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Bernardo Silva
(Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Bernardo Silva
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 10, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo

Portuguese footballer Bernardo Silva, who began his career with Benfica and then moved on to AS Monaco, now represents Manchester City as an attacking midfielder, or winger. Best known for his dribbling skills, he has won 4 Premier League titles with Manchester City and a UEFA Nations League with Portugal.

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António Guterres
(9th Secretary-General of the United Nations)
António Guterres
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 30, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus

António Guterres is a Portuguese diplomat and politician who served as Portugal's prime minister from 1995 to 2002. A favorite among the masses, Guterres was ranked the best prime minister of Portugal over the last 30 years in polls conducted in 2012 and 2014. In 2009, he was named in Forbes magazine's list of world's most powerful people

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Ricardo Quaresma
(Portuguese Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Ricardo Quaresma
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 26, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra

Ricardo Quaresma is a Portuguese football player best known for his tricks, such as the rabona and curl. He played for Portugal from 2003 to 2018, during which he represented his team at three European Championships, including UEFA Euro 2016, which Portugal won. Ricardo Quaresma was named Primeira Liga Player of the Year in 2006.   

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Anthony of Padua
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Birthdate: August 15, 1195
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 13, 1231

Thirteenth-century Portuguese Catholic priest Anthony of Padua was the friar of the Franciscan Order. He is remembered for his self-less devotion to the poor and the sick and is revered as the patron saint of lost items. He was declared a Doctor of the Church in 1946.

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Nélson Semedo
(Portuguese Footballer Who Plays as a Defender)
Nélson Semedo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Nélson Semedo is a Portuguese football player who plays as a defender for the Portugal national team. He was part of the national team that won the UEFA Nations League in 2019. Best known for his speed and dribbling skills, Nélson Semedo helped Benfica win the Primeira Liga in 2016 and 2017. He is currently playing for Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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Jorge Mendes
(Portuguese Football Agent)
Jorge Mendes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 7, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Jorge Mendes is a Portuguese football agent who is currently registered with the Portuguese Football Federation. Widely regarded as one of the most influential football agents, Jorge Mendes was adjudged Best Agent of the Year on ten occasions between 2010 and 2020 at the Globe Soccer Awards. Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodríguez, and Diego Costa are some of his well-known clients.

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Nuno Tavares
(Portuguese Football Left-Back)
Nuno Tavares
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 26, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Portuguese footballer Nuno Tavares started his career with the youth teams of Sporting CP and Benfica, and moved on to teams such as Arsenal later. He has won the 2019 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira with Benfica and now plays as a left-back for Marseille on loan.

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Joaquim de Almeida
(Actor)
Joaquim de Almeida
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Birthdate: March 15, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Fernando Pessoa
(Portuguese Modernist Poet and Author of 'Mensagem' and 'The Book of Disquiet')
Fernando Pessoa
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 13, 1888
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 30, 1935

Fernando Pessoa was a Portuguese poet, writer, translator, and publisher. A prolific writer, he is considered one of the most significant literary figures of the 20th century. While he mostly wrote in the Portuguese language, he also wrote in English and French occasionally. Besides writing under his own name, he also wrote under approximately 75 other names.

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Manuel II of Portugal
(King of Portugal from 1908 to 1910)
Manuel II of Portugal
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Birthdate: November 15, 1889
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 2, 1932
Son of King Carlos I, Manuel II, was the last king of Portugal. While he came to power after his father’s assassination, he had to flee to England after the Portuguese monarchy was dissolved by a revolution. He later devoted himself to books and published Early Portuguese Books.
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Alba Baptista
(Actress)
Alba Baptista
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Birthdate: July 10, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 12 
António Costa
(119th Prime Minister of Portugal )
António Costa
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer

António Costa is a Portuguese politician and lawyer. He is the current Prime Minister of Portugal, serving his second consecutive term. An important and influential politician, Costa has also held various ministerial offices apart from serving as the Mayor of Lisbon from 2007 to 2015. In 2017, the Government of India honored António Costa with the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman. 

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Salvador Sobral
(Singer)
Salvador Sobral
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 14 
Ricardo Domingos Barbosa Pereira
(Portuguese Football Full-Back)
Ricardo Domingos Barbosa Pereira
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Portuguese footballer Ricardo Domingos Barbosa Pereira is best known as a full-back for Leicester City. He has won a Primeira Liga with Porto and an FA Cup with Leicester City. He has played for Portugal in the 2018 FIFA World Cup and is considered one of the most skilled Premier League players.
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Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
(Politician, University teacher, Journalist)
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 12, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is a Portuguese academic and politician. He is the current President of Portugal, serving his second consecutive term. An influential politician, Marcelo has served as the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Leader of the Opposition, and President of the Social Democratic Party. He has also worked as a legal scholar, political analyst, journalist, and law professor.

 16 
Silas
(Prophet)
Silas
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Died: 0100 AD
 17 
John I of Portugal
(King of Portugal)
John I of Portugal
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Birthdate: April 11, 1357
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 14, 1433
 18 
Maria de Medeiros
(Actress)
Maria de Medeiros
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Birthdate: August 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
 19 
Lúcia Moniz
(Singer, Actress)
Lúcia Moniz
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 9, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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John VI of Portugal
(King)
John VI of Portugal
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Birthdate: May 13, 1767
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: March 10, 1826
 21 
Paulo Bento
(Portuguese Retired Footballer Who Played as a Defensive Midfielder)
Paulo Bento
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 20, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini

Paulo Bento is a Portuguese former football player who played as a midfielder. Known for his tackling ability, Bento played for his national team in important tournaments such as the 2000 UEFA European Football Championship and the 2002 World Cup. After retiring as a player, Bento became a football manager and is the current manager of South Korea's national team.

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Isabella of Portugal
(Former Holy Roman Empress (1530 - 1539))
Isabella of Portugal
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Birthdate: October 24, 1503
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: May 1, 1539

Isabella of Portugal was Holy Roman Empress and Queen consort of Italy by her marriage to Emperor Charles V. She also served as the Queen consort of Spain, Queen of the Romans, and Lady of the Netherlands from 1526 to 1539. Due to Emperor Charles V's constant travels, she was  the regent of Spain and under her regency Spain was quite prosperous .

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Sebastian of Portugal
(King of Portugal from 11 June 1557 to 4 August 1578)
Sebastian of Portugal
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Birthdate: January 20, 1554
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 4, 1578
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Ruben Amorim
(Former Portuguese Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Ruben Amorim
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 27, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Ruben Amorim is a Portuguese former football player who played as a midfielder. He had success playing for Benfica as he won many titles, including three Primeira Ligas, with the team. He then went on to become a manager and is currently in charge of Sporting CP. In 2021, Ruben Amorim won the Primeira Liga's Manager of the Year award.

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Luís Boa Morte
(Portuguese Football Coach and Retired Football Player)
Luís Boa Morte
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 4, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo

Football coach and retired professional footballer Luís Boa Morte played as an attacking-winger, centre-midfielder and forward. He played with several professional football clubs like Fulham, SouthamptonWest Ham United and Arsenal. His feats include winning the 1997–98 Premier League with Arsenal and earning 28 caps for Portugal national team. In July 2021, he became First Team Coach at Fulham.

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Luís de Camões
(Portuguese Poet)
Luís de Camões
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1524 AD
Died: June 10, 1580

Luís de Camões was a Portuguese poet whose mastery of verse often draws comparison to that of Homer, Shakespeare, Milton, and Dante. He is best remembered for his 1572 epic poem Os Lusíadas. Camões had such a great impact that Portuguese is sometimes referred to as the language of Camões. He is considered the Portuguese language's and Portugal's greatest poet.

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Nuno Lopes
(Actor)
Nuno Lopes
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
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José Manuel Barroso
(Politician, President)
José Manuel Barroso
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 23, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries

José Manuel Barroso is a Portuguese university teacher and politician best known for his service as the Prime Minister of Portugal from 6 April 2002 to 17 July 2004. He has also served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Leader of the Opposition, and President of the European Commission. Barroso is the current non-executive chairman of The Goldman Sachs Group.

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Maniche
(Portuguese Retired Footballer Who Played as a Central Midfielder)
Maniche
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Maniche is a Portuguese former football player who played as a midfielder. He represented the national team from 2003 to 2009 and helped the team finish second in the 2004 UEFA European Championship. Maniche also played for Porto and helped the team win two Primeira Liga titles, UEFA Champions League and the Intercontinental Cup in 2004.

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Ricardo Vaz Tê
(Portuguese Professional Football Forward)
Ricardo Vaz Tê
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra

Portuguese professional footballer Ricardo Vaz Tê plays as a forward. He started his club career with the English club Bolton Wanderers and thereafter played with several other clubs. He won the 2012 Football League Championship play-off Final with West Ham United and the 2019 China League One with Qingdao Huanghai.  He also played with Portugal national under-20 and under-21 teams.

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John V of Portugal
(King of Portugal from 9 December 1706 until his death in 1750)
John V of Portugal
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Birthdate: October 22, 1689
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 31, 1750
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Antonio Damasio
(Neuroscientists)
Antonio Damasio
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Manuel Fernandes
(Portuguese Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Manuel Fernandes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Manuel Fernandes is a Portuguese football player who plays as a midfielder. He represented the Portugal national team from 2005 to 2018 and was part of the World Cup squad just before his retirement from national duties at the age of 32. Manuel Fernandes currently plays for the Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan Sport Club.

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Miguel of Portugal
(King of Portugal between 1828 and 1834)
Miguel of Portugal
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Birthdate: October 26, 1802
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: November 14, 1866
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Amália Rodrigues
(Actress)
Amália Rodrigues
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 23, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: October 6, 1999
 36 
Joana Ribeiro
(Actress, Model)
Joana Ribeiro
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Birthdate: March 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
 37 
Mário Soares
(Politician, Lawyer)
Mário Soares
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 7, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: January 7, 2017

Mário Soares was a Portuguese politician remembered for his service as the Prime Minister of Portugal on two occasions; he served as the prime minister from 1976 to 1978 and again from 1983 to 1985. He also served as the President of Portugal from 1986 to 1996. Soares also served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs between 1974 and 1978.

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Lucas João
(Portuguese Professional Football Forward Who Currently Plays for the Angola National Team)
Lucas João
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 4, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo

Football forward Lucas João commenced his senior-club-career with Nacional, debuting with Mirandela on loan. He later joined Sheffield Wednesday, played for Blackburn Rovers on loan before signing a four-year deal with his present club Reading. He played for Portugal for years and changed his allegiance to Angola in 2022. He became EFL Championship Player of the Month in February 2022.

 39 
Marcelo Caetano
(Former Prime Minister of Portugal)
Marcelo Caetano
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 17, 1906
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: October 26, 1980

Marcelo Caetano was a Portuguese scholar and politician. Best remembered as the second leader of the Estado Novo, an authoritarian regime in Portugal, Caetano served as the Prime Minister of Portugal from 1968 until 1974 when the Estado Novo was overthrown during the Carnation Revolution. 

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Henry, King of Portugal
(King of Portugal)
Henry, King of Portugal
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Birthdate: January 31, 1512
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 31, 1580
 41 
Carlos I of Portugal
(King of Portugal)
Carlos I of Portugal
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Birthdate: September 28, 1863
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: February 1, 1908
 42 
Joseph I of Portugal
(King)
Joseph I of Portugal
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Birthdate: June 6, 1714
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 24, 1777
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Marquis of Pombal
(Secretary of State)
Marquis of Pombal
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 13, 1699
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: May 8, 1782
 44 
Francisco de Almeida
(Soldier)
Francisco de Almeida
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1450 AD
Died: March 1, 1510

Francisco de Almeida was a Portuguese nobleman, explorer, and soldier. He served as a counsellor to John II of Portugal and played an important role during the conquest of Granada and in the battles against the Moors. Francisco de Almeida also served as the first viceroy and governor of Portuguese India in the early 1500s.

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Mary I of Portugal
(Queen of Portugal)
Mary I of Portugal
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Birthdate: December 17, 1734
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: March 20, 1816
 46 
Diogo Morgado
(Actor)
Diogo Morgado
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Birthdate: January 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Afonso, Prince of Beira
(Prince)
Afonso, Prince of Beira
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Birthdate: March 25, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
 48 
Afonso IV of Portugal
(King)
Afonso IV of Portugal
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Birthdate: February 8, 1291
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: May 28, 1357
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Bruno Varela
(Portuguese Football Goalkeeper)
Bruno Varela
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Cape Verdean-origin Portuguese footballer Bruno Varela was 11 when he joined Benfica’s youth team. He later won the 2018-19 KNVB Cup with the Dutch club Ajax and the 2017 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira with Benfica. He was also part of the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship runner-up-placed Portuguese team.
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April Ivy
(Singer, Songwriter)
April Ivy
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 10, 1999
Sun Sign: Cancer