List of famous Portuguese people with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Famous Portuguese People

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
(Football Player)

05 February 1985

Santo António

Aquarius

Daniela RuahDaniela Ruah
(Actress)

02 December 1983

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Sagittarius

Vasco da GamaVasco da Gama
(Explorer)

1469 AD

24 December 1524

Sines, Portugal

Ferdinand MagellanFerdinand Magellan
(Navigator, Explorer)

1480 AD

27 April 1521

Sabrosa

Henry the NavigatorHenry the Navigator
(Portuguese Political figure)

04 March 1394

13 November 1460

Porto

Pisces

Luis FigoLuís Figo
(Former Portuguese Footballer)

04 November 1972

Lisbon, Portugal

Scorpio

Bartolomeu DiasBartolomeu Dias
(Portuguese explorer)

1450 AD

29 May 1500

Algarve

José SaramagoJosé Saramago
(Writer)

16 November 1922

18 June 2010

Azinhaga

Scorpio

Fernando PessoaFernando Pessoa

13 June 1888

30 November 1935

Lisbon, Portugal

Gemini

Joaquim ChissanoJoaquim Chissano
(Former President of Mozambique)

22 October 1939

Chibuto District

Libra

Luis de MatosLuis de Matos
(Magician)

23 August 1970

Maputo

Leo

José MourinhoJosé Mourinho
(Association football manager, Association football player)

26 January 1963

Setúbal

Aquarius

NaniNani
(Association football player)

17 November 1986

Praia

Scorpio

André Villas-BoasAndré Villas-Boas
(Association football manager)

17 October 1977

Porto

Libra

Carmen MirandaCarmen Miranda
(Actor, Singer, Dancer)

09 February 1909

05 August 1955

Marco de Canaveses Municipality

Aquarius

Hélder PostigaHélder Postiga
(Association football player)

02 August 1982

Vila do Conde

Leo

Juan Rodríguez CabrilloJuan Rodríguez Cabrillo
(Navigator)

13 March 1499

03 January 1543

Montalegre, Portugal

Pisces

António de Oliveira SalazarAntónio de Oliveira Salazar
(Economist, Politician, Educationist, University teacher)

28 April 1889

27 July 1970

Santa Comba Dão

Taurus

Ricardo QuaresmaRicardo Quaresma
(Association football player)

26 September 1983

Lisbon

Libra

Paulo SousaPaulo Sousa
(Association football player, Association football manager)

30 August 1970

Viseu

Virgo

João Carlos TeixeiraJoão Carlos Teixeira
(Association football player)

18 January 1993

Braga

Capricorn

DecoDeco
(Association football player)

27 August 1977

São Bernardo do Campo

Virgo

António CostaAntónio Costa
(Politician, Lawyer)

17 July 1961

Lisbon

Cancer

Ricardo CarvalhoRicardo Carvalho
(Association football player)

18 May 1978

Amarante Municipality

Taurus

Simão SabrosaSimão Sabrosa
(Association football player)

31 October 1979

Vila Real

Scorpio

Nuno BettencourtNuno Bettencourt
(Guitarist, Singer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Record producer)

20 September 1966

Praia da Vitória

Virgo

Tiago IloriTiago Ilori
(Association football player)

26 February 1993

London

Pisces

Nuno Espírito SantoNuno Espírito Santo
(Association football player, Association football manager)

25 January 1974

São Tomé

Aquarius

Raul MeirelesRaul Meireles
(Association football player)

17 March 1983

Porto

Pisces

Tiago MendesTiago Mendes
(Association football player)

02 May 1981

Viana do Castelo

Taurus

PauletaPauleta
(Association football player)

28 April 1973

Ponta Delgada

Taurus

Rui CostaRui Costa
(Association football player)

29 March 1972

Amadora

Aries

João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho
(Association football player)

08 September 1986

Portimão

Virgo

Pedro Passos CoelhoPedro Passos Coelho
(Economist, Politician, Entrepreneur)

24 July 1964

Coimbra

Leo

Aníbal Cavaco SilvaAníbal Cavaco Silva
(Economist, Politician, University teacher)

15 July 1939

Boliqueime

Cancer

Nélson OliveiraNélson Oliveira
(Association football player)

08 August 1991

Barcelos Municipality

Leo

José FonteJosé Fonte
(Association football player)

22 December 1983

Penafiel

Sagittarius

Afonso de AlbuquerqueAfonso de Albuquerque
(Statesman)

1453 AD

16 December 1515

Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal

Carlos CarvalhalCarlos Carvalhal
(Association football player, Association football manager)

04 December 1965

Braga

Sagittarius

José BosingwaJosé Bosingwa
(Association football player)

24 August 1982

Kinshasa

Virgo

Carlos QueirozCarlos Queiroz
(Association football player, Association football manager)

01 March 1953

Nampula

Pisces

André GomesAndré Gomes
(Association football player)

30 July 1993

Porto

Leo

Hugo AlmeidaHugo Almeida
(Association football player)

23 May 1984

Figueira da Foz Municipality

Gemini

Bruno AlvesBruno Alves
(Association football player)

27 November 1981

Póvoa de Varzim

Sagittarius

Ricardo Vaz TêRicardo Vaz Tê
(Association football player)

01 October 1986

Lisbon

Libra

Jorge JesusJorge Jesus
(Association football player, Association football manager)

24 July 1954

Amadora

Leo

Miguel VelosoMiguel Veloso
(Association football player)

11 May 1986

Coimbra

Taurus

Paulo FerreiraPaulo Ferreira
(Association football player)

18 January 1979

Cascais

Capricorn

VieirinhaVieirinha
(Association football player)

24 January 1986

Guimarães

Aquarius

Silvestre VarelaSilvestre Varela
(Association football player)

02 February 1985

Almada

Aquarius

Nuno GomesNuno Gomes
(Association football player)

05 July 1976

Amarante Municipality

Cancer

António GuterresAntónio Guterres
(Politician, Engineer, Assistant professor)

30 April 1949

Lisbon

Taurus

ManicheManiche
(Association football player)

11 November 1977

Lisbon

Scorpio

Ivan CavaleiroIvan Cavaleiro
(Association football player)

18 October 1993

Vila Franca de Xira

Libra

Abel XavierAbel Xavier
(Association football player, Association football manager)

30 November 1972

Nampula

Sagittarius

José PeseiroJosé Peseiro
(Association football player, Association football manager)

04 April 1960

Coruche Municipality

Aries

Ricardo Domingos Barbosa PereiraRicardo Domingos Barbosa Pereira
(Association football player)

06 October 1993

Lisbon

Libra

Eduardo CarvalhoEduardo Carvalho
(Association football player)

19 September 1982

Mirandela

Virgo

Fernando CoutoFernando Couto
(Association football player)

02 August 1969

Espinho Municipality

Leo

Rui FonteRui Fonte
(Association football player)

23 April 1990

Penafiel

Taurus

João SousaJoão Sousa
(Tennis player)

30 March 1989

Guimarães

Aries

Anthony LopesAnthony Lopes
(Association football player)

01 October 1990

Givors

Libra

João CoimbraJoão Coimbra
(Association football player)

24 May 1986

Santa Comba Dão

Gemini

Jesualdo FerreiraJesualdo Ferreira
(Association football manager, Association football player)

24 May 1946

Mirandela

Gemini

Francisco de AlmeidaFrancisco de Almeida

01 March 1510

Lisbon

Rúben VezoRúben Vezo
(Association football player)

25 April 1994

Setúbal

Taurus

Aristides de Sousa MendesAristides de Sousa Mendes
(Diplomat)

19 July 1885

03 April 1954

Viseu

Cancer

Jorge CostaJorge Costa
(Association football player, Association football manager)

14 October 1971

Porto

Libra

Paulo FutrePaulo Futre
(Association football player)

28 February 1966

Montijo Municipality

Pisces

Fernando PeyroteoFernando Peyroteo
(Association football player, Association football manager)

10 March 1918

28 November 1978

Humpata

Pisces

Marcelo CaetanoMarcelo Caetano
(Politician, University teacher, Lawyer, Historian)

17 August 1906

26 October 1980

Lisbon

Leo

Adrien SilvaAdrien Silva
(Association football player)

15 March 1989

Angoulême

Pisces

Soledad MirandaSoledad Miranda
(Actor, Singer)

09 July 1943

18 August 1970

Seville

Cancer

Paulo MachadoPaulo Machado
(Association football player)

31 March 1986

Porto

Aries

Hugo VianaHugo Viana
(Association football player)

15 January 1983

Barcelos Municipality

Capricorn

Luís Boa MorteLuís Boa Morte
(Association football player)

04 August 1977

Lisbon

Leo

Ivo PintoIvo Pinto
(Association football player)

07 January 1990

Lourosa

Capricorn

Sérgio OliveiraSérgio Oliveira
(Association football player)

02 June 1992

Paços de Brandão

Gemini

Mário SoaresMário Soares
(Politician, Lawyer)

07 December 1924

07 January 2017

Lisbon

Sagittarius

Paulo BentoPaulo Bento
(Association football player, Association football manager)

20 June 1969

Lisbon

Gemini

Marcelo Rebelo de SousaMarcelo Rebelo de Sousa
(Politician, University teacher, Journalist)

12 December 1948

Lisbon

Sagittarius

Óscar CarmonaÓscar Carmona
(Politician, Military personnel)

24 November 1869

18 April 1951

Lisbon

Sagittarius

Vitorino AntunesVitorino Antunes
(Association football player)

01 April 1987

Paços de Ferreira

Aries

João Vieira PintoJoão Vieira Pinto
(Association football player)

19 August 1971

Porto

Leo

CostinhaCostinha
(Association football player, Association football manager)

01 December 1974

Lisbon

Sagittarius

Silvino LouroSilvino Louro
(Association football player)

05 March 1959

Setúbal

Pisces

Orlando da CostaOrlando da Costa
(politician, writer)

30 June 1929

27 January 2006

Maputo, Mozambique

Cancer

Maria RamosMaria Ramos

22 February 1959

Lisbon

Pisces

António Lobo AntunesAntónio Lobo Antunes
(Writer, Psychiatrist)

01 September 1942

Lisbon

Virgo

Manuel José de JesusManuel José de Jesus
(Association football player, Association football manager)

09 April 1946

Vila Real de Santo António

Aries

António Félix da CostaAntónio Félix da Costa
(Racecar driver)

31 August 1991

Lisbon

Virgo

DannyDanny
(association football player)

07 August 1983

Caracas

Leo

Jorge SampaioJorge Sampaio
(Politician, Lawyer)

18 September 1939

Lisbon

Virgo

André AlmeidaAndré Almeida
(Association football player)

10 September 1990

Lisbon

Virgo

Paulo PortasPaulo Portas
(Television presenter, Politician, Journalist)

12 September 1962

Lisbon

Virgo

DerleiDerlei
(Association football player)

14 July 1975

São Bernardo do Campo

Cancer

Hélder BarbosaHélder Barbosa
(Association football player)

25 May 1987

Paredes

Gemini

Ricardo Sá PintoRicardo Sá Pinto
(Association football player, Association football manager)

10 October 1972

Porto

Libra

Duarte BarbosaDuarte Barbosa

01 May 1521

Portugal

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