Nuno Álvares Pereira de Melo, 1st Duke of Cadaval

Nuno Álvares Pereira de Melo
Duke of Cadaval, Marquis of Ferreira
Born 4 November 1638
Died 29 January 1725
Spouse Maria de Faro
Maria Angélica Henriqueta of Lorraine
Marguerite of Lorraine
Father Francisco de Melo, 3.º marquês de Ferreira
Mother Joana Pimentel
Religion Roman Catholicism

Nuno Álvares Pereira de Melo, 1st Duke of Cadaval, 4th Marquis of Ferreira, 5th Count of Tentúgal (4 November 1638 - 29 January 1725), was a Portuguese nobleman and statesman.


Nuno was a general in the Portuguese Restoration War, which earned him prestige and achieved himself the title of Duke of Cadaval. Following the end of the war, he was made Constable of Portugal in the Portuguese Cortes of 1668.

In June 1670, Nuno became a member of the Ultramarine Council, an administrative organ of the Portuguese Empire.

In 1707, the Duke was made chief of the Portuguese army.

He married firsty Marie Angélique, daughter of François Louis, Count of Harcourt, but she died in childbirth. He married secondly Marguerite of Lorraine (17 November 1662 – 16 December 1730), daughter of Louis, Count of Armagnac. He was grandfather to Leonor Tomásia de Távora, 3rd Marquise of Távora.


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