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Sancho I of Portugal

Sancho I (the Populator) was a generally obscure fugure in Portuguese history. Sancho was nevertheless important for populating the northern Christian regions of Portugal - notably with Flemings and Burgundians. Coimbra was the centre of his kingdom, and Sancho ceased exhausting and generally pointless wars against his neighbours for control of the Galician borderlands. In terms of the Reconquista, Sancho was a peripheral figure. With Crusader help he took Silves[?] in 1191, only to lose it again soon afterwards.

Preceded by:
Afonso I
List of Portuguese monarchs Succeeded by:
D. Afonso II



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