John Of PORTUGAL

Male 1400 - 1442  (42 years)


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  • Name John Of PORTUGAL  [1
    Born 13 Jan 1400  Santarem Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Residence Grand Master of the Order of St. James Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence Constable of Portugal Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 18 Oct 1442  Alcacer do Sal Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Notes 
    • John of Portugal (Portuguese: Jo„o, pron. IPA [?u'?~u]) (SantarÈm, January 13, 1400 ? October 18, 1442, Alc·cer do Sal) was a Prince of Portugal of the House of Aviz, son of King John I of Portugal and his wife Philippa of Lancaster. He was General of the Kingdom, after the death of Nuno ¡lvares Pereira. He was also Lord of Reguengos, Colares and Belas. In 1424, John married his niece Isabella of Braganza, daughter of his half-brother Afonso, Duke of Braganza.

      During the reign of his brother Edward, John joined his brother Pedro, Duke of Coimbra against the expedition to Tangier that would end in a disaster. After the disaster he defended that the recently conquered Ceuta should be offered in exchange for his brother Ferdinand, the Saint Prince, that was captive in Tangier, something that was against Ferdinand's wishes.

      In the beginning of his nephew Afonso V's reign, the regency of the kingdom was delegated on Queen Mother Leonor of Aragon (his sister-in-law). This decision in the will of late King Edward was controversial and soon popular discontent grew. It was John who installed himself in the capital Lisbon and avoided a rebellion. After that he refused the proposals for an alliance with Leonor of Aragon and his half-brother Afonso, Duke of Braganza, and defended the summoning of the Cortes to name Pedro, Duke of Coimbra the new regent.
    Person ID I45006  Main Tree

    Father John I King Of PORTUGAL,   b. 11 Apr 1358,   d. 14 Aug 1433, Lisbon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Philippa Of LANCASTER,   b. 31 Mar 1360, Leicester Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1415, Odivelas, near Lisbon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married Between 02 and 11 Feb 1387  Oporto Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F06914  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabel Of PORTUGAL,   d. 1445 
    Children 
     1. James Of PORTUGAL,   b. 1423,   d. 1443  (Age 20 years)  [Natural]
     2. Isabel Of PORTUGAL,   b. 1430,   d. 15 Aug 1496, Averalo Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [Birth]
     3. Philippa Of PORTUGAL,   b. 1432,   d. Abt 1450  (Age 18 years)  [Natural]
     4. Beatrice Of PORTUGAL,   b. 1430,   d. 1506  (Age 76 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F07040  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Oct 1442 - Alcacer do Sal Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S01910] Blood Royal, Issue of the Kings and Queens of Medieval England 1066-1399 by. T. Anna Leese.

    2. [S03581] Wikipedia Encyclopedia.