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Henry, Count of Portugal

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Henry of Burgundy (1066 - 1112) was Count of Portugal from 1093 to his death. He was the son of Henry of Burgundy, heir of Robert I, Duke of Burgundy, and brother of Eudes I, Duke of Burgundy.

Main article: The Establishment of the Monarchy in Portugal.

As a younger son, Henry had little chances of acquiring fortune and titles by inheritance, and thus, joined the Reconquista against the Moors in the Iberian Peninsula. He helped king Alfonso VI of Castile to conquer modern Galicia and the north of Portugal and in reward he married his daughter Teresa of Leon. With the marriage, in 1093, Henry also became Count of Portugal, then only a fiefdom to the kingdom of Castile.

From Teresa he had several sons. The younger and only to survive childhood was Alfonso Henriques, who became second Count of Portugal in 1112. However, the young man Afonso had other plans for himself and in 1139 declared himself King of Portugal.fr:Henri de Bourgogne, comte de Portugal pl:Henryk (hrabia Portugalii) pt:Henrique de Borgonha, Conde de Portugal ru:Генрих Бургундский

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