Person:John I of Portugal (1)

João I de Portugal
Facts and Events
Name João I de Portugal
Alt Name Johan van Portugal
Alt Name John I of Portugal
Gender Male
Birth[1] 11 Apr 1357 Lisboa, Lisboa, PortugalHouse of Aviz
Marriage 11 Feb 1387 Porto, Porto, Portugalto Philippa of Lancaster _____, Queen of Portugal
Marriage to Inês Pires
Death[1] 14 Aug 1433 Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
Burial[3] Batalha, Batalha, Leiria, Portugal
Reference Number? Q201575?
Title (nobility)? Title: King Of Portugal

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John I ( ]; 11 April 1357 – 14 August 1433), also called John of Aviz, was King of Portugal from 1385 until his death in 1433. He is recognized chiefly for his role in Portugal's victory in a succession war with Castile, preserving his country's independence and establishing the Aviz (or Joanine) dynasty on the Portuguese throne. His long reign of 48 years, the most extensive of all Portuguese monarchs, saw the beginning of Portugal's overseas expansion. John's well-remembered reign in his country earned him the epithet of Fond Memory (de Boa Memória); he was also referred to as "the Good" (o Bom), sometimes "the Great" (o Grande), and more rarely, especially in Spain, as "the Bastard" (Bastardo).

As part of his efforts to acquire Portuguese territories in Africa, he became the first king of Portugal to use the title "Lord of Ceuta".

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  2.   João I de Aviz, Rei de Portugal, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
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