Information about King João IV of Portugal

King João IV of Portugal (19 March 1604 - 6 November 1656)

John IV (Portuguese: João IV de Portugal,) was the King of Portugal and the Algarves from 1640 to his death. He was the grandson of Catherine, Duchess of Braganza, who had in 1580 claimed the Portuguese crown and sparked the struggle for the throne of Portugal. John IV was nicknamed John the Restorer (João o Restaurador). On the eve of his death in 1656, the Portuguese Empire reached its territorial zenith, spanning the globe. He was one of the main forces behind the independence of Portugal after Spanish rule.

King João IV of Portugal reigned in...
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Dom João IV (King João IV) Flag of Portugal, Kingdom of Portugal, Kingdom of 1 November 1640 6 November 1656
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