Just like the House of Aviz, this name change occurred from a placename.
He was born as the illegitimate child of Portuguese King John I.
Alfonso I, Duke Of Braganza (1443-1461)
When Infante Peter, Duke of Coimbra, retained regency of King Alfonso V who was an infant, he bequeathed his uncle Alfonso I the land of Braganza. This action established the House of Braganza. This was done as a form of reconciliation.
- “Bragança District.” Wikipedia.
- “Bragança, Portugal.” Wikipedia.
- Câmara Municipal, ed. (2009). “Breve Panorâmica Histórica” [A Brief Panoramic History] (in Portuguese). Bragança, Portugal: Câmara Municipal de Bragança. Archived from the original on 14 May 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
- Gerli, E. Michael, and Armistead Samuel G., Medieval Iberia, p. 182, Taylor & Francis, 2003.
- Nobreza de Portugal e Brasil, Vol. II pages 437 to 439. Published by Zairol Lda., Lisbon 1989.