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House of Aviz
Ordem Avis.svg
Country Portugal
Parent house House of Burgundy
Titles King of Portugal and the Algarve
Founder João I
Final ruler Henry I or Anthony I (disputed)
Founding year 1385
Dissolution 1580
Ethnicity French, Portuguese
Cadet branches House of Braganza
Portuguese royalty
House of Avis
Ordem Avis.svg

John I
   Infante Duarte (future Edward I)
   Infante Pedro, Duke of Coimbra
   Henry the Navigator (Infante Henrique, Duke of Viseu)
   Infanta Isabel, Duchess of Burgundy
   Infante João, Lord of Reguengos
   Infante Fernando, the Saint Prince
   Afonso, Duke of Braganza (illegitimate)
   Beatriz, Countess of Arundel (illegitimate)
Grandchildren include
   Infanta Isabel of Coimbra, Queen of Portugal
   Afonso, Prince of Portugal (future Afonso V)
   Infante Fernando, Duke of Viseu
   Infanta Leonor, Holy Roman Empress
   Infanta Catarina
   Infanta Joana, Queen of Castile
Grandchildren include
   Infante Manuel, Duke of Beja (future Manuel I)
   Infanta Leonor of Viseu, Queen of Portugal
   Infanta Isabella, Duchess of Braganza
Great-Grandchildren include
   Jaime, Duke of Braganza, Prince of Portugal
Afonso V
Children include
   João, Prince of Portugal
   Blessed Joana, Princess of Portugal
   João, Prince of Portugal (future John II)
John II
   Afonso, Prince of Portugal
   Jorge, Duke of Coimbra (illegitimate)
Portuguese royalty
House of Aviz-Beja
Flag Manuel I of Portugal.svg

Manuel I
Children include
   Miguel da Paz, Prince of Portugal and of Asturias
   John III
   Isabella, Holy Roman Empress
   Beatrice, Duchess of Savoy
   Louis, Duke of Beja
   Ferdinand, Duke of Guarda and Trancoso
   Cardinal-Infante Afonso
   Edward, Duke of Guimarães
   Maria, Lady of Viseu
Grandchildren include
   Anthony (illegitimate)
   Maria, Duchess of Parma and Piacenza
   Catherine, Duchess of Braganza
Great-Great-Grandchildren include
   John IV
John III
Children include
   Maria Manuela, Princess of Portugal and of Asturias
   John Manuel, Prince of Portugal
Grandchildren include

The House of Aviz (in the current spelling Avis; Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐˈviʃ]) is a dynasty of kings of Portugal. In 1385, the Interregnum of the 1383-1385 crisis ended with the acclamation of the Master of the Order of Aviz, John, natural son of king Pedro I and Dona Teresa Lourenço as king. The descendants of king John I were still nominal masters of Aviz, though they were often replaced by other priests. With the death of John II, some claimed that a new branch of the House is inaugurated, with his cousin Manuel, Duke of Beja - hence, the branch of Aviz-Beja.

The House of Aviz was a branch of the Capetian House of Burgundy, which originated in France. The house of Aviz ended with the death of king Henry I in 1580. After a short struggle for the throne of Portugal the Crown of Portugal was taken by the Spanish branch of the Habsburgs, though only in a personal union that did not formally end Portuguese independence. The Crown would return to a Portuguese dynasty in 1640 with the House of Braganza, itself a branch of the House of Aviz.

Kings of the House of Aviz

Cardinal Henry (or Anthony I) was succeeded by half-Portuguese king Philip I of Portugal, also Philip II of Spain. Portugal and Spain would share a common monarch until 1640, upon the acclamation of the Duke of Bragança as John IV of Portugal.

See also

House of Aviz
Cadet branch of the House of Burgundy
Title last held by
House of Burgundy
See Portuguese Interregnum
Ruling House of the Kingdom of Portugal
1385 – 1580
Succeeded by
House of Habsburg


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