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João III

João IIIBorn: 6-Jun-1502
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: 11-Jun-1557
Location of death: Lisbon, Portugal
Cause of death: Stroke
Remains: Buried, Jeronimos Monastery, Lisbon, Portugal

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Royalty

Nationality: Portugal
Executive summary: King of Portugal, 1521-57

Joćo III, King of Portugal, was born at Lisbon, on the 6th of June 1502, and ascended the throne as successor of his father Manuel I in December 1521. In 1524 he married Catherine, sister to the Emperor Charles V, who shortly afterwards married the infanta Isabella, Joćo's sister. Succeeding to the crown at a time when Portugal was at the height of its political power, and Lisbon in a position of commercial importance previously unknown, Joćo III, unfortunately for his dominions, became subservient to the clerical party among his subjects, with disastrous consequences to the commercial and social prosperity of his kingdom. He died of apoplexy on the 11th of June 1557, and was succeeded by his grandson Sebastian, then a child of only three years.

Father: Manuel I (King of Portugal)
Mother: Maria of Aragon
Wife: Catherine (sister of emperor Charles V)
Son: Afonso (b. 1526)
Daughter: Maria Manuela (b. 1527, d. 1545, m. Philip II of Spain)
Daughter: Isabel (b. 1529)
Daughter: Beatrice (b. 1530)
Son: Manuel (b. 1531, d. 1537)
Son: Philip (b. 1533, d. 1539)
Son: Dinis (b. 1535, d. 1537)
Son: João (father of King Sebastian I of Portugal, b. 1537, d. 1554)
Son: António (b. 1539, d. 1540)

    Portuguese Monarch 1521 to 11-Jun-1557

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