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Portuguese House of Burgundy

The Portuguese House of Burgundy or the Afonsine Dynasty is a cadet branch of the House of Burgundy, descended from Henry, Count of Portugal. Henry was a younger son of Henry of Burgundy, the son and heir of Robert I of Burgundy who died before he could inherit the Duchy.

Portuguese House of Burgundy
Casa de Borgonha
Coat of Arms of D. Henry of Burgundy, Count of Portugal.png
Parent houseHouse of Burgundy
CountryKingdom of Portugal
Founded1093
FounderHenrique I, Count of Portugal
Current headExtinct
Final rulerFerdinand I of Portugal
Titles
Estate(s)of Portugal
Deposition1383
Cadet branches

Contents

HistoryEdit

OriginsEdit

 
King Afonso I, the first King of Portugal

The younger Henry, having little chance of inheriting any land or titles, had joined the reconquista in the Iberian Peninsula in the late 11th century. After conquering parts of Galicia and northern Portugal on behalf of Alfonso VI of León, he married Alfonso's illegitimate daughter, Teresa, and was given the County of Portugal as a fief under the Kingdom of León. His son, Afonso Henriques, became King of Portugal after defeating his mother in the Battle of São Mamede in 1128. It was only in 1179 that Pope Alexander III recognized Portugal as an independent state,[1] recognition, at the time, needed for total acceptance of the kingdom in the Christian world.

Kings of PortugalEdit

The kings that succeeded Afonso I continued the Reconquista of the Iberian Peninsula against the Moors. Afonso III conquered the Algarve and adopted the title of King of Portugal and the Algarve.

The borders of Portugal were defined in the Treaty of Alcanizes (1297) when king Dinis I, son of Afonso III, started developing the kingdom's land.

DemiseEdit

In 1383 Beatrice, princess of Portugal and heir to the throne married John I of Castile. When Ferdinand I (her father) died during the same year the kingdom entered a period of anarchy called the 1383-1385 Crisis, threatened with a possible annexation by Castile. This period ended in 1385 with the victory of the Portuguese in the Battle of Aljubarrota and a new dynasty began with John I, Master of Aviz (illegitimate son of Peter I), thus called the House of Aviz.

Burgundian Kings of PortugalEdit

  1. Afonso I - The Conqueror - (1139–1185)
  2. Sancho I - The Populator - (1185–1211)
  3. Afonso II - The Fat - (1211–1223)
  4. Sancho II - The Pious - (1223–1248)
  5. Afonso III - The Bolognian - (1248–1279)
  6. Dinis I - The Farmer - (1279–1325)
  7. Afonso IV - The Brave - (1325–1357)
  8. Pedro I - The Cruel or The Just - (1357–1367)
  9. Fernando I - The Handsome or The Inconstant - (1367–1383)

Family tree of the Portuguese House of BurgundyEdit

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robert I
duke of Burgundy
HOUSE OF BURGUNDY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Henry
heir apparent
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hugh I
duke of Burgundy
 
Odo I
duke of Burgundy
 
Robert
bishop of Langres
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Henry
PORTUGUESE HOUSE OF BURGUNDY
 
Teresa
countess of Portugal
HOUSE OF JIMENEZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hugh II
duke of Burgundy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Afonso I
king of Portugal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oo II
duke of Burgundy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(illeg.) Fernando
gr. master of Knights Hospitalier
 
Sancho I
king of Portugal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hugh III
duke of Burgundy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Afonso II
king of Portugal
 
Peter I
count of Urgell
 
Ferdinand
count of Flanders
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Odo III
duke of Burgundy
 
Guigues VI
count of Viennois
 
 
 
 
 
Sancho II
king of Portugal
 
Afonso III
king of Portugal
 
Fernando
lord of Serpa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hugh IV
duke of Burgundy
 
Guigues VII
count of Viennois
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Denis
king of Portugal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Afonso
lord of Portalegre
 
(illeg.) Martim Afonso Chichorro I
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Odo
count of Never
 
John
count of Charolais
 
Robert II
duke of Burgundy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Afonso IV
king of Portugal
 
(illeg.) Pedro Afonso
count of Barcelos
 
(illeg.) Afonso Sanches
lord of Albuquerque
 
Afonso
lord of Leiria
 
Martim Afonso Chichorro II
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hugh V
duke of Burgundy
 
Odo IV
duke of Burgundy
 
Odo IV
duke of Burgundy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peter I
king of Portugal
 
 
 
 
 
João Afonso
lord of Albuquerque
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Philip I
count of Auvergne
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ferdinand I
king of Portugl
 
(illeg.) John I
duke of Valencia de Campos
 
(illeg.) Denis
lord of Cifuentes
 
(illeg.) John I
king of Portugal
HOUSE OF AVIZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Philip I
duke of Burgundy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ferdinand
lord of Eça

Coats of Arms of TitlesEdit

Coat of Arms Title Time Held
King of Portugal 1139–1383
King of the Algarve 1139–1383
Count of Boulogne[2] 1216–1260

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ António Henrique R. de Oliveira Marques, History of Portugal: From Lusitania to Empire, (Columbia University Press, 1972), 43.
  2. ^ The title Count of Boulogne was held by King Afonso III of Portugal, by marriage to Matilda II, Countess of Boulogne, from 1216 to 1260.

External linksEdit

Portuguese House of Burgundy
Cadet branch of the House of Burgundy
New title
Founding of Kingdom
 
Ruling House of the Kingdom of Portugal

1139 – 1383
Succeeded by
Portuguese Interregnum
Eventually House of Aviz