Afonso, José

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Afonso, José Gender: M
José Manuel Cerqueira Afonso dos Santo
born on 2 August 1929 at 10:30 (= 10:30 AM )
Place Aveiro, Portugal, 40n38, 8w39
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Ferreira
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 09°35' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 00°46 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 25°30'

José Afonso
photo: Phnijman, license gfdl


Portuguese musician and folk singer with left-wing political messages in his songs. He was adored by his followers, not just for his music but also for his activism. He married while in college. In 1953, his first child was born (José born in January) and he entered his compulsory military service which he fulfilled until 1955. In 1954, his daughter was born.Two years later he released his recording "Fados de Coimbra" and began a teaching career. By 1968 he had become qute active in politics and was fired from his teaching post. With his espousal of the cause of the Democratic Labor Union Movement, his activism became more pronounced. All the while he continued recording and giving concerts. He was arrested in April 1973 and was imprisoned for 20 days. Diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 1982, he died on 23 February 1987 at 3:00 GMT, in Setúbal, Portugal.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1953 (Birth of first child, Jose)
  • Social : Joined group 1953 (Military service)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1954 (Daughter was born)
  • Social : Left group 1955 (Military service ended)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1956 (First recording)
  • Health : Medical diagnosis 1982 (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Death by Disease 23 February 1987 at 03:00 AM in Setubal, Portugal (Of ALS, age 57)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Filipe Ferreira quotes birth certificate in hand


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Lou Gehrig's disease
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Folk Music
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political