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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.

J - M
  • Alberto Joao Jardim president regional government of Madeira
  • Maria Joao singer
  • Alfredo Keil composer, wrote Portuguese national anthem
  • Mario Laginha pianist, composer
  • Duarte Lobo composer
  • Carlos Lopes long-distance athlete, olympic medalist
  • Fernao Lopes chronicler
  • Nuno Lopes actor
  • Pedro Santana Lopes former prime minister
  • Fernando Lopes-Graca composer, conductor
  • Ferdinand Magellan led first circumnavigation of earth
  • Jose Malhoa artist
  • Alfredo Marceneiro singer
  • Marco Martins film director
  • Maria Matos actress
  • Maria de Medeiros actress
  • Carmen Miranda singer, actress
  • Antonio Egas Moniz neurologist, developer of cerebral angiography, nobel laureate
  • Tiago Monteiro automobile racer
  • Rosa Mota marathon runner, olympic medalist
  • Jose Vianna da Motta pianist, composer
  • Ana Moura singer
  • Eduardo Souto de Moura architect
  • David Mourao-Ferreira poet
N - P
  • Jose de Almada Negreiros artist
  • Joao da Nova explorer, discovered Ascension and Saint Helena Islands
  • Pedro Nunes mathematician, cosmographer
  • Vasco Nunes cinematographer, producer, film director
  • Adriano Correia de Oliveira singer
  • Manoel de Oliveira film director
  • Alexandre O'Neill poet
  • Garcia de Orta tropical medicine pioneer, naturalist
  • Luiz Pacheco author, publisher, literary critic
  • Jorge Palma singer, songwriter
  • Carlos Paredes guitar player
  • Duarte Pacheco Pereira sea captain, explorer, cartographer
  • Bartolomeu Perestrello explorer, navigator
  • Fernando Pessa journalist, reporter
  • Camilo Pessanha symbolist poet
  • Fernando Pessoa poet, author, translator
  • Rui de Pina chronicler
  • Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro artist
  • Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro artist, charicaturist
  • Manuel Pinho politician, economist
  • Carlos Alberto da Mota Pinto former prime minister
  • Fernao Mendes Pinto explorer, author
  • Jose Cardosa Pires author, satirist
  • Maria Joao Pires pianist
  • Dulce Pontes singer, songwriter

Q - S

  • Eca de Queiroz author
  • Antero de Quental poet, philosopher
  • Antonio Soares dos Reis sculptor
  • Antonio Lopes Ribeiro film director
  • Aquilino Gomes Ribeiro author, diplomat
  • Fernanda Ribeiro long-distance runner, olympic medalist
  • Orlando Ribeiro geographer, historian
  • Amalia Rodrigues singer, actress
  • Francisco de Sa Carneiro former prime minister
  • Mario de Sa-Carneiro poet
  • Antonio de Oliveira Salazar former prime minister
  • Jorge Sampaio former president
  • Ary dos Santos poet
  • Jose Hermano Saraiva historian, jurist
  • Jose Saramago poet, playwright, author, nobel laureate
  • Carlos Seixas composer
  • Antonio Sergio philosopher, journalist, sociologist
  • Agostinho da Silva philosopher, essayist, author
  • Antonio da Silva actor
  • Manuel Pereira da Silva sculptor
  • Anibal Cavaco Silva president
  • Mario Soares former prime minister, former president
  • Jose Socrates former prime minister
  • Jeronimo de Sousa politician
  • Isabel Soveral composer
  • Guilhermina Suggia cellist
T - Z
  • Sara Tavares singer, composer, musician
  • Tomas Taveira architect
  • Pedro Teixeira explorer, first European to travel length of Amazon River
  • Luisa Todi opera singer
  • Miguel Torga poet
  • Antonio Variacoes singer, songwriter
  • Mario Cesariny de Vasconcelos poet
  • Concalo Velho monk, explorer
  • Cesario Verde poet
  • Gil Vicente playwright, poet
  • Alvaro Siza Vieira architect
  • Joao Goncalves Zarco explorer, first captain of Funchal
  • Gomes Eanes de Zurara chronicler

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Land Area 91,470 km2
Water Area 620 km2
Total Area 92,090km2 (#109)
Population 10,833,816 (#82)
Population Density 118.44/km2
Government Type Semi-presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $297.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $28,500
Currency Euro (EUR)
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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.