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

José MourinhoJosé Mourinho
(Football Manager)

26 January 1963

Vasco da GamaVasco da Gama
(Explorer)

1469 AD

Ferdinand MagellanFerdinand Magellan
(Navigator, Explorer)

1480 AD

Daniela RuahDaniela Ruah
(Actress)

02 December 1983

António GuterresAntónio Guterres
(9th Secretary-General of the United Nations)

30 April 1949

Luis FigoLuís Figo
(Former Portuguese Footballer)

04 November 1972

Sara SampaioSara Sampaio
(Model)

21 July 1991

Bartolomeu DiasBartolomeu Dias
(Portuguese explorer)

1450 AD

Fernando PessoaFernando Pessoa

13 June 1888

José SaramagoJosé Saramago
(Writer)

16 November 1922

Alexander AlekhineAlexander Alekhine
(French chess player)

31 October 1892

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Henry the NavigatorHenry the Navigator
(Portuguese Political figure)

04 March 1394

Eva Maria dos SantosEva Maria dos Santos
(Cristiano Ronaldo's Daughter)

08 June 2017

Joaquim ChissanoJoaquim Chissano
(Former President of Mozambique)

22 October 1939

José Dinis AveiroJosé Dinis Aveiro
(Cristiano Ronaldo's Father)

1954 AD

Matilde FariaMatilde Faria
(Wife of José Mourinho)
Maria Dolores dos Santos AveiroMaria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro
(Cristiano Ronaldo's Mother)

31 December 1954

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Raphael GomesRaphael Gomes
(YouTuber)

23 June 1992

AA9skillzAA9skillz
(YouTuber)

06 June 1987

Luis de MatosLuis de Matos
(Magician)

23 August 1970

Katia AveiroKatia Aveiro
(Singer)

05 October 1977

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

25 January 1974

NaniNani
(Association football player)

17 November 1986

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

17 October 1977

André GomesAndré Gomes
(Association football player)

30 July 1993

Ricardo QuaresmaRicardo Quaresma
(Association football player)

26 September 1983

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

01 March 1953

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

28 April 1889

Carmen MirandaCarmen Miranda
(Actor, Singer, Dancer)

09 February 1909

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João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho
(Association football player)

08 September 1986

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

20 September 1966

DecoDeco
(Association football player)

27 August 1977

Pedro I of BrazilPedro I of Brazil
(King)

12 October 1798

Raul MeirelesRaul Meireles
(Association football player)

17 March 1983

Carol II of RomaniaCarol II of Romania
(King)

15 October 1893

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

20 June 1969

José FonteJosé Fonte
(Association football player)

22 December 1983

Fábio CoentrãoFábio Coentrão
(Footballer)

11 March 1988

Ricardo CarvalhoRicardo Carvalho
(Association football player)

18 May 1978

Bruno AlvesBruno Alves
(Association football player)

27 November 1981

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

30 August 1970

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Adrien SilvaAdrien Silva
(Association football player)

15 March 1989

Rui CostaRui Costa
(Association football player)

29 March 1972

Afonso de AlbuquerqueAfonso de Albuquerque
(Statesman)

1453 AD

Manuel II of PortugalManuel II of Portugal
(King)

15 November 1889

Ivan CavaleiroIvan Cavaleiro
(Association football player)

18 October 1993

António CostaAntónio Costa
(Politician, Lawyer)

17 July 1961

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

12 December 1948

Manuel I of PortugalManuel I of Portugal
(King)

31 May 1469

Nélson OliveiraNélson Oliveira
(Association football player)

08 August 1991

Juan Rodríguez CabrilloJuan Rodríguez Cabrillo
(Navigator)

13 March 1499

SilasSilas
(association football player)

01 September 1976

Paulo FerreiraPaulo Ferreira
(Association football player)

18 January 1979

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

24 July 1954

Afonso I of PortugalAfonso I of Portugal

25 July 1109

José BosingwaJosé Bosingwa
(Association football player)

24 August 1982

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

04 December 1965

John VI of PortugalJohn VI of Portugal
(King)

13 May 1767

Maria II of PortugalMaria II of Portugal
(Queen)

04 April 1819

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José Manuel BarrosoJosé Manuel Barroso
(Politician, President)

23 March 1956

Rui FonteRui Fonte
(Association football player)

23 April 1990

Carlos I of PortugalCarlos I of Portugal
(King of Portugal)

28 September 1863

Ricardo Vaz TêRicardo Vaz Tê
(Association football player)

01 October 1986

Tiago IloriTiago Ilori
(Association football player)

26 February 1993

Eduardo CarvalhoEduardo Carvalho
(Association football player)

19 September 1982

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Pope Damasus IPope Damasus I
(Catholic priest , Poet)

0305 AD

Aristides de Sousa MendesAristides de Sousa Mendes
(Diplomat)

19 July 1885

ManicheManiche
(Association football player)

11 November 1977

João SousaJoão Sousa
(Tennis player)

30 March 1989

PauletaPauleta
(Association football player)

28 April 1973

John I of PortugalJohn I of Portugal
(King)

11 April 1357

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Tiago MendesTiago Mendes
(Association football player)

02 May 1981

Nuno GomesNuno Gomes
(Association football player)

05 July 1976

Eduardo CarvalhoEduardo Carvalho
(Portuguese footballer)

19 September 1982