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Manuel I of Portugal

1469 - 1521

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Manuel I (European Portuguese: [mɐnuˈɛl]; 31 May 1469 – 13 December 1521), known as the Fortunate (Portuguese: O Venturoso), was King of Portugal from 1495 to 1521. A member of the House of Aviz, Manuel was Duke of Beja and Viseu prior to succeeding his cousin, John II of Portugal, as monarch. Manuel ruled over a period of intensive expansion of the Portuguese Empire owing to the numerous Portuguese discoveries made during his reign. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Manuel I of Portugal has received more than 1,085,638 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Manuel I of Portugal is the 559th most popular politician (up from 631st in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Portugal and the 3rd most popular Portuguese Politician.

Manuel I of Portugal, also known as "The Fortunate" and "The Iron King", was the second son of King Afonso IV of Portugal and his wife Beatrice of Castile. He was born in Coimbra on April 4, 1357, and became king in 1367, when his father died of the plague. Manuel I was a skilled politician and military leader. In 1383, he conquered the city of Ceuta in a campaign against the Moors.

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Among politicians, Manuel I of Portugal ranks 559 out of 15,577Before him are Louis I of Hungary, Robert Schuman, Władysław IV Vasa, Yaroslav the Wise, Frederick William III of Prussia, and Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib. After him are Thutmose I, Emperor Taizong of Tang, Mustafa IV, Georges Clemenceau, George IV of the United Kingdom, and Mohammed Zahir Shah.

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Among people born in 1469, Manuel I of Portugal ranks 2Before him is Niccolò Machiavelli. After him are Guru Nanak, Gian Galeazzo Sforza, Thomas Cajetan, John Fisher, Rodrigo de Triana, Ishak Pasha, Elia Levita, Francesco Granacci, and Laura Cereta. Among people deceased in 1521, Manuel I of Portugal ranks 3Before him are Ferdinand Magellan and Pope Leo X. After him are Josquin des Prez, Juan Ponce de León, Zhengde Emperor, Sebastian Brant, Christina of Saxony, Leonardo Loredan, Suzanne, Duchess of Bourbon, Francisco Serrão, and Raffaele Riario.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Manuel I of Portugal ranks 11 out of 555Before him are António de Oliveira Salazar (1889), Prince Henry the Navigator (1394), José Saramago (1922), Pedro Álvares Cabral (1467), António Guterres (1949), and Fernando Pessoa (1888). After him are Pope Damasus I (305), Luís de Camões (1524), Afonso I of Portugal (1109), Pedro I of Brazil (1798), Cristiano Ronaldo (1985), and Isabella of Portugal (1503).

Among POLITICIANS In Portugal

Among politicians born in Portugal, Manuel I of Portugal ranks 3Before him are António de Oliveira Salazar (1889) and António Guterres (1949). After him are Afonso I of Portugal (1109), 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).