List of Portuguese people

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The following is a list of notable and historically significant people from Portugal.

Navigators, explorers and pioneers[edit]

15th century[edit]

Vasco da Gama, discoverer of the sea route to India
Pedro Álvares Cabral, discoverer of Brazil
João Vaz Corte-Real, discoverer of Newfoundland.
Afonso de Albuquerque, naval admiral and viceroy of India.
Fernão Mendes Pinto, writer and one of the first to travel to Japan

15th/16th century[edit]

16th century[edit]

17th century[edit]

18th century[edit]

19th century[edit]

20th century[edit]

Saints[edit]

Blessed[edit]

Religious[edit]

Popes[edit]

Philosophers[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Writers[edit]

Artists[edit]

Scientists[edit]

Engineers and architects[edit]

Psychiatrists[edit]

Actors and directors[edit]

Soldiers[edit]

Sports[edit]

Politicians[edit]

Historians[edit]

Businesspeople[edit]

Other[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]