João de Deus Pinheiro
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|João de Deus Pinheiro
|Member of the European Parliament|
20 July 2004 – 13 July 2009
|European Commissioner for Relations with African, Caribbean, Pacific Countries, South Africa and the Lomé Convention|
23 January 1995 – 16 September 1999
|European Commissioner for Relations with Parliament, Culture and Audiovisual|
1993 – 23 January 1995
|Minister of Foreign Affairs|
17 August 1987 – 12 November 1992
|Prime Minister||Aníbal Cavaco Silva|
|Preceded by||Pedro Pires de Miranda|
|Succeeded by||José Manuel Barroso|
|Minister of Education|
16 February 1985 – 6 November 1985
|President||António Ramalho Eanes|
|Prime Minister||Mário Soares|
|Preceded by||José Augusto Seabra|
|Succeeded by||Himself (as Minister of Education and Culture)|
|Born||João de Deus Rogado Salvador Pinheiro
11 July 1945
Social Democratic Party
European People's Party
|Spouse(s)||Maria Manuela Vieira Paisana|
|Children||3 sons, 1 daughter|
|Alma mater||Instituto Superior Técnico
University of Birmingham
João de Deus Rogado Salvador Pinheiro, GCC GCIH, born 11 July 1945 in Lisbon, is a semi-retired Portuguese politician and former Member of the European Parliament for the Social Democratic Party–People's Party coalition; part of the European People's Party–European Democrats group.
João de Deus Pinheiro has a licentiate degree in chemical-industrial engineering by the Instituto Superior Técnico (1970) and a doctorate degree in the same field by the University of Birmingham (1976). Professor at the University of Lourenço Marques (Mozambique) from 1970 to 1974, and in the University of Minho after the Carnation Revolution and his return to Portugal.
He was Minister for Education 1985–1987, Minister for Foreign Affairs 1987–1992; in that role he was one of the EU negotiators in Brioni Agreement that ended ten-day war in Slovenia in 1991; Member of the European Parliament and European Commissioner.
Life after politics
After leaving the European Parliament, he has been member of the board of several companies.
He his also known as a writer and amateur golfer.
Nicknamed John of God Pinetree' (the English literal translation of his name) after a speech unnecessarily given in English.