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Joćo III
Birth: Jun. 6, 1502
Death: Jun. 11, 1557

King of Portugal 1521-1557. Born in Lisbon, he was the son of king Manõel I and his queen Maria of Aragon, princess of Spain (daughter of king Juan II of Aragon and queen Isabella I "the Catholic" of Castille).Joćo III succeeded to the crown at a time, when Portugal was at the height of it's political power, and Lisbon in a position of commercial importance previously unknown. The Asian possessions were extended by further conquest, and systemati colonization of Brazil had begun. Joćo III, unfortunately for his dominions, became subservient to the clerical party among his subjects and the Inquisition was introduced in 1536. The consequences were disasterous to the commercial and social prosperity of his kingdom. Portugal was falling into the stagnation that characterized the reign of king Sebastićo I, who succeeded him.Joćo III married Catarina Habsburg, princess of Spain. She was the daughter of king Felipe I Habsburg of Spain and queen Juana I la Loca of Spain (sister of Joćo III's mother). Among their 9 children were Dom Jõćo (1537-1554), crownprince of Portugal and father of king Sebastićo I. A daughter was Maria (1527-1545), married to king Felipe II of Spain.King Joćo III died of apoplexy in Lisbon 1557. (bio by: Benny Chordt Hansen) 
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   Catherine of Castile (1507 - 1578)*
  Joćo Manuel of Portugal (1537 - 1554)*
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Monastery of Jeronimos
Lisboa Municipality
Lisboa, Portugal
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Originally Created by: Benny Chordt Hansen
Record added: Oct 25, 2004
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Joćo III
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