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Sebastianistes

Persons who believe that Dom Sebastian, who fell in the battle of Alcazarquebir in 1578, will return to earth, when Brazil will become the chief kingdom of the earth.

A similar tradition is attached to several other names.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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