Afonso, Duke of Oporto
|born on||31 July 1865 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )|
|Place||Areia, Portugal, 38n43, 9w08|
|Timezone||LMT m9w08 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||07°51' 11°16 Asc. 29°10'|
Portuguese royalty, an Infante of the House of Braganza, the son of King Dom Luis I of Portugal and his wife, Dona Maria Pia of Savoy.
During his military career he was the inspector-general of artillery then a general in the Portuguese Army. His exemplary military background allowed him to be chosen to command military forces at Goa, at the end of the nineteenth century, when he was, concurrently, Viceroy of India.
When threats on the life of his brother, Carlos, became known to him, he adopted the habit of arming himself with a revolver, night and day, making himself ready to defend his family whenever it might be necessary. He urged his nephew, the Prince Royal, Luís Filipe, to carry a weapon as well.
Dom Afonso was a lady's man, known for his kindness, simplicity, and bon-vivant lifestyle. A lover of automobile races, he was responsible for the first motor races in Portugal, where he was one of the first drivers.
On 26 September 1917 in Rome, he married the twice-divorced, and once-widowed, American heiress Nevada Stoody Hayes. He died alone and childless, in Naples, on 21 February 1920.
- child->parent relationship with Luís I, King of Portugal (born 31 October 1838)
- child->parent relationship with Maria Pia of Savoy, Queen of Portugal (born 16 October 1847)
- sibling relationship with Carlos I, King of Portugal (born 28 September 1863)
- other kin relationship with Manuel II, King of Portugal (born 15 November 1889)
Sy Scholfield quotes The Manchester Guardian, 2 August 1865, p. 3: "Her Majesty the Queen of Portugal was safely delivered of a prince on Monday morning at two o'clock."
- Vocation : Military : Military service
- Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Braganza-Saxe-Coburg and Gotha)