Think there is nothing more to Portugal than its sun-kissed beaches, fairytale-inspiring castles, finger licking food and Cristiano Ronaldo? If yes, then you have been surely living under a rock all these years. Agreed, Portugal takes the cake (and the spotlight too!) when it comes to its scenic bounties, its simple and delicious meal and the soccer sensation. But the land of vineyards, pretty towns and fascinating fairs, is also home to some great men and women the world has ever known. Jose Mourinho , Eusebio, Mariza, Jose Saramago, Luis Figo, Francisco and Diogo Arruda, and Vasco da Gama are just a few of the famous Portuguese to whom the world heaps paeans. And the list does not end there. Without ado, let us get on with the biographies of famous Portuguese people to have ever walked the earth. Their memoir accounts for their timelines, trivia, and lesser-known facts. Read on.
Cristiano RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo
05 February 1985
Football Player
José MourinhoJosé Mourinho
26 January 1963
Football Manager

Luis FigoLuís Figo
04 November 1972
Former Portuguese Footballer

Vasco da GamaVasco da Gama
1469 AD
Explorer

Daniela RuahDaniela Ruah
02 December 1983
Actress

Ferdinand MagellanFerdinand Magellan
1480 AD
Navigator, Explorer
António GuterresAntónio Guterres
30 April 1949
9th Secretary-General of the United Nations

Anthony of PaduaAnthony of Padua
15 August 1195
Saint

António de Oliveira SalazarAntónio de Oliveira Salazar
28 April 1889
Former Acting President of Portugal
Philip IV of SpainPhilip IV of Spain
08 April 1605
King of Portugal

Pedro I of BrazilPedro I of Brazil
12 October 1798
First Emperor of Brazil
Shiloh FernandezShiloh Fernandez
26 February 1985
Actor

Teresa HeinzTeresa Heinz
05 October 1938
Wife of John Kerry

José SaramagoJosé Saramago
16 November 1922
Writer

Fernando PessoaFernando Pessoa
13 June 1888
 

Manuel II of PortugalManuel II of Portugal
15 November 1889
King
Sara SampaioSara Sampaio
21 July 1991
Model

Bartolomeu DiasBartolomeu Dias
1450 AD
Portuguese explorer

Alexander AlekhineAlexander Alekhine
31 October 1892
French chess player

Eva Maria dos SantosEva Maria dos Santos
08 June 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo's Daughter
Henry the NavigatorHenry the Navigator
04 March 1394
Portuguese Political figure

Joaquim ChissanoJoaquim Chissano
22 October 1939
Former President of Mozambique
José Dinis AveiroJosé Dinis Aveiro
1954 AD
Cristiano Ronaldo's Father

Maria Dolores dos Santos AveiroMaria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro
31 December 1954
Cristiano Ronaldo's Mother

Katia AveiroKatia Aveiro
05 October 1977
Singer
AA9skillzAA9skillz
06 June 1987
YouTuber

Matilde FariaMatilde Faria
 
Wife of José Mourinho
Julia ZelgJulia Zelg
07 July 1994
YouTuber

Fabio CoentraoFabio Coentrao
11 March 1988
Football Player

Luis de MatosLuis de Matos
23 August 1970
Magician
Raphael GomesRaphael Gomes
23 June 1992
YouTuber

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NaniNani
17 November 1986
Association football player
Ricardo QuaresmaRicardo Quaresma
26 September 1983
Association football player

DecoDeco
27 August 1977
Association football player

Rui CostaRui Costa
29 March 1972
Association football player

Ricardo CarvalhoRicardo Carvalho
18 May 1978
Association football player
Carmen MirandaCarmen Miranda
09 February 1909
Actor, Singer, Dancer
Sara MartinsSara Martins
19 August 1977
Actress

Nuno Espírito SantoNuno Espírito Santo
25 January 1974
Association football player, Association football

André Villas-BoasAndré Villas-Boas
17 October 1977
Association football manager

Diogo JotaDiogo Jota
04 December 1996
Football Player
Joaquim de AlmeidaJoaquim de Almeida
15 March 1957
Actor

Nuno BettencourtNuno Bettencourt
20 September 1966
Guitarist, Singer, Musician, Singer-songwriter,

Raul MeirelesRaul Meireles
17 March 1983
Association football player

João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho
08 September 1986
Association football player

Catherine of BraganzaCatherine of Braganza
25 November 1638
Queen
José BosingwaJosé Bosingwa
24 August 1982
Association football player

António CostaAntónio Costa
17 July 1961
Politician, Lawyer
Marcelo Rebelo de SousaMarcelo Rebelo de Sousa
12 December 1948
Politician, University teacher, Journalist

André GomesAndré Gomes
30 July 1993
Association football player

Paulo SousaPaulo Sousa
30 August 1970
Association football player, Association football
Bruno AlvesBruno Alves
27 November 1981
Association football player

Tiago MendesTiago Mendes
02 May 1981
Association football player
PauletaPauleta
28 April 1973
Association football player

Paulo FerreiraPaulo Ferreira
18 January 1979
Association football player

Afonso de AlbuquerqueAfonso de Albuquerque
1453 AD
Statesman

Manuel I of PortugalManuel I of Portugal
31 May 1469
King

Simão SabrosaSimão Sabrosa
31 October 1979
Association football player
Nuno GomesNuno Gomes
05 July 1976
Association football player

Carlos QueirozCarlos Queiroz
01 March 1953
Association football player, Association football

Maria II of PortugalMaria II of Portugal
04 April 1819
Queen

Pedro Álvares CabralPedro Álvares Cabral
1467 AD
Nobleman
José FonteJosé Fonte
22 December 1983
Footballer

ManicheManiche
11 November 1977
Association football player
Afonso I of PortugalAfonso I of Portugal
25 July 1109
 

Hélder PostigaHélder Postiga
02 August 1982
Association football player

Carlos I of PortugalCarlos I of Portugal
28 September 1863
King of Portugal
SilasSilas
01 September 1976
association football player

Sérgio ConceiçãoSérgio Conceição
14 November 1974
Football Player
Luís Boa MorteLuís Boa Morte
04 August 1977
Association football player

Paulo FutrePaulo Futre
28 February 1966
Association football player

Vítor BaíaVítor Baía
15 October 1969
Footballer
CerdicCerdic
0467 AD
King of Wessex

John VI of PortugalJohn VI of Portugal
13 May 1767
King
Abel XavierAbel Xavier
30 November 1972
Association football player, Association football

John I of PortugalJohn I of Portugal
11 April 1357
King

John III of PortugalJohn III of Portugal
07 June 1502
King

Sebastian of PortugalSebastian of Portugal
20 January 1554
King
Luís de CamõesLuís de Camões
1524 AD
Portuguese poet
Adrien SilvaAdrien Silva
15 March 1989
Association football player

Antonio DamasioAntonio Damasio
25 February 1944
Neuroscientists

Fernando CoutoFernando Couto
02 August 1969
Association football player

Jorge JesusJorge Jesus
24 July 1954
Association football player, Association football
Diego ColumbusDiego Columbus
01 April 1479
Navigator

José Manuel BarrosoJosé Manuel Barroso
23 March 1956
Politician, President

Aristides de Sousa MendesAristides de Sousa Mendes
19 July 1885
Diplomat

Egas MonizAntónio Egas Moniz
29 November 1874
Neurologist

John II of PortugalJohn II of Portugal
03 March 1455
King
Marcelo CaetanoMarcelo Caetano
17 August 1906
Politician, University teacher, Lawyer, Historian

Juan Rodríguez CabrilloJuan Rodríguez Cabrillo
13 March 1499
Navigator
John IV of PortugalJohn IV of Portugal
19 March 1604
King

Hugo AlmeidaHugo Almeida
23 May 1984
Association football player
Jorge CostaJorge Costa
14 October 1971
Association football player, Association football
CostinhaCostinha
01 December 1974
Association football player, Association football