Example sentences for: afonso

How can you use “afonso” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • After the victory, Count Afonso Henriques proclaimed himself the first king of Portugal, making it one of the first nation-states in Europe.

  • Pedro and Inês lived a tragic love story that ended with her murder — ordered by Pedro’s father, King Afonso IV.

  • The church holds the tombs of Portugal’s first and second kings, Afonso Henriques and Sancho I, and the Claustro del Silencio (Cloister of Silence) is lined with pretty arches and colorful azulejos.

  • Two years later, the Portuguese sent their fleet, led by Afonso de Albuquerque, to seize Melaka.

  • Afonso Henriques, the first King of Portugal, is said to have been born in the castle and baptized nearby, in the small Romanesque Igreja de São Miguel do Castelo.

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