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 John De Avis, I

John De Avis, I

Original Name João
Birth
Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal
Death 14 Aug 1433 (aged 76)
Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal
Burial Batalha, Batalha Municipality, Leiria, Portugal
Plot Both King João I and Queen Philippa were initially interred in the choir. On the completion of the Founder's Chapel, some years later, the royal couple were translated to their high tomb.
Memorial ID 12959681 · View Source
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Portuguese Royalty. Illegitimate son of Pedro I of Portugal, he was also known as John the Good, John the Great, John the Bastard, and as the Prince of Fond Memory. He became regent in 1383 when his half-brother, Ferdinand I the Handsome, died without a male heir. His union with Philippa of Lancaster, the granddaughter of Edward III of England, produced six children, among which were Prince Henry the Navigator, (the man who stood as a beacon light through the age of European exploration and discovery) and the only surviving daughter, Isabella De Avis, who married Philip III, duke of Burgundy.

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  • Originally Created by: MC
  • Added: 12 Jan 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12959681
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John De Avis, I (11 Apr 1357–14 Aug 1433), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12959681, citing Mosteiro de Santa Maria da Vitoria, Batalha, Batalha Municipality, Leiria, Portugal ; Maintained by Find A Grave .