Afonso VI King of Portugal
- Category : Notable-Famous-Royal-family
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Contagion 3
King of Portugal and the Algarves 1656-1683, the second King of the House of Braganza, known as "the Victorious" (o Vitorioso). He succeeded his father (João IV) on 6 November 1656 at the age of thirteen. His mother acted as regent for six years, until 1662.
Afonso oversaw decisive military victories over the Spanish at Elvas (14 January 1659), Ameixial (8 June 1663) and Montes Claros (17 June 1665), culminating in the final Spanish recognition of sovereignty of Portugal's new ruling dynasty, the House of Braganza, on 13 February 1668 in the Treaty of Lisbon.
He married Marie Françoise of Nemours, the daughter of the Duke of Savoy, in 1666, but the marriage did not last long. Marie Françoise (Maria Francisca in Portuguese) filed for an annulment in 1667 based on the impotence of the king. The Church granted her the annulment, and she married Afonso's brother, Pedro, Duke of Beja (the future Peter II).
Afonso died on 12 September 1683 aged 40 at the Palace of Sintra, Portugal.