Dom Nuno Álvares Pereira, OCarm (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈnunu ˈalvɐɾɨʃ pɨˈɾɐjɾɐ]; 24 June 1360 – 1 November 1431) was a very successful Portuguese general who had a decisive role in the 1383-1385 Crisis that assured Portugal's independence from Castile.
St. Nuno Álvares Pereira, (born June 24, 1360, Bonjardim, Portugal—died April 1, 1431, Lisbon; canonized April 26, 2009; feast day November 6), outstanding Portuguese military leader, known also as the Holy Constable, whose victory over Castilian forces in the historic Battle of Aljubarrota (August 14, 1385) ensured his nation’s independence.
Saint Nuno Alvares Pereira: A Warrior and a Man of Faith. On April 26, 2009, the Portuguese Count Nuno Alvares Pereira is to be canonized, nearly six centuries after his death. Saint Nuno Alvares had a brilliant military career and became the Constable of Portugal.
Nuno Álvares Pereira ( O.Carm.), também conhecido como o Santo Condestável, formalmente São Nuno de Santa Maria ou simplesmente Nun'Álvares (Paço do Bonjardim, Cernache do Bonjardim, [ 1][ 2][ 3][ 4][ 5] 24 de junho de 1360 [ 6] – Lisboa, 1 de novembro de 1431 [ 7] ), foi um nobre e general português do século XIV.
St. Nuno Alvares Pereira. Nuno was born in 1360 and fought for many years as a soldier for the independence of Portugal. After his wife’s death, he entered the Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel as a brother in the house he had founded in Lisbon and took the name of Nuno of Saint Mary (1423).
Nuno De Santa Maria Álvares Pereira (1360-1431) Photo NUNO ÁLVARES PEREIRA was born in Portugal on 24 th June 1360, most probably at Cernache do Bomjardin, illegitimate son of Brother Álvaro Gonçalves Pereira, Hospitalier Knight of St. John of Jerusalem and prior of Crato and Donna Iria Gonçalves do Carvalhal.
Saint Nuno Álvares Pereira. Birth. 24 Jun 1360. Sernache do Bomjardim, Sertã Municipality, Castelo Branco, Portugal. Death. 1 Nov 1431 (aged 71) Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal. Burial. Igreja do Santo Condestável.
As the reader spoke “Behold thy Mother!”, Nuno Álvares, Constable of Portugal and Carmelite Brother, died on Easter Sunday, April 1, 1431. Nuno’s Popularity. Upon his death, Nuno was immediately considered a saint by the people who called him “O Holy Constable!”
Dom Nuno Álvares Pereira, OCarm was a very successful Portuguese general who had a decisive role in the 1383-1385 Crisis that assured Portugal's independence from Castile. He later became a mystic and was beatified by Pope Benedict XV in 1918, and canonised by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009.
Nuno Alvares Pereira, born in 1360, was a descendant of Charlemagne and, by the marriage of his daughter to a son of the King of Portugal, became ancestor to many shapers of history, including Catherine of Aragon and Mary Tudor. Saint Nuno of Saint Mary. 1360-1431. One of his descendants was Catherine of Bragança who became Queen Consort of ...