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Afonso III (Count of Boulogne)

Born: 1210 AD
Died: 1279 AD, at 68 years of age.

Nationality: Portuguese
Categories: King


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.


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