Sebastiao, Don of Portugal

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Sebastiao, Don of Portugal Gender: M
born on 20 January 1554 Jul.Cal. (30 Jan 1554 greg.) at 08:14 (= 08:14 AM )
Place Lisbonne, Portugal, 38n43, 9w08
Timezone LMT m9w08 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Harvey
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 10°02' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 26°58 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 01°27'

Don of Portugal Sebastiao


Portuguese royalty, the only son of Prince John and his cousin, the Spanish Princess Joan of Austria, daughter of Charles V. When his mother left for Spain a few months after his birth, Sebastian was left in the care of his grandfather, King John III. He was educated by priests who ingrained deep bigotry and Puritanism and by the old military standards of fanatic chivalry. Historians wrote that he was precocious, strongly built and excelled in hunting and the art of war.

From the age of 11, he was given a regime of purging and was suspected of having diabetes. Sebastian came to the throne at 14. Something of a recluse, he became a self-centered despot. The anti-luxury laws that he issued were obeyed by few of the nobility, who preferred their lifestyle of ostentation hedonism. Sebastian was a misogynist who refused all the brides who were offered to him, but instead, obsessed with a mad idea of military glory in North Africa, he led his army and many of the Portuguese nobility in battles of conquest. On 8/04/1578 (August 14 NS), he led his troops in the battle of Alcacer Kibir, Morocco where he, age 24, and his army were defeated and killed. This precipitated the downfall of Portugal when two years later, Felipe II of Spain seized the throne.

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  • Death by War or Terrorism 4 August 1578 Jul.Cal. (14 Aug 1578 greg.) (War, age 24)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Martin Harvey, Nativitas II, quotes historic records for the January 20, 1553/54 OS, 8:00 AM LAT, 8:14 AM LMT.

(With Harvey's reputation for documented the evidence he presents, his quote is given precedence over that of astrologer Mario Saa. Filipe Ferreira quotes the biography "Memorias Astrologicas de Camoes" in which Mario Saa states records of January 19, 1554 OS, "hora 19 m. 18 post-meridian LAT.")


  • Traits : Personality : Bigot (Misogynist, puritan)
  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none (Left no heir)
  • Vocation : Military : Killed (Killed in battle (OS))
  • Vocation : Military : Military service
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (Portugal)