The County of Portugal Portuguese : Condado de Portugal, Condado Portucalense, Condado de Portucale ; in documents of the period the name used was Portugalia  refers to two successive medieval counties in the region around Braga and Porto , today corresponding to littoral northern Portugal , within which the identity of the Portuguese people formed. A larger entity under the same name was then reestablished in the late 11th century and subsequently elevated by its count in the midth century into an independent Kingdom of Portugal.
South of the Douro, another border county would be formed decades later when what would become the County of Coimbra was conquered from the Moors by Hermenegildo Guterres. The recapture of Coimbra by Almanzor in again placed the County of Portugal on the southern frontier of the Leonese state for most of the rest of the first county's existence.
História não oficial de Portugal
In the late s Gonzalo's lands were ravaged by Vikings , and in , he fell out with king Ramiro III over the latter's refusal to fight the raiders. Following Alfonso's succession, Menendo would serve as regent for the boy king and marry him to one of Menendo's daughters.
However, concern for Raymond's growing power led Alfonso in to separate Portugal and Coimbra from Galicia and grant them to another son-in-law, Henry of Burgundy , wed to Alfonso VI's illegitimate daughter Theresa.
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Its territory included much of the current Portuguese territory between the Minho River and the Tagus River. Count Henry continued the Reconquista in western Iberia and expanded his county's dominions. He was also involved in several intrigues inside the Leonese court together with his cousin Raymond and sister-in-law Urraca of Castile , in which he supported Raymond's ascension in return for promises of autonomy or independence for Portugal.
Henry's widow, Theresa , took the reins on behalf of her young son, and allied herself with Galician nobility in order to challenge her sister queen Urraca's dominance and briefly used the title Queen.
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After this battle, he began to exhibit a seal with a cross and the word "Portugal". He continued to win battles, supported by the nobles of Entre-Douro-e-Minho , eventually triumphing in the Battle of Ourique in , which led to his proclamation as King of Portugal by his troops.
Even then, between and he never used the title of king, but rather that of princeps or infante , which means, in fact, that he could not resolve on his own account, the issue of his political category; that is, he had to admit that it depended on the consent of Alfonso VII who was, in fact, the legitimate heir of Alfonso VI.
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Condado Portucalense Condado de Portugal. See also: Timeline of Portuguese history First County. See also: Timeline of Portuguese history Second County.
Teresa in "Ego Regina Tarasia" ". Arquivo Nacional da Torre do Tombo.
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Amantes dos Reis de Portugal
Raimundo Henrique with Teresa Afonso Henriques. Economy Military. Outline Index. Hidden categories: CS1 Portuguese-language sources pt Use dmy dates from December Articles containing Portuguese-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from July CS1: long volume value. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.
História Militar de Portugal
Afonso Henriques last of the second county. Preceded by. Kingdom of Asturias.
Kingdom of Galicia. Kingdom of Portugal. Outline Index Book Category Portal.