Sebastian of Portugal

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Sebastian of Portugal

Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal
Death 4 Aug 1578 (aged 24)
Burial Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal
Memorial ID 7643125 View Source
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King of Portugal. He was mainly interested in military pursuits rather then pursuing statecraft. Philip of Spain tried to reason with him about his war in Morocco. He was killed on the battlefield of Alcazar-el-Kebir. For years after his death pretenders showed up claiming to be this lost King(even though remains were buried in Portugal). A cult grew around this King and was still active in Brazil as late as the early 1800s. A recent Brazilian documentary was done about Sebastianism.

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  • Originally Created by: girlofcelje
  • Added: 1 Jul 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7643125
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sebastian of Portugal (20 Jan 1554–4 Aug 1578), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7643125, citing Monastery of Jeronimos, Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal ; Maintained by Find A Grave .