Famous Diplomats from Portugal

List of notable or famous diplomats from Portugal, with bios and photos, including the top diplomats born in Portugal and even some popular diplomats who immigrated to Portugal. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Portuguese diplomats then this list is the perfect resource for you. These diplomats are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known diplomat from Portugal is included when available.

A factual list, featuring people like Aristides de Sousa Mendes and Afonso Costa.

This historic diplomats from Portugal list can help answer the questions "Who are some Portuguese diplomats of note?" and "Who are the most famous diplomats from Portugal?" These prominent diplomats of Portugal may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Portuguese diplomats.

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  • Abel Botelho
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    Abel Botelho

    Abel Acácio de Almeida Botelho (23 September 1855 – 1917), born in Tabuaço and deceased in Argentina, was a Portuguese military officer and diplomat, but distinguish himself as a writer. In 1911, he took part on the commission which chose and approved the draft for what would be the current flag of Portugal.
    • Age: Dec. at 61 (1855-1917)
  • Afonso Costa
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    Afonso Augusto da Costa, GCTE, GCL (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐˈfõsu ˈkɔʃtɐ]; born in Seia, 6 March 1871; died in Paris, 11 May 1937) was a Portuguese lawyer, professor and republican politician.
    • Age: Dec. at 66 (1871-1937)
    • Birthplace: Seia Municipality, Portugal
  • Leading Republican politician who was appointed Minister of Public Works following the fall of the Portuguese Monarchy in October 1910. He later became Portuguese Ambassador in Brazil.
    • Age: Dec. at 97 (1863-1961)
    • Birthplace: Porto, Portugal
  • António Vieira
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    Father António Vieyra (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐ̃ˈtɔniu viˈɐjɾɐ]; 6 February 1608, Lisbon, Portugal – 18 July 1697, Bahia, Portuguese Colony of Brazil) was a Jesuit priest, Portuguese diplomat, orator, preacher, philosopher, writer, and member of the Royal Council to the King of Portugal.
    • Age: Dec. at 89 (1608-1697)
    • Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Aquilino Gomes Ribeiro, ComL (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐkiˈlinu ʁiˈbɐjɾu]; 13 September 1885, Carregal de Tabosa, Sernancelhe – 27 May 1963, Lisbon), was a Portuguese writer and diplomat. He is generally considered to be one of the great Portuguese novelists of the 20th century. In 1960, he was nominated for the Nobel Literature Prize; having been nominated by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Escritores.
    • Age: Dec. at 77 (1885-1963)
    • Birthplace: Portugal
  • Aristides de Sousa Mendes
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    Aristides de Sousa Mendes do Amaral e Abranches (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐɾiʃˈtiðɨʒ ðɨ ˈsowzɐ ˈmẽdɨʃ]) GCC, OL (July 19, 1885 – April 3, 1954) was a Portuguese consul during World War II. As the Portuguese consul-general in the French city of Bordeaux, he defied the orders of António de Oliveira Salazar's Estado Novo regime, issuing visas and passports to an undetermined number of refugees fleeing Nazi Germany, including Jews. For this, Sousa Mendes was punished by the Salazar regime with one year of inactivity with the right to one half of his rank's pay, being obliged subsequently to be retired. However he ended up never being forced to retire and he received a full consul salary ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 68 (1885-1954)
    • Birthplace: Viseu, Portugal