Egas Moniz o Aio

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Egas Moniz, o Aio
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Egas Moniz na Estacao S. Bento.png
Egas Moniz is presents to the King of Leon with his family
Born 1080
Portugal
Died 1146
Portugal
Spouse(s) Dórdia Pais de Azevedo
Teresa Afonso
Religion Roman Catholic

Egas Moniz de Riba Douro, also known as o Aio ('the Tutor') (1080-1146) was a Portuguese nobleman, who served in the Portuguese Crown as the tutor of Afonso Henriques.[1]

Biography[edit]

Born in 1080 in the County of Portugal, Egas Moniz was a rich nobleman, member of the five major families of Entre-Douro-e-Minho of the 12th century, to whom Henry, Count of Portugal, entrusted the education of his son Afonso Henriques,[2] a task that gave the nickname by which he became known. He was Tenente of Lamego between 1102-1111.[3] Later in 1136, he served as Mordomo Mór of Portugal, until his death in 1146.[4]

Egas Moniz was son of Monio Ermiges, o Gasco (the Gascon) and Ouroana. He had two wife, the first was Dórdia Pais de Azevedo, daughter of Paio Godins de Azevedo and Gontinha Nunes Velho. His second marriage was with the Countess Teresa Afonso de Celanova, a noble lady, daughter of Afonso Nunes de Celanova and Maria Fernandes.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Obra en prosa: Novelas (II). Teatro, Editora Regional de Extremadura, 1999 
  2. ^ Varias antiguedades de Portugal, EM LISBOA 
  3. ^ Dom Egas Moniz de Ribadouro, "o Honrado e o Bem-Aventurado., A. de Almeida Fernandes 
  4. ^ Mappa de Portugal antigo et moderno, João Bautista de (Le P.) Castro 
  5. ^ D. Afonso Henriques, José Mattoso 

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