Example sentences for: afonso

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

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Afonso III moved his capital from Coimbra to Lisbon in 1260, six years after he had called the first Cortes (parliament) in Leiria.

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

  • Afonso V married his cousin Isabel in this small church in 1441, when they were mere children (he was 10, she all of eight).

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