Henry, King of Portugal

Henry, King of Portugal

King of Portugal and Cardinal
Born Jan 31, 1512

Henry was King of Portugal and the Algarves. He ruled between 1578 and 1580. He was known as Henry the Chaste (Portuguese Henrique o Casto).

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1512 Birth Born in 1512.


1545 33 Years Old He rose fast through the Church hierarchy, becoming in quick succession Archbishop of Braga, Archbishop of Évora and Grand Inquisitor before receiving a Cardinal's hat in 1545, along with the Titulus Ss. … Read More


1580 68 Years Old 1 More Event
One of the closest dynastic claimants was King Philip II of Spain who, in November 1580, sent the Duke of Alba to claim Portugal by force. … Read More
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