Portuguese History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 261

  • 1707-01-01 John V succeeds his father Pedro II as King of Portugal
  • 1707-04-25 Battle of Almansa; Franco-Spanish forces defeat British and Portuguese
  • 1712-07-17 Great Britain, Portugal and France sign ceasefire [or 19th]
  • 1713-04-11 Great Britain, Spain, the Netherlands, Prussia, Savoy, Portugal & France agree the Treaty of Utrecht; France cedes Maritime provinces in North America to Britain
  • 1739-09-01 35 Jews sentenced to life in prison in Lisbon Portugal
  • 1755-11-01 Lisbon earthquake kills more than 50,000 in Portugal

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1797-02-14 The Battle of Cape St Vincent: British fleet under Admiral Sir John Jervis defeats larger Spanish fleet under Admiral Don José de Córdoba y Ramos near Cape St. Vincent, Portugal. Captain Horatio Nelson distinguishes himself.

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
British Admiral
Horatio Nelson
  • 1801-06-06 Peace of Badajoz: Spain-Portugal
  • 1803-03-03 Colégio Militar is founded in Portugal by Colonel Teixeira Rebello.
  • 1804-04-02 Forty merchantmen are wrecked when a convoy led by HMS Apollo runs aground off Portugal.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1807-11-27 Portuguese Royal Family and its court of nearly 15,000 people leave Lisbon for their colony of Brazil to escape invading 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 recent revolt in its colony of Angola, put down 6 September
  • 1902-05-15 "Bailundo Revolt" begins after Ovimbundu kingdom & allies revolt against Portuguese Empire in Benguela Highlands, central Portuguese Angola
  • 1904-02-28 Football club Sport Lisboa (Benfica) founded in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1904-03-22 "Bailundo Revolt" ends after almost 2-years in Portuguese victory over Ovimbundu kingdom & allies
  • 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 appears 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 General Manuel Gomes da Costa in Portugal
  • 1926-05-31 Portuguese president Bernardino Machedo resigns after coup
  • 1926-07-09 Coup under General 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 António de Oliveira Salazar becomes the premier and dictator of Portugal (1932-1968), founding the authoritarian Estado Novo (New State) regime
  • 1933-08-30 Portuguese dictator Salazar forms secret police (PIDE)
  • 1934-09-17 USSR joins League of Nations (Netherland, Switzerland & 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
  • 1960-08-14 Australian driver Jack Brabham clinches his second consecutive F1 World Drivers Championship by winning the Portuguese Grand Prix at Boavista
  • 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
  • 1965-12-28 Ballon d'Or: Benfica striker Eusébio wins award for best European football player; first Portuguese national to win, and still only Benfica player
  • 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, having been arrested by secret police under dictator António de Oliveira Salazar

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 released from banishment in Sao Tomé under new regieme of Marcello Caetano
  • 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 Portuguese Prime Minister Marcello Caetano is overthrown in the Carnation revolution, bringing Portugal's authoritarian Estado Novo (New State) government to an end
  • 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 Republic 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 following the Carnation Revolution of 1974
  • 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 Islands 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 239

  • 1861-10-04 João Marcellino Arroyo, Portuguese composer, born in Porto, Portugal (d. 1930)
  • 1862-06-01 António Feijó, Portuguese poet and diplomat, born in Ponte de Lima, Portugal (d. 1917)
  • 1863-09-28 Carlos I, King of Portugal (1889-1908), born in Ajuda National Palace, Lisbon (d. 1908)
  • 1867-08-16 Antonio Nobre, Portuguese poet (Só), born in Porto, Portugal (d. 1900)
  • 1867-09-07 Camilo Pessanha, Portuguese poet (China), born in Coimbra, Portugal (d. 1926)
  • 1869-11-24 António Óscar Carmona, 97th Prime Minister of Portugal and 11th President of Portugal (d. 1951)
  • 1872-05-01 Sidónio Pais, Portuguese politician (4th President of Portugal, 66th Prime Minister of Portugal), born in Caminha, Portugal (d. 1918)
  • 1874-11-29 Antonio Egas Moniz, Portuguese lobotomist (Nobel 1949)
  • 1879-09-25 Luís Costa, Portuguese composer, born in Monte de Fralães, Barcelos (d. 1960)
  • 1883-08-19 José Mendes Cabeçadas, 95th Prime Minister of Portugal and 9th President of Portugal (d. 1965)
  • 1887-03-28 Rudolf Frederik Willem Boskaljon, musician and composer, born in Curacao, Portugal (d. 1969)
  • 1888-06-13 Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet and writer (The Book of Disquiet), born in Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal (d. 1935)
  • 1889-03-19 Manoel II, last king of Portugal (1908-10)
  • 1889-04-28 António de Oliveira Salazar, Dictator of Portugal (1932-68) who founded and controlled the Estado Novo (New State), born in Vimieiro, Santa Comba Dão, Portugal (d. 1970)
  • 1890-10-12 Luis de Freitas Branco, Portuguese composer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1955)
  • 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 Craveiro Lopes, 12th President of Portugal (1951-58), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1964)
  • 1894-11-19 Américo Tomás, Portuguese admiral and politician (13th President of Portugal 1958-74), born in Lisbon (d. 1987)
  • 1896-06-09 Aura Abranches, Portuguese actress (Lisboa, O Primo Basilio), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1962)
  • 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, born in Aveiro District, Portugal (d. 2002)
  • 1905-06-30 Nestor Paiva, American-Portuguese actor (Zorro, The Creature from the Black Lagoon), born in Fresno, California (d. 1966)
  • 1906-02-13 Agostinho da Silva, Portuguese philosopher (d. 1994)
  • 1906-07-26 Armando José Fernandes, Portuguese neoclassical composer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1983)
  • 1906-08-17 Marcello Caetano, last Portuguese prime minister of the Estado Novo regime (1968-1974), born in Graça, Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1980)
  • 1907-03-13 Maria Pia de Braganca, Portuguese journalist and writer who claimed to be the bastard daughter of King Carlos I of Portugal, born in Lisbon (d. 1995)
  • 1907-03-22 Lúcia Santos, Portuguese nun (d. 2005)
  • 1907-08-12 Miguel Torga [Adolfo Correia da Rocha], Portuguese writer (O Quarto Dia da Criação do Mundo), born in São Martinho de Anta, Portugal (d. 1995)
  • 1907-09-23 Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, heir to the throne of Portugal (d. 1976)
  • 1908-06-13 Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Portuguese painter (Infinite Passage), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1992)
  • 1909-02-09 Carmen Miranda, Portuguese vocalist and actress (Copacabana, Date With Judy), born in Marco de Canavezes, Portugal (d. 1955)
  • 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)
  • 1912-07-19 Norman Carr, British conservationist working in Central and Southern Africa, born in Chinde, Portuguese East Africa (d. 1997)
  • 1913-11-10 Alvaro Cunhal, Portuguese politician and writer, born in Coimbra, Portugal (d. 2005)
  • 1914-06-30 Francisco da Costa Gomes, President of Portugal’s ruling military junta (1974-76), born in Chaves, Portugal (d. 2001)
  • 1918-11-07 Maria Teresa de Noronha, Portuguese Fado singer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1993)
  • 1919-11-02 Jorge de Sena, Portuguese novelist and poet (Reino da Estupidez), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1978)
  • 1920-07-23 Amália Rodrigues, Portuguese fado singer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1999)
  • 1920-12-04 Nadir Afonso, Portuguese geometric abstractionist painter, born in Chaves, Portugal (d. 2013)
  • 1921-05-03 Vasco Gonçalves, Portuguese army officer and 103rd Prime Minister of Portugal (1974-75), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 2005)
  • 1921-11-02 Fernando Correia de Oliveira, Portuguese composer, born in Porto, Portugal (d. 2004)
  • 1922-10-15 Agustina Bessa-Luís, Portuguese writer (A Sibila), born in Vila Mea, Portugal

Person of interestJosé Saramago

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

Novelist José Saramago
Novelist
José Saramago
  • 1923-06-11 Gerard Vaughan, British psychiatrist and politician (Conservative), born in Portuguese East Africa (d. 2000)
  • 1924-09-28 Antonio Jacinto, Portuguese West Africa, Angolan poet

Person of interestMário Soares

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 (Hard Times), born in Amareleja, Portugal
  • 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, born in Tábua, Portugal
  • 1933-06-25 Álvaro Siza Vieira, Portuguese architect, born in Matosinhos, Portugal
  • 1934-06-26 Luís Filipe Pires, Portuguese composer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 2015)
  • 1934-07-19 Francisco Sá Carneiro, 109th Prime Minister of Portugal, born in Porto, Portugal (d. 1980)
  • 1935-01-25 António Ramalho Eanes, 17th President of Portugal, born in Castelo Branco Municipality, Portugal
  • 1935-12-28 Fernando Lopes, Portuguese director (Encoberto, Matar Saudades)
  • 1938-02-11 Simone de Oliveira, Portuguese actress
  • 1938-10-05 Teresa Heinz Kerry, American philanthropist (wife of John Kerry), born in Lourenço Marques, Portuguese East Africa
  • 1938-12-24 Valentim Loureiro, Portuguese politician, and former football chairman of Boavista F.C. and Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional
  • 1939-08-22 Candido Lima, Portuguese composer, born in Viana do Castelo, Portugal
  • 1939-09-18 Jorge Sampaio, 18th President of Portugal (Socialist Party: 1996-2006), born in Lisbon, 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
  • 1944-12-03 António Variações [António Joaquim Rodrigues Ribeiro], Portuguese singer-songwriter (Dar & Receber), born in Braga, Portugal (d. 1984)
  • 1945-05-15 Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza, heir to the Portuguese crown
  • 1947-02-18 Carlos A Lopes, Portuguese marathon runner (Olympic gold 1984)

Person of interestAntónio Guterres

1949-04-30 António Guterres, 114th Prime Minister of Portugal (1995-2002) and 9th Secretary-General of the United Nations (2017-), born in Lisbon, Portugal

PM of Portugal and Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres
PM of Portugal and Secretary-General of the United Nations
António Guterres
  • 1952-07-31 João Barreiros, Portuguese writer (Um Dia com Júlia na Necrosfera), born in Portugal
  • 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, 116th Prime Minister of Portugal (2004-05), born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1957-09-06 José Sócrates, Prime Minister of Portugal (2005-11) indicted for corruption, born in Porto, Portugal
  • 1957-11-01 Carlos Paião, Portuguese singer born in Coimbra, Portugal (d. 1988)
  • 1958-06-29 Rosa Mota, Portuguese marathon runner (Olympic gold 1988), born in Porto, Portugal
  • 1959-08-29 Ernesto Rodrigues, Portuguese violinist and composer, born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1961-07-03 Pedro Romeiras, Portuguese dancer, born in Lisbon
  • 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, born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1966-02-28 Paulo Futre, Portuguese footballer
  • 1966-10-05 Peter Fonseca, Canadian politician and marathon runner (Toronto, Houston Marathon 1995), born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1967-10-22 Rita Guerra, Portuguese singer
  • 1969-01-08 Teresa Salguerio, Portuguese singer (Madredeus), born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1969-07-23 Fernanda Ribeiro, Portuguese 10k runner (Olympic gold 1996), born in Penafiel, Portugal
  • 1969-08-02 Fernando Couto, Portuguese footballer, born in Espinho, Portugal
  • 1969-10-15 Vítor Baía, Portuguese football goalkeeper, born in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
  • 1970-08-21 Paulo Barrancos Guerra, Portuguese athlete, 10k runner, born in Barrancos, Portugal
  • 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 soccer defender and manager (50 caps; FC Porto), born in Porto, Portugal
  • 1972-03-29 Rui Costa, Portuguese footballer, born in Amadora, Portugal
  • 1972-11-04 Luís Figo, Portuguese footballer
  • 1972-11-30 Abel Xavier, Portuguese footballer
  • 1973-12-16 Mariza [Marisa dos Reis Nunes], Portuguese singer (fado genre), born in Maputo, Portuguese Mozambique
  • 1974-09-12 Nuno Valente, Portuguese footballer, born in Lisbon, Portugal

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

  • 1889-10-19 Luís I, King of Portugal (1861-89), dies at 50
  • 1900-03-18 Antonio Nobre, Portuguese poet (Só), dies at 32
  • 1900-08-16 José Maria de Eça de Queirós, Portuguese writer, dies at 54
  • 1900-12-28 Alexandre Alberto da Rocha de Serpa Pinto, Portuguese explorer (b. 1846)
  • 1903-07-07 José Augusto Ferreira Veiga, Viscount of Arneiro, Portuguese composer, dies at 64
  • 1907-10-04 Alfredo Keil, Portuguese composer, dies at 57
  • 1908-02-01 Carlos I, King of Portugal (1889-1908), assassinated by Republican sympathisers at 44
  • 1908-06-09 Jose FdT Coelho, Portuguese writer (Os meus amores), dies at 46
  • 1912-07-15 Francisco Lazaro, Portuguese marathon runner (Olympics), dies at 21
  • 1917-06-20 António Feijó, Portuguese poet and diplomat, dies at 58
  • 1918-12-14 Sidónio Pais, Portuguese politician (4th President of Portugal, 66th Prime Minister of Portugal), murdered at 46
  • 1921-10-19 Antonio Granjo, premier (Portugal), murdered
  • 1924-01-24 Thephilo Braga, Portuguese poet & politician, dies at 80
  • 1925-05-12 Arthur Napoleao dos Santos, Portugese composer, dies at 82
  • 1926-03-01 Camilo Pessanha, Portuguese poet (China), dies at 58
  • 1929-10-31 António José de Almeida, Portuguese politician and 6th President of Portugal (b. 1866)
  • 1930-05-18 João Marcellino Arroyo, Portuguese composer, dies at 68
  • 1932-07-02 Manuel II, last King of Portugal (1908-10), dies at 43
  • 1935-11-30 Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet and writer (The Book of Disquiet), dies at 47
  • 1936-10-25 Jaime de Magalhães Lima, Portuguese author and poet (Salmos do Prisoneiro), dies at 76
  • 1940-11-09 Stephen Alencastre, Portuguese Roman Catholic prelate, dies at 64
  • 1941-01-17 Jose Leite de Vasconcelos, Portuguese scholar (Etnografia), dies at 82
  • 1941-10-18 Manuel Teixeira Gomes, 7th President of Portugal, dies at 81
  • 1944-04-29 Bernardino Machado, President of Portugal (1915–17, 1925–26), dies at 93
  • 1948-05-31 José Vianna da Motta, Portuguese composer, dies at 80
  • 1951-04-18 António Óscar Carmona, 97th Prime Minister of Portugal & 11th President of Portugal, dies at 81
  • 1951-10-25 Amélie of Orléans, Queen of Portugal, wife of Carlos I, dies at 86
  • 1955-11-27 Luis de Freitas Branco, Portuguese composer, dies at 65
  • 1955-12-13 Egas Moniz, Portuguese psychiatrist and neurosurgeon, Nobel laureate (b. 1874)
  • 1960-01-07 Luís Costa, Portuguese composer, dies at 80
  • 1964-09-02 Francisco Craveiro Lopes, 12th President of Portugal (1951-58), dies at 70
  • 1965-06-11 José Mendes Cabeçadas, 95th Prime Minister of Portugal and 9th President of Portugal (b. 1883)
  • 1966-09-09 Nestor Paiva, American-Portuguese actor (Zorro, The Creature from the Black Lagoon), dies of cancer at 61
  • 1970-07-27 António de Oliveira Salazar, Dictator of Portugal (1932-68) who founded and controlled the Estado Novo (New State), dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at 81
  • 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)
  • 1978-06-04 Jorge de Sena, Portuguese novelist and poet (Reino da Estupidez), dies at 58
  • 1980-10-26 Marcello Caetano, last Portuguese prime minister of the Estado Novo regime (1968-1974), dies in exile of a heart attack at 74
  • 1980-12-04 Francisco Sá Carneiro, 109th Prime Minister of Portugal, dies at 46
  • 1981-07-01 Carlos de Oliveira, Portuguese writer (b. 1921)
  • 1983-04-10 Issam Sartawi, PLO ambassador to Portugal, murdered
  • 1983-05-03 Armando José Fernandes, Portuguese neoclassical composer, dies at 76
  • 1984-05-10 Joaquin Agostinho, Portuguese cyclist, dies at 41
  • 1984-06-13 António Variações [António Joaquim Rodrigues Ribeiro], Portuguese singer-songwriter (Dar & Receber), dies at 39 of AIDS-related pneumonia complications
  • 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
  • 1987-09-18 Américo Tomás, Portuguese admiral and politician (13th President of Portugal 1958-74), dies at 92
  • 1988-08-26 Carlos Paião, Portuguese singer, dies at 30
  • 1992-03-06 Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Portuguese painter (Infinite Passage), dies at 83
  • 1992-10-25 Adelino Da Palma Carlos, Prime Minister 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)
  • 1995-05-06 Maria Pia de Braganca, Portuguese journalist and writer who claimed to be the bastard daughter of King Carlos I of Portugal, dies at 88
  • 1996-04-01 Alfredo Nobre Coast, Prime Minister of Portugal (1978), dies
  • 1996-08-13 António de Spínola, Portuguese general and conservative President of Portugal (1974), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 86
  • 1999-10-06 Amália Rodrigues, Portuguese fado singer, dies at 79
  • 2001-07-31 Francisco da Costa Gomes, President of Portugal’s ruling military junta (1974-76), dies at 87
  • 2004-07-23 Carlos Paredes, Portuguese musician and composer (b. 1925)
  • 2005-06-11 VVasco Gonçalves, Portuguese army officer and 103rd Prime Minister of Portugal (1974-75), dies at 84
  • 2005-06-13 Álvaro Cunhal, Portuguese politician and writer, dies at 91
  • 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, dies in competition at 26
  • 2009-01-02 Maria de Jesus, Portuguese supercentenarian, dies at 115
  • 2010-03-04 Joaquim Fiúza, Portuguese sailor (b. 1908)

Person of interestJosé Saramago

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 geometric abstractionist painter, dies at 93
  • 2014-01-05 Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, Portuguese footballer (top goalscorer-1966 World Cup), dies from heart failure at 71

Person of interestMário Soares

2017-01-07 Mário Soares, 17th President of Portugal (1986-96) and Prime Minister (1976-78 and 1983-85), dies after falling into a coma at 92

President of Portugal Mário Soares
President of Portugal
Mário Soares