Nuno Alvites

Nuno Alvites, also referred to as Nuno or Nuño Aloitiz[1][a] (fl. 1017 – 1028),[3] was a count of Portugal, a descendant of the first count, Vímara Peres[4] as the son of Count Alvito Nunes and Gontina.

His presence is recorded for the first time in 1017. He appears in 1025 confirming a donation made by King Alfonso V of León to Nuno's brother, Pedro Alvites and again in that same year in another charter in which he states that he succeeded his father Alvito.[3] He ruled the county with his spouse Ilduara Mendes, daughter of earlier count Menendo González,[3] until he was assassinated in 1028, the same year as the death of King Alfonso V.[5] Ilduara continued to rule the county, with her son Mendo, who was still a child, as regent after her husband's death.[5][6]

Marriage and issueEdit

  • Mendo Nunes (or Menendo Núñez),[6] (fl. 1028 – 1050/1053).[3] He governed the country probably as a minor under the regency of his mother and alone as of 1043.[3]
  • Gontroda Núñez,[1] whose presence is recorded in medieval sources from 1028 until 1088, was married to Count Vasco. They were the parents of at least one child, count Nuño Velázquez, known in Portuguese sources as Nuno Vasques or Nuno of Celanova. Nuño married Fronilde Sánchez and had several children, including counts Alfonso, Menendo, and Sancho Núñez.[b]
  • Munio Nunes, who sold a property in Domez before 1031.[3]
Nuno Alvites
family of Vímara Peres
Born:  ? Died: early 11th century
Titles of nobility
Preceded by
Alvito Nunes
Count of Portugal
with Ilduara Mendes
Succeeded by
Mendo Nunes


  1. ^ He and his wife are documented in 1025 as comite Nunus Aloitiz et uxori eius comitissa domna Ilduara (Count Nuño Aloitez and his wife countess Ilduara).[2]
  2. ^ José Mattoso in his 1981 work argued that Gontrodo had no offspring given the generosity with which she distributed her assets. In his 1982 work, however, he mentions that Nuño Velázquez was a first-cousin of Nuno Mendes. Nuño Velázquez's son Sancho was the father of Count Velasco Sánchez.[3][7][8]


  1. ^ a b Sáez 1947, p. 75.
  2. ^ Herculano 1868, p. 160, doc. CCLIX.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Mattoso 1981, p. 113.
  4. ^ Mattoso 1981, p. 106.
  5. ^ a b Mattoso 1981, pp. 113 and 266.
  6. ^ a b Sánchez Candeira 1999, pp. 128–129.
  7. ^ Mattoso 1982, p. 15.
  8. ^ Sottomayor Pizarro 1997, p. 529.


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  • Mattoso, José (1981). A nobreza medieval portuguesa, a família e o poder (in Portuguese). Lisbon: Editorial Estampa. OCLC 8242615.
  • Mattoso, José (1982). Ricos-homens, infanções e cavaleiros: a nobreza medieval portuguesa nos séculos XI e XII (in Portuguese) (3rd ed.). Lisbon: Guimarães Editores. ISBN 9789726653035.
  • Sáez, Emilio (1947). "Los ascendientes de San Rosendo: notas para el estudio de la monarquía astur-leonesa durante los siglos IX y X". Hispania: revista española de Historia (in Spanish) (XXX). Madrid: CSIC, Instituto Jerónimo Zurita. OCLC 682814356.
  • Sánchez Candeira, Alfonso (1999). Rosa Montero Tejada (ed.). Castilla y León en el siglo X, estudio del reinado de Fernando I. Madrid: Real Academia de la Historia. ISBN 978-84-8951241-2.
  • Sotto Mayor Pizarro, José Augusto (1997). Linhagens Medievais Portuguesas: Genealogias e Estratégias (1279-1325 (in Portuguese). Oporto: Doctorate thesis, author’s edition. hdl:10216/18023.