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King Joćo I of Portugal (d. 1433)

King Joćo I of Portugal (1357 - 1433), the illegitimate son of Pedro I of Portugal and a Galician noblewoman Teresa Lourenēo. He was the grandmaster of the Order of Aviz until he became king in 1385 upon the death of his legitimate brother, Fernando I by the cortes at Coļmbra in April. Froissart returns time and again to the notion of the contested or controversial succession of an illegitimate or bastard son. Joćo I reigned until 1433.


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