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Henrique, Conde de Portugal

Male 1072 - 1112  (40 years)


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  • Name Henrique  
    Suffix Conde de Portugal 
    Born 1069/72 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 May 1112 
    Notes 
    • “HENRI de Bourgogne, son of HENRI “le damoiseau” de Bourgogne [Capet] & his wife --- ([1069/72]-killed in battle Astorga, León 22 May 1112, bur Braga Cathedral). "Heynricus frater meus" witnessed the donation to Cluny of "Oddo dux Burgundie". An indication of his age is given in the charter dated to [1081/84] under which "Odo dux Burgundie" confirmed a donation by "frater meus domnus Hugo" to the abbey of Molesme with the consent of "fratres mei Robertus archidiaconus, Henricus puer, Beatrix et Helia sorores mee". His aunt Constance Queen of Castile invited him to the court of Castile. He may have arrived in Spain with the expedition of the Eudes I Duke of Burgundy in 1086/87, following a call from the Abbey of Cluny to fight "the infidel". Señor de Braga [1093], count in Tordesillas 1096/97. He made a mutual pact [Dec 1094/Jul 1095] with Raymond de Bourgogne, husband of Infanta doña Urraca de Castilla, under which he promised support in securing Castile and León for Raymond in return for a pledge to grant him Toledo (or in default, Galicia). Alfonso VI King of Castile made him a large grant of land, from the River Minho in the north to Santarem in the south, before before 9 Apr 1097, which in effect resulted in his installation as HENRIQUE Conde de Portugal. This grant may have been motivated as much by a desire to offset the growing power of his son-in-law, Raymond de Bourgogne, as to increase the power base of Henri de Bourgogne. HeHenrique established his residence at Guimarães, winning several battles against the Moors, although he was defeated at Malagón, south of Toledo, 16 Sep 1100. “Comes domnus Henricus et uxor mea Domna Theresia, domini Regis Alfonsi filia” donateed property to La Charité-sur-Loire by charter dated Mar 1100. He went to Palestine after 8 Jun 1101, but had returned by 1103 when he confirmed several of his father-in-law's charters. After the death of Alfonso VI King of Castile in 1109, thhe county of Portugal enjoyed de facto independence, due largely to the troubles faced by Queen Urraca in Castile after her accession. Henrique took advantage of this situation by joining forces with Alfonso I King of Aragon and defeating Urraca at Candespina, near Sepúlveda 26 Oct 1111. However, he changed sides after the battle and besieged Alfonso at Peñafiel jointly with Urraca's forces. He was killed at the siege of Astorga, supporting doña Urraca Queen of Castile against her second husband don Alfonso I King of Aragon. The Chronicon Lusitanum records the death “Kal Mai” in 1152 (1114) of “Comes D. Henricus”.
      m ([1095]) doña TERESA de Castilla y León, illegitimate daughter of don ALFONSO VI King of Castile & his mistress doña Jimena Muñoz de Guzmán ([1083/85]-1 Nov 1130, bur Braga Cathedral). The Chronicon Regum Legionensium names "Jimena Muñoz" as the first of two concubines of King Alfonso, and their daughters "Elvira the wife of count Raymond of Toulouse…and Teresa the wife of Count Henry". An early 12th century document at Fleury records that "Ainrico uni filiorum, filio…ducis Robererti" married "alteram filiam…non ex coniugali" of Alfonso VI King of Castile. “Comes domnus Henricus et uxor mea Domna Theresia, domini Regis Alfonsi filia” donated property to La Charité-sur-Loire by charter dated Mar 1100. Regent of Portugagal 1112-1128. She continued her husband's expansionist policy, harrying her half-sister Queen Urraca at every opportunity, probably with a view to replacing her as Queen of Castile. She adopted the title TERESA Queen of Portugal from Nov 1117. She became the mistress (1124) of don Fernando Pérez de Traba Conde de Trastámara, son of don PEDRO Froilaz de Traba & his first wife doña Urraca Froilaz, who appeared first as a confirmant of one of Teresa's charters 1 Feb 1121. The Historia Compostelana records that “Fernando Perride, Petris Comitis filio” left his lawful wife and lived in adultery with “Regina Tarasia”. The Chronica Adefonsi Imperatoris records that Alfonso VII King of Castile met "Teresa queen of the Portuguesese and with Count Fernando" at Ricobayo and made peace with them after his accession in 1126. "Tarasia regina domni Adefonsi Yspaniarum imperatoris filia" donated "monasterio Sancte Marie quod cognomento Viminerium" to Cluny by charter dated 23 May 1127, confirmed by "Infans Ildefonsus…Comes Fernandus…Comes Monio…Infanta Sancia". Her rule caused resentment among local leaders, and she and her second husband were defeated and expelled from Portugal in 1128 by her son dom Afonso Henriquez. The Chronicon Lusitanum records the death “Kal Nov” in 1168 (1130) of “Regina Donna Tarasia mater Donni Alfonsi…anno secundo regni”.
      Mistress (1): doña ELVIRA Gualtar, daughter of ---.
      Conde dom Henrique & his wife had six children:
      1. dom AFONSO Henriquez ([1098/1100][20]-before 1110, bur Braga Cathedral).
      2. dona URRACA Henriquez ([1098/1000]-after 1130). The Chronicon Regum Legionensium names (in order) "Urraca, Elvira and Afonso" as the children of Count Henrique & his wife. The Chronicon Lusitanum records the rebellion in 1169 (1131) of “Vermudus Petri gener Reginæ Donnæ Tarasiæ…in Castello Sene” and that he was expelled by “Infans [Alfonso]”. m (before 1120) don VERMUDO Pérez de Trava Conde de Trastámara, son of don PEDRO Froilaz de Traba & his second wife doña Mayor Rodríguez (-1161).
      3. dona SANCHA Henriquez ([1100/02]-before 1129). The Chronicon Regum Legionensium names (in order) "Urraca, Elvira and Afonso" as the children of Count Henrique & his wife. m dom FERNANDO Mendez “o Bravo” Senhor de Bragança de Langroiva e Noman (in Galicia), son of dom MENDO Fernández Senhor de Bragança & his wife ---.
      4. dona TERESA Henriques ([1102]-). m don SANCHO Núñez, son of conde don NUÑO Velásquez & his wife condesa doña Fronilde Sánchez. Their son conde don Velasco Sánchez was described in two charters of dom Afonso I King of Portugal in dec 1166 as "filius soriris eius".
      5. dom HENRIQUE Henriquez ([1106]-before 1110, bur Braga Cathedral).
      6. dom AFONSO Henriquez (Guimaraes 25 Jul 1110-Coimbra 6 Dec 1185, bur Coimbra, Church of the Cross). The Chronicon Regum Legionensium names (in order) "Urraca, Elvira and Afonso" as the children of Count Henrique & his wife[26]. He succeeded his father in 1112 as dom AFONSO I Conde de Portugal. Ruling through his mother, he overthrew and expelled her from Portugal in 1128. He proclaimed himself dom AFONSO I "the Conqueror" King of Portugal in 1139.
      Conde don Henrique had one illegitimate son by Mistress (1):
      7. don PEDRO Afonso de Portugal ([1105]-9 May 1175). Master of the Order of Aviz 1162. Benedictine at Alcántara. He was a friend of Bernard de Clairvaux.”«s87» [1]
    Person ID I15685  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2020 

    Father Henri “le Damoiseau”, de Bourgogne,   b. Abt 1035,   d. Between 1070 and 1074  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Family ID F4976  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Teresa, de Castilla y Leó, Queen of Portugal,   b. 1083/85,   d. 1 Nov 1130  (Age 45 years) 
    Children 
     1. Afonso Henriquez,   d. Bef 1110
     2. Urraca Henriquez,   b. 1098/1100,   d. Aft 1130  (Age > 31 years)
     3. Sancha Henriquez
     4. Teresa Henriques
     5. Henrique Henriquez
    +6. Afonso I “the Conqueror”, King of Portugal,   b. 25 Jul 1110,   d. 6 Dec 1185  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F5407  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S87] Foundation for Medieval Genealogy., Foundation for Medieval Genealogy Trustees.