Francisco de Oliveira Dias

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Francisco Manuel Lopes Vieira de Oliveira Dias (Leiria, 17 February 1930), is a Portuguese politician.


He was a son of Francisco António do Amaral Dias, a Medical Doctor, and wife Maria Isabel Charters Lopes Vieira da Câmara de Oliveira (b. 1904), related to the 1st Viscounts of São Sebastião.[1]


He was a collaborator of the Founders of then Democratic and Social Center (CDS), and occupied many offices in this Party.

In 1974 he was elected a Deputy to the Constituent Assembly and in 1976 to the Assembly of the Republic, where he was successively elected until 1983.

He was the 4th President of the Assembly of the Republic between 22 October 1981 and 2 November 1982, during which he was also a Member of the Portuguese Council of State.

He was also a Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the European Council and of its Commission of Education and Culture.


He married Maria das Mercês Coelho da Silva Gil, daughter of Adelino da Silva Gil (Figueira da Foz, Alhadas, 27 October 1885 - Lisboa, 25 June 1935) and wife Deolinda Duarte Coelho (Vouzela, Vouzela, 1 March 1887 - Lisbon, 26 September 1955), and had eleven children:

  • Maria Isabel Gil de Oliveira Dias
  • Francisco Maria Gil de Oliveira Dias
  • Paulo Gil de Oliveira Dias
  • João Manuel Gil de Oliveira Dias
  • José Pedro Gil de Oliveira Dias
  • Maria das Mercês Gil de Oliveira Dias
  • Nuno Gil de Oliveira Dias
  • Miguel Gil de Oliveira Dias
  • Maria do Carmo Gil de Oliveira Dias
  • Marta Maria Gil de Oliveira Dias
  • Maria Madalena Gil de Oliveira Dias


  • Os Presidentes do Parlamento (Presidents of the Portuguese Parliament), Assembly of the Republic