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John II
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King of Portugal (more...)
Reign 28 August 1481 – 25 October 1495
Acclamation 31 August 1481
Predecessor Afonso V
Successor Manuel I
1st Reign 11–15 November 1477
Predecessor Afonso V
Successor Afonso V
Born 3 March 1455
Castle of São Jorge, Portugal
Died 25 October 1495(1495-10-25) (aged 40)
Alvor, Algarve
Burial Monastery of Batalha
Spouse
Eleanor of Viseu (m. 1470)
Issue
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Afonso, Prince of Portugal
Jorge de Lancastre (illegitimate)
Brites Anes de Santarém (illegitimate)
House Aviz
Father Afonso V of Portugal
Mother Isabella of Coimbra
Religion Roman Catholicism

John II (Portuguese: João II; 3 March 1455 – 25 October 1495), called the Perfect Prince (Portuguese: o Príncipe Perfeito), was King of Portugal from 1481 until his death in 1495, and also for a brief time in 1477. He is known for re-establishing the power of the Portuguese monarchy, reinvigorating the Portuguese economy, and renewing his country's exploration of Africa and Asia.

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