30 Famous People from Portugal

Can you name 30 famous people from Portugal?
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Last updated: September 18, 2022
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Actress who played NCIS Special Agent Kensi Blye in NCIS: Los Angeles
Daniela Ruah
Footballer who played as a midfielder for Sporting, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter
Luis Figo
Navigator and explorer regarded as the European discoverer of Brazil
Pedro Alvares Cabral
Actress who played Fabienne in Pulp Fiction, the girlfriend of Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis)
Maria De Medeiros
Portugal’s greatest poet whose best known work is the epic The Lusiads
Luis de Camoes
Marathon runner who was the first sportswoman from Portugal to win Olympic gold
Rosa Mota
King of Portugal from 1385 to 1433 who has a role in Portugal's victory in a succession war with Castile
John I
Singer who was born in Canada to Portuguese parents and whose famous songs is I'm Like a Bird
Nelly Furtado
Singer who popularized the fado genre of music and become its most noted exponent
Amalia Rodrigues
Writer and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature
Jose Saramago
Politician serving as the 9th secretary-general of the UN
Antonio Guterres
Olympic, World and European triple jump champion
Nelson Evora
Female basketball player regarded as one of the best point guards of all time
Ticha Penicheiro
Singer who won the Eurovision Song Contest 2017
Salvador Sobral
Prince who is regarded as the main initiator of what would be known as the Age of Discovery
Henry the Navigator
Explorer who was the first European to sail around the southernmost tip of Africa in 1488
Bartolomeu Dias
Fado singer, who was the youngest fadista to be nominated for a Dutch Edison Award
Ana Moura
Explorer who was the first European to reach India by sea
Vasco de Gama
Sailor and adventurer who led the first expedition to make a successful circumnavigation of the globe
Ferdinand Magellan
Football manager who has achieved success with Porto, Inter, Real Madrid and Chelsea
Jose Mourinho
Best Futsal Player of the World in 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
Prime Minister of Portugal from 1932-1968 who kept Portugal neutral during WWII
Antonio de Oliveira Salazar
Writer who was sceptical of democracy and socialism but became a critic of fascism
Fernando Pessoa
Canadian born singer whose father is from Portugal and who dated Camila Cabello
Shawn Mendes
Footballer born in Madeira who has played for Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo
Nicknamed the Black Panther, considered as one of the greatest footballers of all time
Fado singer born as Marisa dos Reis Nunes in Mozambique
Model and actress who was a Victoria's Secret Angel and Giorgio Armani beauty ambassador
Sara Sampaio
First Portuguese king who created an independent nation from the Kingdom of Galicia
Afonso I
Leader of the Portuguese Communist Party from 1961 to 1992 who was very supportive of the USSR
Alvaro Cunhal
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