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John V

Born: 1689 AD
Died: 1750 AD
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1689 – He was born on the 22nd day of October this year in Lisbon.

 

1703 – He succeeded at quite a young age, only 17. One of his first kingly acts was to intimate his adherence to the Grand Alliance.

 

1713 – The series of unsuccessful campaigns that ensued, ultimately terminated in a favorable peace with France this year and with Spain in 1715

 

1708 – He married his cousin Mary Anne of Austria , daughter of Leopold I, thus strengthening the alliance with Austria.

 

1748 – His negotiations with the Vatican gained the recognition of Portugal as a lawful sovereign country by Pope Benedict XIV  and the title "Most Faithful King" bestowed upon him and his successors by a bull.

 

1750 – He died in Lisbon, and he was succeeded by his son named Prince Joseph.