Rodrigues, Amalia

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Rodrigues, Amalia Gender: F
Amália da Piedade Rebordão Rodrigues
born on 23 July 1920 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Areia, Portugal, 38n43, 9w08
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Accuracy in question
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Ferreira
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 29°59' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 04°06 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 10°28'

Alternative birthtime
birth date claimed by her
Date 1 July 1920
Place Lisbon, , 38n43, 9w08
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 09°16' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif

Amalia Rodrigues
photo: Môsieur J., license cc-by-2.0


Portuguese Fadista, one of the best-known Fado singers on the international stage, sometimes called the "Voice of Portugal's Soul" . The "Queen of Fado" reigned from 1939 through the 1980s and even to 1990.

One of ten children born to her impoverished parents, she was left in the care of a maternal grandmother. As a young teen, she could earn some money with her embroidery skills but she liked to sing and early on had exhibited talent. In 1935 she entered one singing contest and entered another in 1938. She made her debut on stage in 1939. In 1944 she traveled to Brazil to sing there and her international career had taken root. In 1945 she released her first record and two years later starred in the film "Black Capes." The late 1940s and early 1950s brought her to stages in Paris, London, New York and countries in Africa. After decades of singing, recording, traveling, she sang in public for the last time in 1994.

She married Francisco Cruz in 1940 but divorced him six years later. In 1961 she married César Seabra; he died in 1997. There were no children from either marriage.

Her health declined visibly in the mid-1990s. The great singer who had introduced the world to Fado music, died on 6 October 1999 in Lisbon.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : Gain social status 1939 (Stage debut)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1940 (First marriage)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1946 (First marriage)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1961 (To César Seabra)
  • Death of Mate 1997 (César Seabra)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 6 October 1999 (In Lisbon, age 79)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Filipe Ferreira quotes 23 July from birth certificate in hand but writes that she seemed uncertain about her birth date because she evidently said that when she was a child her birthdate was celebrated on July 1. She says, as quoted in Portuguese Wikipedia, that possibly at the beginning of the month, her (poor) parents were more likely to have money to buy her birthday presents.


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Folk Music (Fado music)