Afonso of Portugal, Cardinal

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Infante Afonso
Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Giovanni e Paolo
Cardeal Infante D. Afonso -.jpg
House House of Aviz
Father Manuel I of Portugal
Mother Maria of Aragon
Born (1509-04-23)23 April 1509
Died 21 April 1540(1540-04-21) (aged 30)
Burial Lisbon Cathedral
prev Jerónimos Monastery
Religion Roman Catholicism

Cardinal-Infante Afonso (1509–1540; Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐˈfõsu]; English: Alphonzo) was a Portuguese infante (prince), son of King Manuel I of Portugal and his wife Maria of Aragon.


Afonso was born in Évora on 23 April 1509 and during his life was made Cardinal of the Kingdom after occupying several religious positions throughout the country.

He died on 21 April 1540, in Lisbon and was buried in Lisbon Cathedral before he was moved to the Jerónimos Monastery.

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