In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- From 1770 Boccherini was composer and performer to the infante, Don Luis, at Aranjuez and later at Avila, a position he held until Don Luis died in 1785.
- It splintered into hundreds of competing chieftainships, all led by infantes claiming descent from Afonso I, all variously cooperative or mercenary, and all dependent on the slave trade for their survival.
- All Infantes in the different kingdoms were and are always royal princes, in the general meaning of the word.
- Carlos became a naturalised Spanish subject and was granted the title Infante of Spain on 7 February 1901.
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