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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Afonso I Henriquez, King of Portugal

Afonso I Henriquez, King of Portugal[1, 2]

Male 1106 - 1185  (~ 79 years)

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  • Name Afonso I Henriquez 
    King Afonso I of Portugal
    King Afonso I of Portugal
    Compendio de crónicas de reyes del Antiguo Testamento, gentiles, cónsules y emperadores romanos, reyes godos y de los reinos de Castilla, Aragón, Navarra y Portugal (ca. 1325)
    Suffix King of Portugal 
    Born ca. 1106  Guimarães, Portugal Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Title 1112 
    Conde de Portugal 
    Title 1139 
    King of Portugal 
    Military 24 Oct 1146  Lisbon, Portugal Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Capture of Lisbon 
    Died 6 Dec 1185  Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Monastery of the Holy Cross, Coimbra, Portugal Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tomb of Afonso I, Monastery of the Holy Cross, Coimbra, Portugal
    Tomb of Afonso I, Monastery of the Holy Cross, Coimbra, Portugal
    Person ID I15134  Dickinson
    Last Modified 6 Nov 2017 

    Father Henri de Bourgogne, Conde de Portugal,   b. ca. 1069, Dijon, Côte-d'Or, Bourgogne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1112, Astorga, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Teresa Alfonso,   b. ca. 1081,   d. 1 Nov 1130  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married ca. 1095 
    Family ID F4686  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mathilde de Savoie, Queen consort of Portugal,   b. ca. 1125,   d. 4 Nov 1157, Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Married 1146 
    Children 
     1. Mafalda de Portugal,   b. ca. 1149,   d. ca. 1173  (Age ~ 24 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Urraca de Portugal, Queen consort of Léon,   b. ca. 1151,   d. 16 Oct 1188, Valladolid, Valladolid, Castilla-Leon, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)
    +3. Sancho I Martino de Portugal, King of Portugal,   b. 1 Nov 1154, Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1212, Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)  [Birth]
     4. Teresa-Mafalda de Portugal,   b. ca. 1157,   d. 6 May 1218, Veurne, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F4677  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - ca. 1106 - Guimarães, Portugal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Capture of Lisbon - 24 Oct 1146 - Lisbon, Portugal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Dec 1185 - Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Monastery of the Holy Cross, Coimbra, Portugal Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S336463] Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, Charles Cawley, (Online: The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy at http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/, 20XX), http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/PORTUGAL.htm#AffonsoIdied1185B.

    2. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), Afonso I of Portugal, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afonso_I_of_Portugal.

    3. [S420] The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 212.

    4. [S359] The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors, Dan Jones, (New York: Viking, 2017), 61, 115.
      "During the 1140s, Afonso Henriques cleared the valley of the lower Targus, eventually conquering as far south as Lisbon, where the river empties into the Atlantic Ocean."