José Pinto Coelho
|José Pinto Coelho|
|President of the National Renovator Party|
25 June 2005
27 September 1960 |
|Political party||National Renovator Party|
|Spouse(s)||Ana Mafalda de Aragão Morais de Utra Machado|
|Alma mater||Institute of Visual Arts, Design and Marketing|
José de Almeida e Vasconcelos Pinto Coelho (born Lisbon, Campo Grande, 27 September 1960) commonly known just by José Pinto-Coelho, is a Portuguese far-right and nationalist politician, president of the National Renovator Party (Partido Nacional Renovador) since 2005.
The second son of José Gabriel Braamcamp Freire Pinto Coelho (maternal grandson of the 4th Barons of Almeirim) and first wife Maria Pia Penalva de Almeida e Vasconcelos (grand-niece of the 1st Viscount of Almeida e Vasconcelos, maternal granddaughter of the 2nd Counts of Penalva de Alva and half second cousin of Manuela Ferreira Leite), Pinto-Coelho grew up in Lisbon until the age of 14, but due to the revolutionary period in Portugal, his father, an architect, was forced to look for work abroad, and the family moved to Brazil.
After returning to Portugal he began studying Law at the Catholic University of Portugal in Lisbon, but he quit the university and graduated in Graphic Design from IADE (Institute of Visual Arts, Design and Marketing) in Lisbon.
Since the late 70s he became affiliated with the Nationalist Movement, and collaborated with the magazine Futuro Presente and with the newspaper O Século directed by Jaime Nogueira Pinto. In the 90s he became a member of the National Alliance and in 1999 was one of the founders of the National Renewal Party. On 25 June 2005, at the party's 2nd National Convention, he was elected President.
A graphic designer by profession and a teacher, he married at Lisbon, Mercês, on 30 November 1984 Ana Mafalda de Aragão Morais de Utra Machado, born in Lisbon, Alvalade, on 23 September 1962, daughter of Jorge de Freitas de Utra Machado and Maria João de Medeiros de Aragão Morais, and is the father of five children: Pedro (born Lisbon, Alvalade, 4 February 1986), Madalena (born Lisbon, Alvalade, 23 June 1987, a licentiate in Law from the University of Lisbon), Frederico (born Lisbon, Alvalade, 18 April 1989), José (born Lisbon, São Domingos de Benfica, 14 October 1993) and Luís (born Lisbon, São Domingos de Benfica, 9 September 1998) de Utra Machado Pinto Coelho. He was one of the founders of the Portuguese Association of Large Families. Both his wife and mother generally run as candidates on his party's Legislative Elections.