Afonso VI

Born: Aug 21, 1643 AD
Died: 1683 AD, at 40 years of age.

Nationality: Portuguese
Categories: King

1643 - Born on the 21st of August.

1646 - He suffered an illness that left him paralyzed on the left side of his body,
           as well as leaving him mentally unstable at the age of three.

1653 - He became the heir-apparent to the throne of the kingdom after the death of his
           eldest brother.

       - He received also the crown-princely title 2nd Prince of Brazil.

1656 - He succeeded his father at the age of thirteen.

1662 - He took control of the throne and his mother was sent to a convent.

1666 - He married Marie Francoise of Nemours but this marriage would not last long.

1967 - His wife filed for annulment due to his impotency and she married Afonso's brother,
           Pedro, Duke of Beja.

        - He was exiled to the island of Terceira in the Azores for seven years.

1683 - He died on the 12th of September in Sintra.

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