Paio Peres Correia
|Paio Peres Correia|
19th century depiction of Paio Peres Correia
Monte de Fralães, Barcelos, Kingdom of Portugal
February 8, 1275 (aged 69)|
Uclés, Crown of Castile
During the reign of Sancho II of Portugal, and from 1228 he conducted a military campaign against the Moors in the region of Alentejo, conquering Aljustrel, Alvalade, Juromenha, Beja and Mértola. He then went south to the Algarve conquering Alcoutim, Vaqueiros, Ayamonte, Cacela and Tavira.
Some years later, during the reign of Afonso III of Portugal, he returned to Algarve where he took part in the capture of Silves in 1249, thus completing the Portuguese conquest of the last part of the Algarve still in Moorish hands.
Grand Master of the Order of Santiago
| Succeeded by|
Gonzalo Ruiz Girón