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Sancho I

Sancho I sän´cho͞o [key], c.1154–1211, king of Portugal (1185–1211), son and successor of Alfonso I . He was associated in his father's government from c.1170. Sancho undertook to restore and repeople the lands devastated in the wars against the Moors; thus he became known as Sancho o Povoador [Sancho the settler or populator]. Early successes against the Moors in Algarve were canceled by new Moorish attacks. He was succeeded by his son Alfonso II .

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