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Biography of Afonso I

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Birthname: Afonso I


Nationality: Portuguese

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Biography of Afonso I:

1109 - Afonso was born in Guimaras on July 25, 1109.  1112 - Became Count of Portugal after his father's death under the guidance of his mother.

 1120 - At the young age of eleven, Afonso I already had his own political ideas greatly different from his mother. This was evident, when Afonso I took the side of the Archbishop of Braga against her mother.

They were both exiled. Afonso was exiled for two years under the watch of the bishop.

 1122 - At the age of fourteen, Afonso I made himself a knight on his own account in the Cathedral of Zamora.  1128 - Afonso raised an army and claimed his land.

Afonso I defeated the army of his mother in the Battle of Sao Mamede. Made his mother a prisoner and exiled her forever to a monastery in Leon.

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