João Afonso Pimentel

  1. First count of Benavente.
  2. Married to Joana Teles, half-sister of Queen Leonor Teles. Born out of wedlock to Leonor's father, Martim Afonso Telo de Meneses. According to Fernão Lopes, this was a marriage arranged by Queen Leonor. [Fernando, ch. 65: 49-52]
  3. Held the castle of Bragança on behalf of the King of Castile, following the latter's defeat at the Battle of Aljubarrota, waiting for his return. Was challenged by Nuno Álvares Pereira to hand it over to King João I of Portugal.
Joham Affomsso Pimentell

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