Afonso, Duke of Oporto

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Afonso, Duke of Oporto Gender: M
born on 31 July 1865 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Areia, Portugal, 38n43, 9w08
Timezone LMT m9w08 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 07°51' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 11°16 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 29°10'

Duke of Oporto Afonso


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.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

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)