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Historical Portuguese

Many people throughout history define it by their actions, beliefs, and works. Can you name 18 historical people from Portugal?
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Last updated: April 21, 2021
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First European to reach India by sea
Vasco da Gama
Main initiator of the Age of Discovery and funded the creation of the caravel and many early voyages
Henry the Navigator
Dictator responsible for the Estado Novo regime
António de Oliveira Salazar
Writer and poet known for creating heteronyms
Fernando Pessoa
Admiral and Governor of Portuguese India that conquered Goa and Malacca
Afonso de Albuquerque
Longest reign of any Portuguese King and started the Anglo-Portuguese alliance
João I
Issued in the first circumnavigation in the world
Ferdinand Magellan
Poet known for this work "Os Lusíadas"
Luís de Camões
Explorer who first landed on the Cape of Good Hope
Bartolomeu Dias
"Queen of Fado"
Amália Rodrigues
First king of Portugal
Afonso I
Known as the "Grocer King" for capitalizing the spice trade
João III
Discovered the coast of Brazil and the first voyage to touch four continents
Pedro Álvares Cabral
Made "Saint Peter" and "The Last Supper" in the Cathedral of Viseu
Grão Vasco
A founder of modern psychosurgery and developed surgical procedure lobotomy
Egas Moniz
Won a Nobel Prize of Literature for his novels against the Catholic Church and the EU
José Saramago
First queen of Portugal who had moved the Portuguese capital to Rio de Janeiro in the Napoleonic Wars
Maria I
Consul that denied the Portuguese government, issuing visas and passports to refugees and Jews fleeing Nazi Germany
Aristides de Sousa Mendes
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