from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Alfonso I 1110?-1185. King of Portugal (1139-1185) who won Portuguese independence from Castile (1139) and established a monarchy.
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Reign of Alfonso I, who became king after succession dispute.
His son Favila was killed while hunting, torn to pieces by a bear, and was succeeded by Alfonso I, son-in-law of Don Pelayo, who set about pushing the
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