Count of Viana do Alentejo
Count of Viana (do Alentejo) was a Portuguese title of nobility granted to D. João Afonso Telo de Menezes, direct cousin to Queen Leonor Telles de Menezes, by King Ferdinand I of Portugal royal decree, dated from March 13, 1373.
The first count belonged to one of the most powerful families among the Portuguese nobility and, in spite of his support to Beatrice of Portugal's party during the 1383-1385 Crisis, the county of Viana (do Alentejo) remained within his descendency.
List of the Counts of Viana (do Alentejo)
- João Afonso Telo de Menezes, (c. 1330-1384);
- Pedro de Menezes (c.1370-1437), his son, also 1st Count of Vila Real;
- Duarte de Menezes (1414–1464), his natural son, also 2nd Count of Viana (da Foz do Lima)
- Henrique de Menezes (c.1450-1480), his son, also 3rd Count of Viana (da Foz do Lima) and 1st Count of Loulé
"Nobreza de Portugal e Brasil" Vol III, pages 478/480. Published by Zairol, Lda., Lisbon, 1989.