Famous people on Angola's street names


Deolinda Rodrigues

Deolinda Rodrigues 5 Deolinda Rodrigues Francisco de Almeida was an Angolan nationalist, militant, writer, and translator, who also taught, wrote poetry, and worked as a radio host. Born into a Methodist family, she received a scholarship to study in Brazil, from where she corresponded with Martin Luther King Jr. Fearing extradition, she continued her education in the United States before returning to Angola. Rodrigues was a member of the People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) and co-founded its women's wing, the Organização da Mulher de Angola. She was captured, tortured, and executed by a rival nationalist group in 1967. A documentary of her life was released in 2014.

Agostinho Neto

Agostinho Neto 5 António Agostinho Neto was an Angolan communist politician and poet. He served as the first president of Angola from 1975 to 1979, having led the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) in the war for independence (1961–1974). Until his death, he led the MPLA in the civil war (1975–2002). Known also for his literary activities, he is considered Angola's preeminent poet. His birthday is celebrated as National Heroes' Day, a public holiday in Angola.

Amílcar Cabral

Amílcar Cabral 5 Amílcar Lopes da Costa Cabral was a Bissau-Guinean and Cape Verdean agricultural engineer, political organizer, and diplomat. He was one of Africa's foremost anti-colonial leaders. He was also a pan-Africanist and intellectual nationalist revolutionary poet.

Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro 3 Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was a Cuban revolutionary and politician who was the leader of Cuba from 1959 to 2008, serving as the prime minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976 and president from 1976 to 2008. Ideologically a Marxist–Leninist and Cuban nationalist, he also served as the first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from 1965 until 2011. Under his administration, Cuba became a one-party communist state; industry and business were nationalized, and socialist reforms were implemented throughout society.

Samora Machel

Samora Machel 3 Samora Moisés Machel was a Mozambican military commander and political leader. A socialist in the tradition of Marxism–Leninism, he served as the first President of Mozambique from the country's independence in 1975.

Pedro de Castro Van Dúnem

Pedro de Castro Van Dúnem 2 Pedro de Castro van Dúnem, also known as Comandante Loy, was an Angolan politician. He served in various leading functions within the MPLA during the Angolan liberation struggle against Portuguese colonial rule and within the country's government after achieving independence.

Katyavala Bwila I

Katyavala Bwila I 2 Katyavala Bwila I, ou simplesmente Katyavala I, foi o primeiro Soma Inene do Reino Bailundo, sendo portanto fundador do país Bailundo, a maior de todas as nações ovimbundo.

Anibal João Melo

Anibal João Melo 2 Anibal João da Silva Melo is a writer, journalist, and was a member of the National Assembly of Angola. Now Melo is serving the position of the Ministro da Comunicação Social.

Paulo Dias de Novais

Paulo Dias de Novais 2 Paulo Dias de Novais, a fidalgo of the Royal Household, was a Portuguese colonizer of Africa in the 16th century and the first Captain-Governor of Portuguese Angola. He was the grandson of the explorer Bartolomeu Dias.

Joseph of Anchieta

Joseph of Anchieta 2 José de Anchieta y Díaz de Clavijo, SJ was a Canarian Jesuit missionary to the Portuguese colony of Brazil in the second half of the 16th century. A highly influential figure in Brazil's history in the first century after its European discovery, Anchieta was one of the founders of São Paulo in 1554 and of Rio de Janeiro in 1565. He is the first playwright, the first grammarian and the first poet born in the Canary Islands, and is considered the father of Brazilian literature.

Mary, mother of Jesus

Mary, mother of Jesus 2 Mary was a first-century Jewish woman of Nazareth, the wife of Joseph and the mother of Jesus. She is a central figure of Christianity, venerated under various titles such as virgin or queen, many of them mentioned in the Litany of Loreto. The Eastern and Oriental Orthodox, Church of the East, Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran churches believe that Mary, as mother of Jesus, is the Mother of God. Other Protestant views on Mary vary, with some holding her to have lesser status.

Steve Biko

Steve Biko 2 Bantu Stephen Biko OMSG was a South African anti-apartheid activist. Ideologically an African nationalist and African socialist, he was at the forefront of a grassroots anti-apartheid campaign known as the Black Consciousness Movement during the late 1960s and 1970s. His ideas were articulated in a series of articles published under the pseudonym Frank Talk.

Saíde Mingas

Saíde Mingas 2 Avelino Henrique Saíde Vieira Dias Rodrigues Mingas foi um economista, escritor, militar e político, figura destacada na luta anticolonial angolana.


Jesus 2 Jesus, also referred to as Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, and many other names and titles, was a first-century Jewish preacher and religious leader. He is the central figure of Christianity, the world's largest religion. Most Christians believe Jesus to be the incarnation of God the Son and the awaited messiah, the Christ that is prophesied in the Old Testament.

Kwame Nkrumah

Kwame Nkrumah 2 Francis Kwame Nkrumah was a Ghanaian politician, political theorist, and revolutionary. He served as Prime Minister of the Gold Coast from 1952 until 1957, when it gained independence from Britain. He was then the first Prime Minister and then the President of Ghana, from 1957 until 1966. An influential advocate of Pan-Africanism, Nkrumah was a founding member of the Organization of African Unity and winner of the Lenin Peace Prize from the Soviet Union in 1962.

Fernando Monteiro de Castro Soromenho

Fernando Monteiro de Castro Soromenho 2 Fernando Monteiro de Castro Soromenho was a Portuguese journalist and writer of fiction and ethnology. He is regarded both as a Portuguese neo-realist and a novelist of Angolan literature.

Gamal Abdel Nasser

Gamal Abdel Nasser 2 Gamal Abdel Nasser Hussein was an Egyptian military officer and politician who served as the second president of Egypt from 1954 until his death in 1970. Nasser led the Egyptian revolution of 1952 and introduced far-reaching land reforms the following year. Following a 1954 attempt on his life by a Muslim Brotherhood member, he cracked down on the organization, put President Mohamed Naguib under house arrest and assumed executive office. He was formally elected president in June 1956.
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