Example sentences for: afonso

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

  • The dauntless Afonso Henriques conquered it for the Christians in 1147, a major victory in the reconquest of 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).

  • 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.

  • Not until 1249 did King Afonso III (1248–1279) complete the Reconquest and secure borders for Portugal — 250 years before the Spanish could do the same.

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


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