Duke of Caminha
The title duke of Caminha (in Portuguese Duque de Caminha) was created by royal decree, dated from 14 December 1620, by King Philip III of Portugal (also known as Philip IV of Spain), to Dom Miguel Luís de Menezes, 6th Marquis of Vila Real and 8th Count of Vila Real.
The title was later passed on to his nephew Miguel Luís II, 2nd Duke of Caminha, who was executed for high treason, by King John IV of Portugal instructions, for supporting the right of the Spanish Habsburg Kings to the Portuguese throne after the revolution of 1640.
List of the dukes of Caminha
- Miguel Luís de Menezes, 1st Duke of Caminha (1565–1637), also 6th Marquis of Vila Real.
- Miguel Luís de Menezes, 2nd Duke of Caminha (1614–1641).
The dukes of Camiña (Spanish Title)
When the 2nd. Duke of Caminha was executed in Portugal for high treason in 1641, his younger sister, Beatrice of Menezes, married to the Spanish Count of Medellin, remained in Spain.
To reward her fidelity towards the Spanish Habsburgs, King Philip IV of Spain gave her, the 23 March 1660, the title of Duchess of Camiña (Spanish spelling) as a Spanish title with Grandeeship of Spain, included today among the titles of the House of Medinaceli.
Beatrice of Menezes never returned to her homeland and this title was never recognized in Portugal
Dukes of Camiña (1660-)
- Beatriz de Meneses, 1st Duchess of Camiña (1614–1668)
- Pedro Damián Portocarrero, 9th Count of Medellín and 2nd Duke of Camiña (1640–1704), eldest son of the 1st Duchess.
- Luisa Feliciana Portocarrero, 10th Countess of Medellín and 3rd Duchess of Camiña (1641–1705), elder surviving daughter of the 1st Duchess.
- Guillén Ramón de Moncada, 6th Marquis of Aitona and 4th Duke of Camiña (1671–1727), eldest son of the 3rd Duchess.
- María Teresa de Moncada, 7th Marquise of Aitona and 5th Duchess of Camiña (1707–1756), eldest daughter of the 4th Duke.
- Pedro de Alcántara Fernández de Córdoba, 12th Duke of Medinaceli and 6th Duke of Camiña (1730–1789), eldest son of the 5th Duchess.
- Luis Fernández de Córdoba, 13th Duke of Medinaceli and 7th Duke of Camiña (1749–1806), eldest son of the 6th Duke.
- Luis Fernández de Córdoba, 14th Duke of Medinaceli and 8th Duke of Camiña (1780–1840), eldest son of the 7th Duke.
- Luis Fernández de Córdoba, 15th Duke of Medinaceli and 9th Duke of Camiña (1813–1873), elder son of the 8th Duke.
- Luis Fernández de Córdoba, 16th Duke of Medinaceli and 10th Duke of Camiña (1851–1879), elder son of the 9th Duke.
- Luis Fernández de Córdoba, 17th Duke of Medinaceli and 11th Duke of Camiña (1880–1956), elder son of the 10th Duke.
- Victoria Eugenia Fernández de Córdoba, 18th Duchess of Medinaceli and 12th Duchess of Camiña (b. 1956), eldest daughter of the 11th Duke.
The heiress apparent is Ana Luisa de Medina, Marquise of Navahermosa (b. 1940).
”Nobreza de Portugal e do Brasil" – Vol. II, pages 470/471. Published by Zairol Lda., Lisbon 1989.