Famous Portuguese - Portuguese Celebrities
Think there is nothing more to Portugal than its sun-kissed beaches, fairytale-inspiring castles, finger licking food and Cristiano Ronaldo? If yes, then you have been surely living under a rock all these years. Agreed, Portugal takes the cake (and the spotlight too!) when it comes to its scenic bounties, its simple and delicious meal and the soccer sensation. But the land of vineyards, pretty towns and fascinating fairs, is also home to some great men and women the world has ever known. Jose Mourinho , Eusebio, Mariza, Jose Saramago, Luis Figo, Francisco and Diogo Arruda, and Vasco da Gama are just a few of the famous Portuguese to whom the world heaps paeans. And the list does not end there. Without ado, let us get on with the biographies of famous Portuguese people to have ever walked the earth. Their memoir accounts for their timelines, trivia, and lesser-known facts. Read on.
Find out more about the greatest Portuguese, including Cristiano Ronaldo, José Mourinho, Daniela Ruah, Vasco da Gama and Ferdinand Magellan.
The Most Famous Portuguese
|Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro||December 31, 1954||Portuguese||Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro is the mother of famous Portuguese football player Cristiano Ronaldo|
|José Dinis Aveiro||1954||Portuguese, British||José Dinis Aveiro was a Portuguese municipal gardener and the father of Cristiano Ronaldo|
|Luís Figo||November 4, 1972||Portuguese||Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo is a retired Portuguese footballer who played for Sporting CP, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Internazionale|
|Katia Aveiro||October 5, 1977||Portuguese||Katia Aveiro is a Portuguese singer, TV personality, and businesswoman, better known as the sister of Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo|
|Alexander Alekhine||October 31, 1892||Portuguese, Russian||Alexander Alekhine was a celebrated chess player of Russia|
|Henry the Navigator||March 4, 1394||Portuguese||The Portugal navigator is credited for founding the first navigation school and is considered one of the pioneers in discovery of new lands|
|José Mourinho||January 26, 1963||Portuguese||Jose Mourinho is a Portuguese football manager and former footballer|
|Romell Henry||February 8, 1995||British||Romell Henry is a Portuguese-born English YouTube personality|
|Matilde Faria||Portuguese||Matilde Faria is the wife of Portuguese football manager and former football player José Mourinho|
|Daniela Ruah||December 2, 1983||Portuguese, American||Daniela Ruah is a Portuguese-American actress famous for her role in the TV series ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’|