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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of Coimbra and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from University of Coimbra, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Coimbra include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Coimbra alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of Coimbra are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from University of Coimbra.

This list below has everything from António de Oliveira Salazar to António Egas Moniz.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Coimbra?” and “Which celebrities are University of Coimbra alumni?”

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António de Oliveira Salazar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
António de Oliveira Salazar Politician, Economist 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 Egas Moniz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
António Egas Moniz Neurologist, Physician António Caetano de Abreu Freire Egas Moniz, known as Egas Moniz, was a Portuguese neurologist and the developer of cerebral angiography. He is regarded as one of the founders of modern ...more

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Aristides de Sousa Mendes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Aristides de Sousa Mendes Diplomat Aristides de Sousa Mendes do Amaral e Abranches, GCC, OL was a Portuguese consul. As Portuguese Consul-General in Bordeaux, France, he defied the orders of Portugal's António de Oliveira ...more

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Duarte Leite is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Duarte Leite Book editor, Mathematician, Politician Duarte Leite Pereira da Silva, GCC, was a Portuguese historian, mathematician, journalist, diplomat and politician. He graduated in Mathematics at the University of Coimbra, in 1885. He taught ...more

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Joaquim Pimenta de Castro is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Joaquim Pimenta de Castro Mathematician, Politician, Military Officer Joaquim Pereira Pimenta de Castro, 10th Count of Pimenta de Castro was a Portuguese army officer and politician. He was a career military officer reaching the position of General, also graduated ...more

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Bernardino Machado is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Bernardino Machado Mathematician, Diplomat Bernardino Luís Machado Guimarães, GCTE, GCL, was a Portuguese political figure, the third and eighth President of Portugal.

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Domingos Leite Pereira is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Domingos Leite Pereira Insurance broker, Politician, Journalist Domingos Leite Pereira was a Portuguese politician of the Portuguese First Republic. He had degrees in theology and literature of the University of Coimbra. He helped to improve the ...more

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Francisco José Fernandes Costa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Francisco José Fernandes Costa Politician, Jurist, Lawyer Francisco José Fernandes Costa was a Portuguese lawyer and politician. He was a member of the Portuguese Republican Party and later of the Evolutionist Party, the Republican Liberal Party ...more

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Almeida Garrett is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Almeida Garrett Poet, Politician, Journalist João Baptista da Silva Leitão de Almeida Garrett, Viscount of Almeida Garrett was a Portuguese poet, playwright, novelist and politician. He is considered to be the introducer of ...more

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José Maria Eça de Queiroz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
José Maria Eça de Queiroz Journalist, Novelist, Writer José Maria de Eça de Queiroz or Eça de Queirós is generally considered to be the greatest Portuguese writer in the realist style. Zola considered him to be far ...more

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Teófilo Braga is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Teófilo Braga Politician, Lecturer, Writer Joaquim Teófilo Fernandes Braga was a Portuguese writer, playwright, politician and the leader of the Republican Provisional Government after the abdication of King Manuel II, as well as ...more

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José Relvas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
José Relvas Politician, Farmer José Maria de Mascarenhas Relvas de Campos Golegã, Golegã, March 5, 1858 – Alpiarça, Casa dos Patudos, October 31, 1929, was a Portuguese politician.

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Sousa Caldas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Sousa Caldas Priest, Poet, Orator Antônio Pereira de Sousa Caldas was a Colonial Brazilian poet, priest and orator, patron of the 34th chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters.

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Sebastião José de Carvalho e M... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal Politician D. Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal, 1st Count of Oeiras was an 18th-century Portuguese statesman. He was Secretary of the State of the Kingdom of Portugal ...more

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Ramiro da Fonseca is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Ramiro da Fonseca Journalist, Broadcaster

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Tomás António Gonzaga is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Tomás António Gonzaga Poet, Jurist, Writer Tomás António Gonzaga was a Portuguese-born Brazilian poet. One of the most famous Neoclassic colonial Brazilian writers, he was also the ouvidor and the ombudsman of the city of ...more

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José Bonifácio de Andrada is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
José Bonifácio de Andrada Politician, Geologist José Bonifácio de Andrada e Silva was a Brazilian statesman, naturalist, professor and poet, born in Santos, São Paulo, then part of the Portuguese Empire. He was one of the ...more

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Luís de Camões is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Luís de Camões Poet Luís Vaz de Camões, is considered Portugal's and the Portuguese language's greatest poet. His mastery of verse has been compared to that of Shakespeare, Vondel, Homer, Virgil and ...more

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José de Castro is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
José de Castro Politician, Journalist, Lawyer José Augusto Soares Ribeiro de Castro Valhelhas, 7 April 1868 – 31 July 1929, was a Portuguese lawyer, journalist and politician. He graduated in Law at the University of Coimbra, and was ...more

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Cláudio Manuel da Costa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Cláudio Manuel da Costa Activist, Poet, Jurist Cláudio Manuel da Costa was a Brazilian poet and musician, considered to be the introducer of Neoclassicism in Brazil. He wrote under the pen name Glauceste Satúrnio, and his most ...more

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Christopher Clavius is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Christopher Clavius Mathematician Christopher Clavius was a German Jesuit mathematician and astronomer who modified the proposal of the modern Gregorian calendar after the death of its primary author, Aloysius Lilius. Clavius ...more

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Pedro Nunes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Pedro Nunes Mathematician, Professor Pedro Nunes was a Portuguese mathematician, cosmographer, and professor. Nunes, considered to be one of the greatest mathematicians of his time, is best known for his contributions in the ...more

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Victor Hugo de Azevedo Coutinh... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Victor Hugo de Azevedo Coutinho Military Officer Victor Hugo de Azevedo Coutinho, 18th Count of Azevedo GCC, GCA, was a Portuguese naval officer, politician and professor, at the University of Coimbra and later the Escola Naval. He was a ...more

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Guerra Junqueiro is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Guerra Junqueiro Politician, Journalist, Lawyer Abilio Manuel Guerra Junqueiro was a Portuguese top civil servant, member of the Portuguese House of Representatives, journalist, author, and poet. His work helped inspire the creation of the ...more

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Ernesto Hintze Ribeiro is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Ernesto Hintze Ribeiro Lawyer Ernesto Rodolfo Hintze Ribeiro, was a prominent Portuguese politician. His name sometimes appears styled as Ernesto Rudolfo, Ernesto Rodolpho Hintze Ribeiro and Ernst Rudolph Hintze Ribeiro. He ...more

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José Afonso is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
José Afonso Singer, Teacher José Manuel Cerqueira Afonso dos Santos, known as José Afonso, Zeca Afonso or just Zeca, was born in Aveiro, Portugal, the son of José Nepomuceno Afonso, a judge, and Maria ...more

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José de Anchieta is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
José de Anchieta Writer José de Anchieta y Díaz de Clavijo, S.J. was a Spanish Jesuit missionary to the Portuguese colony of Brazil in the second half of the 16th century. A highly influential figure in ...more

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Bartolomeu de Gusmão is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Bartolomeu de Gusmão Scientist Bartolomeu Lourenço de Gusmão, was a Portuguese priest and naturalist, noted for his early work on lighter-than-air airship design.

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Manuel Alegre is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Manuel Alegre Poet, Politician Manuel Alegre de Melo Duarte, GCL is a Portuguese poet and politician, member of the Socialist Party, and a candidate to the Portuguese presidential election, 2006. He was a presidential ...more

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António Maria da Silva is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
António Maria da Silva Politician 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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Joaõ Torreiano is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Joaõ Torreiano Military Engineer, Architect João Torreano was born in Lisbon in 1610, studied in Coimbra and became a Bendictine monk in 1629. He was the son of Leonardo Torreano who was one of the leading military engineers of his ...more

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Alberto João Jardim is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Alberto João Jardim Politician 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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José Régio is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
José Régio Poet, Writer, Playwright José Maria dos Reis Pereira, better known by the pen name José Regio was a Portuguese writer which lived most of his life in Portalegre. He was the brother of Júlio Maria ...more

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Jacob de Castro Sarmento is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Jacob de Castro Sarmento Physician Jacob Henriques de Castro Sarmento was a Portuguese estrangeirado, physician, naturalist, poet and Deist.

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Antero de Quental is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Antero de Quental Poet, Writer, Philosopher Antero Tarquínio de Quental, was a Portuguese poet, philosopher and writer, whose works became a milestone in the Portuguese language, alongside those of Camões and Bocage.

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Alexandre Rodrigues Ferreira is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Alexandre Rodrigues Ferreira Scientist Alexandre Rodrigues Ferreira was a naturalist born in the Portuguese colony of Brazil. He undertook an extensive journey which crossed the interior of the Amazon Basin to Mato Grosso, between ...more

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Gregório de Matos is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Gregório de Matos Poet, Writer, Lawyer Gregório de Matos e Guerra was the most famous Colonial Brazilian Baroque poet. Although he wrote many lyrical and religious poems, he was more well known by his satirical ones, most of ...more

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Manuel da Nóbrega is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Manuel da Nóbrega Manuel da Nóbrega was a Portuguese Jesuit priest and first Provincial of the Society of Jesus in colonial Brazil. Together with José de Anchieta, he was very influential in the ...more

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Carlos Mota Pinto is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Carlos Mota Pinto Professor Carlos Alberto da Mota Pinto, GCC, GCIP, was a Portuguese professor and politician.

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Paula Isabel da Silva Moreira is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Paula Isabel da Silva Moreira Paula Isabel da Silva Moreira is a neuroscientist and Assistant Professor of Physiology at the University of Coimbra. Moreira is recognized in the field of Alzheimer's disease research ...more

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Gonçalves Dias is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Gonçalves Dias Poet, Playwright Antônio Gonçalves Dias was a Brazilian Romantic poet, playwright, ethnographer, lawyer and linguist. A major exponent of Brazilian Romanticism and of the literary tradition known as ...more

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António José de Almeida is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
António José de Almeida Politician, Physician António José de Almeida, GCTE, GCA, GCC, GCSE, son of José António de Almeida and his wife Maria Rita das Neves, was a Portuguese political figure. He served as the ...more

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José Henrique de Azeredo Perdi... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
José Henrique de Azeredo Perdigão Lawyer Lisbon Lawyer and President of the Gulbenkian Foundation for almost 50 years.

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Miguel Torga is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Miguel Torga Author, Physician, Writer Miguel Torga, pseudonym of Adolfo Correia da Rocha, is considered one of the greatest Portuguese writers of the 20th century. He wrote poetry, short stories, theater and a 16 volume diary.

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Ruy Luís Gomes is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Ruy Luís Gomes Mathematician Ruy Luís Gomes was a Portuguese mathematician and founder os the Abel Salazar Biomedical Sciences Institute. He was one of the great intellectual figures during the 20th century in ...more

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António Luiz Gomes is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
António Luiz Gomes Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer 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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Harald Haarmann is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Harald Haarmann Harald Haarmann is a German linguist and cultural scientist who lives and works in Finland. Haarmann studied general linguistics, various philological disciplines and prehistory at the ...more

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Alvarenga Peixoto is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Alvarenga Peixoto Poet, Writer, Lawyer Inácio José de Alvarenga Peixoto was a Colonial Brazilian Neoclassic poet and lawyer. He wrote under the pen name Eureste Fenício. It is attributed to him the design of the

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Vitorino Nemésio is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Vitorino Nemésio Author Important 2oth century author and teacher in Portugal

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Luís de Sousa is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Coimbra Alumni
Luís de Sousa Writer Frei Luís de Sousa, Portuguese monk and prose-writer, was born at Santarém, a member of the noble family of Sousa Coutinho.