Famous Portuguese Emperors & Kings

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Philip IV of Spain
(King of Portugal (1621-1640), King of Spain (1621-1665))
Philip IV of Spain
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Birthdate: April 8, 1605
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Valladolid, Spain
Died: September 17, 1665

Philip IV of Spain was the king of Spain from 1621 to 1665 and the king of Portugal from 1621 to 1640. He was a fine horseman and a keen hunter but was considered a weak ruler with excessive dependence on the ministers. Even though the Spanish empire expanded considerably during his reign, he was not a popular king.

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Pedro I of Brazil
(Former Emperor of Brazil (1822 - 1831))
Pedro I of Brazil
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Birthdate: October 12, 1798
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Queluz, Portugal
Died: September 24, 1834

Pedro I of Brazil was the founder of the Empire of Brazil and reigned as its emperor from 1822 to 1831. He also ruled over Portugal before abdicating the throne in favor of Dona Maria II. He is credited with spreading the liberal ideals that enabled Portugal and Brazil to move to representative forms of government from absolutist regimes.

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Manuel II of Portugal
(King of Portugal (1908-10))
Manuel II of Portugal
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Birthdate: November 15, 1889
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: July 2, 1932
Son of King Carlos I, Manuel II, was the last king of Portugal. While he came to power after his father’s assassination, he had to flee to England after the Portuguese monarchy was dissolved by a revolution. He later devoted himself to books and published Early Portuguese Books.
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Carlos I of Portugal
(King of Portugal)
Carlos I of Portugal
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Birthdate: September 28, 1863
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: February 1, 1908
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John I of Portugal
(King of Portugal)
John I of Portugal
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Birthdate: April 11, 1357
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: August 14, 1433
Manuel I of Portugal
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Birthdate: May 31, 1469
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Alcochete, Portugal
Died: December 13, 1521
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Cerdic
(King of Wessex)
Cerdic
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Birthdate: 0467 AD
Birthplace: Germany
Died: 0534 AD
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Sebastian of Portugal
(King of Portugal from 11 June 1557 to 4 August 1578)
Sebastian of Portugal
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Birthdate: January 20, 1554
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: August 4, 1578
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Afonso I of Portugal
(King of Portugal (1139 - 1185))
Afonso I of Portugal
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Birthdate: July 25, 1109
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Guimarães Castle, Guimaraes, Portugal
Died: December 6, 1185

Afonso I of Portugal reigned as the first king of Portugal from 26 July 1139 until his death on 6 December 1185. He played an important role in freeing the County of Portugal, founding a new kingdom, and expanding its area to more than double of its original size.       

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John II of Portugal
(King of Portugal from 1481 until his death in 1495)
John II of Portugal
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Birthdate: March 3, 1455
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Castle of São Jorge, Portugal
Died: October 25, 1495
John VI of Portugal
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Birthdate: May 13, 1767
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Queluz Palace, Queluz, Portugal
Died: March 10, 1826
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John V of Portugal
(King of Portugal from 9 December 1706 until his death in 1750)
John V of Portugal
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Birthdate: October 22, 1689
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: July 31, 1750
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John III of Portugal
(King of Portugal and the Algarves from 1521 until his death in 1557)
John III of Portugal
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Birthdate: June 7, 1502
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: June 11, 1557
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Peter I of Portugal
(King of Portugal from 1357 to 1367)
Peter I of Portugal
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Birthdate: April 8, 1320
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Coimbra, Portugal
Died: January 18, 1367

Peter I of Portugal reigned as the King of Portugal from 28 May 1357 until his death on 18 January 1367. He is best remembered as a just king who perhaps believed in the eye for an eye principle.

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Miguel of Portugal
(King of Portugal between 1828 and 1834)
Miguel of Portugal
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Birthdate: October 26, 1802
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: November 14, 1866
Ferdinand II of Portugal
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Birthdate: October 29, 1816
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Palais Coburg, Vienna, Austria
Died: December 15, 1885
Joseph I of Portugal
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Birthdate: June 6, 1714
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ribeira Palace, Lisbon, Portugal
Died: February 24, 1777
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John IV of Portugal
(King of Portugal)
John IV of Portugal
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Birthdate: March 19, 1604
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vila Viçosa, Portugal
Died: November 6, 1656
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Henry, King of Portugal
(King of Portugal)
Henry, King of Portugal
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Birthdate: January 31, 1512
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: January 31, 1580
Luís I of Portugal
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Birthdate: October 31, 1838
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Necessidades Palace, Lisbon, Portugal
Died: October 19, 1889
Afonso III of Portugal
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Birthdate: May 5, 1210
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Coimbra, Portugal
Died: February 16, 1279
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Afonso V
(King of Portugal)
Afonso V
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Birthdate: January 15, 1432
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sintra, Portugal
Died: August 28, 1481
Pedro V of Portugal
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Birthdate: September 16, 1837
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Necessidades Palace, Lisbon, Portugal
Died: November 11, 1861
Afonso IV of Portugal
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Birthdate: February 8, 1291
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: May 28, 1357
Afonso, Prince of Beira
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Birthdate: March 25, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
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Edward of Portugal
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Birthdate: October 31, 1391
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Viseu, Portugal
Died: September 9, 1438
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Denis of Portugal
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Birthdate: October 9, 1261
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lisbon
Died: January 7, 1325
Ferdinand I of Portugal
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Birthdate: October 31, 1345
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Coimbra, Portugal
Died: October 22, 1383
Sancho I of Portugal
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Birthdate: November 11, 1154
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Coimbra, Portugal
Died: March 26, 1211
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Peter III of Portugal
(King of Portugal)
Peter III of Portugal
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Birthdate: July 5, 1717
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: May 25, 1786
Peter II of Portugal
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Birthdate: April 26, 1648
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ribeira Palace, Lisbon, Portugal
Died: December 9, 1706
Afonso VI of Portugal
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Birthdate: August 21, 1643
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ribeira Palace, Lisbon, Portugal
Died: September 12, 1683
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Henry, Count of Portugal
(First member of the Capetian House of Burgundy to rule Portugal)
Henry, Count of Portugal
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Birthdate: 1066 AD
Birthplace: Dijon, France
Died: May 12, 1112
António, Prior of Crato
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Birthdate: March 20, 1531
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: August 26, 1595
Afonso II of Portugal
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Birthdate: April 23, 1185
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Coimbra, Portugal
Died: March 25, 1223
Afonso, Prince of Portugal
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Birthdate: May 18, 1475
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: July 13, 1491
Miguel da Paz, Prince of Portugal
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Birthdate: August 23, 1498
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zaragoza, Spain
Died: July 19, 1500
Al-Mu'tamid ibn Abbad
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Birthdate: 1040 AD
Birthplace: Beja, Portugal
Died: 1095 AD
Sancho II of Portugal
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Birthdate: September 8, 1209
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Coimbra, Portugal
Died: January 4, 1248
Joao Manuel, Prince of Portugal
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Birthdate: June 3, 1537
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Royal Palace of Évora, Evora, Portugal
Died: January 2, 1554
Afonso, Duke of Porto
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Birthdate: July 31, 1865
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ajuda Royal Palace, Lisbon, Portugal
Died: February 21, 1920
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Gungunhana
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Birthdate: 1850 AD
Birthplace: Gaza Province, Mozambique
Died: December 23, 1906
Peter, Duke of Coimbra
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Birthdate: December 9, 1392
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: May 20, 1449
Prince Francis Joseph of Braganza
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Birthdate: September 7, 1879
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Merano, Italy
Died: June 15, 1919
García II of Galicia
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Birthdate: 1042 AD
Birthplace: Zamora, Spain
Died: March 22, 1090
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Cardinal-Infante Afonso of Portugal
(Son of King Manuel I of Portugal)
Cardinal-Infante Afonso of Portugal
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Birthdate: April 23, 1509
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Evora, Portugal
Died: April 21, 1540