The Arms of the Kings of Portugal

Roll of the Kings of Portugal

These are the dates for their reign, beginning to end. There are some cases where the end of the reign was not the end of their life, so I give the death date if I know it. I have tried to give some indication (where I can) of how they died (or ended their reign.)
ab. = abdicated,  kib. = killed in battle, as. = assassinated, ex. = executed, dep = deposed

This has got to be the most placid Royal House that europe knew during the medieval period. All but one of the kings die of natural causes, in their beds, usually at advanced ages! It's positively dull.

Henrique (the Conquerer) 1093-1112 d. Count of Portugal
unknown 1112-1139 Possibly a regency for Alfonso, who is 2 when his father dies
Alfonso I 1139-1185 d.
Sancho I 1185-1211 d. Also King of Algarvess
Alfonso II (the Fat) 1211-1223 d. Also King of Algarves
Sancho II 1223-1245 dep. 1248 d. Also King of Algarves
Alfonso III 1245-1279 d. Also King of Algarves
Denis (the Farmer) 1279-1325 d.
Alfonso IV 1325-1357 d. Also King of Algarves
Pedro I (The Justicer) 1357-1367 d. Also King of Algarves
Fernando I (the Gentle) 1367-1383 d.
Joao I (the False) 1385-1433 d.
Duarte I 1433-1483 d.
Alfonso V (the African) 1438-1481 d.
Joao II (the Perfect) 1481-1495 d. Also King of Algarves
Manuel I (the Fortunate) 1495-1521 d.
Joao III 1521-1557 d. Also King of Algarves
Sebastiao 1557-1578 kib! Also King of Algarves
Henrique II (the Cardinal) 1578-1580 d.
Felipe I 1580-1598 d. also Felipe II King of Aragon 1556-1598
Felipe II 1598-1621 d. also Felipe III King of Aragon 1598-1621

Algarves is an approximately 5 sq. kilometer area at the very southern tip of Portugal.



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