Famous Portuguese Leaders

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 1 António Guterres

António Guterres
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Famous As: 9th Secretary-General of the United Nations
Birthdate: April 30, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lisbon

António Guterres is a Portuguese diplomat and politician who served as Portugal's prime minister from 1995 to 2002. A favorite among the masses, Guterres was ranked the best prime minister of Portugal over the last 30 years in polls conducted in 2012 and 2014. In 2009, he was named in Forbes magazine's list of world's most powerful people

 2 António de Oliveira Salazar

António de Oliveira Salazar
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Famous As: Former Acting President of Portugal
Birthdate: April 28, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vimieiro (Santa Comba Dão), Portugal
Died: July 27, 1970
Portuguese economist António de Oliveira Salazar had been the prime minister of Portugal from 1932 to 1968. He had also been the minister of defense and finance, among others. He led to the Estado Novo, or New State, in Portugal. He opposed Nazism and fascism, and demilitarized his country.
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 3 Carlos Queiroz

Carlos Queiroz
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: March 1, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nampula

 4 António Costa

António Costa
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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer
Birthdate: July 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lisbon
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 5 Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
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Famous As: Politician, University teacher, Journalist
Birthdate: December 12, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lisbon

 6 Afonso de Albuquerque

Afonso de Albuquerque
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: 1453 AD
Birthplace: Vila Franca de Xira
Died: December 16, 1515

 7 José Manuel Barroso

José Manuel Barroso
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Famous As: Politician, President
Birthdate: March 23, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lisbon
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 8 John I of Portugal

John I of Portugal
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: April 11, 1357
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lisbon
Died: August 14, 1433

 9 John III of Portugal

John III of Portugal
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: June 7, 1502
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Castle of Sao Jorge
Died: June 11, 1557

 10 Sebastian of Portugal

Sebastian of Portugal
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: January 20, 1554
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lisbon
Died: August 4, 1578

 11 John II of Portugal

John II of Portugal
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: March 3, 1455
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Castle of Sao Jorge
Died: October 25, 1495

 12 Afonso I of Portugal

Afonso I of Portugal
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Birthdate: July 25, 1109
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Coimbra
Died: December 6, 0118

 13 John V of Portugal

John V of Portugal
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: October 22, 1689
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ribeira Palace
Died: July 31, 1750

 14 Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza

Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 15, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bern, Switzerland

 15 Peter I of Portugal

Peter I of Portugal
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: April 8, 1320
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Coimbra
Died: January 18, 1367

 16 Aníbal Cavaco Silva

Aníbal Cavaco Silva
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Famous As: Economist, Politician, University teacher
Birthdate: July 15, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boliqueime

 17 Francisco de Almeida

Francisco de Almeida
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Famous As: Soldier
Birthdate: 1450 AD
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: March 1, 1510

 18 Mário Soares

Mário Soares
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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer
Birthdate: December 7, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lisbon
Died: January 7, 2017

 19 John IV of Portugal

John IV of Portugal
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: March 19, 1604
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vila Viçosa
Died: November 6, 1656

 20 Joaquim Chissano

Joaquim Chissano
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Famous As: Former President of Mozambique
Birthdate: October 22, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chibuto District

Joaquim Chissano is a Mozambican politician who played a significant role in enforcing the Lusaka Accord, which helped Mozambique attain independence from Portugal in 1975. From 1986 to 2005, Chissano served as the president of Mozambique. Under his presidency, from being a war-torn country, Mozambique became one of the most successful democracies in Africa.

 21 Maria Ramos

Maria Ramos
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Birthdate: February 22, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lisbon

 22 Luís Filipe, Prince Royal of Portugal

Luís Filipe, Prince Royal of Portugal
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: March 21, 1887
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Palácio Nacional de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal
Died: February 1, 1908

 23 Pedro Passos Coelho

Pedro Passos Coelho
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Famous As: Economist, Politician, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: July 24, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Coimbra

 24 José Sócrates

José Sócrates
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Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: September 6, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Miragaia

 25 António de Spínola

António de Spínola
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Famous As: Military Officer
Birthdate: April 11, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Estremoz, Portugal
Died: August 13, 1996

 26 Peter III of Portugal

Peter III of Portugal
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: July 5, 1717
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lisbon
Died: May 25, 1786

 27 Óscar Carmona

Óscar Carmona
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: November 24, 1869
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: April 18, 1951

 28 Saint Nuno Álvares Pereira

Saint Nuno Álvares Pereira
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Famous As: Military general
Birthdate: June 24, 1360
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Portugal
Died: April 1, 1431

 29 Francisco da Costa Gomes

Francisco da Costa Gomes
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Famous As: Military Officer
Birthdate: June 30, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chaves, Portugal
Died: July 31, 2001

 30 Balthasar Charles, Prince of Asturias

Balthasar Charles, Prince of Asturias
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: October 17, 1629
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Royal Alcazar of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Died: October 9, 1646

 31 Francisco de Sá Carneiro

Francisco de Sá Carneiro
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Famous As: Prime minister of Portugal
Birthdate: July 19, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Porto, Portugal
Died: December 4, 1980

 32 Marta Temido

Marta Temido
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 2, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Coimbra, Portugal

 33 Jorge Sampaio

Jorge Sampaio
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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer
Birthdate: September 18, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lisbon

 34 Bruno Macaes

Bruno Macaes
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1974 AD
Birthplace: Portugal

 35 Almeida Garrett

Almeida Garrett
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: February 4, 1799
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Porto, Portugal
Died: December 9, 1854

 36 Teófilo Braga

Teófilo Braga
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 24, 1843
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Died: January 28, 1924

 37 Joseph Nasi

Joseph Nasi
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: 1524 AD
Birthplace: Portugal
Died: 1579 AD

 38 Eleanor of Viseu

Eleanor of Viseu
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 2, 1458
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Beja, Portugal
Died: November 17, 1525

 39 John, Constable of Portugal

John, Constable of Portugal
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Famous As: Infante
Birthdate: January 13, 1400
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santarém, Portugal
Died: October 18, 1442

 40 Paulo Portas

Paulo Portas
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Famous As: Television presenter, Politician, Journalist
Birthdate: September 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lisbon

 41 Álvaro Cunhal

Álvaro Cunhal
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Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: November 10, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Coimbra, Portugal
Died: June 13, 2005

 42 Karl Nesselrode

Karl Nesselrode
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Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: December 13, 1780
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: March 23, 1862

 43 Marisa Matias

Marisa Matias
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sé Nova, Coimbra, Portugal

 44 Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo

Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo
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Famous As: Chemical engineer
Birthdate: January 18, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Abrantes, Portugal
Died: July 10, 2004

 45 Duarte Pacheco Pereira

Duarte Pacheco Pereira
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 1460 AD
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: 1533 AD

 46 Marcelo Caetano

Marcelo Caetano
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 17, 1906
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Graça, Lisbon, Portugal
Died: October 26, 1980

 47 Ana Gomes

Ana Gomes
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Famous As: Diplomat, Politician
Birthdate: February 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal

 48 Lourenço de Almeida

Lourenço de Almeida
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Famous As: Explorer
Birthdate: 1480 AD
Birthplace: Martim, Barcelos, Portugal
Died: February 29, 1508

 49 Rui Moreira

Rui Moreira
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Famous As: Politician, Businessman
Birthdate: August 8, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Porto, Portugal

 50 Vasco Gonçalves

Vasco Gonçalves
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Famous As: Army Officer
Birthdate: May 3, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: June 11, 2005