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

Vasco da GamaVasco da Gama
1469 AD
Explorer

Ferdinand MagellanFerdinand Magellan
1480 AD
Navigator, Explorer

Daniela RuahDaniela Ruah
02 December 1983
Actress

Luis FigoLuís Figo
04 November 1972
Former Portuguese Footballer
Anthony of PaduaAnthony of Padua
15 August 1195
Saint

António GuterresAntónio Guterres
30 April 1949
9th Secretary-General of the United Nations

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

Sara SampaioSara Sampaio
21 July 1991
Model
Teresa HeinzTeresa Heinz
05 October 1938
Wife of John Kerry

Shiloh FernandezShiloh Fernandez
26 February 1985
Actor

Pedro I of BrazilPedro I of Brazil
12 October 1798
First Emperor of Brazil

Fernando PessoaFernando Pessoa
13 June 1888
 

Manuel II of PortugalManuel II of Portugal
15 November 1889
King
José SaramagoJosé Saramago
16 November 1922
Writer

Alexander AlekhineAlexander Alekhine
31 October 1892
French chess player

Bartolomeu DiasBartolomeu Dias
1450 AD
Portuguese explorer

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

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

Matilde FariaMatilde Faria
 
Wife of José Mourinho
Katia AveiroKatia Aveiro
05 October 1977
Singer

AA9skillzAA9skillz
06 June 1987
YouTuber
Julia ZelgJulia Zelg
07 July 1994
YouTuber

Luis de MatosLuis de Matos
23 August 1970
Magician

Fabio CoentraoFabio Coentrao
11 March 1988
Football Player
Raphael GomesRaphael Gomes
23 June 1992
YouTuber

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NaniNani
17 November 1986
Association football player
Nuno Espírito SantoNuno Espírito Santo
25 January 1974
Association football player, Association football

Joaquim de AlmeidaJoaquim de Almeida
15 March 1957
Actor

Ricardo QuaresmaRicardo Quaresma
26 September 1983
Association football player

Carmen MirandaCarmen Miranda
09 February 1909
Actor, Singer, Dancer
DecoDeco
27 August 1977
Association football player
André Villas-BoasAndré Villas-Boas
17 October 1977
Association football manager

João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho
08 September 1986
Association football player

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

Sara MartinsSara Martins
19 August 1977
Actress
Jorge JesusJorge Jesus
24 July 1954
Association football player, Association football

Anthony LopesAnthony Lopes
01 October 1990
Association football player

Diogo JotaDiogo Jota
04 December 1996
Football Player

Catherine of BraganzaCatherine of Braganza
25 November 1638
Queen

André GomesAndré Gomes
30 July 1993
Association football player
Ricardo CarvalhoRicardo Carvalho
18 May 1978
Association football player

Rui CostaRui Costa
29 March 1972
Association football player
Carlos QueirozCarlos Queiroz
01 March 1953
Association football player, Association football

Marcelo Rebelo de SousaMarcelo Rebelo de Sousa
12 December 1948
Politician, University teacher, Journalist

António CostaAntónio Costa
17 July 1961
Politician, Lawyer
José FonteJosé Fonte
22 December 1983
Footballer

Nuno GomesNuno Gomes
05 July 1976
Association football player
Paulo FerreiraPaulo Ferreira
18 January 1979
Association football player

William CarvalhoWilliam Carvalho
07 April 1992
Football player

Diego ColumbusDiego Columbus
01 April 1479
Navigator

Paulo SousaPaulo Sousa
30 August 1970
Association football player, Association football

Bruno AlvesBruno Alves
27 November 1981
Association football player
Raul MeirelesRaul Meireles
17 March 1983
Association football player

António Félix da CostaAntónio Félix da Costa
31 August 1991
Racecar driver

Afonso de AlbuquerqueAfonso de Albuquerque
1453 AD
Statesman

Sérgio ConceiçãoSérgio Conceição
14 November 1974
Football Player
Carlos I of PortugalCarlos I of Portugal
28 September 1863
King of Portugal

Tiago MendesTiago Mendes
02 May 1981
Association football player
Manuel I of PortugalManuel I of Portugal
31 May 1469
King

PauletaPauleta
28 April 1973
Association football player

Maria II of PortugalMaria II of Portugal
04 April 1819
Queen of Portugal
ManicheManiche
11 November 1977
Association football player

Isabella LeongIsabella Leong
23 June 1988
Actress
José BosingwaJosé Bosingwa
24 August 1982
Association football player

Ivan CavaleiroIvan Cavaleiro
18 October 1993
Association football player

Carlos CarvalhalCarlos Carvalhal
04 December 1965
Association football player, Association football
Adrien SilvaAdrien Silva
15 March 1989
Association football player

Afonso I of PortugalAfonso I of Portugal
25 July 1109
 
SilasSilas
01 September 1976
association football player

Abel XavierAbel Xavier
30 November 1972
Association football player, Association football

John VI of PortugalJohn VI of Portugal
13 May 1767
King

Pedro Álvares CabralPedro Álvares Cabral
1467 AD
Nobleman
Sebastian of PortugalSebastian of Portugal
20 January 1554
King
Simão SabrosaSimão Sabrosa
31 October 1979
Association football player

John I of PortugalJohn I of Portugal
11 April 1357
King

John III of PortugalJohn III of Portugal
07 June 1502
King

Ricardo Vaz TêRicardo Vaz Tê
01 October 1986
Association football player
Amália RodriguesAmália Rodrigues
23 July 1920
Actress

Hélder PostigaHélder Postiga
02 August 1982
Association football player

Vítor BaíaVítor Baía
15 October 1969
Footballer

CerdicCerdic
0467 AD
King of Wessex

Luís de CamõesLuís de Camões
1524 AD
Portuguese poet
Miguel VelosoMiguel Veloso
11 May 1986
Association football player

Juan Rodríguez CabrilloJuan Rodríguez Cabrillo
13 March 1499
Navigator
Aristides de Sousa MendesAristides de Sousa Mendes
19 July 1885
Diplomat

José Manuel BarrosoJosé Manuel Barroso
23 March 1956
Politician, President
Antonio DamasioAntonio Damasio
25 February 1944
Neuroscientists
Fernando CoutoFernando Couto
02 August 1969
Association football player