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Afonso I of Portugal

1109 - 1185

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Afonso I (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐˈfõsu]; 1106/1109/1111 – 1185), also called Afonso Henriques, nicknamed the Conqueror (Portuguese: O Conquistador) and the Founder (Portuguese: O Fundador) by the Portuguese, was the first king of Portugal. He achieved the independence of the County of Portugal, establishing a new kingdom and doubling its area with the Reconquista, an objective that he pursued until his death. Afonso was the son of Theresa of León and Henry of Burgundy, rulers of the County of Portugal. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Afonso I of Portugal has received more than 953,847 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Afonso I of Portugal is the 681st most popular politician (up from 702nd in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Portugal (down from 12th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Portuguese Politician.

Afonso I of Portugal was the first King of Portugal. He was the son of Count Henry of Burgundy and Teresa of León. Afonso succeeded his father in 1112, and was crowned in Coimbra. In 1128, he married Matilda, daughter of Henry I of England.

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Among politicians, Afonso I of Portugal ranks 681 out of 15,577Before him are Arnulf of Carinthia, Hong Taiji, Michael VIII Palaiologos, Maxentius, Ion Antonescu, and Franjo Tuđman. After him are Augustus III of Poland, Nebuchadnezzar I, Gwangjong of Goryeo, Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, Louis the Stammerer, and Albert I of Belgium.

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Among people born in 1109, Afonso I of Portugal ranks 1After him are Bertrand de Blanchefort, Injong of Goryeo, Ar-Rashid, and Helena of Serbia, Queen of Hungary. Among people deceased in 1185, Afonso I of Portugal ranks 3Before him are Baldwin IV of Jerusalem and Pope Lucius III. After him are Chrétien de Troyes, Bhāskara II, Andronikos I Komnenos, Ibn Tufail, Emperor Antoku, Agnes of Courtenay, Richeza of Poland, Queen of Castile, John Kinnamos, and Beatrice of Rethel.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Afonso I of Portugal ranks 14 out of 555Before him are Pedro Álvares Cabral (1467), António Guterres (1949), Fernando Pessoa (1888), Manuel I of Portugal (1469), Pope Damasus I (305), and Luís de Camões (1524). After him are Pedro I of Brazil (1798), Cristiano Ronaldo (1985), Isabella of Portugal (1503), Pope John XXI (1215), Sebastian of Portugal (1554), and José Mourinho (1963).

Among POLITICIANS In Portugal

Among politicians born in Portugal, Afonso I of Portugal ranks 4Before him are António de Oliveira Salazar (1889), António Guterres (1949), and Manuel I of Portugal (1469). After him are Pedro I of Brazil (1798), Sebastian of Portugal (1554), John II of Portugal (1455), John I of Portugal (1358), John III of Portugal (1502), Afonso V of Portugal (1432), Manuel II of Portugal (1889), and John IV of Portugal (1604).