Afonso I of Portugal
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Viseu is both a city and a municipality in the Dão-Lafões Subregion of Centro Region, Portugal. The municipality, with an area of 507.1 km², has a population of 99,593 , and the city proper has 47,250...
– 6 December 1185, Coimbra
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), more commonly known as Afonso Henriques (ɐˈfõsu ẽˈʁikɨʃ), nicknamed "the Conqueror" , "the Founder" or "the Great" by the Portuguese
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, and El-Bortukali ("the Portuguese") and Ibn-Arrik ("son of Henry", "Henriques") by the Moors
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whom he fought, was the first King of Portugal.