Afonso II (Portugal) de Portugal

Afonso (Portugal) de Portugal (1185 - 1223)

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Afonso (Afonso II) "o Gordo, Rei de Portugal" de Portugal formerly Portugal
Born in Coimbra, Portugalmap
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08:28: John Atkinson edited the Biography for Afonso (Portugal) de Portugal (1185-1223). [Thank John for this]
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Afonso (archaic Portuguese: Affonso), born 23 April 1185 in Coimbra, was the son of Sancho I "o Poblador" King of Portugal, and his wife Dulcia de Aragón. Nicknamed "the Fat" (Portuguese: o Gordo), he was King of Portugal and the Algarve from 1112 to 1123[1].

He married infanta Urraca of Castile, daughter of Alfonso VIII "the Noble" King of Castile and Eleanor of England in 1206[1], and had issue:

  1. Sancho II, King of Portugal
  2. Afonso III, King of Portugal
  3. Leonor, maried Valdemar III of Denmark
  4. Fernando, married Sancha Fernández de Lara
  5. Vicente, infant (uncertain)[1].

King Afonso II had one known illegitimate son:

  1. João Afonso de Portugal[1].

He died on 25 March 1223 in Coimbra, and was buried in the Cistercian monastery of Santa Maria de Alcobaça[1].

Note: Ancestor of Richard of York (Philip Nelson, David Dickinson).

Alfonso II of Portugal ... [2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A Prosopography of Medieval European Noble and Royal Families. Portugal, Chapter 1 Kings of Portugal 1113-1383 (Burgundy-Capet) Infante Dom Afonso de Portugal. Online at Foundation for Medieval Genealogy Website (accessed Oct. 2017)
  2. Entered by Sheri Sturm, Jun 28, 2013

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On 11 Oct 2018 at 18:47 GMT K. Anonymous wrote:

Of Portugal-29 and Portugal-77 appear to represent the same person because: Both profiles represent King Afonso II of Portugal.

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