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List of famous politicians from Portugal, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Portuguese politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Portuguese politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Portugal and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Portugal, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list contains politicians like Óscar Carmona and Philip II of Spain.

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Adelino da Palma Carlos is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
Died at 87 (1905-1992) Adelino da Palma Carlos, GCC, GCIH, GOL, was a Portuguese lawyer, scholar, politician and a freemason, one of at least five sons of Manuel Carlos and wife Auta Vaz Velho da Palma. He was an ...more

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Afonso Costa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
Died at 66 (1871-1937) Afonso Augusto da Costa, GCTE, GCL was a Portuguese lawyer, professor, and republican politician.

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Afonso de Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
Died at 62 (1453-1515) Portuguese Viceroy of India in the 16th C

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Afonso I of Portugal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
Died at 76 (1109-1185) Afonso I, more commonly known as D. Afonso Henriques, nicknamed "the Conqueror", "the Founder" or "the Great" by the Portuguese, and El-Bortukali and Ibn-Arrik by ...more

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Afonso II of Portugal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
Died at 38 (1185-1223) Afonso II, or Affonso, Alfonso or Alphonso or Alphonsus, nicknamed "the Fat", King of Portugal, was born in Coimbra on 23 April 1185 and died on 25 March 1223 in the same city. He was ...more

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Afonso III of Portugal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
Afonso III of Portugal Died at 69 (1210-1279) Afonso III, or Affonso, Alfonso or Alphonso or Alphonsus, the Bolognian, King of Portugal was the first to use the title King of Portugal and the Algarve, from 1249. He was the second son of ...more

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Afonso IV of Portugal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
Died at 66 (1291-1357) Afonso IV, called the Brave, was King of Portugal and the Algarves from 1325 until his death. He was the only legitimate son of King Denis of Portugal by his wife Elizabeth of Aragon.

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Afonso V of Portugal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
Afonso V of Portugal Died at 49 (1432-1481) Afonso V KG, called the African, was King of Portugal and the Algarves. His sobriquet refers to his conquests in Northern Africa.

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Afonso VI of Portugal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
Died at 40 (1643-1683) Afonso VI was King of Portugal and the Algarves, the second of the House of Braganza, known as "the Victorious".

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Alberto Costa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
Alberto Costa age 71 Alberto Bernardes Costa was the Portuguese Minister of Justice from 12 March 2005 to 26 October 2009.

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Alberto João Jardim is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
age 75 Alberto João Cardoso Gonçalves Jardim, GCIH is a Portuguese politician who was the President of the Regional Government of Madeira, Portugal, from 1978 to 2015. He is currently ...more

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Alfredo de Sá Cardoso is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
Died at 86 (1864-1950) Alfredo Ernesto de Sá Cardoso, commonly known as Alfredo de Sá Cardoso, or just Sá Cardoso, was a Portuguese republican politician of the Portuguese First Republic, who ...more

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Alfredo Nobre da Costa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
Alfredo Nobre da Costa Died at 73 (1923-1996) Alfredo Jorge Nobre da Costa, GCC, commonly known just by Nobre da Costa, was a Portuguese engineer and politician. He was the only son of Alfredo Henrique Andresen da Costa, of Goan, Italian, ...more

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Alfredo Rodrigues Gaspar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
Alfredo Rodrigues Gaspar Died at 73 (1865-1938) Alfredo Rodrigues Gaspar was a Portuguese military officer and politician. Rodrigues Gaspar was President of the Ministry of one of the many governments of the Portuguese First Republic.

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Álvaro Cunhal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
Died at 92 (1913-2005) Álvaro Barreirinhas Cunhal, who used the name Álvaro Cunhal, was a Portuguese communist revolutionary and politician. He was one of the major opponents of the dictatorial regime of ...more

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Álvaro de Castro is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
Died at 50 (1878-1928) Álvaro Xavier de Castro was Prime Minister of Portugal from 20 November to 30 November 1920 and from 18 December 1923 to 6 July 1924.

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Álvaro de Vasconcelos is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
Álvaro de Vasconcelos Former mayor of Sintra.

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Américo Tomás is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
Died at 93 (1894-1987) Américo de Deus Rodrigues Thomaz, GCC, GOA, GOSE, was a Portuguese admiral and politician. He was the 13th President of Portugal, and the third and last president of the Estado Novo.

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Aníbal Cavaco Silva is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
age 79 Aníbal António Cavaco Silva, GCC, is the 19th and current President of Portugal. He won the Portuguese presidential election on 22 January 2006 and was re-elected on 23 January ...more

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Anselmo José Braamcamp is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
Anselmo José Braamcamp Died at 68 (1817-1885) Anselmo José Braamcamp de Almeida Castelo Branco was a Portuguese politician of the Constitucional Monarchy era. He was the leader of the Historic Party, Minister of the Kingdom and, ...more

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António Bagão Félix is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
António Bagão Félix age 70 António José de Castro Bagão Felix is a Portuguese economist and politician.

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António Costa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
age 57 António Luís dos Santos da Costa, GCIH is a Portuguese lawyer and politician who has been Mayor of Lisbon since 2007. Previously he was Minister of Internal Administration from ...more

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António de Almeida Santos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
António de Almeida Santos age 92 António de Almeida Santos, GCL, is a Portuguese lawyer, politician, parliamentary and minister in several occasions.

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António de Oliveira Salazar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
Died at 81 (1889-1970) António de Oliveira Salazar GCSE, GCIC, GCTE, GColIH was a Portuguese professor and politician who served as Prime Minister of Portugal from 1932 to 1968. His Council of Ministers briefly ...more

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António de Serpa Pimentel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
Died at 75 (1825-1900) António de Serpa Pimentel was Prime Minister of Portugal from 14 January to 11 October 1890. His term in office began as a reaction to the British ultimatum concerning Portuguese colonial ...more

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António de Sousa Franco is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
António de Sousa Franco Died at 62 (1942-2004) António Luciano Pacheco de Sousa Franco, GCC, GCSE was a Portuguese economist and politician.

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António de Spínola is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
Died at 86 (1910-1996) António Sebastião Ribeiro de Spínola GCTE ComA was a Portuguese military officer, author and conservative politician who played an important role in Portugal's transition to ...more

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António Dias de Oliveira is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
António Dias de Oliveira

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António Ginestal Machado is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
António Ginestal Machado Died at 67 (1873-1940) António Ginestal Machado was a Portuguese politician. He was graduated in Law by the University of Coimbra and a high-school teacher. A member of the moderated Republican Union, he was ...more

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António Granjo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
António Granjo Died at 40 (1881-1921) António Joaquim Granjo was a Portuguese lawyer and politician. He was a republican from his youth, and was a member of the National Constituent Assembly, elected on 28 May 1911. He fought ...more

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António Guterres is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
age 69 António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres, GCC is a former Portuguese politician, prime minister and former President of the Socialist International. He has been serving as the United Nations ...more

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António José Severim de Noronh... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
António José Severim de Noronha, 1st Duke of Terceira Died at 68 (1792-1860) D. António José Severim de Noronha, 1st Duke of Terceira, 1st Marquis of Vila Flor was a Portuguese military officer, statesman and a leader of the Constitutionalist side in the ...more

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António Luís Correia Guerra Nu... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal

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António Luiz Gomes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
Died at 98 (1863-1961) 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.

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António Maria Baptista is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
Died at 54 (1866-1920) António Maria Baptista, GCTE was a Portuguese military officer and politician. When he was lieutenant, he fought in Portuguese Mozambique, during the wars of pacification against the ...more

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António Maria da Silva is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
António Maria da Silva Died at 78 (1872-1950) António Maria da Silva, GCTE was a Portuguese politician. An engineer, he was a prominent member of the Portuguese Republican Party. He was Prime Minister for four times, during the ...more

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António Mendonça is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
António Mendonça age 64 Portuguese Minister of Public Works since Oct 26, 2009

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António Monteiro is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
António Monteiro age 74 Portuguese Diplomat and Ambassador. Member of Santana Lopes' Government

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António Pinto Soares is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
António Pinto Soares Died at 85 (1780-1865) António Pinto Soares was Head of State of Costa Rica from September 11 to September 27, 1842. He led the popular uprising that overthrew Francisco Morazán on September 11, 1842, ...more

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António Ramalho Eanes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
age 83 António dos Santos Ramalho Eanes, GColTE, GCL, CavA, KE is a Portuguese general and politician who was the 16th President of Portugal from 1976 to 1986.

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António Rodrigues Sampaio is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
António Rodrigues Sampaio António Rodrigues Sampaio was a Portuguese politician and the President of the Council of Ministers from 25 March to 14 November 1881.

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António Teixeira de Sousa is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
Died at 60 (1857-1917) António Teixeira de Sousa, 2nd Count of Sousa Palmela was a Portuguese medical doctor and politician during the Constitutional Monarchy. He graduated in Medicine at the University of ...more

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Artur Ivens Ferraz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
Artur Ivens Ferraz Died at 63 (1870-1933) General Artur Ivens Ferraz, was a Portuguese military officer and politician. He served in the Portuguese Expeditionary Force during the Portuguese participation in World War I, in France. He ...more

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Augusto de Vasconcelos is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
Died at 84 (1867-1951) Augusto César de Almeida de Vasconcelos Correia, GCSE, better known as Augusto de Vasconcelos was a Portuguese surgeon, politician and diplomat.

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Azevedo Gomes is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
Azevedo Gomes Died at 76 (1852-1928) Naval and Overseas Minister ( Ministro da Marinha e do Ultramar) immediately after the fall of the Portuguese Monarchy.

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Benjamin N. Cardozo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
Died at 68 (1870-1938) Benjamin Nathan Cardozo was an American jurist who served on the New York Court of Appeals and later as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Cardozo is remembered for his significant ...more

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Caetano de Melo e Castro is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
Caetano de Melo e Castro Died at 38 (1680-1718) 36th Viceroy of Portuguese India and owner of the orginal Monserrate, Sintra.

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Carlos César is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
Carlos César age 62 Carlos César is a Portuguese politician, former-President of the Regional Government of the Portuguese autonomous region of the Azores, member of the Portuguese Council of State and the ...more

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Carlos Coelho is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
Carlos Coelho age 58 Carlos Coelho is a Portuguese politician and Member of the European Parliament for the Social Democratic Party–People's Party coalition; part of the European People's Party–European Democrats

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Carlos Costa is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Politicians from Portugal
Carlos Costa age 69 Carlos da Silva Costa is a Portuguese economist and the current governor of the Bank of Portugal since June 7, 2010. On 22 April 2010 Costa was nominated for a five-year-term by the Portuguese ...more