Cardinal-Infante Afonso of Portugal

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Infante Afonso
Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Giovanni e Paolo
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Born (1509-04-23)23 April 1509
Died 21 April 1540(1540-04-21) (aged 30)
Burial Lisbon Cathedral
prev Jerónimos Monastery
House House of Aviz
Father Manuel I of Portugal
Mother Maria of Aragon
Religion Roman Catholicism

Cardinal-Infante Afonso (1509–1540; Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐˈfõsu]; English: Alphonzo) was a Portuguese infante (prince), son of King Manuel I of Portugal and his wife Maria of Aragon.

Afonso was born in Évora on 23 April 1509 and during his life was archbishop of Lisbon (1523) and cardinal.

He died on 21 April 1540, in Lisbon and was buried in Lisbon Cathedral before he was moved to the Jerónimos Monastery.

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