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."