900 Ann of Afonso Henriques
No one is more deserving of the title of Founding Father than Afonso Henriques, son of Teresa, bastard daughter of King Alfonso VI, of Castile and León, and Count Henry of Burgundy. Very few people know, but it's thanks to the political shrewdness of Afonso Henriques that Portugal is the first European country to establish itself as an independent state. Even before the year 1200, Portugal is already Portugal. And that included the right to its own language - the Galician-Portuguese.
Technical DetailsIssue Date: 24.06.2009
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