- Henry, Count of Portugal
Henry Count of Portugal Reign 1093–1112 Predecessor Raymond Successor Afonso I Consort Teresa de León Issue Urraca Henriques
House Capetian House of Burgundy Father Henry of Burgundy Born c. 1066
Duchy of Burgundy, Kingdom of France
Died 22 May 1112
Astorga, Kingdom of León
Burial Braga Cathedral, Braga, County of Portugal
Henry of Burgundy, Count of Portugal (Portuguese: Conde D. Henrique) (1066–1112) was Count of Portugal from 1093 to his death. He was brother of Hugh I, Duke of Burgundy, and Odo I, Duke of Burgundy, all sons of Henry, the heir of Robert I, Duke of Burgundy. His name is Henri in modern French, Henricus in Latin, Enrique in modern Spanish and Henrique in modern Portuguese. He was a distant cousin of Raymond of Burgundy and Pope Callistus II.
As a younger son, Henry had little chance of acquiring fortune and titles by inheritance, thus he joined the Reconquista against the Moors in the Iberian Peninsula. He joined the campaign of King Alfonso VI of Castile and León, who was married to Henry's aunt Constance of Burgundy, and played an important role in the conquest of modern Galicia, and the north of Portugal. In reward, Henry was married to King Alfonso's illegitimate daughter, Theresa, Countess of Portugal in 1093, receiving the County 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 survive childhood was Afonso Henriques, who became Count of Portugal in 1112. However, the young man Afonso was energetic and expanded his dominions at the expense of Muslims. In 1139, he declared himself King of Portugal after reneging the subjugation to León, in open confrontation with his mother. Two daughters also survived childhood, Urraca and Sancha. Urraca Henriques married Vermudo Pérez de Traba, Count of Trastámara. Sancha Henriques married a nobleman, Sancho Nunes de Celanova; her son was Velasco Sánchez.
ReferencesHenry, Count of PortugalCadet branch of the Capetian dynastyBorn: 1066 Died: 1112
Titles of nobility New title Count of Portugal
with Theresa (1096-1112)
Theresa with Afonso
Family of Vímara Peres (Counts) Betótez family (Counts) Jiménez Dynasty (as King of Galicia and Portugal) House of Burgundy (Counts)
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