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João II (Portuguese pronunciation: ; English: John II) ( 3 March 1455 – 25 October 1495), the Perfect Prince (Port. o Príncipe Perfeito), was the thirteenth king of Portugal and the Algarves. He is known for reestablishing the power of the Portuguese throne, reinvigorating its economy, and renewing its exploration of Africa and the Orient.Born in Lisbon, the son of King Afonso V of Portugal by his wife, Isabel of Coimbra, princess of Portugal, John II succeeded his father in 1477 when the king retired to a monastery, but only became king in 1481. As a prince, John II accompanied his father in the campaigns in northern Africa and was made a knight by him after the victory in Arzila in 1471. In 1473, he married Leonor of Viseu, Infanta of Portugal and his first cousin. Even at a young age, he was not popular among the peers of the kingdom since he was immune to external influence and appeared to despise intrigue. The nobles (including particularly Fernando II, the Duke of Braganza) were afraid of his future policies as king.

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1. Afonso Henriques 15187
2. Nuno Álvares Pereir 4787
3. Vasco da Gama 4779
4. Sousa Mendes 4767
5. D. João II 4757
6. Infante D. Henrique 4747
7. Álvaro Cunhal 4737
8. António Salazar 4337
9. Marquês de Pombal 3937
10. Duarte III 3839

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148. Jagan Mohan Reddy 4801
149. Nuno Álvares Pereir 4787
150. Vasco da Gama 4779
151. Sousa Mendes 4767
152. D. João II 4757
153. Infante D. Henrique 4747
154. Álvaro Cunhal 4737
155. Lenin 4725
156. Chandra Bose 4704

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