Dinis, King

   Medieval Portugal's most talented monarch, known as both "The Farmer King" and "The Poet King." Grandson of Alfonso X "El Sábio" ("The Learned") of Castile and Leon and son of Afonso III of Portugal, Dinis ruled from 1279 to 1325. Dinis's fruitful reign helped strengthen Portugal as an independent monarchy, in an era of dangers and uncertainty. Dinis was a patron of learning, a noted poet who is known in tradition as the Rei-Trouvador ("Troubadour-King"), founder of the Universities of Coimbra and Lisbon, and an influence on several translations to Portuguese. Dinis was the king who decreed that Portuguese would be the official language of the country in legal and judicial activities.

Historical dictionary of Portugal 3rd ed.. . 2014.

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