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

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Maria Dolores dos Santos AveiroDecember 31, 1954PortugueseMaria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro is the mother of famous Portuguese football player Cristiano Ronaldo
José Dinis Aveiro1954Portuguese, BritishJosé Dinis Aveiro was a Portuguese municipal gardener and the father of Cristiano Ronaldo
Luís FigoNovember 4, 1972PortugueseLuís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo is a retired Portuguese footballer who played for Sporting CP, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Internazionale
Katia AveiroOctober 5, 1977PortugueseKatia Aveiro is a Portuguese singer, TV personality, and businesswoman, better known as the sister of Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo
Alexander AlekhineOctober 31, 1892Portuguese, RussianAlexander Alekhine was a celebrated chess player of Russia
Henry the NavigatorMarch 4, 1394PortugueseThe Portugal navigator is credited for founding the first navigation school and is considered one of the pioneers in discovery of new lands
José MourinhoJanuary 26, 1963PortugueseJose Mourinho is a Portuguese football manager and former footballer
Matilde FariaPortugueseMatilde Faria is the wife of Portuguese football manager and former football player José Mourinho
Romell HenryFebruary 8, 1995BritishRomell Henry is a Portuguese-born English YouTube personality
Daniela RuahDecember 2, 1983Portuguese, AmericanDaniela Ruah is a Portuguese-American actress famous for her role in the TV series ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’
Luís Figo

Luís Figo

Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo is a retired Portuguese footballer who played for Sporting CP, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Internazionale

Bartolomeu Dias

Bartolomeu Dias was a Portuguese explorer who became the first European to reach Indian Ocean from the Atlantic

Portuguese1450130 views

Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama was a Portuguese explorer who was the first European to reach India by sea

Portuguese1469102 views

José Saramago

Jose Saramago was a renowned Portuguese novelist and a Nobel Prize winner in Literature

Joaquim Chissano

Joaquim Chissano, was the first foreign minister and second President of independent Mozambique

PortugueseOctober 22, 1939108 views

Henry the Navigator

The Portugal navigator is credited for founding the first navigation school and is considered one of the pioneers in discovery of new lands

PortugueseMarch 4, 1394341 views

Luis de Matos

Luis de Matos is considered among one of the most influential magicians in recent times

PortugueseAugust 23, 1970141 views

Ferdinand Magellan

Ferdinand Magellan was a famous Portuguese navigator and explorer

Portuguese1480146 views

Katia Aveiro

Katia Aveiro is a Portuguese singer, TV personality, and businesswoman, better known as the sister of Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo

Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro

Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro is the mother of famous Portuguese football player Cristiano Ronaldo

PortugueseDecember 31, 19541,124 views