Famous Angolan People

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William Carvalho
(Portuguese Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
William Carvalho
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Luanda

William Carvalho is a Portuguese football player who plays for the Portugal national team. He has represented his country in two European Championships and two World Cups. In 2016, he helped Portugal win the UEFA European Football Championship title. William Carvalho was also part of the team that won the UEFA Nations League in 2019.

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Queen Nzinga
(17th Century Queen of Angola)
Queen Nzinga
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Birthdate: 1583 AD
Birthplace: Kingdom of Matamba
Died: December 17, 1663

Queen Nzinga, also known as Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba, was the queen of the Kingdoms of Ndongo and Matamba. Born into the family of Ndongo, Nzinga assumed power after the demise of her father and sibling, after which she fought for the stature and Independence of her kingdoms from the Portuguese. Her reign lasted 37 years.

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José Eduardo dos Santos
(President of Angola from 1979 to 2017)
José Eduardo dos Santos
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 28, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Luanda

José Eduardo dos Santos is an Angolan politician. Having served as the president of Angola from 1979 to 2017, dos Santos is Africa's second-longest-serving president. An influential and powerful man, dos Santos also served as the Angolan Armed Forces' commander in chief throughout his presidency. In 2014, he was named Man of the Year by Africa World magazine.  

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Isabel dos Santos
(Businesswoman)
Isabel dos Santos
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 1, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Baku
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Bruno Fernando
(Basketball player)
Bruno Fernando
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 15, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Luanda
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
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Agostinho Neto
(Former President of Angola)
Agostinho Neto
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 17, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ícolo e Bengo
Died: September 10, 1979

MPLA leader Agostinho Neto was Angola’s first president. Born to school teacher parents, Neto grew up to become a poet and later studied medicine. However, while pursuing his academic career, he also participated in indigenous movements. Following his arrest and the subsequent unrest, he joined the Angolan liberation movement.

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Leila Lopes
(Beauty pageant queen)
Leila Lopes
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: February 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Benguela
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Manucho
(Angolan Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Manucho
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Luanda
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Jonas Savimbi
(Politician)
Jonas Savimbi
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 3, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Munhango
Died: February 22, 2002
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Silvio De Sousa
(Basketball player)
Silvio De Sousa
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 7, 1998
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Luanda
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
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Manel Kape
(Flyweight mixed martial artist)
Manel Kape
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Luanda
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Igor Vetokele
(Belgian Footballer Who Plays as a Forward for the Angolan National Team)
Igor Vetokele
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ostend

Belgian footballer Igor Vetokele, who plays as a forward for the club Westerlo, had begun his senior career with Gent. He later played for clubs such as Copenhagen, winning the Danish Superliga with them in the season 2012-13. After representing the Belgian junior teams, he joined the Angolan national football team.

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Holden Roberto
(President of the National Liberation Front of Angola from 1954 to 2007)
Holden Roberto
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 12, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: M'banza-Kongo
Died: August 2, 2007

Holden Roberto was an Angolan politician and freedom fighter. He is credited with founding a militant organization and political party called the National Liberation Front of Angola, which played a major role in the Angolan War of Independence. The party, which Roberto led from 1962 to 1999, played an influential role in Angola's independence from Portugal.

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Bonga
(Singer-songwriter, Athletics competitor, Singer)
Bonga
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 5, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Icolo e Bengo
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Bruno Gaspar
(Portuguese Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right-Back)
Bruno Gaspar
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 21, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Évora
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Filipe Duarte
(Actor)
Filipe Duarte
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Birthdate: June 5, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nova Lisbon
Died: April 27, 2020
 17 
Carlos Morais
(Basketball player)
Carlos Morais
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Luanda
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Pedro Lima
(Actor)
Pedro Lima
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Birthdate: April 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Luanda
Died: June 20, 2020
 19 
João Roque
(Mixed martial artist)
João Roque
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Luanda
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Viriato da Cruz
(Poet)
Viriato da Cruz
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 25, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Porto Amboim
Died: June 13, 1973
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Christian Baya
(Kickboxer)
Christian Baya
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 27, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Germany
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Hélder Costa
(Angolan Football Winger)
Hélder Costa
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 12, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Luanda

Angolan footballer Helder Costa began his career with Benfica and then moved on to teams such as Leeds United and Valencia. While he initially represented the Portuguese national team, he later switched to the Angolan team. He can play both as a winger and a forward.

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Hugo Marques
(Angolan Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Hugo Marques
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fão
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Jean-Jacques Conceição
(Basketball player)
Jean-Jacques Conceição
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kinshasa
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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Madjer
(Portuguese Retired Beach Soccer Player)
Madjer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 22, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Luanda
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Hoji Fortuna
(Actor)
Hoji Fortuna
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Birthdate: September 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Luanda
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José Luandino Vieira
(Angolan Writer of Short Fiction and Novels)
José Luandino Vieira
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 4, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ourém

Born to poor parents in Portugal, José Luandino Vieira later moved to Angola with his parents. His works showcased the mixture of Kimbundu and Portuguese, which gave rise to a peculiar language of the musseque, or people of the African quarters. His stories reflected the injustice of the Portuguese occupation of Angola.

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Wilson Eduardo
(Portuguese Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Wilson Eduardo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pedras Rubras
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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António Jacinto
(Poet)
António Jacinto
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 28, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Luanda
Died: June 23, 1991
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Valdelício Joaquim
(Basketball player)
Valdelício Joaquim
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 15, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Luanda
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
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Henriques Zowa
(Angolan-Dutch Professional Kickboxer)
Henriques Zowa
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 19, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Luanda
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Geraldo Bessa Victor
(Writer)
Geraldo Bessa Victor
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 20, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Luanda
Died: April 22, 1985
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Albertina Kassoma
(Angolan Handball Player)
Albertina Kassoma
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 12, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Praia
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Jay Silva
(Mixed martial artist)
Jay Silva
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Luanda
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Teresa Almeida
(Angolan Handball Player)
Teresa Almeida
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Luanda
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Olímpio Cipriano
(Basketball player)
Olímpio Cipriano
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 9, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Luanda
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Flávio Amado
(Angolan Former Professional Footballer Who Played as Striker)
Flávio Amado
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 30, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Luanda
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Henrique Abranches
(Writer)
Henrique Abranches
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Birthdate: September 29, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lisbon
Died: August 8, 2004
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Yanick Moreira
(Basketball player)
Yanick Moreira
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 31, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Luanda
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
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Gerson Domingos
(Basketball player)
Gerson Domingos
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 16, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Angola
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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José Carlos Guimarães
(Basketball player)
José Carlos Guimarães
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Luanda
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos
(Vice President)
Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 5, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Luanda
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Reggie Moore
(Basketball player)
Reggie Moore
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 31, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lemoore
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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Herlander Coimbra
(Basketball player)
Herlander Coimbra
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Luanda
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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Manuel dos Santos Lima
(Author)
Manuel dos Santos Lima
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 28, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bié Province
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Romé Hebo
(Angolan Professional Handball Player)
Romé Hebo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Angola
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Christo Bilukidi
(Canadian Professional Football Defensive End)
Christo Bilukidi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Angola
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Andre Matias
(Rower)
Andre Matias
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Porto
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Roberto Fortes
(Basketball player)
Roberto Fortes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 9, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Luanda
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Armando Costa
(Basketball player)
Armando Costa
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 3, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Luanda
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)