Nun'Álvares Pereira

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Nun'Álvares Pereira:

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, 1360–1431, Portuguese hero, called the Great Constable. He was the friend, counselor, and general of John I of Portugal. As a leader of the popular revolt against Castilian domination, he helped John to gain the throne and was the hero of the
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Pereira, Nun'Álvares

(no͞on'äl`vərĭsh pərā`rä), 1360–1431, Portuguese hero, called the Great Constable. He was the friend, counselor, and general of John IJohn I
(John the Great), 1357?–1433, king of Portugal (1385–1433), illegitimate son of Peter I. He was made (1364) grand master of the Knights of Aviz and exercised his influence in opposition to Leonor Teles, the queen of his half-brother, Ferdinand I.
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 of Portugal. As a leader of the popular revolt against Castilian domination, he helped John to gain the throne and was the hero of the decisive Portuguese victory (1385) at Aljubarrota. In 1415 he took part in the conquest of CeutaCeuta
, city (1994 pop. 71,926), c.7 sq mi (18 sq km), NW Africa, a possession of Spain, on the Strait of Gibraltar. An enclave in Morocco, Ceuta is administered as an integral part of Cádiz prov., Spain.
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 in N Africa. An astute statesman and able strategist, Nun'Álvares was also noted for his religious devotion and for his personal virtue. He ended his years as a monk in a Carmelite monastery that he founded in Lisbon and was beatified by Pope Benedict XV in 1918; his feast is Nov. 6. His daughter Beatriz married Alfonso, an illegitimate son of John I; from this union came the house of BraganzaBraganza
, royal house that ruled Portugal from 1640 to 1910 and Brazil from 1822 to 1889. It took its name from the castle of Braganza or Bragança. The line was descended from Alfonso, the natural son of John I of Portugal, who became the duke of Braganza in 1442.
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Bibliography

See biography by E. Battaglia (tr. 1962).

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Nuno Alvares Pereira, fundada em 1918, exatamente o ano do termino da Guerra e do assassinato de Sidonio Pais, merece mencao particular.
Nuno Alvares Pereira e as origens do Estado Novo (1918-1938).
Nuno Alvares Pereira, fundador de la Casa de Braganca, dignificado por el rey D.
Don Nuno Alvares Pereira, el fundador de la Casa de Braganca, en este periodo acumula durante la guerra con Castilla un tal numero de senorios, en el espacio del Portugal medieval, que se convierte en una seria amenaza al poder del rey; y este, como el mayor senor del reino entre sus pares, toma medidas contra esto.
O principal escrito a influenciar Fernao Lopes foi a Cronica do Condestabre, de autoria anonima, que visava glorificar a figura de Nuno Alvares Pereira.
Os nobres dissidentes foram, em sua maioria, os nobres segundos, aqueles desprovidos de terras, como era o caso de Nuno Alvares Pereira.
Goncalo Teles estaria agora no grupo dos apoiantes dos Castro contra Avis, ou melhor dizendo, contra a politica de Avis e contra tambem a projecao galopante de Nuno Alvares Pereira junto ao Mestre (59).
O Condestavel Nuno Alvares Pereira era uma estrela em constante ascensao junto a dinastia de Avis e a Cronica do Condestavel aponta esta proeminencia do Condestavel junto ao rei portugues como fator de desagrado por parte dos Cunha, Pacheco e Goncalo Teles (91).
21) De facto, apesar de os combatentes portugueses serem poucos e os adversarios muitos e temiveis, a independencia lusitana foi preservada devido a um estrategico plano de combate posto em pratica e liderado por Nuno Alvares Pereira.
The other contemporary work, which is commonly known as the Coronica do Condestabre, is a semi-hagiographical anonymous account of the life of the Constable Nuno Alvares Pereira, probably written by a close friend or follower.
Da Gama reports not only the discourses of Maria and Ines but also those of Nuno Alvares Pereira, o Veiho do Restelo, and Adamastor, all of which are of rhetorical interest.
IV, 53 evocato attraverso la menzione del martirio dell'Infante Ferdinando D'Aviz; al periodo tardo repubblicano appartiene, tra gli altri, il riferimento a Scipione l'Africano, la figura del quale e rintracciabile nei panni del giovane connestabile Nuno Alvares Pereira, probabilmente uno dei maggiori responsabili della sconfitta delle truppe spagnole nella battaglia di Aljubarrota.