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Afonso IV of Portugal

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Afonso IV
17th century painting of Afonso IV
King of Portugal and the Algarve
Reign7 January 1325 – 28 May 1357
SuccessorPeter I
Born(1291-02-08)8 February 1291
Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal
Died28 May 1357(1357-05-28) (aged 66)
Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal
ConsortBeatrice of Castile
among others…
Maria, Queen of Castile
Peter I of Portugal
Eleanor, Queen of Aragon
HouseCapetian House of Burgundy
FatherDenis of Portugal
MotherElizabeth of Aragon
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Afonso IV[1] (ɐˈfõsu; 8 February 1291 – 28 May 1357), called the Brave (Portuguese: o Bravo), was the seventh king of Portugal and the Algarve from 1325 until his death. He was the only son that King Denis of Portugal had with his wife Elizabeth of Aragon. Afonso married Beatrice of Castile (1293–1359) in 1309, daughter of Sancho IV, King of Castile and María de Molina, and had four sons and three daughters by her. He also had another daughter.

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  1. English: Alphonzo or Alphonse, or Affonso (Archaic Portuguese), Alfonso or Alphonso (Portuguese-Galician) or Alphonsus (Latin).
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