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Alfonso I

noun
1.
(Alfonso Henriques) 1109?–85, first king of Portugal 1139–85.

Alfonso V

noun
1.
1432–81, king of Portugal 1438–81.
Portuguese Afonso V.

Alfonso X

[al-fon-soh, -zoh; Spanish ahl-fawn-saw] /ælˈfɒn soʊ, -zoʊ; Spanish ɑlˈfɔn sɔ/
noun
1.
("Alfonso the Wise") 1221–84, king of Castile 1252–84.

Alfonso XII

noun
1.
1857–85, king of Spain 1874–85.

Alfonso XIII

noun
1.
1886–1941, king of Spain 1886–1930.
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  • alfonso d'Este (born 1476) had it carved on the mantelpiece of his study at Belvedere.

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  • Even alfonso was not able to please everybody—Poggio, for example.

  • alfonso Borgia was born in the year 1378 at Xativa, near Valencia.

    Lucretia Borgia Ferdinand Gregorovius
  • Nor does he say anything about the way Cæsar despatched his brother-in-law alfonso.

    Lucretia Borgia Ferdinand Gregorovius
  • alfonso made a signal—he was about to show mercy to his brothers.

    Lucretia Borgia Ferdinand Gregorovius
British Dictionary definitions for alfonso

Alfonso XIII

/Spanish alˈfonso/
noun
1.
1886–1941, king of Spain (1886–1931), who was forced to abdicate on the establishment of the republic in 1931
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