Example sentences for: afonso

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

  • Built to celebrate a victory, the 1147 battle in which Dom Afonso Henriques took over the town of Santarém from the Moors, the church remains the largest in Portugal.

  • It was recaptured from the Moors early in the Christian Reconquest campaign and, when Afonso Henriques declared himself the first king in 1139, the Minho became the independent state of Portucale (covering an area from the Douro to the River Minho).

  • It was not until 1128, when Dom Afonso Henríques became the Count of Portucale, that the struggle to regain power met with any real success.

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

  • However, by 1249 Faro and the western Algarve were retaken under King Afonso III, completing the Reconquest.


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