Rey Dionysius de Castilla

Rey Dionysius de Castilla

Male 1261 - 1325  (63 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Dionysius de Castilla 
    Prefix Rey 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 9 Oct 1261  Lisboa, Portugal Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Jan 1325 
    Person ID I20285  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 

    Father Rey Alfonso de Castilla, III,   b. 5 May 1210,   d. 16 Feb 1279  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Beatriz de Castilla,   b. 1242,   d. 27 Oct 1303  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 1253 
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Family ID F6864  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Isabella d' Aragón,   d. 4 Jul 1336 
    Married 24 Jun 1282  Barcelona, Esp Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rey Alfonso IV de Castilla,   b. 8 Feb 1291,   d. 28 May 1357  (Age 66 years)
     2. Constanca de Portugal,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F6865  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Aldonca de Sousa,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Afonso Sanchez,   b. Bef 1286,   d. 1329  (Age ~ 43 years)
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2006 
    Family ID F131165  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Gracia,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Pedro de Barcellos,   b. 1287,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2006 
    Family ID F131164  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 NN,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Fernando Sanches,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2006 
    Family ID F131163  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 5 Maria Pirez,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
    +1. Joao Affonso,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2006 
    Family ID F131162  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 6 NN,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Pedro Affonso,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2006 
    Family ID F131161  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 7 Marina Gomez,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
    +1. Maria Affonsa,   d. Bef 1340
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2006 
    Family ID F131166  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 8 NN,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Maria Affonsa,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2006 
    Family ID F131160  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • King of Portugal 1279-1325

      Diniz received a very good education from French and Portuguese scholars. In 1277 his rebellion against his father caused a civil war, and his father's sorrow over this hastened his death in 1279. Diniz became King of Portugal but his legitimacy was immediately disputed by his younger brother Alfonso, who had been born after the regularisation of their parents' marriage. They came to a compromise that left Diniz as the undisputed king.

      Diniz founded the University of Lisbon, which was later moved to Coimbra. He was king for some forty-six years, a reign that brought comparative peace to Portugal. For his efforts he became known by the nicknames of 'the Labourer' or 'the Farmer'. He strengthened the major cities and built more towns; he also wrote poetry. He married a princess of Aragón who was later canonised as St. Isabel of Portugal, and by her he became the father of a son and a daughter.

      He had many affaires and fathered many children whom he favoured greatly. His sister, Abbess of Las Huelgas, became notorious for her love affaire with a carpenter, producing a son who later became Master of the Order of Calatrava, but who was beheaded by King Pedro 'the Cruel' of Castile. Diniz favoured his illegitimate sons, which caused a bitter dispute with his legal son and heir Alfonso who took up arms against him and marched on Lisbon. However, the queen moved between the two armies and forced her husband to make peace with their son, which lasted until the death of Diniz in January 1325.


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