Person:Manuel I of Portugal (1)

Manuel I de Portugal
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Name Manuel I de Portugal
Gender Male
Birth[1] 31 May 1469 Alcochete, Alcochete, Setúbal, PortugalHouse of Aviz
Marriage 30 Sep 1497 Valencia de Alcántata, Cáceres, Extremadura, Spainto Isabel de Aragón
Marriage 30 Oct 1500 to Maria of Aragon and Castile
Marriage to Eleanor _____, of Austria
Death[1] 13 Dec 1521 Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
Reference Number? Q191231?


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Manuel I (; 31 May 1469 – 13 December 1521), the Fortunate (Port. ), King of Portugal and the Algarves, was the son of Ferdinand, Duke of Viseu, by his wife, the Infanta Beatrice of Portugal. His name is associated with a period of Portuguese history distinguished by significant achievements both in political affairs and in the arts. In spite of Portugal’s small size and population in comparison to the great European land powers of France, Italy and even Spain, the classical Portuguese Armada was the largest in the world at the time. During Manuel's reign Portugal was able to acquire an overseas empire of vast proportions, the first in world history to reach global dimensions. The landmark symbol of the period was the Portuguese discovery of Brazil and South America in April 1500.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Manuel I of Portugal, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.