D. Duarte I
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
N 39° 39.540 W 008° 49.512
29S E 514994 N 4389925
Quick Description: King Edward I 1391-1438, called the Philosopher or the Eloquent, was the eleventh King of Portugal.
Location: Leiria, Portugal
Date Posted: 2/16/2011 5:49:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMAR9C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rangerroad
Views: 8

Long Description:
King Edward I (31 October 1391 in Viseu – 9 September 1438 in Tomar), called the Philosopher or the Eloquent, was the eleventh King of Portugal and the Algarve and second Lord of Ceuta from 1433 until his death. He was the son of John I of Portugal and his wife, Philippa of Lancaster, a daughter of John of Gaunt. His was named in honor of his great-grandfather, King Edward III of England.

As an infante, Edward always followed his father, King John I, in the affairs of the kingdom. He was knighted in 1415, after the Portuguese capture of the city of Ceuta in North Africa, across from Gibraltar. He became king in 1433 when his father died of the plague and he soon showed interest in internal consensus. During his short reign of five years, Edward called the Cortes (the national assembly) no less than five times to discuss internal affairs and politics. He also followed the politics of his father concerning the maritime exploration of Africa. He encouraged and financed his famous brother, Henry the Navigator who founded a "school" of maritime navigation at Sagres and who initiated many expeditions. Among these, that of Gil Eanes in 1434 first rounded Cape Bojador on the northwestern coast of Africa, leading the way for further exploration southward along the African coast.
King Edward I 1391-1438, called the Philosopher or the Eloquent, was the eleventh King of Portugal.

Date of birth: 10/31/1391

Date of death: 9/9/1438

Area of notoriety: Historical Figure

Marker Type: Tomb (above ground)

Setting: Indoor

Visiting Hours/Restrictions: 09:00 to 17:00

Fee required?: No

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