He was born in April, 23.1509.
When he was 3, his father asked the Pope to make him a cardinal, but the Pope refused on age ground.
At the age of 7 he became bishop of Guarda, and at the age of 8, due to the famous embassy to the Pope, the king got him the cardinal title.
At the age of 10, he became bishop of Viseu and when he was 14, he became archbishop of Lisbon.
The same year he became archbishop of Évora too.
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