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

Ferdinand MagellanFerdinand Magellan
1480 AD
Navigator, Explorer

Daniela RuahDaniela Ruah
02 December 1983

Vasco da GamaVasco da Gama
1469 AD

Diogo JotaDiogo Jota
04 December 1996
Football Player
Teresa HeinzTeresa Heinz
05 October 1938
Wife of John Kerry

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

Luis FigoLuís Figo
04 November 1972
Former Portuguese Footballer
António de Oliveira SalazarAntónio de Oliveira Salazar
28 April 1889
Former Acting President of Portugal

Anthony of PaduaAnthony of Padua
15 August 1195
Philip IV of SpainPhilip IV of Spain
08 April 1605
King of Portugal

Alexander AlekhineAlexander Alekhine
31 October 1892
French chess player

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

Sara SampaioSara Sampaio
21 July 1991

Shiloh FernandezShiloh Fernandez
26 February 1985
Manuel II of PortugalManuel II of Portugal
15 November 1889

Bartolomeu DiasBartolomeu Dias
1450 AD
Portuguese explorer

José SaramagoJosé Saramago
16 November 1922

Fernando PessoaFernando Pessoa
13 June 1888
Fabio CoentraoFabio Coentrao
11 March 1988
Football Player

Benjamin CardozoBenjamin Cardozo
24 May 1870
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
Eva Maria dos SantosEva Maria dos Santos
08 June 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo's Daughter

Maria Dolores dos Santos AveiroMaria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro
31 December 1954
Cristiano Ronaldo's Mother
Katia AveiroKatia Aveiro
05 October 1977

Matilde FariaMatilde Faria
Wife of José Mourinho

Raphael GomesRaphael Gomes
23 June 1992
06 June 1987

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Julia ZelgJulia Zelg
07 July 1994
Luis de MatosLuis de Matos
23 August 1970

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

Sara MartinsSara Martins
19 August 1977

Paulo SousaPaulo Sousa
30 August 1970
Association football player, Association football
Lucia dos SantosLucia dos Santos
22 March 1907
Nuno Espírito SantoNuno Espírito Santo
25 January 1974
Association football player, Association football

17 November 1986
Association football player

Bernardo SilvaBernardo Silva
10 August 1994
Football player

Sérgio ConceiçãoSérgio Conceição
14 November 1974
Football Player
Cédric SoaresCédric Soares
31 August 1991
Football player

Carmen MirandaCarmen Miranda
09 February 1909
Actor, Singer, Dancer

Ricardo QuaresmaRicardo Quaresma
26 September 1983
Association football player

Joaquim de AlmeidaJoaquim de Almeida
15 March 1957

27 August 1977
Association football player
Sérgio OliveiraSérgio Oliveira
02 June 1992
Association football player

Marcelo Rebelo de SousaMarcelo Rebelo de Sousa
12 December 1948
Politician, University teacher, Journalist
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho
08 September 1986
Association football player

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

03 March 1953
Football player
Catherine of BraganzaCatherine of Braganza
25 November 1638

André GomesAndré Gomes
30 July 1993
Association football player
Rui PatricioRui Patricio
15 February 1988

Rui CostaRui Costa
29 March 1972
Association football player

Ricardo CarvalhoRicardo Carvalho
18 May 1978
Association football player

José FonteJosé Fonte
22 December 1983

Jorge JesusJorge Jesus
24 July 1954
Association football player, Association football
António CostaAntónio Costa
17 July 1961
Politician, Lawyer

Raul MeirelesRaul Meireles
17 March 1983
Association football player

08 January 1991
Football player

Carlos QueirozCarlos Queiroz
01 March 1953
Association football player, Association football
0467 AD
King of Wessex

Jorge MendesJorge Mendes
07 January 1966
Sports agent
Ricardo Domingos Barbosa PereiraRicardo Domingos Barbosa Pereira
06 October 1993
Association football player

Manuel I of PortugalManuel I of Portugal
31 May 1469

John III of PortugalJohn III of Portugal
07 June 1502
Paulo FutrePaulo Futre
28 February 1966
Association football player

Ivan CavaleiroIvan Cavaleiro
18 October 1993
Association football player
Afonso de AlbuquerqueAfonso de Albuquerque
1453 AD

Bruno AlvesBruno Alves
27 November 1981
Association football player

Maria II of PortugalMaria II of Portugal
04 April 1819
Queen of Portugal
Eleanor of AustriaEleanor of Austria
15 November 1498
Queen consort

William CarvalhoWilliam Carvalho
07 April 1992
Football player
Afonso I of PortugalAfonso I of Portugal
25 July 1109

Carlos I of PortugalCarlos I of Portugal
28 September 1863
King of Portugal

Mary I of PortugalMary I of Portugal
17 December 1734
Queen of Portugal

Pedro Álvares CabralPedro Álvares Cabral
1467 AD
John I of PortugalJohn I of Portugal
11 April 1357
Paulo FerreiraPaulo Ferreira
18 January 1979
Association football player

Sebastian of PortugalSebastian of Portugal
20 January 1554

Adrien SilvaAdrien Silva
15 March 1989
Association football player

28 April 1973
Association football player
Carlos CarvalhalCarlos Carvalhal
04 December 1965
Association football player, Association football

Isabel, Princess Imperial of BrazilIsabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil
29 July 1846

José BosingwaJosé Bosingwa
24 August 1982
Association football player

John VI of PortugalJohn VI of Portugal
13 May 1767

Isabella LeongIsabella Leong
23 June 1988
Anthony LopesAnthony Lopes
01 October 1990
Association football player

José Manuel BarrosoJosé Manuel Barroso
23 March 1956
Politician, President
Tiago MendesTiago Mendes
02 May 1981
Association football player

John of GodJohn of God
08 March 1495
Nuno GomesNuno Gomes
05 July 1976
Association football player
Ricardo Sá PintoRicardo Sá Pinto
10 October 1972
Association football player, Association football