Sancho I (Portugal) de Portugal

Sancho (Portugal) de Portugal (1154 - 1212)

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Sancho (Sancho I) "Rei de Portugal" de Portugal formerly Portugal
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Sancho I of Portugal

  • 1170: Knighted
  • 06 Dec 1185 - 26 Mar 1212: King of Portugal


Sancho I, nicknamed "the Populator" (Portuguese: "o Povoador"), King of Portugal, was the second but only surviving legitimate son and fifth child of Afonso I of Portugal by his wife, Maud of Savoy. Sancho succeeded his father and was crowned in Coimbra when he was 31 years old on 9 December 1185. He used the title King of Silves from 1189 until he lost the territory to Almohad control in 1191.

With the death of Afonso I in 1185, Sancho I became the second king of Portugal. Coimbra was the centre of his kingdom; Sancho terminated the exhausting and generally pointless wars against his neighbours for control of the Galician borderlands. Instead, he turned all his attentions to the south, towards the Moorish small kingdoms (called taifas) that still thrived. With Crusader help he took Silves in 1188. Silves was an important city of the South, an administrative and commercial town with population estimates around 20,000 people. Sancho ordered the fortification of the city and built a castle which is today an important monument of Portuguese heritage. However, military attention soon had to be turned again to the North, where León and Castile threatened again the Portuguese borders. Silves was again lost to the Moors in 1191.

With, his mistress, Maria Aires de Fornelos, daughter of Aires Nunes de Fornelos and Maior Pais, who was buried at the Monastery of Santo Tirso in accordance with her last will, Sancho had two children, both born before his marriage to Dulce of Aragon. These two are: Martin (Martinho) Sanches (born before 1175 (Count of Trastámara. Martin married Elo Pérez de Castro, daughter of Pedro Fernández de Castro, with no issue from this marriage; and Urraca Sanches (born before 1175),was married to Lourenço Soares, son of Soeiro Venegas and Sancha Bermúdez de Traba.

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