1210 – Born on the 5th of May in Coimbra, Portugal.
1238 – He married Matilda, the heiress of Boulogne.
1246 – He was appointed to succeed his brother due to a conflict between Sancho II
and the church.
1248 – He became king after his brother’s death.
1253 – He abdicated from the county of Boulogne and later divorced Matilda.
1254 – He held the first session of the Cortes, a general assembly comprising the
nobility in the city of Leiria.
– He also made laws intended to restrain the upper classes from abusing the
least favoured part of the population.
1279 – He died on the 16th of February in Alcobaca, Portugal.