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Dom Afonso Henriques de Portugal

King Afonso I of Portugal

1106/11 - 1185
the first King of Portugal. He achieved the independence of the southern part of the Kingdom of Galicia, the County of Portugal, from Galicia's overlord, the King of León, in 1139, establishing a new kingdom
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António Soares dos Reis
Fund. José de Castro Guedes (Vila Nova de Gaia)
1888 (1947)

Lisboa /  Dom Afonso Henriques de Portugal   Lisboa /  Dom Afonso Henriques de Portugal

Description

Bronze statue of King Afonso I on a cylindrical stone plinth. The statue is a replica of the one executed by Soares dos Reis in 1887 and was offered by the city of Porto to Lisbon to be inaugurated on 25 October 1947, in the Castle of São Jorge, on the occasion of the celebration of the 8th Centenary of the conquest of this city.

Inscription(s)

Around the base is written:

DISTRITO DO PORTO A CIDADE DE LISBOA 1147-1947

Signature

f. de bronzes | de artes de | jose de c. guedes | lda v.n. de gaia

Lisboa - Dom Afonso Henriques de Portugal

Sculptor

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Location (N 38°42'43" - W 9°8'0")

Item Code: ptli040; Photograph: 29 August 2017
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