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Pedro Afonso of Portugal (Peter I)

Born: 1320 AD
Died: 1367 AD, at 46 years of age.

Nationality: Portuguese
Categories: King, Monarch


1320 - Peter I King of Portugal, born on the 8th of April in Coimbra, Kingdom of Portugal. He was the eighth king of Portugal and the Algarve (in English, Peter I; not to be confused with Pedro of Castile, also known as Pedro the Cruel) known as the Just (Port. o Justiceiro).

1355 - His rage at the murder of his love is what supposedly sparked his desire to revolt against his father.

1357 - He was the third but only surviving son of Afonso IV of Portugal and his wife, princess Beatrice of Castile. Pedro I succeeded his father.

1361 - Despite his gruesome legacy, Pedro of Portugal did lead a peacful reign and managed to install a system of justice which was relatively fair for the times. He attempted this with his Beneplácito Régio, which forbade any Papal Bulls to be published without his prior consent.

1367 - Died on the 18th of January in Estremoz, Kingdom of Portugal and buried in the Monastery of Alcobaça, Alcobaça, District of Leiria, Portugal.


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