Luís Vaz de Camões Is considered Portugal greatest poet. His mastery of verse has been compared to that of Homer, Virgil, and Dante. (c.1524–June 10, 1580) OS LUSÍADAS is considered one of the most important works of World literature and is often regarded as Portugal's national epic
Vasco da Gama Vasco da Gama was probably born in around 1460 in Sines and died in December 24, 1524 Kochi, India. He was a Portuguese Explorer, military naval commander one of the most successful in the European Age of Discovery. The Portuguese navigator and conqueror, was the first European to discover a sea route to India.
Pedro Álvares Cabral Birth (about 1467 – Death about 1520) He is thought to have been born in Belmonte Portuguese navigator and explorer. Cabral is generally regarded as the European discoverer of Brazil (22 April 1500). He must have had excellent training in navigation and large experience as a seaman, for King Manuel I of Portugal considered him competent to continue the work of Vasco da Gama.
Rita Pereira She was born on 13th march, 1982 in Carcavelos. She is an spectacular actress/model. Importants soap operas: Morangos com Açúcar , Dei-te Quase Tudo, Doce Fugitiva .
Eusébio His name is Eusébio da Silva Ferreira. He was born in January 25 , 1942 in Lourenço Marques (now Maputo) in Mozambique. He was called “The black panther” or “The black pearl” in football. In 1965 he has won the European footballer of the year and in 1966 he wins the third place in the world cup with the Portuguese Team. See more in THE HALL OF FAME
Luís Figo Luís Figo Full Name : Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo Date of birth : November 4, 1972 (age 35) Place of birth : Almada, Portugal He is a Football Player Prizes: 2000- Best player of Europe 2001- Best player of the world by FIFA
<ul><li>Birth: 13/05/1888 in Lisbon. </li></ul><ul><li>Death: 30/11/1935. </li></ul><ul><li>Portuguese poet and writer , most of whose work was published posthumously. He wrote frequently under heteronyms, alter egos with developped personalities, biographies, jobs, habits, attitudes, addresses, etc., who sometimes quoted and interacted with each other and other people. </li></ul>Fernando Pessoa The critic Harold Bloom referred to him in the book The Western Canon as the most representative poet of the twentieth century, along with Pablo Neruda .
MARIZA (click the “jukebox” and listen to FADO) She was born on 16th December, 1973 in Mozambique. She is a fado singer, a Latin Grammy-nominated. “ I lived in a traditional Lisbon neighbourhood and have always sung the fado – I know what it is, I understand myself through it”.
Rita Guerra Considered one of the best Portugueses voices. Rita Guerra war was born in Lisbon, to 22 of October of 1967. She has long competed in the Portuguese national pre-selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. Rita Guerra is the owner of one of the most beautiful voices and one of the most stable careers in the Portuguese music scene. Since 1989, Rita is a regular feature on the shows of Casino do Estoril.
Durão Barroso José Manuel Durão Barroso . (born in Lisbon, March 23, 1956) Durão Barroso is a Portuguese politician and the 11th President of the European Commission, being the first Portuguese person to hold the post. He served as Prime Minister of Portugal from 6 April 2002 until 17 July 2004, when he resigned to become President-designate of the European Commission.