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 João I of Portugal

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Original Name
João de Avis
Birth
Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal
Death
14 Aug 1433 (aged 76)
Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal
Burial
Batalha, Batalha Municipality, Leiria, Portugal
Plot
Founder's Chapel
Memorial ID
12959681 View Source

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.

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.

Bio by: MC

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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 was moved to their high tomb in the chapel.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: MC
  • Added: 12 Jan 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 12959681
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/12959681/jo%C3%A3o_i-of_portugal: accessed ), memorial page for João I of Portugal (11 Apr 1357–14 Aug 1433), Find a Grave Memorial ID 12959681, citing Mosteiro da Batalha, Batalha, Batalha Municipality, Leiria, Portugal; Maintained by Find a Grave .