Alfonso IX of León

Local nameAfonso IX de Leão
LocationVila Nova de Foz Coa, Portugal

Alfonso IX was king of León and Galicia from the death of his father Ferdinand II in 1188 until his own death.

He took steps towards modernizing and democratizing his dominion and founded the University of Salamanca in 1212. In 1188 he summoned the first parliament reflecting the fullest representation of the citizenry ever seen in Western Europe, the Cortes of León.He took part in the work of the Reconquest, conquering the area of Extremadura.

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Address 5 Largo Cemitério, Castelo Melhor 5150111, Portugal

Coordinates 41°1'39.654" N -7°3'46.175" E

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