Famous people on Portugal's street names


Luís de Camões

Luís de Camões 147 Luís Vaz de Camões, sometimes rendered in English as Camoens or Camoëns, is considered Portugal's and the Portuguese language's greatest poet. His mastery of verse has been compared to that of Shakespeare, Milton, Vondel, Homer, Virgil and Dante. He wrote a considerable amount of lyrical poetry and drama but is best remembered for his epic work Os Lusíadas. His collection of poetry The Parnasum of Luís de Camões was lost during his life. The influence of his masterpiece Os Lusíadas is so profound that Portuguese is sometimes called the "language of Camões".

Anthony of Padua

Anthony of Padua 147 Anthony of Padua, OFM or Anthony of Lisbon was a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order.

Humberto Delgado

Humberto Delgado 125 Humberto da Silva Delgado was a General of the Portuguese Air Force, diplomat and politician.       

Mary, mother of Jesus

Mary, mother of Jesus 104 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.

Saint Peter

Saint Peter 89 Saint Peter, also known as Peter the Apostle, Simon Peter, Simeon, Simon, or Cephas, was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ and one of the first leaders of the early Christian Church. He appears repeatedly and prominently in all four New Testament gospels as well as the Acts of the Apostles. Catholic tradition accredits Peter as the first bishop of Rome‍—‌or pope‍—‌and also as the first bishop of Antioch.

Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama 87 Vasco da Gama, 1st Count of Vidigueira, was a Portuguese explorer and the first European to reach India by sea.

John the Baptist

John the Baptist 84 John the Baptist was a Jewish preacher active in the area of the Jordan River in the early 1st century AD. He is also known as Saint John the Forerunner in Eastern Orthodoxy, John the Immerser in some Baptist Christian traditions, Saint John by certain Catholic churches, and Prophet Yahya in Islam. He is sometimes alternatively referred to as John the Baptiser.

Carlos Cândido dos Reis

Carlos Cândido dos Reis 69 Carlos Cândido dos Reis, conhecido na época e historicamente como Almirante Reis foi um militar, herói das revoltas republicanas e um dos seus principais arquitectos, pertencia ao carbonário português.

John of God

John of God 65 John of God, OH was a Portuguese soldier turned health-care worker in Spain, whose followers later formed the Brothers Hospitallers of Saint John of God, a Catholic religious institute dedicated to the care of the poor, sick and those with mental disorders.

Francisco Sá Carneiro

Francisco Sá Carneiro 64 Francisco Manuel Lumbrales de Sá Carneiro was a Portuguese politician, who was one of the founders and the first leader of the Social Democratic Party. He served as Prime Minister of Portugal for eleven months during 1980, until his death in a plane crash in Camarate on 4 December 1980.

Prince Henry the Navigator

Prince Henry the Navigator 61 Dom Henrique of Portugal, Duke of Viseu, better known as Prince Henry the Navigator, was a central figure in the early days of the Portuguese Empire and in the 15th-century European maritime discoveries and maritime expansion. Through his administrative direction, he is regarded as the main initiator of what would be known as the Age of Discovery. Henry was the fourth child of King John I of Portugal, who founded the House of Aviz.

Alexandre Herculano

Alexandre Herculano 59 Alexandre Herculano de Carvalho e Araújo was a Portuguese novelist and historian.                   

Miguel Bombarda

Miguel Bombarda 55 Miguel Augusto Bombarda was a Portuguese physician, psychiatrist, and politician. He is perhaps most widely remembered as one of the major conspirators of the 5 October 1910 revolution, although he was shot and killed the day before the coup took place by one of his patients, Aparício Rebelo dos Santos.

Gago Coutinho

Gago Coutinho 54 Carlos Viegas Gago Coutinho, GCTE, GCC, generally known simply as Gago Coutinho, was a Portuguese geographer, cartographer, naval officer, historian and aviator. An aviation pioneer, Gago Coutinho and Sacadura Cabral were the first to cross the South Atlantic Ocean by air, in a journey from March to June 1922, started in Lisbon, Portugal, and finished in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, using a seaplane variant of the British reconnaissance biplane Fairey III.

Saint Sebastian

Saint Sebastian 52 Sebastian was an early Christian saint and martyr. According to traditional belief, he was killed during the Diocletianic Persecution of Christians. He was initially tied to a post or tree and shot with arrows, though this did not kill him. He was, according to tradition, rescued and healed by Irene of Rome, which became a popular subject in 17th-century painting. In all versions of the story, shortly after his recovery he went to Diocletian to warn him about his sins, and as a result was clubbed to death. He is venerated in the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church.

Peter IV of Aragon

Peter IV of Aragon 52 Peter IV, called the Ceremonious, was from 1336 until his death the king of Aragon, Sardinia-Corsica, and Valencia, and count of Barcelona. In 1344, he deposed James III of Majorca and made himself King of Majorca.

Antônio Parreiras

Antônio Parreiras 46 Antônio Diogo da Silva Parreiras was a Brazilian painter, designer and illustrator.                 

Sacadura Cabral

Sacadura Cabral 45 Artur de Sacadura Freire Cabral, GCTE, known simply as Sacadura Cabral, was a Portuguese aviation pioneer. He, together with fellow aviator Gago Coutinho, conducted the first flight across the South Atlantic Ocean in 1922, and also the first using only astronomical navigation, from Lisbon, Portugal, to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal

Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal 44 D. Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal and 1st Count of Oeiras, known as the Marquis of Pombal, was a Portuguese despotic statesman and diplomat who effectively ruled the Portuguese Empire from 1750 to 1777 as chief minister to King Joseph I. A strong promoter of the absolute power and influenced by the Age of Enlightenment, Pombal led Portugal's recovery from the 1755 Lisbon earthquake and reformed the kingdom's administrative, economic, and ecclesiastical institutions. During his lengthy ministerial career, Pombal accumulated and exercised autocratic power. His cruel persecution of the Portuguese lower classes led him to be known as Nero of Trafaria, a village he ordered to be burned with all its inhabitants inside, after refusing to follow his orders.

Nuno Álvares Pereira

Nuno Álvares Pereira 41 Dom Nuno Álvares Pereira, OCarm was a very successful Portuguese general who had a decisive role in the 1383–1385 Crisis that assured Portugal's independence from Castile. He later became a mystic and was beatified by Pope Benedict XV in 1918, and canonised by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009.

José Afonso

José Afonso 41 José Manuel Cerqueira Afonso dos Santos, known professionally as José Afonso and also popularly known as Zeca Afonso, was a Portuguese singer-songwriter. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in the history of Portugal's folk and protest music scene. His music played a significant role in the resistance against the dictatorial Estado Novo regime, making him an icon in Portugal.

Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph 41 Joseph was a 1st-century Jewish man of Nazareth who, according to the canonical Gospels, was married to Mary, the mother of Jesus, and was the legal father of Jesus.

Denis of Portugal

Denis of Portugal 40 Denis, called the Farmer King and the Poet King, was King of Portugal. The eldest son of Afonso III of Portugal by his second wife, Beatrice of Castile, and grandson of Afonso II of Portugal, Denis succeeded his father in 1279. He was married to Elizabeth of Aragon, who was later canonised as a saint of the Roman Catholic Church.

Alexandre de Serpa Pinto

Alexandre de Serpa Pinto 39 Alexandre Alberto da Rocha de Serpa Pinto, Viscount of Serpa Pinto was a Portuguese explorer of southern Africa and a colonial administrator.

António Egas Moniz

António Egas Moniz 39 António Caetano de Abreu Freire Egas Moniz, known as Egas Moniz, was a Portuguese neurologist and the developer of cerebral angiography. He is regarded as one of the founders of modern psychosurgery, having developed the surgical procedure leucotomy—​better known today as lobotomy—​for which he became the first Portuguese national to receive a Nobel Prize in 1949.

Afonso I of Portugal

Afonso I of Portugal 38 Afonso I, also called Afonso Henriques, nicknamed the Conqueror and the Founder by the Portuguese, was the first king of Portugal. He achieved the independence of the County of Portugal, establishing a new kingdom and doubling its area with the Reconquista, an objective that he pursued until his death.

Salgueiro Maia

Salgueiro Maia 37 Fernando José Salgueiro Maia, GOTE, GCIH, GCL, commonly known as Salgueiro Maia, was a captain in the Portuguese army. He made a significant contribution to the Carnation Revolution, which resulted in the fall of the ruling dictatorship.

Pedro Álvares Cabral

Pedro Álvares Cabral 37 Pedro Álvares Cabral was a Portuguese nobleman, military commander, navigator and explorer regarded as the European discoverer of Brazil. He was the first recorded human in history to ever be on four continents, uniting all of them in his famous voyage of 1500, where he also conducted the first substantial exploration of the northeast coast of South America and claimed it for Portugal. While details of Cabral's early life remain unclear, it is known that he came from a minor noble family and received a good education. He was appointed to head an expedition to India in 1500, following Vasco da Gama's newly opened route around Africa. The undertaking had the aim of returning with valuable spices and of establishing trade relations in India—bypassing the monopoly on the spice trade then in the hands of Arab, Turkish and Italian merchants. Although the previous expedition of Vasco da Gama to India, on its sea route, had recorded signs of land west of the southern Atlantic Ocean, Cabral led the first known expedition to have touched four continents: Europe, Africa, America, and Asia.

Catarina Eufémia

Catarina Eufémia 37 Catarina Efigénia Sabino Eufémia was an illiterate harvester from Alentejo, Portugal, who was murdered during a worker's strike by lieutenant Carrajola of the Guarda Nacional Republicana in Monte do Olival, Baleizão, in Beja, Alentejo. Catarina had three children, one eight months old, who was with her when she was shot.

Francis of Assisi

Francis of Assisi 34 Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, known as Francis of Assisi, was an Italian mystic, poet and Catholic friar who founded the religious order of the Franciscans. He was inspired to lead a Christian life of poverty as a beggar and itinerant preacher. One of the most venerated figures in Christianity, Francis was canonized by Pope Gregory IX on 16 July 1228. He is commonly portrayed wearing a brown habit with a rope tied around his waist, featuring three knots that symbolize the three Franciscan vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.

António José de Almeida

António José de Almeida 34 António José de Almeida, GCTE, GCA, GCC, GCSE, was a Portuguese politician who served as the sixth president of Portugal from 1919 to 1923.

Eça de Queiroz

Eça de Queiroz 34 José Maria de Eça de Queiroz or Queirós is generally considered to have been the greatest Portuguese writer in the realist style. Zola considered him to be far greater than Flaubert. In the London Observer, Jonathan Keates ranked him alongside Dickens, Balzac and Tolstoy.

Almeida Garrett

Almeida Garrett 32 João Baptista da Silva Leitão de Almeida Garrett, 1st Viscount of Almeida Garrett was a Portuguese poet, orator, playwright, novelist, journalist, politician, and a peer of the realm. A major promoter of theater in Portugal he is considered the greatest figure of Portuguese Romanticism and a true revolutionary and humanist. He proposed the construction of the D. Maria II National Theatre and the creation of the Conservatory of Dramatic Art.

António de Oliveira Salazar

António de Oliveira Salazar 32 António de Oliveira Salazar was a Portuguese statesman, academic, and economist who served as Prime Minister of Portugal from 1932 to 1968. Having come to power under the Ditadura Nacional, he reframed the regime as the corporatist Estado Novo, with himself as a dictator. The regime he created lasted until 1974, making it one of the longest-lived authoritarian regimes in Europe.

Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro

Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro 32 Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro was a Portuguese artist known for his illustration, caricatures, sculpture, and ceramics designs. Bordalo Pinheiro created the popular cartoon character Zé Povinho (1875) and is considered the first Portuguese comics creator.

Michael (archangel)

Michael (archangel) 28 Michael, also called Saint Michael the Archangel, Archangel Michael and Saint Michael the Taxiarch is an archangel in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and the Baha'i faith. The earliest surviving mentions of his name are in third- and second-century-BC Jewish works, often but not always apocalyptic, where he is the chief of the angels and archangels, and he is the guardian prince of Israel and is responsible for the care of Israel. Christianity conserved nearly all the Jewish traditions concerning him, and he is mentioned explicitly in Revelation 12:7–12, where he does battle with Satan, and in the Epistle of Jude, where the author denounces heretics by contrasting them with Michael.

Manuel I of Portugal

Manuel I of Portugal 28 Manuel I, known as the Fortunate, was King of Portugal from 1495 to 1521. A member of the House of Aviz, Manuel was Duke of Beja and Viseu prior to succeeding his cousin, John II of Portugal, as monarch. Manuel ruled over a period of intensive expansion of the Portuguese Empire owing to the numerous Portuguese discoveries made during his reign. His sponsorship of Vasco da Gama led to the Portuguese discovery of the sea route to India in 1498, resulting in the creation of the Portuguese India Armadas, which guaranteed Portugal's monopoly on the spice trade. Manuel began the Portuguese colonization of the Americas and Portuguese India, and oversaw the establishment of a vast trade empire across Africa and Asia.

António Aleixo

António Aleixo 28 António Fernandes Aleixo OB foi um poeta popular português.                                         

Camilo Castelo Branco

Camilo Castelo Branco 28 Camilo Castelo Branco, 1st Viscount of Correia Botelho, was a prolific Portuguese writer of the 19th century, having produced over 260 books. His writing is considered original in that it combines the dramatic and sentimental spirit of Romanticism with a highly personal combination of sarcasm, bitterness and dark humour. He is also celebrated for his peculiar wit and anecdotal character, as well as for his turbulent life.

Fernando Pessoa

Fernando Pessoa 28 Fernando António Nogueira Pessoa was a Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher, and philosopher, described as one of the most significant literary figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest poets in the Portuguese language. He also wrote in and translated from English and French.

Joaquim Augusto Mouzinho de Albuquerque

Joaquim Augusto Mouzinho de Albuquerque 26 Joaquim Augusto Mouzinho de Albuquerque was a Portuguese cavalry officer. He captured Gungunhana in Chaimite (1895) and was governor-general of Mozambique. He was a grandson of Luís da Silva Mouzinho de Albuquerque.

Gil Vicente

Gil Vicente 26 Gil Vicente, called the Trobadour, was a Portuguese playwright and poet who acted in and directed his own plays. Considered the chief dramatist of Portugal he is sometimes called the "Portuguese Plautus," often referred to as the "Father of Portuguese drama" and as one of Western literature's greatest playwrights. Also noted as a lyric poet, Vicente worked in Spanish as much as he worked in Portuguese and is thus, with Juan del Encina, considered joint-father of Spanish drama.

Our Lady of Fátima

Our Lady of Fátima 26 Our Lady of Fátima is a Catholic title of Mary, mother of Jesus, based on the Marian apparitions reported in 1917 by three shepherd children at the Cova da Iria in Fátima, Portugal. The three children were Lúcia dos Santos and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto. José Alves Correia da Silva, Bishop of Leiria, declared the events worthy of belief on 13 October 1930.

Florbela Espanca

Florbela Espanca 26 Florbela Espanca was a Portuguese poet. She is known for her passionate and feminist poetry. Fernando Pessoa later said she was his "twin soul".

Manuel de Arriaga

Manuel de Arriaga 26 Manuel José de Arriaga Brum da Silveira e Peyrelongue was a Portuguese lawyer, the first attorney-general and the first elected president of the First Portuguese Republic, following the deposition of King Manuel II of Portugal and a Republican Provisional Government headed by Teófilo Braga.

António Sérgio

António Sérgio 24 António Sérgio de Sousa was an influential educationist, philosopher, journalist, sociologist and essayist from Portugal.

António Machado Santos

António Machado Santos 24 António Maria de Azevedo Machado Santos was a Portuguese Navy officer, remembered as the "Hero of the Rotunda" for his role in the 5 October 1910 revolution.

Saint Lucy

Saint Lucy 24 Lucia of Syracuse (283–304), also called Saint Lucia was a Roman Christian martyr who died during the Diocletianic Persecution. She is venerated as a saint in Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, and Eastern Orthodox Christianity. She is one of eight women explicitly commemorated by Catholics in the Canon of the Mass. Her traditional feast day, known in Europe as Saint Lucy's Day, is observed by Western Christians on 13 December. Lucia of Syracuse was honored in the Middle Ages and remained a well-known saint in early modern England. She is one of the best known virgin martyrs, along with Agatha of Sicily, Agnes of Rome, Cecilia of Rome, and Catherine of Alexandria.

José Elias Garcia

José Elias Garcia 23 José Elias Garcia fue profesor de la Escuela del Ejército, periodista, político republicano y coronel de ingeniería del Ejército Portugués.

Dominic Savio

Dominic Savio 23 Dominic Savio was an Italian student of John Bosco. He was studying to be a priest when he became ill and died at the age of 14, possibly from pleurisy. He was noted for his piety and devotion to the Catholic faith, and was canonized a saint by Pope Pius XII in 1954.

Aquilino Ribeiro

Aquilino Ribeiro 23 Aquilino Gomes Ribeiro, ComL, was a Portuguese writer and diplomat. He is generally considered to be one of the great Portuguese novelists of the 20th century. In 1960, he was nominated for the Nobel Literature Prize; having been nominated by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Escritores.

Benedict of Nursia

Benedict of Nursia 23 Benedict of Nursia, often known as Saint Benedict, was an Italian Christian monk, writer, and theologian. He is venerated in the Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Oriental Orthodox Churches, the Anglican Communion, and Old Catholic Churches. In 1964 Pope Paul VI declared Benedict a patron saint of Europe.

Alves Redol

Alves Redol 22 António Alves Redol was an influential Portuguese neorealist writer.                               

Afonso de Albuquerque

Afonso de Albuquerque 21 Afonso de Albuquerque, 1st Duke of Goa, was a Portuguese general, admiral, and statesman. He served as viceroy of Portuguese India from 1509 to 1515, during which he expanded Portuguese influence across the Indian Ocean and built a reputation as a fierce and skilled military commander.

James the Great

James the Great 21 James the Great was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. According to the New Testament, he was the second of the apostles to die, and the first to be martyred. Saint James is the patron saint of Spain and, according to tradition, his remains are held in Santiago de Compostela in Galicia.

Miguel Torga

Miguel Torga 21 Miguel Torga, pseudonym of Adolfo Correia da Rocha, is considered one of the greatest Portuguese writers of the 20th century. He wrote poetry, short stories, a genre in which he is accounted a master, theater and a 16 volume diary, written from 1932 to 1993.

Ferreira de Castro

Ferreira de Castro 21 José Maria Ferreira de Castro was a Portuguese writer and journalist. Ferreira de Castro had a long career in journalism, and considered his fiction writing to be an extension of his documentary reporting; in that regard, he is considered to be one of the fathers of contemporary Portuguese social-realist fiction, a forerunner of socially-committed literature about the rural and working classes later further established by Alves Redol, and more than once a nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

José Norton de Matos

José Norton de Matos 20 José Maria Mendes Ribeiro Norton de Matos, GCTE, GCL was a Portuguese general and politician.       

Duarte Pacheco

Duarte Pacheco 19 Duarte José Pacheco GCC • GCSE foi um engenheiro e estadista português.                             

Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II 19 Pope John Paul II was head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 until his death in 2005.

Teófilo Braga

Teófilo Braga 19 Joaquim Teófilo Fernandes Braga was a Portuguese writer, playwright, politician and the leader of the Republican Provisional Government after the overthrow of King Manuel II, as well as the second elected president of the First Portuguese Republic, after the resignation of President Manuel de Arriaga.

José Maria Latino Coelho

José Maria Latino Coelho 19 José Maria Latino Coelho, mais conhecido por Latino Coelho, militar, escritor, jornalista, filólogo, historiador, ensaísta e político português, formado em Engenharia Militar. Seguiu a carreira das armas, tendo atingido o posto de general de brigada do estado-maior de engenharia. Seguindo um percurso político que o levaria do Partido Regenerador, pelo qual foi eleito deputado, ao Partido Republicano Português, com passagem por um governo do Partido Reformista, de que foi fundador e ministro, a sua carreira política percorreu todo o arco partidário da Monarquia Constitucional. Foi várias vezes eleito deputado, foi par do Reino eleito e exerceu as funções de ministro da Marinha e de vogal do Conselho Geral de Instrução Pública. Foi lente na Escola Politécnica de Lisboa e sócio efetivo e secretário perpétuo da Academia Real das Ciências de Lisboa. Como escritor, notabilizou-se com obras notáveis de foro histórico e ensaístico.

Bento de Jesus Caraça

Bento de Jesus Caraça 19 Bento de Jesus Caraça, GCSE, GOL was an influential Portuguese mathematician, economist and statistician. Caraça was also a member of the Portuguese Communist Party, and participated in the formation of the Portuguese Movement of National Antifascist Unity and Movement of Democratic Unity in the 1940s. For his role in the resistance against the Estado Novo regime led by António Oliveira Salazar, Caraça was arrested and lost his professorship at the ISCEF.

Bartolomeu Dias

Bartolomeu Dias 18 Bartolomeu Dias was a Portuguese mariner and explorer. In 1488, he became the first European navigator to round the southern tip of Africa and to demonstrate that the most effective southward route for ships lies in the open ocean, well to the west of the African coast. His discoveries effectively established the sea route between Europe and Asia.

Saint Amaro

Saint Amaro 18 According to Catholic tradition, Saint Amaro or Amarus the Pilgrim was an abbot and sailor who it was claimed sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to an earthly paradise. There are two historical figures who may have provided the basis for this legend. The first was a French penitent of the same name who went on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in the thirteenth century. On his return journey, he established himself at Burgos, where he founded a hospital for lepers.

Gil Eanes

Gil Eanes 17 Gil Eanes was a 15th-century Portuguese navigator and explorer.                                     

Antero de Quental

Antero de Quental 17 Antero Tarquínio de Quental was a Portuguese poet, philosopher, and writer. De Quental is regarded as one of the greatest poets of his generation and is recognized as one of the most influential Portuguese language artists of all time. His name is often mentioned alongside Luís Vaz de Camões, Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage, and Fernando Pessoa.

Ferdinand Magellan

Ferdinand Magellan 17 Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese explorer best known for having planned and led the 1519 Spanish expedition to the East Indies across the Pacific Ocean to open a maritime trade route, during which he discovered the interoceanic passage thereafter bearing his name and achieved the first European navigation to Asia via the Pacific. After his death, this expedition was the first to circumnavigate the globe in 1519–22 in the service of Spain.

Saint Lawrence

Saint Lawrence 17 Saint Lawrence or Laurence was one of the seven deacons of the city of Rome under Pope Sixtus II who were martyred in the persecution of the Christians that the Roman Emperor Valerian ordered in 258.

Catherine of Alexandria

Catherine of Alexandria 17 Catherine of Alexandria, also spelled Katherine is, according to tradition, a Christian saint and virgin, who was martyred in the early fourth century at the hands of the emperor Maxentius. According to her hagiography, she was both a princess and a noted scholar who became a Christian around the age of 14, converted hundreds of people to Christianity and was martyred around the age of 18. More than 1,100 years after Catherine's martyrdom, Joan of Arc identified her as one of the saints who appeared to and counselled her.

José Régio

José Régio 17 José Maria dos Reis Pereira, better known by the pen name José Régio, was a Portuguese writer who spent most of his life in Portalegre. He was the brother of Júlio Maria dos Reis Pereira, a painter and illustrator.

Calouste Gulbenkian

Calouste Gulbenkian 16 Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian, nicknamed "Mr Five Per Cent", was a British-Armenian businessman and philanthropist. He played a major role in making the petroleum reserves of the Middle East available to Western development and is credited with being the first person to exploit Iraqi oil. Gulbenkian travelled extensively and lived in a number of cities including Istanbul, London, Paris, and Lisbon.

Martin of Tours

Martin of Tours 16 Martin of Tours, also known as Martin the Merciful, was the third bishop of Tours. He has become one of the most familiar and recognizable Christian saints in France, heralded as the patron saint of the Third Republic, and is patron saint of many communities and organizations across Europe. A native of Pannonia, he converted to Christianity at a young age. He served in the Roman cavalry in Gaul, but left military service at some point prior to 361, when he became a disciple of Hilary of Poitiers, establishing the monastery at Ligugé. He was consecrated as Bishop of Caesarodunum (Tours) in 371. As bishop, he was active in the suppression of the remnants of Gallo-Roman religion, but he opposed the violent persecution of the Priscillianist sect of ascetics.

Vasco Santana

Vasco Santana 16 Vasco Santana was a Portuguese actor, one of the most renowned of the classical era of Portuguese cinema.

Vincent of Saragossa

Vincent of Saragossa 16 Vincent of Saragossa, the Protomartyr of Spain, was a deacon of the Church of Saragossa. He is the patron saint of Lisbon and Valencia. His feast day is 22 January in the Catholic Church and Anglican Communion and the Orthodox Church, with an additional commemoration on 11 November in the Orthodox Church. He was born at Huesca and martyred under the Emperor Diocletian around the year 304.

Guerra Junqueiro

Guerra Junqueiro 16 Abílio Manuel Guerra Junqueiro was a Portuguese top civil servant, member of the Portuguese House of Representatives, journalist, author, and poet. His work helped inspire the creation of the Portuguese First Republic. Junqueiro wrote highly satiric poems criticizing conservatism, romanticism, and the Church leading up to the Portuguese Revolution of 1910. He was one of Europe's greatest poets. Junqueiro studied law at the University of Coimbra.

Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage

Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage 16 Manuel Maria Barbosa l'Hedois du Bocage, most often referred to simply as Bocage, was a Portuguese Neoclassic poet, writing at the beginning of his career under the pen name Elmano Sadino.

Saint Barbara

Saint Barbara 16 Saint Barbara, known in the Eastern Orthodox Church as the Great Martyr Barbara, was an early Christian Greek saint and martyr.

Saint Blaise

Saint Blaise 16 Blaise of Sebaste was a physician and bishop of Sebastea in historical Lesser Armenia who is venerated as a Christian saint and martyr. He is counted as one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers.

Natália Correia

Natália Correia 15 Natália de Oliveira Correia, GOSE, GOL was a Portuguese intellectual, poet and social activist, as well as the author of the official lyrics of the "Hino dos Açores", the regional anthem of the Autonomous Region of the Azores. Her work spanned various genres of Portuguese media and she collaborated with many Portuguese and international figures. A member of the Portuguese National Assembly (1980–1991), she regularly intervened politically on behalf of the arts and culture, in the defense of human rights and women's rights. Along with José Saramago, Armindo Magalhães, Manuel da Fonseca and Urbano Tavares Rodrigues, she helped create the FNDC, Frente Nacional para a Defesa da Cultura. She was a central figure in the artistic scene, who met with peoples central to Portuguese culture and literature in the 1950s and 1960s. Her works have been translated into various languages.

Adelino Amaro da Costa

Adelino Amaro da Costa 15 Adelino Manuel Lopes Amaro da Costa, GCIH was a Portuguese politician.                             

Manuel de Brito Camacho

Manuel de Brito Camacho 15 Manuel de Brito Camacho a Portuguese military officer, writer, publicist and politician, who among other positions, was Minister of Public Works, Commerce and Industry (1910–1911) and Republican High Commissioner to Portuguese Mozambique. He was the founder of the Partido Unionista, and director of the newspaper A Luta, the mouthpiece of the same Party.

Bento Gonçalves da Silva

Bento Gonçalves da Silva 15 Bento Gonçalves da Silva was a Brazilian army officer, politician and rebel leader of the Riograndense Republic. He was the first President of the Riograndense Republic and, by all accounts, one of the most prominent figures in the history of Rio Grande do Sul.

José Carlos Ary dos Santos

José Carlos Ary dos Santos 15 José Carlos Pereira Ary dos Santos, better known as José Carlos Ary dos Santos, or simply Ary dos Santos was a Portuguese poet, lyricist, and poetry reader. He published his first book, A liturgia do sangue, in 1963, although his family had already published a book of his poems, Asas, against his will, when he was just 15.

Pedro Nunes

Pedro Nunes 14 Pedro Nunes was a Portuguese mathematician, cosmographer, and professor, probably from a New Christian family.

João Gonçalves Zarco

João Gonçalves Zarco 14 João Gonçalves Zarco was a Portuguese explorer who established settlements and recognition of the Madeira Islands, and was appointed first captain of Funchal by Henry the Navigator.

John II of Portugal

John II of Portugal 13 John II, called the Perfect Prince, was King of Portugal from 1481 until his death in 1495, and also for a brief time in 1477. He is known for re-establishing the power of the Portuguese monarchy, reinvigorating the Portuguese economy, and renewing his country's exploration of Africa and Asia.

António Vieira

António Vieira 13 António Vieira was a Portuguese Jesuit priest, diplomat, orator, preacher, philosopher, writer, and member of the Royal Council to the King of Portugal.

Amália Rodrigues

Amália Rodrigues 13 Amália da Piedade Rebordão Rodrigues GCSE, GCIH, better known as Amália Rodrigues or popularly as Amália, was a Portuguese fadista.

Soeiro Pereira Gomes

Soeiro Pereira Gomes 13 Joaquim Soeiro Pereira Gomes was a Portuguese writer of realist influence and became one of the major names of Portuguese literature of the 20th century. Pereira Gomes is, along with Alves Redol, the biggest name of the Portuguese neo-realist movement. He was also a communist militant and that was always present in his work. The Portuguese Communist Party headquarters, in Lisbon, is named after him.

Júlio Dinis

Júlio Dinis 13 Júlio Dinis, pseudonym of Joaquim Guilherme Gomes Coelho was a Portuguese medical doctor and poet, playwright and novelist. He was the first great novelist of modern Portuguese middle-class society. His novels, extremely popular in his lifetime and still widely read in Portugal today, are written in a simple and direct style accessible to a large public.

Ramalho Ortigão

Ramalho Ortigão 13 José Duarte Ramalho Ortigão was a Portuguese writer of the late 19th century and early 20th century.

Manuel da Fonseca

Manuel da Fonseca 13 Manuel Lopes Fonseca, better known as Manuel da Fonseca, was a Portuguese writer.                   

Teófilo da Trindade

Teófilo da Trindade 12 Teófilo José da Trindade GCTE • GOA • GOSE • GCMAI foi um militar, político e administrador colonial português.

Maria Helena Vieira da Silva

Maria Helena Vieira da Silva 12 Maria Helena Vieira da Silva was a Portuguese abstract painter. She was considered a leading member of the European abstract expressionism movement known as Art Informel. Her works feature complex interiors and city views using lines that explore space and perspective. She also worked in tapestry and stained glass.

Fialho de Almeida

Fialho de Almeida 12 José Valentim Fialho de Almeida, better known as Fialho de Almeida, was a Portuguese writer, journalist, and translator associated with Symbolism and the Decadent movement. In his political writings, he often expressed anti-monarchical and republican sentiments.

Sidónio Pais

Sidónio Pais 12 Sidónio Bernardino Cardoso da Silva Pais was a Portuguese politician, military officer, and diplomat, who served as the fourth president of the First Portuguese Republic in 1918. One of the most divisive figures in modern Portuguese history, he was referred to by the writer Fernando Pessoa as the "President-King", a description that stuck in later years and symbolizes his regime.

Pedro V of Portugal

Pedro V of Portugal 12 Peter V, nicknamed "the Hopeful", was King of Portugal from 1853 to 1861.                           

Vitorino Nemésio

Vitorino Nemésio 12 Vitorino Nemésio Mendes Pinheiro da Silva was a Portuguese poet, author and intellectual from Terceira, Azores, best known for his novel Mau Tempo No Canal, as well as being a professor in the Faculty of Letters at the University of Lisbon and member of the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon.

Salvador of Horta

Salvador of Horta 12 Salvador of Horta was a Spanish Franciscan lay brother from the region of Catalonia in Spain, who was celebrated as a miracle worker during his lifetime. He is honored as a saint by the Catholic Church.

Afonso Costa

Afonso Costa 12 Afonso Augusto da Costa, GCTE, GCL was a Portuguese lawyer, professor and republican politician.   

Saint Roch

Saint Roch 12 Roch, also called Rock in English, was a Majorcan Catholic confessor whose death is commemorated on 16 August and 9 September in Italy; he was especially invoked against the plague. He has the designation of Rollox in Glasgow, Scotland, said to be a corruption of Roch's Loch, which referred to a small loch once near a chapel dedicated to Roch in 1506.

Almada Negreiros

Almada Negreiros 12 José Sobral de Almada Negreiros was a Portuguese artist. He was born in the colony of Portuguese São Tomé and Príncipe, the son of a Portuguese father, António Lobo de Almada Negreiros, and a Santomean mother, Elvira Freire Sobral. Besides literature and painting, Almada developed ballet choreographies, and worked on tapestry, engraving, murals, caricature, mosaic, azulejo and stained glass.

Andrew the Apostle

Andrew the Apostle 12 Andrew the Apostle, also called Saint Andrew, was an apostle of Jesus. According to the New Testament, he was a fisherman and one of the Twelve Apostles chosen by Jesus. The title First-Called stems from the Gospel of John, where Andrew, initially a disciple of John the Baptist, follows Jesus and, recognizing him as the Messiah, introduces his brother Simon Peter to him.

Adriano Correia de Oliveira

Adriano Correia de Oliveira 12 Adriano Maria Correia Gomes de Oliveira, GCIH, ComL, or just Adriano was a Portuguese musician, born to a conservative Roman Catholic family in Porto. His family moved to Avintes after his birth. He went to Coimbra to study at the University of Coimbra, and eventually dropped out, albeit being involved in the student activism and Coimbra fado music.

Heliodoro Salgado

Heliodoro Salgado 11 Heliodoro Salgado foi um intelectual, jornalista e publicista republicano e livre-pensador, que se notabilizou como militante anticlerical e propagandista dos ideais republicanos. Foi descrito como "protótipo do proletário intelectual" e considerado "um dos progenitores do anarquismo intervencionista". Foi iniciado na Maçonaria em 1890.

Roque González y de Santa Cruz

Roque González y de Santa Cruz 11 Roque González de Santa Cruz, SJ was a Jesuit priest who was the first missionary among the Guarani people in Paraguay. He is honored as a martyr and saint by the Catholic Church.

Mark the Evangelist

Mark the Evangelist 11 Mark the Evangelist also known as John Mark or Saint Mark, is the person who is traditionally ascribed to be the author of the Gospel of Mark. Modern Bible scholars have concluded that the Gospel of Mark was written by an anonymous author rather than an identifiable historical figure. According to Church tradition, Mark founded the episcopal see of Alexandria, which was one of the five most important sees of early Christianity. His feast day is celebrated on April 25, and his symbol is the winged lion.


Jesus 11 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.

José Saramago

José Saramago 11 José de Sousa Saramago was a Portuguese writer. He was the recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature for his "parables sustained by imagination, compassion and irony [with which he] continually enables us once again to apprehend an elusory reality." His works, some of which can be seen as allegories, commonly present subversive perspectives on historic events, emphasizing the theopoetic human factor. In 2003 Harold Bloom described Saramago as "the most gifted novelist alive in the world today" and in 2010 said he considers Saramago to be "a permanent part of the Western canon", while James Wood praises "the distinctive tone to his fiction because he narrates his novels as if he were someone both wise and ignorant."

Fernão Lopes

Fernão Lopes 11 Fernão Lopes was a Portuguese chronicler appointed by King Edward of Portugal. Fernão Lopes wrote the history of Portugal, but only a part of his work remained.

Diogo Cão

Diogo Cão 11 Diogo Cão, also known as Diogo Cam, was a Portuguese mariner and one of the most notable explorers of the fifteenth century. He made two voyages along the west coast of Africa in the 1480s, exploring the Congo River and the coasts of present-day Angola and Namibia.

Maria Lamas

Maria Lamas 11 Maria Lamas was a Portuguese writer, translator, journalist, and feminist political activist.       

João de Castro

João de Castro 11 D. João de Castro was a Portuguese nobleman, scientist, writer and colonial administrator, being the fourth Portuguese Viceroy of India from 1545 to 1548. He was called Strong Castro by the poet Luís de Camões. De Castro was the second son of Álvaro de Castro, the civil governor of Lisbon. His wife was Leonor Coutinho.

Paul the Apostle

Paul the Apostle 11 Paul, commonly known as Paul the Apostle and Saint Paul, was a Christian apostle who spread the teachings of Jesus in the first-century world. For his contributions towards the New Testament, he is generally regarded as one of the most important figures of the Apostolic Age, and he also founded several Christian communities in Asia Minor and Europe from the mid-40s to the mid-50s AD.

John I of Portugal

John I of Portugal 10 John I, also called John of Aviz, was King of Portugal from 1385 until his death in 1433. He is recognized chiefly for his role in Portugal's victory in a succession war with Castile, preserving his country's independence and establishing the Aviz dynasty on the Portuguese throne. His long reign of 48 years, the most extensive of all Portuguese monarchs, saw the beginning of Portugal's overseas expansion. John's well-remembered reign in his country earned him the epithet of Fond Memory ; he was also referred to as "the Good", sometimes "the Great", and more rarely, especially in Spain, as "the Bastard" (Bastardo).

Bernardino Machado

Bernardino Machado 10 Bernardino Luís Machado Guimarães, GCTE, GCL, was a Portuguese political figure, the third and eighth president of Portugal.

Carlos I of Portugal

Carlos I of Portugal 10 Dom Carlos I, known as the Diplomat, the Martyr, and the Oceanographer, among many other names, was King of Portugal from 1889 until his assassination in 1908. He was the first Portuguese king to die a violent death since King Sebastian in 1578.

Fernando Namora

Fernando Namora 10 Fernando Namora, with the full name Fernando Gonçalves Namora was a Portuguese writer and medical doctor. Namora was born in Condeixa-a-Nova, Coimbra District and died in Lisbon, Portugal.

Afonso III of Portugal

Afonso III of Portugal 10 Afonso III, or Affonso, Alfonso or Alphonso (Portuguese-Galician) or Alphonsus (Latin), the Boulonnais, King of Portugal was the first to use the title King of Portugal and the Algarve, from 1249. He was the second son of King Afonso II of Portugal and his wife, Urraca of Castile; he succeeded his brother, King Sancho II of Portugal, who died on 4 January 1248.

Eduardo António Prieto Valadim

Eduardo António Prieto Valadim 10 Eduardo António Prieto Valadim, mais conhecido por Tenente Valadim, foi um herói das campanhas de conquista e pacificação que Portugal desenvolveu nas suas colónias em finais do século XIX. No contexto de exacerbada humilhação nacional que se seguiu ao ultimato britânico de 1890, a morte do Tenente Valadim, atribuída a maquinações britânicas, desencadeou uma gigantesca vaga de propaganda patriótica de que resultou a atribuição do seu nome a inúmeras ruas e praças de Portugal e dos seus então territórios coloniais.

Manuel Gomes da Costa

Manuel Gomes da Costa 10 Manuel de Oliveira Gomes da Costa, commonly known as Manuel Gomes da Costa or just Gomes da Costa, was a Portuguese army officer and politician, the tenth president of Portugal and the second of the National Dictatorship.

Gonçalo Velho Cabral

Gonçalo Velho Cabral 9 Gonçalo Velho Cabral was a Portuguese monk and Commander in the Order of Christ, explorer and hereditary landowner responsible for administering Crown lands on the same islands, during the Portuguese Age of Discovery.

Óscar Carmona

Óscar Carmona 9 António Óscar de Fragoso Carmona was a Portuguese Army officer and politician who served as prime minister of Portugal from 1926 to 1928 and as the 11th president of Portugal from 1926 until his death in 1951. He also served as the Minister of War, in late 1923 and in 1926, and as a Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1926.

Carvalho Araújo

Carvalho Araújo 9 José Botelho de Carvalho Araújo was a Portuguese Navy officer and colonial administrator who died in action in World War I battling German U-boat SM U-139, commanded by submarine ace Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière.

Américo Monteiro de Aguiar

Américo Monteiro de Aguiar 9 Américo Monteiro de Aguiar, mais conhecido por Padre Américo, foi um importante benfeitor português que dedicou a sua vida aos mais carenciados, principalmente jovens, que se traduziu em inúmeras realizações. Foi em São Pedro de Alva, que o Padre Américo idealizou da Obra da Rua e fundou a sua primeira Casa da Colónia como era assim chamada a Casa do Gaiato, a mais conhecida e relevante referida obra.


Ribeirinho 9 Ribeirinho, stage name of Francisco Carlos Lopes Ribeiro was a Portuguese actor and director.       

José Francisco Trindade Coelho

José Francisco Trindade Coelho 9 José Francisco Trindade Coelho foi um escritor, magistrado e político português.                   

Cesário Verde

Cesário Verde 9 Cesário Verde was a 19th-century Portuguese poet. His work, while mostly ignored during his lifetime and not well known outside of the country's borders even today, is generally considered to be amongst the most important in Portuguese poetry and is widely taught in schools. This is partly due to his being championed by many other authors after his death, notably Fernando Pessoa.

Anthony the Great

Anthony the Great 9 Anthony the Great was a Christian monk from Egypt, revered since his death as a saint. He is distinguished from other saints named Anthony, such as Anthony of Padua, by various epithets: Anthony of Egypt, Anthony the Abbot, Anthony of the Desert, Anthony the Anchorite, Anthony the Hermit, and Anthony of Thebes. For his importance among the Desert Fathers and to all later Christian monasticism, he is also known as the Father of All Monks. His feast day is celebrated on 17 January among the Eastern Orthodox and Catholic churches and on Tobi 22 in the Coptic calendar.

Virgin of Los Remedios

Virgin of Los Remedios 9 The Virgin of Los Remedios or Our Lady of Los Remedios is a title of the Virgin Mary developed by the Trinitarian Order, founded in the late 12th century. The devotion became tied to the Reconquista of Spain, then still at its height. In the following century it spread to other parts of Europe. When Spain began the exploration and conquest of the Americas, it was a favorite devotion of the Spanish conquistadores. It remains a popular devotion in Spain and Latin America.

Sebastião da Gama

Sebastião da Gama 8 Sebastião Artur Cardoso da Gama was a Portuguese poet.                                             

Francisco Rodrigues da Cruz

Francisco Rodrigues da Cruz 8 Francisco Rodrigues da Cruz, SJ, more commonly known as Father Cruz was a Portuguese Catholic priest. Revered in Portugal for his apostolic fervor and charity, he visited prisons and hospitals in every city, gave alms to the poor and ministered spiritually to all, achieving a great reputation for sanctity. Some called him "Blessed Father Cruz" and "Apostle of Charity" still in his lifetime.

António Sardinha

António Sardinha 8 António Sardinha was a Portuguese writer and leading theorist of the movement known as Integralismo Lusitano. He worldview was strongly conservative.

Maria II of Portugal

Maria II of Portugal 8 Dona Maria II "the Educator" or "the Good Mother", was Queen of Portugal from 1826 to 1828, and again from 1834 to 1853.

Clare of Assisi

Clare of Assisi 8 Chiara Offreduccio, known as Clare of Assisi, was an Italian saint who was one of the first followers of Francis of Assisi.

Sancho I of Portugal

Sancho I of Portugal 8 Sancho I of Portugal, nicknamed "the Populator", King of Portugal was the second but only surviving legitimate son and fifth child of Afonso I of Portugal by his wife, Maud of Savoy. Sancho succeeded his father and was crowned in Coimbra when he was 31 years old on 9 December 1185. He used the title King of Silves from 1189 until he lost the territory to Almohad control in 1191.

Henrique Galvão

Henrique Galvão 8 Henrique Carlos da Mata Galvão was a Portuguese military officer, writer and politician. He was initially a supporter but later become one of the strongest opponents of the Portuguese Estado Novo under António de Oliveira Salazar.

Pope Sylvester I

Pope Sylvester I 8 Pope Sylvester I was the bishop of Rome from 31 January 314 until his death on 31 December 335. He filled the See of Rome at an important era in the history of the Western Church, though very little is known of his life.

Elizabeth of Portugal

Elizabeth of Portugal 8 Elizabeth of Aragon, more commonly known as Elizabeth of Portugal, was queen consort of Portugal who is venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church.

Saint Stephen

Saint Stephen 8 Stephen is traditionally venerated as the protomartyr or first martyr of Christianity. According to the Acts of the Apostles, he was a deacon in the early church at Jerusalem who angered members of various synagogues by his teachings. Accused of blasphemy at his trial, he made a speech denouncing the Jewish authorities who were sitting in judgment on him and was then stoned to death. Saul of Tarsus, later known as Paul the Apostle, a Pharisee and Roman citizen who would later become an apostle, participated in Stephen's martyrdom.

Abel Salazar (actor)

Abel Salazar (actor) 8 Abel Salazar García was a Mexican actor, producer and director. He appeared in 70 films between 1941 and 1989. He was a son of Don García and his wife, and brother to Don Alfredo Salazar.

John III of Portugal

John III of Portugal 7 John III, nicknamed The Pious, was the King of Portugal and the Algarves from 1521 until his death in 1557. He was the son of King Manuel I and Maria of Aragon, the third daughter of King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella I of Castile. John succeeded his father in 1521 at the age of nineteen.

Eleanor of Viseu

Eleanor of Viseu 7 Eleanor of Viseu was a Portuguese infanta (princess) and later queen consort of Portugal. She is considered one of her country's most notable queens consort and one of the only two who were not foreigners. To distinguish her from other infantas of the same name, she is commonly known as Eleanor of Viseu or Eleanor of Lancaster. In Portugal, she is known universally as Rainha Dona Leonor.

Francis Xavier

Francis Xavier 7 Francis Xavier, SJ, venerated as Saint Francis Xavier, was a Spanish Catholic missionary and saint who co-founded the Society of Jesus and, as a representative of the Portuguese Empire, led the first Christian mission to Japan.

Álvaro Cunhal

Álvaro Cunhal 7 Álvaro Barreirinhas Cunhal was a Portuguese communist revolutionary and politician. He was one of the major opponents of the dictatorial regime of the Estado Novo. He served as secretary-general of the Portuguese Communist Party (PCP) from 1961 to 1992.

José Falcón

José Falcón 7 José Carlos Frita Falcão, known as José Falcón was a Portuguese matador whose bullfighting career spanned just over a decade. As of 2011, he was the last matador to be killed in the ring.

Pope Paul VI

Pope Paul VI 7 Pope Paul VI was head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 21 June 1963 to his death in August 1978. Succeeding John XXIII, he continued the Second Vatican Council, which he closed in 1965, implementing its numerous reforms. He fostered improved ecumenical relations with Eastern Orthodox and Protestant churches, which resulted in many historic meetings and agreements. In January 1964, he flew to Jordan, the first time a reigning pontiff had left Italy in more than a century.

João Pinheiro Chagas

João Pinheiro Chagas 7 João Pinheiro Chagas was a Portuguese politician, literary critic, propagandist, editor, and journalist. He was heavily involved in several rebellions condemning the monarchy and disseminating materials via pamphlets and newspaper in support of the Portuguese Republican Party. He was among the leaders of the 5 October 1910 revolution and the Lisbon Regicide, and later served as Ambassador to Paris for 14-years, and twice as interim prime minister of the Portuguese First Republic.

José Relvas

José Relvas 7 José Maria de Mascarenhas Relvas de Campos (Golegã, Golegã, 5 March 1858 – Alpiarça, Casa dos Patudos, 31 October 1929; Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuˈzɛ ˈʁɛlvɐʃ], was a Portuguese politician and 70th Prime Minister of Portugal.

Saint Christopher

Saint Christopher 7 Saint Christopher is venerated by several Christian denominations as a martyr killed in the reign of the 3rd-century Roman emperor Decius, or alternatively under the emperor Maximinus Daia. There appears to be confusion due to the similarity in names "Decius" and "Daia". Churches and monasteries were named after him by the 7th century.

Garcia de Resende

Garcia de Resende 7 Garcia de Resende was a Portuguese poet and editor. He served John II as a page and private secretary. After John's death, he continued to enjoy the same favour with Manuel I, whom he accompanied to Castile in 1498, and from whom he obtained a knighthood in the Order of Christ.

António Nobre

António Nobre 7 António Pereira Nobre was a Portuguese poet. His masterpiece, Só, was the only book he published. 

Bernardo Santareno

Bernardo Santareno 7 Bernardo Santareno is the pseudonym of António Martinho do Rosário, a Portuguese writer.           

José Gomes Ferreira

José Gomes Ferreira 7 José Gomes Ferreira, GOSE, GOL was a Portuguese poet and fiction writer with a vast work of varied influences. Gomes Ferreira was also a political activist who participated in the resistance against the dictatorship of Oliveira Salazar, becoming later a member of the Portuguese Communist Party. In the late 1970s he held the presidency of the Portuguese Writers Association.

José Frederico Ulrich

José Frederico Ulrich 6 José Frederico do Casal Ribeiro Ulrich ComC • GCC, mais conhecido por José Frederico Ulrich, foi um engenheiro civil, professor universitário, administrador de empresas e político que se notabilizou durante o Estado Novo.

Emídio Navarro

Emídio Navarro 6 Emídio Júlio Navarro foi um político português. Fez parte do Partido Progressista,                 

Fontes Pereira de Melo

Fontes Pereira de Melo 6 António Maria de Fontes Pereira de Melo GCTE KGF was a Portuguese statesman and engineer. He was a leading parliamentarian and political figure of his time. Among other posts held, he was six times minister of finance and minister of public works. From 1871 to 1886, he served three times as prime minister of Portugal, for a total of 11 years.

Ruy Luís Gomes

Ruy Luís Gomes 6 Ruy Luís Gomes (5 December 1905 – 27 October 1984) was a Portuguese mathematician who made significant contributions to the development of mathematical physics and the state of academia in Portugal during the twentieth century. He was part of a generation of young Portuguese mathematicians, including António Aniceto Monteiro (1907–1980), Hugo Baptista Ribeiro (1910–1988) and José Sebastião e Silva (1914–1972), who held the common goal of involving Portugal in the global progression of science through conducting and publishing original research. Because of this, however, he began to gain notoriety as a dissident of the Salazar regime, which condemned independent thinking. Eventually, he left Portugal for South America to escape further persecution for his involvement with the Portuguese Communist party. Following his exile, which lasted nearly two decades, Gomes returned to Portugal for the last ten years of his life before he died of a heart attack in 1984.

José Dias Coelho

José Dias Coelho 6 José Dias Coelho was a Portuguese painter and sculptor, an anti-fascist and an important member of the Portuguese Communist Party.

Alfredo Keil

Alfredo Keil 6 Alfredo Cristiano Keil was a Portuguese romantic composer and painter.                             

Nosso Senhor dos Aflitos

Nosso Senhor dos Aflitos 6 Nosso Senhor dos Aflitos, ou simplesmente Senhor Jesus dos Aflitos e Senhor dos Aflitos, é uma invocação religiosa a Jesus Cristo e uma devoção especial na Igreja Católica a Ele dirigida, a qual faz memória à aflição sentida por Nosso Senhor desde sua condenação à morte no pretório, assim como durante a Sua Paixão e crucifixão no Monte Calvário, perto de Jerusalém.

Pope John XXI

Pope John XXI 6 Pope John XXI, born Pedro Julião, was the bishop of Rome and head of the Catholic Church from 8 September 1276 to his death. He is the only Portuguese pope in history. He is sometimes identified with the logician and herbalist Peter of Spain, which would make him the only pope to have been a physician.

Mammes of Caesarea

Mammes of Caesarea 6 Saint Mammes of Caesarea was a child-martyr of the 3rd century, who was martyred at Caesarea. His parents, Theodotus and Rufina, were also martyred.

Guilherme Gomes Fernandes

Guilherme Gomes Fernandes 6 Guilherme Gomes Fernandes (1850–1902) helped to found the Humanitarian Association of Volunteer Firefighters (1874–75) and the Public Salvation Corps in Portugal. He became Commander of the fire department in 1877. He combated the fire of the Baquet Theater in 1888 as the Commander of the Volunteer Fire Department of the Port. He created and directed the newspaper "O Bombeiro Voluntario." There are a number of streets named for him in Portugal. There is a monument by sculptor Bento Candido Silva that was inaugurated in 1915 in the Plaza de Guilherme Gomes Fernandes in Vitoria City of Port in Portugal. A stamp with his portrait was issued in 1953 in Portugal.

Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho

Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho 6 Otelo Nuno Romão Saraiva de Carvalho, GCL was a Portuguese military officer that was the chief strategist of the 1974 Carnation Revolution and who later became a terrorist leader. After the Revolution, Otelo assumed leadership roles in the first Portuguese Provisional Governments, alongside Vasco Gonçalves and Francisco da Costa Gomes, and as the head of military defense force COPCON. In 1976, Otelo ran in the first Portuguese presidential election, in which he placed second with the base of his support coming from the far-left. Otelo was tried and sentenced for being a leading member of the terrorist group Forças Populares 25 de Abril, which killed 19 people in several terrorist attacks. In 1996, the Portuguese Parliament voted to pardon him and several others who had been sentenced for FP-25 activities. The pardons were promoted by President Mário Soares as a gesture of democratic reconciliation.

Rita of Cascia

Rita of Cascia 6 Rita of Cascia, OSA, was an Italian widow and Augustinian nun. After Rita's husband died, she joined an Augustinian community of religious sisters, where she was known both for practicing mortification of the flesh and for the efficacy of her prayers. Various miracles are attributed to her intercession, and she is often portrayed with a bleeding wound on her forehead, which is understood to indicate a partial stigmata.

Gomes Freire de Andrade

Gomes Freire de Andrade 6 Gomes Freire de Andrade, ComC was a field marshal and officer of the Portuguese army. Towards the end of his military career, he commanded a Portuguese legion in the French army and participated in the French invasion of Russia. He was executed in 1817 after being accused of leading a conspiracy against the Portuguese government.

Raul Brandão

Raul Brandão 6 Raul Germano Brandão was a Portuguese writer, journalist and military officer, notable for the realism of his literary descriptions and by the lyricism of his language. Brandão was born in Foz do Douro, a parish of Porto, where he spent the majority of his youth. Born in a family of sailors, the ocean and the sailors are recurring themes in his work.

Manuel II of Portugal

Manuel II of Portugal 6 Dom Manuel II, "the Patriot" or "the Unfortunate", was the last King of Portugal, ascending the throne after the assassination of his father, King Carlos I, and his elder brother, Luís Filipe, the Prince Royal. Before ascending the throne he held the title of Duke of Beja. His reign ended with the fall of the monarchy during the 5 October 1910 revolution, and Manuel lived the rest of his life in exile in Twickenham, Middlesex, England.

João Villaret

João Villaret 6 João Henrique Pereira Villaret was a Portuguese actor.                                             

Jaime Cortesão

Jaime Cortesão 6 Jaime Zuzarte Cortesão was a Portuguese medical doctor, politician, historian and writer.           

Joaquim Ferreira dos Santos, 1.º Conde de Ferreira

Joaquim Ferreira dos Santos, 1.º Conde de Ferreira 6 Joaquim Ferreira dos Santos ComC • ComNSC, 1.º Barão de Ferreira, 1.º Visconde de Ferreira e 1.º Conde de Ferreira, foi um traficante de escravos, empresário comercial e filantropo português.

John IV of Portugal

John IV of Portugal 6 John IV, nicknamed John the Restorer, was the King of Portugal whose reign, lasting from 1640 until his death, began the Portuguese restoration of independence from Habsburg Spanish rule. His accession established the House of Braganza on the Portuguese throne, and marked the end of the 60-year-old Iberian Union by which Portugal and Spain shared the same monarch.

Amélie of Orléans

Amélie of Orléans 6 Dona Maria Amélia was the last Queen of Portugal as the wife of Carlos I of Portugal. She was regent of Portugal during the absence of her spouse in 1895.

Bartholomew the Apostle

Bartholomew the Apostle 6 Bartholomew was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus according to the New Testament. Most scholars today identify Bartholomew as Nathanael or Nathaniel, who appears in the Gospel of John.

José Fernando de Sousa

José Fernando de Sousa 6 O Conselheiro José Fernando de Sousa, geralmente conhecido como Fernando de Sousa e pelo pseudónimo jornalístico Nemo GOC foi um engenheiro, jornalista, escritor, político e militar português.

José Cardoso Pires

José Cardoso Pires 6 José Cardoso was a Portuguese author of short stories, novels, plays, and political satire.         

Ernesto Melo Antunes

Ernesto Melo Antunes 6 Ernesto Augusto de Melo Antunes junior, GCL was a Portuguese military officer who had a major role in the Carnation Revolution of 25 April 1974.

Mouzinho da Silveira

Mouzinho da Silveira 5 José Xavier Mouzinho da Silveira was a Portuguese statesman, jurist and politician, as well as one of the most important personalities of the Liberal Revolution of 1820, responsible for legislation and administrative reforms that shaped Portuguese institutions, taxation and justice in the period after the Constitutional Charter. Imprisoned after the Abrilada, he became one of the most uncompromising defenders of the Charter, remaining in exile for several years after 1828, and only returning in 1834 to defend his legislative agenda, exiling himself once again in 1836. In the final ten years of his life, Mouzinho da Silveira retired from public life, before his untimely death.

José Malhoa

José Malhoa 5 José Vital Branco Malhoa, known simply as José Malhoa was a Portuguese painter.                     

Eulalia of Barcelona

Eulalia of Barcelona 5 Eulalia, co-patron saint of Barcelona, was a 13-year-old Roman Christian virgin who was martyred in Barcelona during the persecution of Christians in the reign of emperor Diocletian. There is some dispute as to whether she is the same person as Eulalia of Mérida, whose story is similar.

João das Regras

João das Regras 5 João das Regras, in English, literally John of the Rules, was a Portuguese jurist of the second half of the 14th century. In the context of the 1383—1385 Crisis, in Portugal, he stood out for his masterly representation for the cause of the Master of Avis in the Coimbra Courts of 1385, the corollary of which was his acclaim as King of Portugal.

Manuel Marques

Manuel Marques 5 Manuel Pedro Correia de Oliveira Marques é um ator português.                                       

Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro

Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro 5 Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro, who is usually referred to as Columbano, was a Portuguese Realist painter. Usually considered the greatest Portuguese painter of the 19th century, he has been compared to the likes of Wilhelm Leibl and John Singer Sargent.


Ildefonsus 5 Ildefonsus or Ildephonsus was a scholar and theologian who served as the metropolitan Bishop of Toledo for the last decade of his life. His Gothic name was Hildefuns. In the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church he is known as Dexius based on the Ge'ez translation of legends about his life.

João Gonçalves Zarco da Câmara

João Gonçalves Zarco da Câmara 5 João Maria Evangelista Gonçalves Zarco da Câmara, mais conhecido como D. João da Câmara, foi um dramaturgo português. Foi o primeiro português a ser nomeado para o Prémio Nobel da Literatura, em 1901.

Joaquim António de Aguiar

Joaquim António de Aguiar 5 Joaquim António de Aguiar was a Portuguese politician. He held several relevant political posts during the Portuguese constitutional monarchy, namely as leader of the Cartists and later of the Partido Regenerador. He was three times prime minister of Portugal: between 1841 and 1842, in 1860 and finally from 1865 to 1868, when he entered a coalition with the Partido Progressista, in what became known as the Governo de Fusão.

Duke of Ávila and Bolama

Duke of Ávila and Bolama 5 This was a Portuguese nobility title granted by King Luís I of Portugal to António José de Ávila, 1st Duke of Ávila and Bolama, a remarkable Portuguese politician and ambassador during the liberal period.

Fernão Mendes Pinto

Fernão Mendes Pinto 5 Fernão Mendes Pinto was a Portuguese explorer and writer. His voyages are recorded in Pilgrimage, his autobiographical memoir, which was published posthumously in 1614. The historical accuracy of the work is debatable due to the many events that seem far-fetched or at least exaggerated, earning him the nickname Fernão Mentes Minto. Still, many aspects of the work can be verified, particularly through records of Pinto's service to the Portuguese crown and by his association with Jesuit missionaries.

José Leite de Vasconcelos

José Leite de Vasconcelos 5 José Leite de Vasconcelos Cardoso Pereira de Melo, known as simply Leite de Vasconcelos, was a Portuguese ethnographer, archaeologist and prolific author who wrote extensively on Portuguese philology and prehistory. He was the founder and the first director of the Portuguese National Museum of Archaeology.

Tristão Vaz Teixeira

Tristão Vaz Teixeira 5 Tristão Vaz Teixeira was a Portuguese navigator and explorer who, together with João Gonçalves Zarco and Bartolomeu Perestrelo, was the official discoverer and one of the first settlers of the archipelago of Madeira (1419–1420).

António Ferreira Gomes

António Ferreira Gomes 5 António Ferreira Gomes, GCSE, GCL was a Portuguese Roman Catholic bishop, and is considered one of the most notable figures of Portuguese Catholic hierarchy in the 20th century. He was forced into a 10-year exile from Portugal due to his opposition to the Estado Novo.

Martim Moniz

Martim Moniz 5 Martim Moniz was a Portuguese knight of noble birth, and famous figure in the Siege of Lisbon in 1147.

Maria Veleda

Maria Veleda 5 Maria Veleda, the pseudonym widely used by Maria Carolina Frederico Crispin (1871–1955), was a Portuguese educator, journalist and activist. One of the most effective early feminists in Portugal, she fought for the rights of women factory workers and encouraged the education of women, launching the Portuguese Group of Feminist Studies in 1907. She was a co-founder of the Republican League of Portuguese Women in 1908, later becoming President of the Board, while in 1915 she promoted the involvement of women in politics, founding the Female Association of Democratic Propaganda.

Teixeira de Pascoaes

Teixeira de Pascoaes 5 Joaquim Pereira Teixeira de Vasconcelos, better known by his pen name Teixeira de Pascoaes, was a Portuguese poet. He was nominated five times for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Bernardim Ribeiro

Bernardim Ribeiro 5 Bernardim Ribeiro was a Renaissance Portuguese poet and writer.                                     

Eduardo de Arantes e Oliveira

Eduardo de Arantes e Oliveira 5 Eduardo de Arantes e Oliveira CvC • ComC • GCC • OA • GCSE • GCIH foi um engenheiro e político português.

Simon the Zealot

Simon the Zealot 5 Simon the Zealot or Simon the Canaanite or Simon the Canaanean was one of the most obscure among the apostles of Jesus. A few pseudepigraphical writings were connected to him, but Jerome does not include him in De viris illustribus written between 392 and 393 AD.

Sampaio Bruno

Sampaio Bruno 5 José Pereira de Sampaio, de pseudónimo Bruno e Sampaio Bruno para a posteridade, foi um escritor, ensaísta e filósofo portuense e figura cimeira do pensamento português do seu tempo. É considerado o fundador da Filosofia Portuguesa.

José Estêvão Coelho de Magalhães

José Estêvão Coelho de Magalhães 4 José Estêvão Coelho de Magalhães, mais conhecido por José Estêvão, foi um notável jornalista, político e orador parlamentar português, sendo durante o período de 1836 a 1862 a figura dominante da oposição de esquerda na Câmara dos Deputados. Era bacharel formado em Direito pela Universidade de Coimbra, veterano das guerras liberais e um dos académicos que viveu o exílio em Inglaterra e na ilha Terceira e participou no Desembarque do Mindelo. Em 1841 fundou a A Revolução de Septembro, o mais influente jornal da imprensa liberal. Sempre mais radical que as soluções preconizadas pelos partidos políticos da época, foi por várias vezes obrigado a procurar refúgio fora do país devido à sua frontalidade na oposição. Participou activamente na Patuleia, integrando o exército rebelde que operava no Alentejo.

Luís da Câmara Pestana

Luís da Câmara Pestana 4 Luís da Câmara Pestana foi um higienista e professor universitário português que se destacou como um dos pioneiros da bacteriologia. Formou-se na Escola Médico-Cirúrgica de Lisboa (1889), com a tese O Micróbio do Carcinoma. Nomeado professor de Higiene, Medicina Legal e Anatomia Patológica daquela Escola em 1890, foi também cirurgião dos hospitais de Lisboa. Criou em 1892 o Instituto Bacteriológico de Lisboa, que hoje recorda o seu nome. Celebrizou-se ao demonstrar que o bacilo isolado na epidemia de Lisboa de 1894 não era o vibrião da cólera, afirmando-se como uma autoridade em matéria de higiene e saúde pública. Morreu prematuramente vítima da epidemia de peste que combatia na cidade do Porto. Fez parte de várias comissões científicas, nacionais e estrangeiras. Publicou numerosas obras sobre temática médica, com destaque para A Raiva em Portugal e Bakteriologische Untersuchungen über die Lissaboner Epidemie von 1894 (1898). Para além do instituto, o seu nome é ainda recordado num prestigioso prémio na área da microbiologia.

Carlos Pinhão

Carlos Pinhão 4 Carlos Pinhão ComM foi um jornalista e escritor português.                                         

Pedro I of Brazil

Pedro I of Brazil 4 Dom Pedro I was the founder and first ruler of the Empire of Brazil, where he was known as "the Liberator". As King Dom Pedro IV, he reigned briefly over Portugal, where he also became known as "the Liberator" as well as "the Soldier King". Born in Lisbon, Pedro I was the fourth child of King Dom John VI of Portugal and Queen Carlota Joaquina, and thus a member of the House of Braganza. When the country was invaded by French troops in 1807, he and his family fled to Portugal's largest and wealthiest colony, Brazil.

António Rodrigues Sampaio

António Rodrigues Sampaio 4 António Rodrigues Sampaio was a Portuguese politician and the President of the Council of Ministers from 25 March to 14 November 1881.

João de Barros

João de Barros 4 João de Barros, nicknamed the "Portuguese Livy", is one of the first great Portuguese historians, most famous for his Décadas da Ásia, a history of the Portuguese in India, Asia, and southeast Africa.

Passos Manuel

Passos Manuel 4 Manuel da Silva Passos was a Portuguese jurist and politician, one of the most notable personalities of 19th-century Portuguese Liberalism. He is more commonly referred to as Passos Manuel, due to the way he was addressed in Parliament, where members were announced by their surname — "Manuel" being apposed to his surname in order to distinguish him from his brother, José da Silva Passos, who was also a member of Parliament.

António Soares dos Reis

António Soares dos Reis 4 António Manuel Soares dos Reis was a Portuguese sculptor.                                           

Julian the Hospitaller

Julian the Hospitaller 4 Saint Julian the Hospitaller is a saint venerated in the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches. He is patron saint of the cities of Ghent (Belgium), Saint Julian's (Malta) and Macerata (Italy).


Euphemia 4 Euphemia, known as the All-praised in the Eastern Orthodox Church, was a virgin martyr, who died for her faith at Chalcedon in 303 AD.

José Joaquim Almeida

José Joaquim Almeida 4 José Joaquim Almeida, was a Portuguese-born American privateer who fought in the Anglo-American War of 1812 and the Argentine War of Independence.

Carlos Seixas

Carlos Seixas 4 José António Carlos de Seixas was a pre-eminent Portuguese composer of the 18th century. An accomplished virtuoso of both the organ and the harpsichord, Seixas succeeded his father as the organist for Coimbra Cathedral at the age of fourteen. In 1720, he departed for the capital, Lisbon, where he was to serve as the organist for the royal chapel, one of the highest offices for a musician in Portugal, a position which earned him a knighthood. Much of Seixas' music rests in an ambiguous transitional period from the learned style of the 17th century to the galant style of the 18th century.

Garcia de Orta

Garcia de Orta 4 Garcia de Orta was a Portuguese physician, herbalist, and naturalist, who worked primarily in Goa and Bombay in Portuguese India.

José Pedro da Silva

José Pedro da Silva 4 José Pedro da Silva, sacerdote açoriano que foi bispo auxiliar do Patriarcado de Lisboa e bispo da Diocese de Viseu.

Tomás Ribeiro (writer)

Tomás Ribeiro (writer) 4 Tomás António Ribeiro Ferreira, better known as Tomás Ribeiro or Thomaz Ribeiro, was a Portuguese politician, journalist, poet and Ultra-Romantic writer.

Marcos Portugal

Marcos Portugal 4 Marcos António da Fonseca Portugal, known as Marcos Portugal, or Marco Portogallo, was a Portuguese-born Brazilian classical composer, who achieved great international fame for his operas.

Alberto Araújo

Alberto Araújo 4 Alberto Emílio de Araújo foi um político revolucionário português antifascista opositor à ditadura e militante destacado do Partido Comunista Português, vítima do regime do Estado Novo.

Joaquim Pedro de Oliveira Martins

Joaquim Pedro de Oliveira Martins 4 Joaquim Pedro de Oliveira Martins was a Portuguese politician and social scientist. He was a writer, a deputy, a minister; he became the 47th Minister for Treasury Affairs on 17 January 1892.

José Joaquim Rodrigues de Freitas

José Joaquim Rodrigues de Freitas 4 José Joaquim Rodrigues de Freitas foi professor catedrático, escritor, jornalista e político português.

António Vitorino da França Borges (escritor)

António Vitorino da França Borges (escritor) 4 António Vitorino da França Borges foi um funcionário público, jornalista, escritor, político, maçon e lutador pelos ideais republicanos em Portugal. Foi tio paterno do militar e político homónimo António Vitorino da França Borges (1901-1989).

Bartolomeu Perestrello

Bartolomeu Perestrello 4 Bartolomeu Perestrello, 1st Capitão Donatário, Lord and Governor of the Island of Porto Santo was a Portuguese navigator and explorer that is claimed to have discovered and populated Porto Santo Island (1419) together with João Gonçalves Zarco and Tristão Vaz Teixeira. The account of his participation in the discovery is disputed by some historians.

João de Andrade Corvo

João de Andrade Corvo 4 João de Andrade Corvo foi Ministro dos Negócios Estrangeiros de Portugal de 13 de setembro de 1871 a 29 de janeiro de 1878, durante o governo de Fontes Pereira de Melo. Nesse período também acumulou a pasta da Marinha e Ultramar de 1872 a 1877. Frequentou o Colégio Militar e fez estudos de Medicina, Engenharia, Matemática e Ciências Naturais. Tem uma rua com o seu nome em Lisboa e Sintra.

John de Britto

John de Britto 4 John de Britto, SJ, also known as Arul Anandar, was a Portuguese Jesuit missionary and martyr, often called "the Portuguese St Francis Xavier" by Indian Catholics.

Pope Gregory I

Pope Gregory I 4 Pope Gregory I, commonly known as Saint Gregory the Great, was the 64th Bishop of Rome from 3 September 590 to his death. He is known for instituting the first recorded large-scale mission from Rome, the Gregorian mission, to convert the then largely pagan Anglo-Saxons to Christianity. Gregory is also well known for his writings, which were more prolific than those of any of his predecessors as pope. The epithet Saint Gregory the Dialogist has been attached to him in Eastern Christianity because of his Dialogues. English translations of Eastern texts sometimes list him as Gregory "Dialogos" from the Greek διάλογος, or the Anglo-Latinate equivalent "Dialogus".

Gaspar Corte-Real

Gaspar Corte-Real 4 Gaspar Corte-Real (1450–1501) was a Portuguese explorer who, alongside his father João Vaz Corte-Real and brother Miguel, participated in various exploratory voyages sponsored by the Portuguese Crown. These voyages are said to have been some of the first to reach Newfoundland and possibly other parts of eastern Canada.

Pope John XXIII

Pope John XXIII 4 Pope John XXIII was head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 28 October 1958 until his death in June 1963.

Augusto Gil

Augusto Gil 4 Augusto César Ferreira Gil was a Portuguese lawyer and poet.                                       

Luís Augusto Rebelo da Silva

Luís Augusto Rebelo da Silva 4 Luís Augusto Rebelo da Silva foi um jornalista, historiador, romancista e político português, colaborador activo de múltiplos periódicos e membro das tertúlias intelectuais e políticas lisboetas da última metade do século XIX. Foi um dos primeiros professores do Curso Superior de Letras, fundado em 1859 por D. Pedro V, leccionando a cadeira de História. Colaborando em múltiplos jornais e revistas, Rebelo da Silva afirmou-se como o mais prolífico dos escritores românticos portugueses, distinguindo-se ainda como orador e político, tendo exercido, entre outros, os cargos de deputado, par do Reino e ministro. Foi pai de Luís António Rebelo da Silva, cientista e professor de Agronomia, que lhe sucedeu na Câmara dos Pares.

Saint Justa and Saint Rufina

Saint Justa and Saint Rufina 4 Saint Justa and Saint Rufina is an oil on canvas painting by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, created c. 1666, now held in the Museum of Fine Arts of Seville.

Francisco de Almeida

Francisco de Almeida 4 Dom Francisco de Almeida, also known as the Great Dom Francisco, was a Portuguese nobleman, soldier and explorer. He distinguished himself as a counsellor to King John II of Portugal and later in the wars against the Moors and in the conquest of Granada in 1492. In 1505 he was appointed as the first governor and viceroy of the Portuguese State of India. Almeida is credited with establishing Portuguese hegemony in the Indian Ocean with his victory at the naval Battle of Diu in 1509. Before Almeida returned to Portugal he lost his life in a conflict with indigenous people at the Cape of Good Hope in 1510. His only son Lourenço de Almeida had previously been killed in the Battle of Chaul.

Francisco Manoel de Nascimento

Francisco Manoel de Nascimento 4 Francisco Manoel de Nascimento, better known by the literary name of Filinto Elísio, bestowed on him by the Marquise of Alorna, was a Portuguese poet and the reputed son of a Lisbon boat-owner.

Paulo da Gama

Paulo da Gama 4 Paulo da Gama was a Portuguese explorer, son of Estêvão da Gama and Isabel Sodré, and the older brother of Vasco da Gama.

João Vaz Corte-Real

João Vaz Corte-Real 4 João Vaz Corte-Real was a Portuguese sailor, claimed by some accounts to have been an explorer of a land called Terra Nova do Bacalhau, speculated to possibly have been a part of North America. These accounts assert that Corte-Real was awarded the donatário–captaincies of São Jorge and Angra for his accomplishments, but contemporary documents contradict this claim.

Joaquim Agostinho

Joaquim Agostinho 4 Joaquim Fernandes Agostinho, OIH was a Portuguese professional bicycle racer. He was champion of Portugal in six successive years. He rode the Tour de France 13 times and finished all but once, winning on Alpe d'Huez in 1979, and finishing third twice. All total he finished in the top 10 of a Grand Tour eleven times, made three podiums and won a total of seven stages between the Vuelta and Tour.

Beatriz Costa

Beatriz Costa 4 Beatriz Costa was a Portuguese actress, the best-known actress of the golden age of Portuguese cinema. She was the author of several books.

Mário Viegas

Mário Viegas 4 António Mário Lopes Pereira Viegas foi um actor, encenador e recitador português. É considerado um dos melhores actores da sua geração e um dos maiores recitadores de poesia de Portugal.

Louis IX of France

Louis IX of France 4 Louis IX, commonly revered as Saint Louis, was King of France from 1226 until his death in 1270. He is widely recognized as the most distinguished of the Direct Capetians. Following the death of his father, Louis VIII, he was crowned in Reims at the age of 12. His mother, Blanche of Castile, effectively ruled the kingdom as regent until he came of age and continued to serve as his trusted adviser until her death. During his formative years, Blanche successfully confronted rebellious vassals and championed the Capetian cause in the Albigensian Crusade, which had been ongoing for the past two decades.

Ernesto Hintze Ribeiro

Ernesto Hintze Ribeiro 4 Ernesto Rodolfo Hintze Ribeiro was a Portuguese politician, statesman, and nobleman from the Azores, who served as Prime Minister of Portugal three times, during King Carlos I's reign.

Aristides de Sousa Mendes

Aristides de Sousa Mendes 4 Aristides de Sousa Mendes do Amaral e Abranches was a Portuguese consul during World War II.       

Júlio Dantas

Júlio Dantas 4 Júlio Dantas, GCC was a Portuguese doctor, poet, journalist, politician, diplomat and dramatist. He was born in Lagos and was a prolific writer; he cultivated various literary genres, from poetry to novels and journalism, becoming best known as a playwright. He died in Lisbon.

Ana de Castro Osório

Ana de Castro Osório 4 Ana de Castro Osório was a Portuguese feminist, active in the field of children's literature and political Republicanism.


Eusébio 4 Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, nicknamed the "Black Panther", the "Black Pearl" or "O Rei", was a Portuguese footballer who played as a striker. He is considered one of the greatest players of all time as well as Benfica's best player ever. He was known for his speed, technique, athleticism and right-footed shot, making him a prolific goalscorer, accumulating 733 goals in 745 matches.

Gerard Majella

Gerard Majella 4 Gerard Majella was an Italian lay brother of the Congregation of the Redeemer, better known as the Redemptorists, who is honored as a saint by the Catholic Church.

Álvaro de Castelões

Álvaro de Castelões 4 Álvaro de Castro Araújo Cardoso Pereira Ferraz, 3.º Visconde de Castelões, mais conhecido nos círculos literários por Álvaro de Castelões, foi um poeta, engenheiro, deputado e colonizador português. Natural do Porto, residiu e passou temporadas da sua vida na Quinta que possuía na freguesia de Castelões, concelho de Vila Nova de Famalicão.

Sancho II of Portugal

Sancho II of Portugal 4 Sancho II, nicknamed the Cowled or the Capuched, alternatively, the Pious, was King of Portugal from 1223 to 1248. He was succeeded on the Portuguese throne by his brother, King Afonso III, in 1248.

Eugénio de Andrade

Eugénio de Andrade 4 Eugénio de Andrade was the pseudonym of GOSE, GCM José Fontinhas, was a Portuguese poet. He is revered as one of the leading names in contemporary Portuguese poetry. He won the Camões Prize in 2001.

Jorge de Sena

Jorge de Sena 4 Jorge Cândido Alves Rodrigues Telles Grilo Raposo de Abreu de Sena was a Portuguese-born poet, critic, essayist, novelist, dramatist, translator and university professor who spent the latter portion of his life in the United States.

Carlos Paredes

Carlos Paredes 4 Carlos Paredes was a virtuoso Portuguese guitar player and composer. He is regarded as one of the greatest players of Portuguese guitar of all-time.

Thérèse of Lisieux

Thérèse of Lisieux 4 Therese of Lisieux, also known as Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, was a French Discalced Carmelite who is widely venerated in modern times. She is popularly known in English as the Little Flower of Jesus, or simply the Little Flower, and in French as la petite Thérèse.

Vergílio Ferreira

Vergílio Ferreira 4 Vergílio António Ferreira, JOSE was a Portuguese writer, essayist, professor and a key figure in Portuguese-language literature. His prolific literary output, comprising works of fiction, philosophical essays and literary diaries, are generally divided into neorealism, dominant in Portuguese fiction at the time, and existentialism.

Azedo Gneco

Azedo Gneco 3 Eudóxio César Azedo Gneco, better known as Azedo Gneco, was an Italian-Portuguese engraver, medalist, apprentice sculptor and political activist. An orator and journalist, he was one of the founders of the Portuguese Socialist Party in 1875 and one of its first leaders.

António Pedro

António Pedro 3 António Pedro da Costa was a Portuguese painter, potter, journalist and writer.                     

Saint Nicholas

Saint Nicholas 3 Saint Nicholas of Myra, also known as Nicholas of Bari, was an early Christian bishop of Greek descent from the maritime city of Patara in Anatolia during the time of the Roman Empire. Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nicholas the Wonderworker. Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors, merchants, archers, repentant thieves, children, brewers, pawnbrokers, toymakers, unmarried people, and students in various cities and countries around Europe. His reputation evolved among the pious, as was common for early Christian saints, and his legendary habit of secret gift-giving gave rise to the traditional model of Santa Claus through Sinterklaas.

António Augusto de Aguiar

António Augusto de Aguiar 3 António Augusto de Aguiar foi professor, político, cientista e grão-mestre da Maçonaria portuguesa. 

Francisco de Castro Matoso Corte-Real

Francisco de Castro Matoso Corte-Real 3 Francisco de Castro Matoso da Silva Corte-Real ComNSC foi um magistrado e político português.       


Martha 3 Martha is a biblical figure described in the Gospels of Luke and John. Together with her siblings Lazarus and Mary of Bethany, she is described as living in the village of Bethany near Jerusalem. She was witness to Jesus resurrecting her brother, Lazarus.

Victor of Braga

Victor of Braga 3 Victor of Braga, also known as Saint Victor, was a Portuguese Christian martyr. His feast day is 12 April.

Francisco Augusto de Oliveira Feijão

Francisco Augusto de Oliveira Feijão 3 Francisco Augusto de Oliveira Feijão, conhecido também por O Mestre Feijão, foi um prestigiado médico, higienista e intelectual, reputado como excelente cirurgião e obstetra. Professor de cirurgia na Escola Médico-Cirúrgica de Lisboa e médico da Casa Real Portuguesa, foi dirigente da Sociedade das Ciências Médicas de Lisboa, onde apresentou notáveis comunicações. Era dotado de grande cultura literária, traduzia fluentemente o latim e recitava longas estrofes dos poetas latinos. Proprietário de terras no Ribatejo, também nutria grande interesse pela agricultura, tendo sido dirigente da Associação Central da Agricultura Portuguesa, par do reino e deputado eleito pelo círculo eleitoral de Évora em representação dos interesses agrícolas.

Francisco Gentil

Francisco Gentil 3 Francisco Soares Branco Gentil GCSE foi um médico-cirurgião e professor português.                 

Dom Pedro

Dom Pedro 3 Dom Pedro is the traditional Portuguese appellation of several kings of Portugal:Peter I of Portugal Peter II of Portugal Peter III of Portugal Pedro IV of Portugal Pedro V of Portugal

Joanna, Princess of Portugal

Joanna, Princess of Portugal 3 Joanna of Portugal, OP was a Portuguese regent princess of the House of Aviz, daughter of King Afonso V of Portugal and his first wife Isabel of Coimbra. She served as regent during the absence of her father in 1471. She is venerated in the Catholic Church and known commonly in Portugal as Princess Saint Joan.

Agostinho Neto

Agostinho Neto 3 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.

Martins Sarmento

Martins Sarmento 3 Francisco Martins de Gouveia de Morais Sarmento foi um notável arqueólogo e escritor português.     

Francisco da Silveira, 1st Count of Amarante

Francisco da Silveira, 1st Count of Amarante 3 D. Francisco da Silveira Pinto da Fonseca Teixeira, 1st Count of Amarante was a Portuguese army officer who fought in the War of the Oranges and other campaigns of the Peninsular War.

Tomás da Fonseca

Tomás da Fonseca 3 José Tomás da Fonseca foi um agricultor, ex-seminarista, poeta, escritor, historiógrafo, jornalista, professor, político e militante republicano de cariz ateu e anticlerical português. Pertenceu ao Movimento de Unidade Democrática, à Maçonaria e ao Partido Comunista Português.

Luís I of Portugal

Luís I of Portugal 3 Dom Luís I, known as the Popular was King of Portugal from 1861 to 1889. The second son of Queen Maria II and her consort, King Ferdinand, he acceded to the throne upon the death of his elder brother King Pedro V. He was a member of the ruling House of Braganza.

João dos Santos

João dos Santos 3 João dos Santos was a Portuguese Dominican missionary in India and Africa.                         

António Granjo

António Granjo 3 António Joaquim Granjo was a Portuguese lawyer and politician who served twice as prime minister during 1920 and 1921, until his assassination.

Manuel Fernandes Tomás

Manuel Fernandes Tomás 3 Manuel Fernandes Tomás, por muitos considerado a figura mais importante do primeiro período liberal, foi um magistrado e político vintista que se destacou na organização dos primeiros movimentos pró-liberalismo. Era juiz desembargador na Relação do Porto quando foi um dos fundadores do Sinédrio, assumindo um papel central na revolução liberal do Porto de 24 de Agosto de 1820. Foi figura primacial do liberalismo vintista, fez parte da Junta Provisional do Governo Supremo do Reino, criada no Porto, que administrou o Reino após a revolução liberal, sendo encarregue dos negócios do Reino e da Fazenda. Eleito deputado às Cortes Gerais e Extraordinárias da Nação Portuguesa, pela Beira, participou activamente na elaboração das Bases da Constituição da Monarquia Portuguesa, que D. João VI jurou em 1822.

Albert I, Prince of Monaco

Albert I, Prince of Monaco 3 Albert I was Prince of Monaco from 10 September 1889 until his death in 1922. He devoted much of his life to oceanography, exploration and science. Alongside his expeditions, Albert I made reforms on political, economic and social levels, bestowing a constitution on the principality in 1911.

Joaquim António Velez Barreiros

Joaquim António Velez Barreiros 3 Joaquim António Velez Barreiros, foi um notável oficial do exército e político português.           

Francisco de Sá de Miranda

Francisco de Sá de Miranda 3 Francisco de Sá de Miranda was a Portuguese poet of the Renaissance.                               

Gualdim Pais

Gualdim Pais 3 Dom Gualdim Pais, a Portuguese crusader, Knight Templar in the service of Afonso Henriques of Portugal. He was the founder of the city of Tomar.

Agostinho da Silva

Agostinho da Silva 3 George Agostinho Baptista da Silva, GCSE was a Portuguese philosopher, essayist, and writer. His thought combines elements of pantheism and millenarism, an ethic of renunciation, and a belief in freedom as the most important feature of man. Anti-dogmatic, he asserts that truth is only found in the sum of all conflicting hypothesis. He may be considered a practical philosopher, living and working for a change in society, according to his beliefs.

José Maria dos Santos

José Maria dos Santos 3 José Maria dos Santos foi um veterinário, empresário agrícola e político português.                 

José Alves Correia da Silva

José Alves Correia da Silva 3 Dom José Alves Correia da Silva was a Portuguese priest. He was Bishop of Leiria from 1920 until his death in 1957.

Francisco and Jacinta Marto

Francisco and Jacinta Marto 3 Francisco de Jesus Marto and Jacinta de Jesus Marto were siblings from Aljustrel, a small hamlet near Fátima, Portugal, who, with their cousin Lúcia dos Santos (1907–2005), reportedly witnessed three apparitions of the Angel of Peace in 1916, and several apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Cova da Iria in 1917. The title Our Lady of Fátima was given to the Virgin Mary as a result, and the Sanctuary of Fátima became a major centre of world Christian pilgrimage.

Saint Cajetan

Saint Cajetan 3 Gaetano dei Conti di Thiene, known as Saint Cajetan, was an Italian Catholic priest and religious reformer, co-founder of the Theatines. He is recognised as a saint in the Catholic Church, and his feast day is 7 August.

Pedro Homem de Melo

Pedro Homem de Melo 3 Pedro da Cunha Pimentel Homem de Mello foi um poeta, professor e folclorista português.             

Duke of Loulé

Duke of Loulé 3 Duke of Loulé is a Portuguese title of nobility created by a royal decree of King Luis I of Portugal, dated from October 3, 1862, to his grand-uncle Nuno José Severo de Mendoça Rolim de Moura Barreto, 2nd Marquis of Loulé and 9th Count of Vale de Reis. The new duke descended from earlier Portuguese monarchs and belonged to the highest nobility. After the fall of the monarchy in 1910 and the death of King Manuel II, the Duke of Loulé was acclaimed by his supporters as head of the Portuguese Royal house.

Sebastião de Magalhães Lima

Sebastião de Magalhães Lima 3 Sebastião de Magalhães Lima GCTE foi um advogado, jornalista, político e escritor português, fundador do jornal O Século. Defensor de republicanismo com pendor a um socialismo utópico, fez parte da chamada Geração de 70 e foi durante largos anos grão-mestre da Maçonaria portuguesa, presidindo aos destinos da organização aquando do Golpe de 28 de Maio de 1926 e do desencadear das perseguições que levariam à sua posterior ilegalização durante o regime do Estado Novo.

Ivone Silva

Ivone Silva 3 Maria Ivone da Silva Nunes, mais conhecida por Ivone Silva, foi uma atriz e encenadora portuguesa. Ficou célebre pelo seu trabalho humorístico na televisão e teatro de revista.

Mário Cesariny de Vasconcelos

Mário Cesariny de Vasconcelos 3 Mário Cesariny de Vasconcelos or Mário Cesariny was a Portuguese surrealist poet and painter. He published several major works of poetry during a career spanning 50 years. Cesariny was also a painter, but his work became more centered on poetry in the 1950s.

John VI of Portugal

John VI of Portugal 3 Dom John VI, nicknamed "the Clement", was King of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves from 1816 to 1825. Although the United Kingdom of Portugal ceased to exist de facto beginning in 1822, he remained its monarch de jure between 1822 and 1825. After the recognition of the independence of Brazil under the Treaty of Rio de Janeiro of 1825, he continued as King of Portugal until his death in 1826. Under the same treaty, he also became titular Emperor of Brazil for life, while his son, Emperor Pedro I, was both de facto and de jure the monarch of the newly independent country.

Francisco Pinto Bessa

Francisco Pinto Bessa 3 Francisco Pinto Bessa foi um político português, que ocupou o cargo de presidente da Câmara do Porto entre 1867 e 1878.

Félix de Avelar Brotero

Félix de Avelar Brotero 3 Félix de Avelar Brotero was a Portuguese botanist and professor. He fled to France in 1788 to escape persecution by the Portuguese Inquisition, and there published his Compendio de Botanica in order to earn his living. It immediately established his reputation as a botanist, and upon his return to Portugal in 1790 he was given the chair of botany and agriculture at the University of Coimbra. His two best known works, Flora lusitanica, 1804, and Phytographia Lusitaniae selectior, 1816–1827, were the first lengthy descriptions of native Portuguese plants. As director of the botanical gardens at Coimbra and Ajuda (Lisbon), he reorganized and enlarged them.

Duke of Braganza

Duke of Braganza 3 The title Duke of Braganza in the House of Braganza is one of the most important titles in the peerage of Portugal. Starting in 1640, when the House of Braganza acceded to the throne of Portugal, the male heir of the Portuguese Crown were known as Duke of Braganza, along with their style Prince of Beira or Prince of Brazil. The tradition of the heir to the throne being titled Duke of Braganza was revived by various pretenders after the establishment of the Portuguese Republic on 5 October 1910 to signify their claims to the throne.

José Agostinho

José Agostinho 3 José Agostinho, mais conhecido por tenente-coronel José Agostinho, foi um militar de carreira que se distinguiu como meteorologista e naturalista de renome internacional. Publicou algumas centenas de artigos sobre meteorologia, sismologia e biologia em matérias referentes aos Açores, para além de ter realizado mais de uma centena e meia de palestras radiofónicas sobre as mesmas matérias.

Damião de Góis

Damião de Góis 3 Damião de Góis, born in Alenquer, Portugal, was an important Portuguese humanist philosopher. He was a friend and student of Erasmus. He was appointed secretary to the Portuguese factory in Antwerp in 1523 by King John III of Portugal. He compiled one of the first accounts on Ethiopian Christianity.

Manuel Parada

Manuel Parada 3 Manuel Parada de la Puente fue un músico cinematográfico y teatral español.                         

António de Andrade

António de Andrade 3 António de Andrade was a Jesuit priest and explorer from Portugal. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1596. From 1600 until his death in 1634 he was engaged in missionary activity in India. Andrade was the first known European to have crossed the Himalayas and reached Tibet, establishing the first Catholic mission on Tibetan soil.

Pêro Vaz de Caminha

Pêro Vaz de Caminha 3 Pêro or Pero Vaz de Caminha was a Portuguese knight that accompanied Pedro Álvares Cabral to India in 1500 as a secretary to the royal factory. Caminha wrote the detailed official report of the April 1500 discovery of Brazil by Cabral's fleet. He died in a riot in Calicut, India, at the end of that year.

Manuel Ferreira (writer)

Manuel Ferreira (writer) 3 Manuel Ferreira was a Portuguese writer that became known for his work centered around African culture and literature.

Manuel Mendes

Manuel Mendes 3 Manuel Mendes was a Portuguese composer and teacher of the Renaissance. While his music remains obscure, he was important as the teacher of several of the composers of the golden age of Portuguese polyphony, including Duarte Lobo and Manuel Cardoso.

Eugénio de Castro

Eugénio de Castro 3 Eugénio de Castro e Almeida was a Portuguese writer and a poet. He was a professor at the Faculty of Letters at the University of Coimbra and attended Escola Normal Superior in the same university.

John V of Portugal

John V of Portugal 3 Dom John V, known as the Magnanimous and the Portuguese Sun King, was King of Portugal from 9 December 1706 until his death in 1750. His reign saw the rise of Portugal and its monarchy to new levels of prosperity, wealth, and prestige among European courts.

Augusto Hilário

Augusto Hilário 3 Augusto Hilário da Costa Alves foi um intérprete português da canção de Coimbra.                   

Henrique Mitchell de Paiva Cabral Couceiro

Henrique Mitchell de Paiva Cabral Couceiro 3 Henrique Mitchell de Paiva Cabral Couceiro was a Portuguese soldier, colonial governor, monarchist politician and counter-revolutionary; he was notable for his role during the colonial occupation of Angola and Mozambique and for his dedication to the Monarchist Cause during the period of the First Portuguese Republic through the founding of the Monarchy of the North.

Saint George

Saint George 3 Saint George, also George of Lydda, was an early Christian martyr who is venerated as a saint in Christianity. According to tradition, he was a soldier in the Roman army. Of Cappadocian Greek origin, he became a member of the Praetorian Guard for Roman emperor Diocletian, but was sentenced to death for refusing to recant his Christian faith. He became one of the most venerated saints, heroes and megalomartyrs in Christianity, and he has been especially venerated as a military saint since the Crusades. He is respected by Christians, Druze, as well as some Muslims as a martyr of monotheistic faith.

António José Enes

António José Enes 3 António José Enes, commonly known as António Enes, was a Portuguese politician and writer.         

Alfredo Da Silva

Alfredo Da Silva 3 Alfredo Da Silva was a painter, graphic artist, and photographer, known for his abstract expressionism. He came to international prominence in 1959 and remained so until his death in 2020.

Carlos de Oliveira

Carlos de Oliveira 3 Carlos de Oliveira, GOSE, was a Portuguese poet and novelist.                                       

Adelaide Cabete

Adelaide Cabete 3 Adelaide Cabete, was one of the main Portuguese feminists of the 20th century. A staunch Republican, she was an obstetrician, gynecologist, teacher, Freemason, author, philanthropist, pacifist, abolitionist, animal rights defender and humanist.

Rui Grácio

Rui Grácio 3 Rui dos Santos Grácio GOL • GOIP foi um pedagogista, investigador das ciências da educação, que se notabilizou pelos seus estudos e investigações no domínio educacional, em particular nos campos da história da educação e do ensino em Portugal. Também desenvolveu estudos de psicopedagogia escolar da língua materna ao nível dos ensinos preparatório e secundário, sobre a modernização da metodologia do ensino da matemática elementar, da relação pedagógica e aprendizagem e do insucesso escolar e suas determinações sociais e institucionais; da metodologia do ensino da filosofia nos anos terminais do liceu.

António das Chagas

António das Chagas 3 António das Chagas, was a Portuguese Franciscan friar and ascetical writer.                         

Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen

Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen 3 Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen was a Portuguese poet and writer. Her remains have been entombed in the National Pantheon since 2014.

Ruben A.

Ruben A. 3 Ruben Alfredo Andresen Leitão GOSE • ComIH foi um escritor, romancista, ensaísta, historiador, crítico literário, e autor de textos autobiográficos, português, com o pseudónimo Ruben A..

João de Lemos

João de Lemos 3 João de Lemos Seixas Castelo Branco (1819–1890) was a Portuguese journalist, poet and dramatist.   

Manuel da Maia

Manuel da Maia 3 Manuel da Maia was a Portuguese architect, engineer, and archivist. Maia is primarily remembered for his leadership in the reconstruction efforts following the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, alongside Eugénio dos Santos and Carlos Mardel.

Arlindo Vicente

Arlindo Vicente 3 Arlindo Augusto Pires Vicente foi um advogado e pintor português. Personalidade multifacetada, advogado, pintor autodidata, militante antifascista e declarado opositor ao Regime do Estado Novo, Arlindo Vicente destaca-se de modo particular no panorama político e cultural português entre as décadas de 1930 e 1950. Pertence à segunda geração de pintores modernistas portugueses.

Carolina Beatriz Ângelo

Carolina Beatriz Ângelo 3 Carolina Beatriz Ângelo was a Portuguese physician and the first woman to vote in Portugal.         

Serrão Martins

Serrão Martins 3 António Manuel Serrão Martins, foi um político português, o primeiro autarca de Mértola a ser eleito após a Revolução dos Cravos.

Laura Alves

Laura Alves 3 Laura Alves was a Portuguese actress on stage, film and radio.                                     

Túlio Espanca

Túlio Espanca 3 Túlio Alberto da Rocha Espanca OSE foi um historiador de arte português.                           

Diogo Dias Melgás

Diogo Dias Melgás 3 Diogo Dias Melgás was a Portuguese composer of late-Renaissance sacred polyphony.                   

Mário Beirão

Mário Beirão 3 Mário Pires Gomes Beirão foi um poeta português.                                                   

António Ramalho Eanes

António Ramalho Eanes 3 António dos Santos Ramalho Eanes is a Portuguese general and politician who was the 16th president of Portugal from 1976 to 1986.

Sérgio Vieira de Mello

Sérgio Vieira de Mello 3 Sérgio Vieira de Mello was a Brazilian United Nations diplomat who worked on several UN humanitarian and political programs for over 34 years. The Government of Brazil posthumously awarded the Sergio Vieira de Mello Medal to honor his legacy in promoting sustainable peace, international security and better living conditions for individuals in situations of armed conflict, challenges to which Sérgio Vieira de Mello had dedicated his life and career.

Armando José Fernandes

Armando José Fernandes 3 Armando José Fernandes was a neoclassical Portuguese composer; with Jorge Croner de Vasconcelos, Fernando Lopes-Graça, and Pedro do Prado, one of the "group of four" who dominated mid-20th-century Portuguese music. After studying at the National Conservatory of Lisbon, he won a three-year scholarship to Paris and became a pupil of, among others, Nadia Boulanger.

Luís de Freitas Branco

Luís de Freitas Branco 3 Luís Maria da Costa de Freitas Branco was a Portuguese composer, musicologist, and professor of music who played a pre-eminent part in the development of Portuguese music in the first half of the 20th century.

Our Lady of the Good Event

Our Lady of the Good Event 3 Our Lady of the Good Event is a Catholic Marian title in Portuguese and Spanish-speaking countries. It is often mistranslated as "Our Lady of Good Success" due to the superficial similarity between the Spanish word "suceso" and the English false friend "success". Properly speaking, the phrase "Good Event" refers to the Purification of Mary and the Presentation of Jesus.

José Tomás de Sousa Martins

José Tomás de Sousa Martins 3 José Tomás de Sousa Martins was a doctor renowned for his work for the poor in Lisbon, Portugal. After his death, a secular cult arose around his personality in which he is thanked for "miraculous" cures.

Cândido de Oliveira

Cândido de Oliveira 3 Cândido Plácido Fernandes de Oliveira was a Portuguese football player, coach, and sports journalist.

Alexius of Rome

Alexius of Rome 3 Saint Alexius of Rome or Alexius of Edessa, also Alexis, was a fourth-century Greek monk who lived in anonymity and is known for his dedication to Christ. Two versions of his life exist, one in Syriac and the other in Greek.

Amador Arrais

Amador Arrais 3 D. Frei Amador Arrais, frade carmelita, esmoler-mor, bispo de Portalegre, foi um religioso e escritor português do século XVI.

António Feliciano de Castilho

António Feliciano de Castilho 3 António Feliciano de Castilho, 1st Viscount of Castilho was a Portuguese writer.                   

Eduardo Galhardo

Eduardo Galhardo 3 Eduardo Augusto Rodrigues Galhardo GOTE • MOVM • ComC • ComA • GOA • MPBS • GCIC • ComNSC • GCNSC foi um militar, político, administrador colonial e diplomata português que se notabilizou nas operações de ocupação militar do sul de Moçambique que levaram à captura do monarca nguni Ngungunhane (Gungunhana). Era sobrinho materno do historiador Alexandre Herculano.

Afonso de Paiva

Afonso de Paiva 3 Afonso de Paiva was a Portuguese diplomat and explorer of Ethiopia and the Barbary Coast together with Pêro da Covilhã. According to James Bruce, Afonso left Pêro da Covilhã at Aden, and proceeded to Suakin where he hoped to join a caravan to his destination. The further details of his life are not recorded. Bruce writes, "only that De Paiva, attempting his journey this way, lost his life, and was never more heard of."

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus 3 Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer and navigator from the Republic of Genoa who completed four Spanish-based voyages across the Atlantic Ocean sponsored by the Catholic Monarchs, opening the way for the widespread European exploration and European colonization of the Americas. His expeditions were the first known European contact with the Caribbean and Central and South America.
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