Afonso III, King

(r. 1246-79)
   Member of the Burgundian dynasty and king of Portugal who completed the Reconquista (Reconquest) of Portugal's territory from the Muslim invaders. Afonso's reign featured a number of important measures: imposing greater unity on the kingdom; establishing the power of the throne over the Catholic Church; and shifting Portugal's capital from Coimbra to Lisbon. Afonso III was the father of King Dinis, who ruled Portugal from 1279 to 1325.

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