Person:Henry of Portugal (1)

Henry of Portugal
b.31 Jan 1512 Lisboa, Portugal
Facts and Events
Name Henry of Portugal
Gender Male
Birth[1] 31 Jan 1512 Lisboa, PortugalHouse of Aviz
Death[1] 31 Jan 1580 Almeirim, Almeirim, Santarém, Portugal
Reference Number? Q222123?


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Henry ( ; 31 January 1512 – 31 January 1580) was King of Portugal and the Algarves and a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He ruled Portugal between 1578 and 1580 and was known as Henry the Chaste (Portuguese: Henrique o Casto) and the Cardinal-King. As a clergyman, he was bound to chastity, and as such, had no children to succeed him, and thus an end to the Royal House of Aviz. His death led to the Portuguese succession crisis of 1580 and ultimately to the 60-year Iberian Union that saw Portugal share a monarch with that of Spain. The next independent monarch of Portugal would be John IV, who took the throne after 60 years of Spanish rule.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Henry, King of Portugal, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.