Portuguese History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 227


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1807-11-27 The Portuguese Royal Family leaves Lisbon to escape from Napoleonic troops

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1808-03-07 Portugal's regent Dom Juan IV arrives in Rio De Janeiro

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1808-08-21 Battle of Vimeiro: British and Portuguese forces led by General Arthur Wellesley defeat French force under Major-General Jean-Andoche Junot near the village of Vimeiro, Portugal, the first Anglo-Portuguese victory of the Peninsular War.

1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister Arthur Wellesley
1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister
Arthur Wellesley
  • 1809-01-06 Napoleonic Wars: Invasion of Cayenne, by combined British, Portuguese and colonial Brazilian forces, begins
  • 1820-08-24 Constitutionalist insurrection at Oporto, Portugal; see Portugal's crises of the Nineteenth Century.
  • 1820-09-15 Constitutionalist revolution in Lisbon, Portugal; (see Portugal's crises of the Nineteenth Century).
  • 1822-09-07 Pedro I, son of King Joao VI declares Brazil's independence from Portugal (National Day)
  • 1823-07-02 Bahia Independence Day: the end of Portuguese rule in Brazil, with the final defeat of the Portuguese crown loyalists in the province of Bahia.
  • 1825-08-29 Portugal recognizes the Independence of Brazil
  • 1834-05-26 Portuguese Civil war ends, Dom Miguel capitulates
  • 1874-07-23 Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos is appointed the Archbishop of the Portuguese colonial enclave of Goa.
  • 1878-09-30 1st Portuguese immigrants arrive in Hawaii
  • 1884-02-26 British & Portuguese treaty signed in Congo by Leopold II
  • 1887-12-01 Sino-Portuguese treaty recognizes Portugal's control of Macao
  • 1891-01-31 The first attempt of a Portuguese republican revolution breakes out in the northern city of Porto.
  • 1902-05-10 Portugal goes bankrupt, but its parliament passes a bill converting its external debt. Contributing to Portugal's troubles is a recent revolt in its colony of Angola, put down on 6 September
  • 1902-05-15 Portugal bankrupt by revolt in Angola
  • 1904-10-01 Netherlands & Portugal lay down bounderies splitting Timor
  • 1906-04-13 Mutiny on Portuguese battleships Dom Carlos & Vasco da Gama
  • 1906-05-19 Portugal's King Carlos I names Joao Franco premier
  • 1908-02-01 King Carlos I of Portugal and his heir, Prince Luis Filipe are assassinated by Republican sympathizers in Terreiro do Paco, Lisbon
  • 1910-10-04 Portugal becomes a republic, King Manuel II flees to England
  • 1910-10-05 Portugal overthrows monarchy, proclaims republic
  • 1911-01-05 Portuguese expel Jesuits
  • 1911-04-30 Portugal approves female suffrage
  • 1911-08-24 Manuel d'Arriaga elected first president of Portugal
  • 1911-09-02 Joao Chagas forms Portuguese government
  • 1916-03-09 Germany declares war against Portugal
  • 1917-05-13 1st appearance of Mary to 3 shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal
  • 1917-07-13 Vision of Virgin Mary appeared to children of Fatima, Portugal
  • 1919-02-02 Monarchist riot in Portugal
  • 1921-10-19 Portuguese Prime Minister António Granjo and other politicians are murdered in a Lisbon coup
  • 1926-05-28 Military coup by Gen Manuel Gomes da Costa in Portugal
  • 1926-05-31 Portuguese president Bernardino Machedo resigns after coup
  • 1926-07-09 Coup under Gen Sinel de Cordes in Portugal
  • 1927-02-03 Uprising against regime of general Carmona in Portugal
  • 1927-02-13 Uprising against Portuguese regime of Gen Carmona defeated
  • 1932-07-05 Antonio de Oliveira Salazar becomes premier/dictator of Portugal
  • 1933-08-30 Portuguese dictator Salazar forms secret police (PIDE)
  • 1934-09-17 USSR joins League of Nations (Netherland, Switz & Portugal vote no)
  • 1935-11-12 Egas Moniz performs the first modern brain surgery on the frontal lobes to treat mental disorders, at Santa Marta Hospital in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1941-12-17 Dutch & Australian troops land on Portuguese Timor
  • 1946-02-08 Premier Salazar of Portugal forbids opposition parties
  • 1946-06-18 Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, a Socialist calls for a Direct Action Day against the Portuguese in Goa. A road is named after this date in Panjim.
  • 1949-07-06 Freak heat wave sent central coast of Portugal to 158°F for 2 minutes
  • 1951-06-11 Mozambique becomes an oversea province of Portugal
  • 1951-07-22 General Francisco Craveiro Lopes appointed President of Portugal
  • 1953-11-08 Salazar's party wins all parliamentary seats in Portugal
  • 1961-01-21 Portuguese rebels seize cruise ship Santa Maria
  • 1961-04-18 CONCP is founded in Casablanca as a united front of African movements opposing Portuguese colonial rule.
  • 1961-07-06 Portuguese ship explodes near Mozambique, kills 300
  • 1961-07-08 Portuguese steamer "Save" breaks up off Mozambique, 227 die
  • 1961-12-17 India seizes Goa & 2 other Portuguese colonies
  • 1961-12-18 India annexes Portuguese colonies of Goa, Damao & Diu
  • 1962-01-30 UN General Assembly censures Portugal over Angola
  • 1963-08-12 Portuguese dictator Salazar firm on African colonization
  • 1964-05-15 Sporting Portugal win 4th European Cup Winner's Cup against MTK Budapest of Hungry 1-0 at Antwerp (replay)
  • 1964-07-26 Train from Povoa de Varzin, Portugal derails near Oporto, 94 die
  • 1968-03-03 Greek, Portuguese & Spanish embassies bombed in the Hague

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1968-03-21 Portuguese socialist Mário Soares banished to Sao Tomé

President of Portugal Mário Soares
President of Portugal
Mário Soares
  • 1968-09-26 Marcelo Caetano elected premier of Portugal
  • 1968-11-10 Portuguese socialist Mário Soares freed
  • 1969-04-24 Car firm British Leyland launch the Austin Maxi in Oporto Portugal
  • 1973-09-24 Guinea-Bissau declares independence from Portugal
  • 1973-11-23 Arab summit conference adopts open and secret resolutions on the use of the oil weapons; embargo extended to Portugal, Rhodesia, and South Africa
  • 1973-12-13 MPLA/FNLA accord about combat against Portuguese Libya
  • 1974-04-25 Marcello Caetano overthrown in Portugal (Carnation revolution)
  • 1974-06-01 Arab oil ministers decide to end most restrictions on exports of oil to the United States but continue embargo against the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, and Rhodesia
  • 1974-07-02 Fernando Mameda of Portugal sets record for 10,000 m (27:13.81)
  • 1974-08-26 Guinee-Bissau becomes independent of Portugal
  • 1974-09-10 Portugal recognizes independence of Rep of Guinea-Bissau
  • 1974-09-30 General Francisco da Costa Gomesz succeeds General António de Spínola as President of Portugal
  • 1974-11-17 Aliança Operário-Camponesa (Worker-Peasant Alliance) founded in Portugal as a front of PCP(m-l).
  • 1975-01-15 Portugal signs accord for Angola's independence
  • 1975-03-11 Rightist military coup in Portugal under General António de Spínola fails
  • 1975-04-25 Mário Soares' Socialist Party wins Portugal's first free election since 1925
  • 1975-04-26 Mário Soaress' Socialist Party wins 1st free election in Portugal
  • 1975-06-25 After a prolonged liberation struggle against Portuguese colonial rulers, Mozambique becomes independent as People Republic of Mozambique.
  • 1975-07-05 Cape Verde Is gain independence after 500 years of Portuguese rule
  • 1975-07-12 Sao Tomé e Príncipe gains independence from Portugal (National Day)
  • 1975-09-05 Portugal premier Goncalvez resigns
  • 1975-09-08 Guinee-Bissau declares independence from Portugal
  • 1975-09-19 Indonesia sends troops to Portuguese East Timor
  • 1975-11-11 Angola gains independence from Portugal (National Day)
  • 1975-11-25 Portuguese leftist officers occupy 4 airbases
  • 1976-04-02 Portuguese constitution assumed
  • 1976-04-25 Portugal adopts new constitution
  • 1976-06-17 Indonesia annexes Portuguese East-Timor
  • 1976-06-27 Portuguese general Antonio Eanes elected president
  • 1976-07-01 Portugal grants autonomy to Madeira.
  • 1976-11-19 Jaime Ornelas Camacho takes office as the first President of the Regional Government of Madeira, Portugal.
  • 1977-12-08 Portugal's premier Mário Soares resigns
  • 1978-01-26 Mário Soares forms Portuguese government
  • 1978-07-27 Portuguese President António Ramalho Eanes fires Premier Mário Soares
  • 1978-09-14 Portugal government of Da Costa falls
  • 1979-06-07 Portugal government of Mota Pinto resigns
  • 1979-08-01 Maria de Lurdes Pintasilgo forms government in Portugal
  • 1981-01-09 Francisco Balsamao elected President of Portugal

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982-05-12 In Fatima Portugal, a Spanish Traditionalist priest who opposed Vatican II reforms and saw Pope John Paul II as a perpetrator of them, is stopped prior to his attempt to attack the Pope with a bayonet

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 216

  • 1888-07-13 Fernando A N de Seabra Pessoa, Portuguese poet (Mensagem)
  • 1889-03-19 Manoel II, last king of Portugal (1908-10)
  • 1889-04-28 Antonio de Oliveira Salazar, premier/dictator Portugal (1932-68)
  • 1889-09-28 Carlos I King of Portugal, Lisbon (1889-1908)
  • 1891-01-21 Francisco Lazaro, Portuguese runner
  • 1892-03-03 Rui Coelho, Portuguese composer, born in Alcacer do Sal (d. 1986)
  • 1893-09-10 Maria de Jesus, Portuguese supercentenarian
  • 1894-04-12 Francisco H Craveiro Lopes, Portuguese general/president (1951-58)
  • 1894-11-19 Américo Tomás, Portuguese admiral and politician, 14th President of Portugal (d. 1987)
  • 1896-06-09 Aura Abranches, Lisbon Portugal, actress (Lisboa, O Primo Basilio)
  • 1901-05-19 Manuel Ivo Cruz, Portuguese composer and founder of Philharmonic Orchestra of Lisbon, born in Corumbá, Brazil (d. 1985)
  • 1902-04-15 Fernando Pessa, Portuguese journalist (d. 2002)
  • 1906-02-13 Agostinho da Silva, Portuguese philosopher (d. 1994)
  • 1906-08-17 Marcello J das Neves Alves Caetano, premier of Portugal (1968-74)
  • 1907-03-13 Dona Maria Pia de Braganca, pretender to the Portuguese throne
  • 1907-03-22 Lúcia Santos, Portuguese nun (d. 2005)
  • 1907-08-21 Miguel Torga, [Adolfo Correia da Rocha], Portuguese author
  • 1907-09-23 Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, heir to the throne of Portugal (d. 1976)
  • 1908-06-13 Maria E Vieira da Silva, Portuguese painter (Infinite Passage)
  • 1910-04-11 António de Spínola, Portuguese general and conservative President of Portugal (1974), born in Estremoz, Portugal (d. 1996)
  • 1910-05-11 Jorge Croner de Vasconcelos, Portuguese composer (d. 1974)
  • 1913-11-10 Alvaro Cunhal, Portuguese communist
  • 1914-06-30 Francisco da Costa Gomes, 16th President of Portugal (d. 2001)
  • 1918-11-07 Maria Teresa de Noronha, Portuguese Fado singer (d. 1993)
  • 1919-11-02 Jorge de Sena, Portuguese engineer/poet (Reino da Estupidez)
  • 1920-07-23 Amalia Rodrigues, Portuguese fado singer (d. 1999)
  • 1920-12-04 Nadir Afonso, Chaves, Portugal, geometric abstractionist painter, (d. 2013)
  • 1921-05-03 Vasco dos Santos Goncalves, Portuguese leftist colonel
  • 1922-10-15 Agustina Bessa-Luís, Portuguese writer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1922-11-16 José Saramago, Portuguese writer and Nobel laureate, born in Azinhaga, Santarém, Portugal (d. 2010)

Novelist José Saramago
Novelist
José Saramago
  • 1924-09-28 Antonio Jacinto, Portuguese West Africa, Angolan poet

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1924-12-07 Mário Soares, 17th President of Portugal (1986-96) and Prime Minister (1976-78 and 1983-85), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 2017)

President of Portugal Mário Soares
President of Portugal
Mário Soares
  • 1925-02-16 Carlos Paredes, Portuguese guitar master (d. 2004)
  • 1928-07-30 Eunice Muñoz, Portuguese actress
  • 1928-08-21 Mário Pinto de Andrade, Angolan poet and politician who founded the Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), born in Golungo Alto, Portuguese Angola (d. 1990)
  • 1929-11-08 António Castanheira Neves, Portuguese philosopher
  • 1933-06-25 Álvaro Siza Vieira, Portuguese architect
  • 1934-07-19 Francisco Sá Carneiro, Prime Minister of Portugal (d. 1980)
  • 1935-01-25 António Ramalho Eanes, 17th President of Portugal
  • 1935-12-28 Fernando Lopes, Portugal, director (Encoberto, Matar Saudades)
  • 1938-02-11 Simone de Oliveira, Portuguese actress
  • 1938-12-24 Valentim Loureiro, Portuguese politician, and former football chairman of Boavista F.C. and Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional
  • 1939-09-18 Jorge Sampaio, President of Portugal
  • 1943-01-05 Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, Portuguese footballer (top goalscorer-1966 World Cup), born in Lourenço Marques, Mozambique (d. 2014)
  • 1943-02-04 Alberto João Jardim, Portuguese president of the regional government of Madeira
  • 1943-04-06 Joaquin Agostinho, Portuguese cyclist
  • 1945-05-15 Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza, heir to the Portuguese crown
  • 1947-02-18 Carlos A Lopes, Portugal, marathon runner (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • 1952-07-31 João Barreiros, Portuguese writer
  • 1954-08-08 Nigel Mansell, formula-1 racer (Portugal Grand Prix-1990)
  • 1956-03-23 José Manuel Barroso, Portuguese politician, president of the European Commission
  • 1956-04-30 Jorge Chaminé, Portuguese baritone
  • 1956-06-29 Pedro Santana Lopes, former Prime Minister of Portugal
  • 1957-09-06 José Sócrates, Prime Minister of Portugal
  • 1957-11-01 Carlos Paião, Portuguese singer (d. 1988)
  • 1958-06-29 Rosa Mota, Portuguese athlete
  • 1959-08-29 Ernesto Rodrigues, Portuguese composer
  • 1961-07-03 Pedro Romeiras, Portuguese dancer
  • 1962-10-30 Mark Portugal, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963-01-26 José Mourinho, Portuguese football manager (Chelsea), born in Setúbal, Lisbon
  • 1965-03-08 Fátima Lopes, Portuguese fashion designer
  • 1965-08-19 Maria de Medeiros, Portuguese actress and director
  • 1965-09-26 Alexandra Lencastre, Portuguese actress
  • 1966-02-28 Paulo Futre, Portuguese footballer
  • 1966-10-05 Peter Fonseca, Lisbon Portugal, Canadian marathoner (Olympics-96)
  • 1967-10-22 Rita Guerra, Portuguese singer
  • 1969-07-23 Fernanda Ribeiro, Portugal, 10k runner (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1969-08-02 Fernando Couto, Portuguese footballer
  • 1969-10-15 Vítor Baía, Portuguese footballer
  • 1970-08-21 Paulo Barrancos Guerra, Portugal, 10k runner
  • 1971-07-21 Nuno Markl, Portuguese comedian and radio host
  • 1971-08-19 João Vieira Pinto, Portuguese football player
  • 1971-10-14 Jorge Costa, Portuguese footballer
  • 1972-03-29 Rui Costa, Portugal footballer
  • 1972-11-04 Luís Figo, Portuguese footballer
  • 1972-11-30 Abel Xavier, Portuguese footballer
  • 1974-09-12 Nuno Valente, Portuguese footballer
  • 1974-09-18 Ticha Penicheiro, Portuguese basketball player
  • 1974-12-01 Costinha, Portuguese footballer
  • 1975-10-21 Henrique Hilário, Portuguese footballer
  • 1975-11-13 Quim, Portuguese footballer
  • 1976-06-14 Rita Carvalho, Miss Universe-Portugal (1996)
  • 1976-07-05 Nuno Gomes, Portuguese footballer
  • 1976-07-24 Tiago Monteiro, Portuguese Formula One driver
  • 1976-12-14 André Couto, Portuguese racing driver
  • 1977-08-04 Luís Boa Morte, Portuguese footballer
  • 1977-08-27 Deco, Portuguese footballer
  • 1977-10-28 Lara Antunes, Miss Portugal Universe (1997)
  • 1977-11-06 Patrícia Tavares, Portuguese actress
  • 1977-11-11 Maniche, Portuguese footballer
  • 1978-04-09 Jorge Andrade, Portuguese footballer
  • 1978-05-18 Ricardo Carvalho, Portuguese footballer
  • 1978-06-05 Fernando Meira, Portuguese football player
  • 1979-01-18 Paulo Ferreira, Portuguese footballer
  • 1979-02-26 Pedro Mendes, Portuguese footballer
  • 1979-09-04 Pedro Camacho, Portuguese composer
  • 1979-10-31 Simão Sabrosa, Portuguese footballer
  • 1979-12-18 Carlos, Portuguese footballer
  • 1980-01-04 Miguel Monteiro, Portuguese footballer
  • 1980-12-20 Tony, French-born Portuguese footballer

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 140 of 140

  • 1940-11-09 Stephen Peter Alencastre, Portuguese Catholic prelate (b. 1876)
  • 1941-01-17 Jose Leite de Vasconcelos, Portuguese scholar (Etnografia), dies at 82
  • 1941-10-18 Manuel Teixeira Gomes, 7th President of Portugal (b. 1860)
  • 1944-04-29 Bernardino Machado, President of Portugal (b. 1851)
  • 1951-04-18 António Óscar Carmona, 97th Prime Minister of Portugal and 11th President of Portugal (b. 1869)
  • 1955-12-13 Egas Moniz, Portuguese psychiatrist and neurosurgeon, Nobel laureate (b. 1874)
  • 1964-09-02 Francisco H Craveiro Lopes, Portuguese gen/pres (1951-58), dies at 70
  • 1965-06-11 José Mendes Cabeçadas, 95th Prime Minister of Portugal and 9th President of Portugal (b. 1883)
  • 1970-07-27 Antonio de Oliveira Salazar, dictator of Portugal (1932-68), dies
  • 1974-12-09 Jorge Croner de Vasconcelos, Portuguese composer, dies at 64
  • 1976-01-26 João Branco Núncio, Portuguese Bullfighter (b. 1901)
  • 1976-12-24 Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, heir to the throne of Portugal (b. 1907)
  • 1980-10-26 Marcello J tie Neves Alves Caetano, premier of Portugal, dies at 74
  • 1981-07-01 Carlos de Oliveira, Portuguese writer (b. 1921)
  • 1983-04-10 Issam Sartawi, PLO ambassador to Portugal, murdered
  • 1984-05-10 Joaquin Agostinho, Portuguese cyclist, dies at 41
  • 1985-09-08 Manuel Ivo Cruz, Portuguese composer and founder of Philharmonic Orchestra of Lisbon, dies at 84
  • 1986-05-05 Rui Coelho, Portuguese composer, dies at 94
  • 1987-11-19 Américo Tomás, Portuguese admiral and politician, 14th President of Portugal (b. 1894)
  • 1988-08-26 Carlos Paião, Portuguese singer (b. 1957)
  • 1992-03-06 Maria Vieira da Silva, Portuguese painter (Mirror Palace), dies at 83
  • 1992-10-25 Adelino Da Palma Carlos, PM of Portugal (1974), dies
  • 1993-03-11 Manuel da Fonseca, Portuguese writer (Cerro Maior), dies at 81
  • 1994-11-27 Fernando Lopes-Graça, Portuguese composer and musicologist (b. 1906)
  • 1996-04-01 Alfredo Nobre Coast, PM of Portugal (1978), dies
  • 1999-10-06 Amalia Rodrigues, Portuguese singer and actress (b. 1920)
  • 2001-07-31 Francisco da Costa Gomes, 16th President of Portugal (b. 1914)
  • 2004-07-02 Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, Portuguese writer (b. 1919)
  • 2004-07-23 Carlos Paredes, Portuguese musician and composer (b. 1925)
  • 2005-06-11 Vasco Gonçalves, Portuguese general (b. 1922)
  • 2005-06-13 Álvaro Cunhal, Portuguese politician and writer (b. 1913)
  • 2006-04-16 Francisco Adam, Portuguese actor and model (b. 1983)
  • 2006-11-26 Mário Cesariny, Portuguese painter and writer (b. 1923)
  • 2008-05-11 Bruno Neves, portuguese cyclist that died in competition (b.1981)
  • 2009-01-02 Maria de Jesus, Portuguese supercentenarian (b. 1893)
  • 2010-03-04 Joaquim Fiúza, Portuguese sailor (b. 1908)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2010-06-18 José Saramago, Portuguese writer and Nobel laureate, dies of leukemia at 87

Novelist José Saramago
Novelist
José Saramago
  • 2011-03-29 Ângelo de Sousa, Portuguese painter and sculptor (b. 1938)
  • 2013-12-11 Nadir Afonso, Portuguese artist, dies at 93
  • 2014-01-05 Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, Portuguese footballer (top goalscorer-1966 World Cup), dies from heart failure at 71