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Famous Portugeses

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.


A - B
  • Nadir Afonso abstract artist
  • Zeca Afonso musician
  • Joaquim Agostinho cyclist
  • Filipe Alarcao product designer
  • Afonso de Albuquerque nobleman, admiral, military genius
  • Manuel Alegre poet, politician
  • Alvaro Vaz de Almada knight, nobleman
  • Francisco de Almeida nobleman, soldier, explorer
  • Joaquim de Almeida actor
  • Diogo de Freitas do Amaral former interim prime minister
  • Antonio Lobo Antunes physician, author
  • Joaquim Jose Antunes harpsichord maker
  • Jose Azevedo cyclist
  • Joao de Barros historian
  • Ruy Belo poet, essayist
  • Jose Manuel Barroso former prime minister
  • Joshua Benoliel photojournalist
  • Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage poet
  • Joao Domingos Bomtempo pianist, composer
  • Fiama Hasse Pais Brandao poet, dramatist, translator, essayist
  • Raul Germano Brandao author, journalist
C
  • Pedro Alvares Cabral navigator, explorer, discovered Brazil
  • Marcelo Caetano former prime minister
  • Jose Antonio Camoes poet, historian
  • Luis de Camoes poet
  • Bento de Jesus Caraca mathematician, economist
  • Amadeo de Souza Cardosa artist
  • Carlos do Carmo singer
  • Sara Carvalho composer
  • Diogo Cao explorer, navigator
  • Nicolau Coelho sailor, ship captain
  • Natalia Correira poet, social activist
  • Afonso Costa politician
  • Carlos Viegas Gago Coutinho aviation pioneer, first to cross South Atlantic Ocean by air
  • Diogo do Couto historian
  • Alvaro Cunhal politician

D - E

  • Antonio Damasio researcher, author, neuroscientist
  • Joao de Deus poet
  • Denis of Portugal (Farmer King) former king
  • Bartolomeu Dias explorer
  • Pedro de Escobar composer
  • Florbela Espanca poet
F - H
  • Alvaro Fernandes explorer, slave-trader
  • Antonio Ferreira poet
  • Jose Gomes Ferreira poet, author
  • Antonio Fragoso composer, pianist
  • Ana Free singer, songwriter
  • Eduardo Gageiro photojournalist
  • Vasco da Gama explorer, governor of Portuguese India
  • Pedro Correia Garcao lyric poet
  • Almeida Garrett poet, playwright
  • Sergio Godinho composer, singer
  • Bento de Gois explorer, first European to travel overland from India to China
  • Damiao de Gois humanist philosopher
  • Soeiro Pereira Gomes author, leader neo-realist movement
  • Vasco Goncalves former prime minister
  • Antonio Guterres former prime minister
  • Teresa Heinz American philanthropist
  • Herberto Helder poet
  • Alexandre Herculano author, historian

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.