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Bl. Ferdinand of Portugal
(1402 - 1443)

Son of King John I of Portugal.

Master-General of the Military Order of Aviz.

Conducted expeditions against Moors and was finally defeated in Tangiers. He was taken hostage, and remained a prisoner for five years, dying of neglect.

"For my part, I adhere to the maxim of antiquity: The throne is a glorious sepulchre."
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