Sebastian of Portugal, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Sebastian of Portugal

King of Portugal

Date of Birth: 20-Jan-1554

Place of Birth: Ribeira Palace, Lisbon District, Portugal

Date of Death: 04-Aug-1578

Profession: politician

Nationality: Portugal

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Sebastian of Portugal

  • Sebastian (Portuguese: Sebastião I Portuguese pronunciation: [s?b??'ti.?~w~]; 20 January 1554 – 4 August 1578) was King of Portugal from 11 June 1557 to 4 August 1578 and the penultimate Portuguese monarch of the House of Aviz. He was the son of João Manuel, Prince of Portugal, and his wife, Joanna of Austria.
  • He was the grandson of King John III of Portugal and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.
  • He disappeared (presumably killed in action) in the battle of Alcácer Quibir.
  • Sebastian I is often referred to as The Desired (Portuguese: o Desejado) or The Asleep (Portuguese: o Adormecido), as the Portuguese people longed for his return to end the decline of Portugal that began after his death.
  • He is considered to be the Portuguese example of the king in the mountain legend as Portuguese tradition states his return, in a foggy dawn, on Portugal's greatest hour of need.

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