Afonso I of Portugal
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Afonso I of Portugal: Afonso I, more commonly known as D. Afonso Henriques, nicknamed "the Conqueror", "the Founder" or "the Great" by the Portuguese, and El-Bortukali and Ibn-Arrik by the Moors whom he fought, was the first King of Portugal. He achieved the independence of the southern part of the Kingdom of Galicia, the County of Portugal, from Galicia's overlord, the King of León, in 1139, establishing a new kingdom and doubling its area with the Reconquista, an objective that he pursued until his death, in 1185, after forty-six years of wars against the Moors.
- also known as D. Afonso Henriques
- born on (906 years ago) in Guimarães, child of Theresa, Countess of Portugal and Henry, Count of Portugal
- ethnicity: Portuguese people
- nationality: Portugal
- religion: Catholicism
- Marriage with Matilda of Savoy, Queen of Portugal
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- died on (830 years ago) in Coimbra
- buried in Monastery of Santa Cruz
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