de Est. dos Neg. do Reino, maço de Decretos de Agosto de 1805.), Lisbon, Porutgal: Empreza Editora de Francisco Arthur da Silva, p. 38
  4. ^ Silveira Pinto, Albano da (1883), "Resenha das famílias titulares Grandes de Portugal", Decreto de 13 de Maio de 1825 (D. João VI) e Carta de 20 de Setembro de 1841 (D. Maria II, Regist. no Arch. da T. do T., Clianc. de D. Maria II, Liv. 15, m a fl. 145. V.) -, Lisbon, Portugal: Empreza Editora de Francisco Arthur da Silva, p. 38

Sources edit

  • Almada (Count of Almada), Lourenço de (1973), Figura Notável no Tempo dos Franceses, D. Lourenço José Boaventura de Almada (in Portuguese), Lisbon, Portugal{{citation}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  • Castelo Branco e Torres, João Carlos Feo Cardoso de; Castro Pereira (de Mesquita), Manuel de (1838), Resenha das Famílias Titulares (in Portuguese), Lisbon, Portugal: Imprensa Nacional
  • Dornelas, Afonso de (1942), "Os Almadas na História de Portugal", Independência (in Portuguese), Lisbon, Portugal{{citation}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)

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