Denis (Portugal) de Portugal
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Denis (Portugal) de Portugal (1261 - 1325)

Denis "6th King of Portugal" de Portugal formerly Portugal
Born in Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugalmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1282 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Santarém, Santarem District, Portugalmap
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King Afonso III (1248-1279)
King Dinis I, King of Portugal
6 Feb. 1279 - 7 Jan. 1325
Succeded by
King Afonso IV (b.1291-d.1357) (1325-1357)



King Dinis I, 6th King of Portugal. [1]

He was known as "the Farmer King" and "the Poet King". He was the eldest son of King Afonso III of Portugal by his second wife, Beatrice of Castile, and grandson of king Alfonso X of Castile (known as "the Wise").

His marriage to Elizabeth of Aragon, who was later canonized as a saint of the Roman Catholic Church, was arranged in 1281 when she was 10 years old.

King Dinis I ordered the planting of a large pine forest (that still exists today) near Leiria to prevent soil degradation that threatened the region and as a source of raw materials for the construction of the royal ships. He was also known as "The Farmer King".


6th King of Portugal; poet king


Ancestor of Richard of York

Death & Burial

Death: He died on 7 Jan 1325 at Santarém, Santarem District, Portugal.
Burial Place: Monastery of Saint Denis in Odivelas: "Sao Diniz A Odivelas," Lisboa, Lisboa District, Portugal.[2]


  1. Denis I's biography on Wikipedia
  2. Sao Dinis de Odivelas Article on Wikipedia.


  • WikiTree profile Portugal-75 was created through the import of Acrossthepond.ged on 21 February 2011.

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