Famous Portuguese Leaders

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 1 Roman Abramovich

Roman Abramovich
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Famous As: Owner of Chelsea F.C. Owner of Millhouse Capital Owner of Evraz
Birthdate: October 24, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saratov, Russia

Roman Abramovich is an Israeli-Russian businessman and politician. Over the years, he has played an influential role as the primary owner of Millhouse LLC and as the owner of the popular Premier League football club Chelsea F.C. Roman Abramovich is one of the richest persons in the world and has donated over US$2.5 billion to various charitable causes between 1999 and 2013.

 2 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

 3 António Costa

António Costa
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Famous As: Prime Minister of Portugal
Birthdate: July 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
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 4 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

 5 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

 6 José Manuel Barroso

José Manuel Barroso
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Famous As: Politician, President
Birthdate: March 23, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lisbon

 7 Maria II of Portugal

Maria II of Portugal
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Famous As: Queen of Portugal
Birthdate: April 4, 1819
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paço de São Cristóvão, Brazil
Died: November 15, 1853
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 8 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.

 9 Afonso I of Portugal

Afonso I of Portugal
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Famous As: Sovereign, Warrior
Birthdate: July 25, 1109
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Guimarães Castle, Guimaraes, Portugal
Died: December 6, 1185

 10 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

 11 Joaquim José da Silva Xavier

Joaquim José da Silva Xavier
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Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: November 12, 1746
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pombal, Brazil
Died: April 21, 1792

 12 Peter I of Portugal

Peter I of Portugal
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Famous As: King of Portugal from 1357 to 1367
Birthdate: April 8, 1320
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Coimbra, Portugal
Died: January 18, 1367

 13 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

 14 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

 15 Francisco de Almeida

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

 16 Maria Ramos

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

 17 Pedro Passos Coelho

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

 18 José Sócrates

José Sócrates
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Famous As: Prime Minister of Portugal from 2005 to 2011
Birthdate: September 6, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Miragaia, Porto, Portugal

 19 Maria Pia of Savoy

Maria Pia of Savoy
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Famous As: Consort
Birthdate: October 16, 1847
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Royal Palace, Turin, Sardinia
Died: July 5, 1911

 20 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

 21 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

 22 Jorge Sampaio

Jorge Sampaio
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Famous As: 18th President of Portugal from 1996 to 2006
Birthdate: September 18, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: September 10, 2021

 23 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

 24 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

 25 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

 26 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

 27 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

 28 Bruno Macaes

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

 29 Adam Lindsay Gordon

Adam Lindsay Gordon
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: October 19, 1833
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Faial Island, Portugal
Died: June 24, 1870

Adam Lindsay Gordon was a British-Australian poet, police officer, and politician. He attended the Royal Grammar School Worcester as a boy. At the behest of his father, he became a police officer, also dabbling in politics later on. He gained a reputation as a poet as well. His personal life was deeply troubled and he shot himself in 1870. 

 30 Marta Temido

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

 31 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

 32 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

 33 Joseph Nasi

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

 34 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

 35 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

 36 Paulo Portas

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

 37 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

 38 Marcelino da Mata

Marcelino da Mata
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Famous As: Highly military decorated Portuguese Army officer
Birthdate: May 7, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Portuguese Guinea
Died: February 11, 2021

 39 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

 40 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

 41 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

 42 Marisa Matias

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

 43 Manuel de Arriaga

Manuel de Arriaga
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Famous As: Politician and Lawyer
Birthdate: July 8, 1840
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Horta, Portugal
Died: March 5, 1917

 44 Duarte Pacheco Pereira

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

 45 Vasco Joaquim Rocha Vieira

Vasco Joaquim Rocha Vieira
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Famous As: 138th Governor of Macau 1991 - 1999
Birthdate: August 16, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lagoa, Portugal

 46 Ana Gomes

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

 47 Lourenço de Almeida

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

 48 Rui Moreira

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

 49 Joao Leao

Joao Leao
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Famous As: Economist, university professor, and politician.
Birthdate: February 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lisbon, 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