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Cardinal-Infante Afonso of Portugal

Cardinal-Infante Afonso of Portugal

Roman Catholic cardinal
The basics
Quick Facts
Occupations Catholic priest
Countries Portugal
Gender male
Birth April 23, 1509 (Évora)
Death April 21, 1540 (Lisbon)
Mother: Maria of AragonQueen of Portugal
Father: Manuel I of Portugal
Siblings: HenryKing of PortugalInfante FerdinandDuke of Guarda and TrancosoJohn III of PortugalInfante Edward4th Duke of GuimarãesLuís of PortugalDuke of BejaMiguel da PazPrince of PortugalInfanta MariaDuchess of ViseuIsabella of PortugalBeatrice of PortugalDuchess of Savoy
The details

Cardinal-Infante Afonso (23 April 1509–21 April 1540; Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐˈfõsu]; English: Alphonzo) was a Portuguese infante (prince), son of King Manuel I of Portugal and his wife Maria of Aragon.
Afonso was born in Évora on 23 April 1509 and during his life was archbishop of Lisbon (1523) and cardinal.
He died on 21 April 1540, in Lisbon and was buried in Lisbon Cathedral before he was moved to the Jerónimos Monastery.


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