Congratulations … Portugal

It was 840 years since Papal Bull was born Portugal, on May 23, 1179, Portugal was recognized as an independent kingdom and D. Afonso Henriques as the first king.

Although the date was not consensual among historians, according to Bula Manifestis Probatum, Portugal as an independent kingdom was recognized on May 23, 1179, D. Afonso Henriques as king of Portugal, leaving the kingdom, independent of the Kingdom of Leon, and under the protection of the Pope, supreme authority at the time.

This recognition was made by Pope Alexander III, 36 years after the Treaty of Zamora, which was signed by Alfonso VII of Leon and Castile, on October 5, 1143, when he recognized Portugal and D. Afonso Henriques as king.

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