Born: May 05, 1210 AD
Died: 1279 AD, at 68 years of age.
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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