Name: *Henry of Burgundy
Birth: 1066 in Burgundy, France 1
Death: 1112 1
Occupation: BET 1093 AND 1112 1st Count of Portugal 1
Henry of Burgundy, Count of Portugal (Portuguese: Conde D. Herique), (1066 –1112) was Count of Portugal from 1093 to his death. He was the son of Hen ry of Burgundy, heir of Robert I, Duke of Burgundy, and brother of Hu gh I, Duke of Burgundy and Eudes I, Duke of Burgundy. His name is Hen ri in modern French, Henricus in Latin, Enrique in modern Spanish and Henr ique in modern Portuguese. He was a distant cousin of Raymond of Burgun dy and Pope Callistus II.
As a younger son, Henry had little chance of acquiring fortune and titl es by inheritance, thus he joined the Reconquista against the Moors in t he Iberian Peninsula. He joined the campaign of King Alfonso VI of Casti le and León, who was married to Henry's aunt Constance of Burgundy, and pl ayed an important role in the conquest of modern Galicia, and the nor th of Portugal. In reward, Henry was married to King Alfonso's illegitima te daughter, Theresa, Countess of Portugal in 1093, receiving the Coun ty of Portugal, then a fiefdom of the Kingdom of León, as a dowry.
From Teresa, Henry had three sons and three daughters. The only son to sur vive childhood was Afonso Henriques, who became the second Count of Portug al in 1112. However, the young man Afonso was energetic and expanded his d ominions at the expense of Muslims. In 1139, he declared himself King of P ortugal after reneging the subjugation to León, in open confrontation wi th his mother. Two daughters also survived childhood, Urraca and Sancha. U rraca Henriques married Vermudo Pérez de Traba, Count of Trastámara. Sanc ha Henriques married a nobleman, Sancho Nunes de Celanova; her son was Vel asco Sánchez.
Father: *Henry of Burgundy b: 1035 in Burgundy, France
Mother: *Sybille of Barcelona b: ABT 1035 in Barcelona, Spain
*Teresa of Portugal b: 1080
in Iberia 1
- Urraca Henriques
- Sancha Henriques
- Teresa Henriques
- Henrique Henriques
- *Alfonso I "The Conqueror" Henriquez b: 25 JUL 1109 in Villa De Guimardaes, Braga, Portugal
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