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Ao Santo Contestável - Lisboa, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RuiJSDuarte
N 38° 42.924 W 009° 10.005
29S E 485502 N 4285208
Quick Description: A sword, dedicated to the greatest Portuguese Warrior and placed in the outside wall Church named after him.
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Date Posted: 3/1/2014 2:54:55 PM
Waymark Code: WMK8RR
Views: 5

Long Description:
"Dom Nuno Álvares Pereira,(June 24, 1360 – April 1, 1431), also spelled Nun'Álvares Pereira, was a Portuguese general of great success who had a decisive role in the 1383-1385 Crisis that assured Portugal's independence from Castile. He later became a mystic, was beatified by Pope Benedict XV in 1918 and was canonised by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009."
"Nuno Álvares Pereira's tomb was lost in the famous 1755 Lisbon earthquake. His epitaph read:
"Here lies that famous Nuno, the Constable, founder of the House of Bragança, excellent general, blessed monk, who during his life on earth so ardently desired the Kingdom of Heaven that after his death, he merited the eternal company of the Saints. His worldly honors were countless, but he turned his back on them. He was a great Prince, but he made himself a humble monk. He founded, built and endowed this church in which his body rests.""

In the plaque we can read:
"No VI centenário do nascimento do Santo Condestável 1360-1960"
"In the sixth centenary of the birth of the Holy Constable 1360-1960"
Website with more information on either the memorial or the person(s) it is dedicated to: [Web Link]

Location: Santo Condestável Church in Lisbon

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