Francisco Coutinho, 4th count of Marialva

Francisco Coutinho (1465-1532) Count of Marialva[1] and Loulé,[2] was a Portuguese nobleman, who served to the Portuguese monarchy, during the reign of John II.[3]

Francisco de Melo Coutinho
Conde de Marialva
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brasão of Coutinho
Born1465
Guarda, Portugal
Died1532
Portugal
Noble familyMelo Coutinho

BiographyEdit

Francisco was the son of Gonçalo Coutinho, 2nd Count of Marialva and Beatriz de Melo, a noble lady, belonging to the Portuguese nobility.[4] Through his mother, he was a descendant of the kings of Castile and Portugal.[5] By paternal line he also comes from the Portuguese royal house, being a descendant of Diogo Afonso de Sousa, a knight, who belonged to the Order of Christ, and whose paternal grandfather was king Afonso III.[6]

Francisco Coutinho was married to Brites de Menezes, (condessa of Loulé), daughter of Henrique de Meneses and Guiomar de Bragança.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Historia geral de Portugal, e suas conquistas. Damião Antonio de Lemos Faria e Castro.
  2. ^ Catalogo chronologico, historico, genealogico: e critico, das rainhas de. José Barbosa.
  3. ^ Brasões Da Sala de Sintra, Volume 1. Brasões Da Sala de Sintra, Volume 1.
  4. ^ Ocidente: Revista portuguesa de cultura - Volumen77. 1969.
  5. ^ Ocidente: Revista portuguesa de cultura, Volume 77. 1969.
  6. ^ A Batalha de Alfarrobeira. Antecedentes e Significado Histórico. Vol. II. Universidade de Coimbra. Biblioteca Ger.
  7. ^ Historia genealogica da Casa Real Portugueza: desde a sua origem até o. Antonio Caetano de Sousa.