Hugh Zerafa, 1st Baron Rabat

The Lord Rabat

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Captain-General of Ascalzar
In office
5 November 2007 – 9 April 2013
MonarchJordan IX
First CounsellorsDiosdado Alarcón
Hermenegildo Matamoros
Preceded byOliver Kanmi
Succeeded byHiram Abdosir
Warden of the Royal Domain
Assumed office
11 October 2017
MonarchJordan IX
Melisende III
DeputyBernard Naudi
Maria Quattromani
Preceded byPrince Ademar of Tiberias
Minister for the Yarden Valley
In office
9 April 2013 – 11 October 2017
MonarchJordan IX
Melisende III
ChancellorThe Lord Ibelina
Preceded byThe Lord Aqhat
Succeeded byAntona Eshmun
Member of the Chamber of Peers
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
7 August 2018
Hereditary Peerage
In office
15 October 1998 – 23 May 2017
as Baron Rabat
Personal details
Hughes Sébastien Guilhem de Aultavilla

(1960-09-01) 1 September 1960 (age 58)
Attiq, Ostracine, Sydalon
Liena Ghio (m. 1984)
Alma materBalzac University
Military service
Allegiance Sydalon
Service/branchSydalene Army
Years of service1977 – 1982

Hugh Zerafa, 1st Baron Rabat, HC CCSL (Hughes Sébastien Guilhem Zerafa; 1 September 1960) is a Sydalene politician who has served as a Senator within the Chamber of Peers since 1998. He was re-elected to the Chamber of Peers in legislative chamber's first election in August 2018. From 2013 until 2017, he served as Minister for the Yarden Valley.

Rabat is the only child of Princess Elissa of Sydalon and commoner Konstantinu Zerafa. His parents were unmarried at the time of his birth, causing his mother to be ostracized, and later expelled from court by his grandmother Queen Elissa IV, from which he was also banned. Rabat was raised by his father until the age of 10, and was eventually brought into the household of his maternal uncle, Jordan, Prince of Petra. He was educated at Lyceu ta'Aradia, in Ostracine before he joined the Sydalene army at the age of 17. In 1983, he married Liena Ghio, they have two children. Before leaving the army, he achieved the rank of Sergeant.

In 1998, Rabat was appointed Lord Constable of Sydalon by King Jordan IX, where he oversaw the King's anointing. Later that year, he was ennobled as Baron Rabat. From 2007 until 2013, he served as Captain-General of Ascalzar.

Early life


Royal household

Military career

Rabat enlisted in the Sydalene Army at the age of 17, in 1977, with the rank of private. After basic training, he was garrisoned in Ibossim, near the city of Hayan on the Sydalon-Yisrael border. In 1978, he was preparing to deploy in the First Abalessian War once Sydalene involvement was announced, but the conflict ended before any deployment took place.

By 1980, he was transferred to the Royal Marshals, where he was stationed at the Sydalon-Yisrael border, at the Western Crossing, near the town of Zama. In 1982, he left the military, achieving the rank of Sergeant.

Political career

Chamber of Peers

Captain-General of Ascalzar


Rabat married Liena Ghio in 1983. They first met in 1981, while he was serving in the Army near Zama, in southwestern Sydalon. At the time, Ghio was a student at the Balzac University in Philippopolis. Their first child, Konstance was born in 1986; their second child, Joseph, was born in 1989.

He resides in Birkirkara, located outside of Ostracine.

Styles, titles and honors


  • 15 October 1998 – present The Most Hon The Baron Rabat


  •  Sydalon: Knight of the Collar of the Order of the Holy Lance Mauriziana BAR.svg


See also