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 Afonso of Portugal

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Afonso of Portugal

Birth
Evora, Évora Municipality, Évora, Portugal
Death
21 Apr 1540 (aged 30)
Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal
Burial
Belem, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal
Memorial ID
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Cardinal-Infante Afonso (23 April 1509 –21 April 1540) was a Portuguese infante (prince), son of King Manuel I of Portugal and his wife Maria of Aragon.
Because he was the fourth son, after the infantes John, Luís, and Ferdinand, he was assigned by his father to religious life, and he accumulated numerous ecclesiastical benefits even though he did not have the canonical age required to exercise these dignities. He was successively bishop of Guarda, cardinal, bishop of Viseu, bishop of Évora and finally archbishop of Lisbon.

Cardinal-Infante Afonso (23 April 1509 –21 April 1540) was a Portuguese infante (prince), son of King Manuel I of Portugal and his wife Maria of Aragon.
Because he was the fourth son, after the infantes John, Luís, and Ferdinand, he was assigned by his father to religious life, and he accumulated numerous ecclesiastical benefits even though he did not have the canonical age required to exercise these dignities. He was successively bishop of Guarda, cardinal, bishop of Viseu, bishop of Évora and finally archbishop of Lisbon.


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