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Portuguese royalty
House of Avis
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John I
Children
   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
Edward
Children
   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)

Jorge de Lencastre or George of Portugal (Jorge: Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʒɔɾʒ(ɨ)]), 1481-1550, was a Portuguese Prince, natural son of King John II of Portugal and Ana de Mendonça, a maid of Joanna La Beltraneja.

George was born in Abrantes on August 21st, 1481. After the death of the royal heir, his half brother Price Afonso, King John II did all he could to pass the Portuguese throne to the hands of George. Between 1491 and 1494 King John gave him the titles of Master of Santiago and of Aviz, the Duchy of Coimbra and the lordship of Montemor-o-Velho.

However, the throne was inherited by the King's cousin (and brother-in-law), Manuel, 4th Duke of Beja, who became Manuel I.

In 1500, George married Beatriz de Vilhena, daughter of Álvaro of Braganza, brother of the Ferdinand II, Duke of Braganza.

George had several children of his marriage with Beatriz de Vilhena:

  • João de Lencastre, 1st Duke of Aveiro
  • Afonso de Lencastre, Comendador-mor of São Tiago
  • Luís de Lencastre, Comendador-mor of Aviz
  • Jaime de Lencastre, Prior of São Pedro de Torres Vedras, 1st General-inquisitor of the kingdom
  • Helena de Lencastre, Comendadeira of the Royal Monastery of Santos
  • Maria de Lencastre, religious in the Monastery of Saint John in Setúbal (Soror Maria Madalena)
  • Filipa de Lencastre, Prior of the Monastery of Saint John in Setúbal
  • Isabel de Lencastre, religious in the Monastery of Saint John in Setúbal and after that in the Royal Monastery of Santos.

And also had several natural children.

George died in the castle of Palmela on July 22nd, 1550.

George was a direct descendant of Alfred the Great, William the Conqueror, and Edward III, through a daughter of John of Gaunt. He was also descended from John I of Portugal.

See also

External links

Bibliography

”Nobreza de Portugal e do Brasil" – Vol. I, pages 342/347. Published by Zairol Lda., Lisbon 1989.

Portuguese nobility
Preceded by
Peter, 1st Duke of Coimbra
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Duke of Coimbra

1495—1550
Succeeded by
Augustus, 3rd Duke of Coimbra

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