Raymundo de Lencastre (c.1620 - 1666) MP

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Birthplace: Setubal, Portugal
Death: Died in Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain
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About Raymundo de Lencastre

  • Raimundo of Lencastre, IV Duke of Aveiro Wikipedia - English (car)
  • father - George (Jorge) of Lencastre, I Duke de Torres Novas
  • grandparents - Alvaro and juliana of Lencastre, III Dukes of Aveiro
  • married - Louise Claire of Ligne (1640-1684)
  • children - no issue
  • natural children
  1. Pedro of Lencastre, who died fighting in Sicily
  2. Genebra Simões, with issue known today in Portugal
  3. Micaela Maria de Mendonça (†1718 in Torres Vedras), married to João Boto Pimentel Côrte-Real (1642-1715), with known issue.

When the Braganzas expelled the Habsburgs from the Portugese throne in 1640, he was nominee member of the Portuguese State Council. However, after 1659, he fled to Brest,in Brittany, and from there he travelled to Spain. In Spain he supported the Spanish Habsburgs rights to the throne of Portugal.

He was quite welcomed in Madrid by King Philip IV of Spain, who granted him the new title of 'Duke of Ciudad Real'. Even though his mother and sister also lived in Madrid, he didn't feel comfortable among the conservative Spanish nobility.

Meanewhile, in Portugal, Dom Raimundo of Lencastre was condemed for treason in 1663 and the King of Portugal, John IV, confiscated the Dukedom and granted it to Raimundo's uncle, Peter of Lencastre Peter was a Braganza supporter, who was recognised as the 5th Duke of Aveiro and 5th Marquis of Torres Novas.

In 1665, the Spanish tried a last effort to conquer Portugal. Dom Raimundo advised and led a simultaneous naval expedition, leaving from Cadiz, against the Portugues coast. The expedition was not successful and Raimundo died in Cadiz in 1666

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