Famous Portuguese Historical Personalities

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Philip IV of Spain
(King of Portugal (1621-1640), King of Spain (1621-1665))
Philip IV of Spain
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Birthdate: April 8, 1605
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Valladolid, Spain
Died: September 17, 1665

Philip IV of Spain was the king of Spain from 1621 to 1665 and the king of Portugal from 1621 to 1640. He was a fine horseman and a keen hunter but was considered a weak ruler with excessive dependence on the ministers. Even though the Spanish empire expanded considerably during his reign, he was not a popular king.

Catherine of Braganza
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Birthdate: November 25, 1638
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Palace of Vila Viçosa, Vila Viçosa, Portugal
Died: December 31, 1705
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Pedro I of Brazil
(King of Portugal (1826), Emperor of Brazil (1822-31))
Pedro I of Brazil
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Birthdate: October 12, 1798
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Queluz, Portugal
Died: September 24, 1834

Pedro I of Brazil was the founder of the Empire of Brazil and reigned as its emperor from 1822 to 1831. He also ruled over Portugal before abdicating the throne in favor of Dona Maria II. He is credited with spreading the liberal ideals that enabled Portugal and Brazil to move to representative forms of government from absolutist regimes.

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Manuel II of Portugal
(King of Portugal (1908-10))
Manuel II of Portugal
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Birthdate: November 15, 1889
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: July 2, 1932
Son of King Carlos I, Manuel II, was the last king of Portugal. While he came to power after his father’s assassination, he had to flee to England after the Portuguese monarchy was dissolved by a revolution. He later devoted himself to books and published Early Portuguese Books.
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Maria II of Portugal
(Queen of Portugal (1826 - 1828))
Maria II of Portugal
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Birthdate: April 4, 1819
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: São Cristóvão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: November 15, 1853

Maria II of Portugal was the Queen of Portugal from 2 May 1826 to 23 June 1828. She reigned as the queen once again from 1834 until her death in 1853 at the age of 34 due to complications during her 11th delivery.

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Carlos I of Portugal
(King of Portugal)
Carlos I of Portugal
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Birthdate: September 28, 1863
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: February 1, 1908
Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil
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Birthdate: July 29, 1846
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Palace of São Cristóvão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: November 14, 1921
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John I of Portugal
(King of Portugal)
John I of Portugal
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Birthdate: April 11, 1357
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: August 14, 1433
Manuel I of Portugal
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Birthdate: May 31, 1469
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Alcochete, Portugal
Died: December 13, 1521
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Mary I of Portugal
(Queen of Portugal)
Mary I of Portugal
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Birthdate: December 17, 1734
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: March 20, 1816
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Sebastian of Portugal
(King of Portugal from 11 June 1557 to 4 August 1578)
Sebastian of Portugal
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Birthdate: January 20, 1554
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: August 4, 1578
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Cerdic
(King of Wessex)
Cerdic
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Birthdate: 0467 AD
Birthplace: Germany
Died: 0534 AD
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John II of Portugal
(King of Portugal from 1481 until his death in 1495)
John II of Portugal
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Birthdate: March 3, 1455
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Castle of São Jorge, Portugal
Died: October 25, 1495
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Philippa of Lancaster
(Queen of Portugal (1387-1415))
Philippa of Lancaster
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Birthdate: March 31, 1360
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Leicester, England
Died: July 19, 1415
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Afonso I of Portugal
(King of Portugal (1139 - 1185))
Afonso I of Portugal
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Birthdate: July 25, 1109
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Guimarães Castle, Guimaraes, Portugal
Died: December 6, 1185

Afonso I of Portugal reigned as the first king of Portugal from 26 July 1139 until his death on 6 December 1185. He played an important role in freeing the County of Portugal, founding a new kingdom, and expanding its area to more than double of its original size.       

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Eleanor of Austria
(Queen consort)
Eleanor of Austria
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Birthdate: November 15, 1498
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leuven, Belgium
Died: February 25, 1558
Isabella of Aragon, Queen of Portugal
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Birthdate: October 2, 1470
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dueñas, Palencia, Spain
Died: August 23, 1498
John VI of Portugal
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Birthdate: May 13, 1767
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Queluz Palace, Queluz, Portugal
Died: March 10, 1826
Maria Leopoldina of Austria
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Birthdate: January 22, 1797
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: December 11, 1826

Born the Archduchess of Austria, Maria Leopoldina was a great painter and also grew up studying subjects such as botany and mineralogy. By virtue of her marriage to Pedro I of Brazil and IV of Portugal, she became the queen of Portugal and the empress of Brazil.

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John V of Portugal
(King of Portugal from 9 December 1706 until his death in 1750)
John V of Portugal
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Birthdate: October 22, 1689
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: July 31, 1750
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Miguel of Portugal
(King of Portugal between 1828 and 1834)
Miguel of Portugal
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Birthdate: October 26, 1802
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: November 14, 1866
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Peter I of Portugal
(King of Portugal from 1357 to 1367)
Peter I of Portugal
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Birthdate: April 8, 1320
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Coimbra, Portugal
Died: January 18, 1367

Peter I of Portugal reigned as the King of Portugal from 28 May 1357 until his death on 18 January 1367. He is best remembered as a just king who perhaps believed in the eye for an eye principle.

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John III of Portugal
(King of Portugal and the Algarves from 1521 until his death in 1557)
John III of Portugal
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Birthdate: June 7, 1502
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: June 11, 1557
Maria of Aragon, Queen of Portugal
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Birthdate: June 29, 1482
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Córdoba, Spain
Died: March 7, 1517
Ferdinand II of Portugal
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Birthdate: October 29, 1816
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Palais Coburg, Vienna, Austria
Died: December 15, 1885
Joseph I of Portugal
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Birthdate: June 6, 1714
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ribeira Palace, Lisbon, Portugal
Died: February 24, 1777
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John IV of Portugal
(King of Portugal)
John IV of Portugal
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Birthdate: March 19, 1604
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vila Viçosa, Portugal
Died: November 6, 1656
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Henry, King of Portugal
(King of Portugal)
Henry, King of Portugal
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Birthdate: January 31, 1512
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: January 31, 1580
Isabella of Portugal, Queen of Castile
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Birthdate: 1428 AD
Birthplace: Toledo, Spain
Died: August 15, 1496
Afonso III of Portugal
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Birthdate: May 5, 1210
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Coimbra, Portugal
Died: February 16, 1279
Luís I of Portugal
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Birthdate: October 31, 1838
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Necessidades Palace, Lisbon, Portugal
Died: October 19, 1889
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Afonso V
(King of Portugal)
Afonso V
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Birthdate: January 15, 1432
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sintra, Portugal
Died: August 28, 1481
Pedro V of Portugal
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Birthdate: September 16, 1837
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Necessidades Palace, Lisbon, Portugal
Died: November 11, 1861
Carlota Joaquina of Spain
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Birthdate: April 25, 1775
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Royal Palace, Aranjuez, Spain
Died: January 7, 1830
Mariana Victoria of Spain
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Birthdate: March 31, 1718
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Royal Alcazar of Madrid, Spain
Died: January 15, 1781
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Catherine of Austria, Queen of Portugal
(Queen of Portugal as wife of King John III)
Catherine of Austria, Queen of Portugal
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Birthdate: January 14, 1507
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Torquemada, Spain
Died: February 12, 1578
Afonso, Prince of Beira
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Birthdate: March 25, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Afonso IV of Portugal
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Birthdate: February 8, 1291
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: May 28, 1357
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Edward of Portugal
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Birthdate: October 31, 1391
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Viseu, Portugal
Died: September 9, 1438
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Amélie of Orléans
(Queen consort)
Amélie of Orléans
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Birthdate: September 28, 1865
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Twickenham, London, England
Died: October 25, 1951
Ferdinand I of Portugal
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Birthdate: October 31, 1345
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Coimbra, Portugal
Died: October 22, 1383
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Denis of Portugal
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Birthdate: October 9, 1261
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lisbon
Died: January 7, 1325
Sancho I of Portugal
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Birthdate: November 11, 1154
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Coimbra, Portugal
Died: March 26, 1211
Maria Manuela, Princess of Portugal
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Birthdate: October 15, 1527
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Coimbra
Died: July 12, 1545

The eldest daughter of Portuguese king John III, Maria Manuela was also the first wife of Philip II of Spain, who ruled Spain, Portugal, Naples, and Sicily at various points. She died following a haemorrhage after giving birth to Carlos, Prince of Asturius, also known as Don Carlos.

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Peter III of Portugal
(King of Portugal)
Peter III of Portugal
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Birthdate: July 5, 1717
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: May 25, 1786
Peter II of Portugal
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Birthdate: April 26, 1648
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ribeira Palace, Lisbon, Portugal
Died: December 9, 1706
Afonso VI of Portugal
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Birthdate: August 21, 1643
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ribeira Palace, Lisbon, Portugal
Died: September 12, 1683
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Henry, Count of Portugal
(First member of the Capetian House of Burgundy to rule Portugal)
Henry, Count of Portugal
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Birthdate: 1066 AD
Birthplace: Dijon, France
Died: May 12, 1112
Eleanor of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress
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Birthdate: September 18, 1434
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Torres Vedras, Portugal
Died: September 3, 1467
António, Prior of Crato
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Birthdate: March 20, 1531
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: August 26, 1595