Engraving of the 5th Duke of Bragança, D. Teodósio
Author: Carolus Leoni
Dating: 18th century
Material: Copper Sheet & Paper
Dimensions (cm): 35 x 61
Inv. no.: PD1190
Teodósio (? – 1563)
Teodósio became the 5th Duke of Bragança after his father’s death in 1532. On December 9, 1540 he also became the Head-Captain of the Minho and Trás-os-Montes provinces.
A Bull by Pope Pius IV (1560) granted Teodósio the authorization for him to create a university in the Convent of St. Augustine in Vila Viçosa (Alentejo). Such university was to have the same privileges of the renowned University of Coimbra, but the project wasn’t successful.