Person:Afonso I of Portugal (1)

Affonso Henriquez I , King of Portugal
Facts and Events
Name Affonso Henriquez I , King of Portugal
Gender Male
Birth[1] 25 Jun 1109 Villa De Guimardaes,Braga,,Portugal
Marriage Not Marriedto Elvira Gualter
Marriage BEF. Jul 1146 Of, Chambery, Savoie, Medieval Statesto Maud of Savoy
Alt Marriage 1146 Portugalto Maud of Savoy
Alt Marriage JUL 1146 to Maud of Savoy
Death? 6 Dec 1185 Mosteiro Decelas,Coimbra,Coimbra,Portugal


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Afonso I (25 June 1109, Guimarães or Viseu – 6 December 1185, Coimbra), more commonly known as Afonso Henriques, nicknamed "the Conqueror", "the Founder" or "the Great" by the Portuguese, and El-Bortukali ("the Portuguese") and Ibn-Arrik ("son of Henry", "Henriques") by the Moors whom he fought, was the first King of Portugal. He achieved the independence of the southern part of the Kingdom of Galicia, the County of Portugal, from Galicia's overlord, the King of León, in 1139, establishing a new kingdom and doubling its area with the Reconquista, an objective that he pursued until his death, in 1185, after forty-six years of wars against the Moors.

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References
  1. Afonso I of Portugal, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   dom AFONSO Henriquez, son of dom HENRIQUE Conde de Portugal & his wife doña Teresa de Castilla y León (Guimaraes 25 Jul [1106/12]-Coimbra 6 Dec 1185, bur Coimbra, Church of the Cross), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.