Count of Mértola

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The title Count of Mértola (Portuguese: Conde de Mértola) was granted to Frederick, 1st Duke of Schomberg by Afonso VI of Portugal, in 1663, as a reward for the Duke's service with the Portuguese Army.

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Frederick Schomberg, 1st Duke of Schomberg Marshal of France

Friedrich Hermann von Schönberg, 1st Duke of Schomberg, 1st Count of Mertola, was a Marshal of France and a General in the British and Portuguese Army. He was killed at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.


The countship of Mértola was created with remainder to females, and since 1903 has been held by the Barons Fauconberg and Conyers.

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Mértola Municipality in Alentejo, Portugal

Mértola is a municipality in southeastern Portuguese Alentejo near the Spanish border. In 2011, the population was 7,274, in an area of approximately 1,292.87 square kilometres (499.18 sq mi): it is the sixth-largest municipality in Portugal. Meanwhile, it is the second-lowest population centre by density with approximately 5.62 persons/1 square kilometre (0.39 sq mi).

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Counts of Mértola (1663)

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  1. "Peerage News - FAUCONBERG, Rt Hon (9th) Baroness and (15th) Baroness CONYERS (1920-2013) TITLES IN ABEYANCE" . Retrieved 25 January 2014.
  2. Mosley, Charles (ed.) (2003). Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 107th edn . London: Burke's Peerage & Gentry Ltd. p. 4263 (YARNBOROUGH, E). ISBN   0-9711966-2-1.