Vasco Gonçalves

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Vasco Gonçalves
Vasco Goncalves 1982 Henrique Matos 01.jpg
103rd Prime Minister of Portugal
In office
18 July 1974 – 19 September 1975
President António de Spínola
Francisco da Costa Gomes
Deputy José Teixeira Ribeiro
António Arnão Metelo
Preceded by Adelino da Palma Carlos
Succeeded by José Pinheiro de Azevedo
Minister of Education and Culture
In office
29 November 1974 – 4 December 1974
Preceded by Vitorino Magalhães Godinho
Succeeded by Manuel Rodrigues Carvalho
Personal details
Born Vasco dos Santos Gonçalves
(1922-05-03)3 May 1922
Lisbon, Portugal
Died 11 June 2005(2005-06-11) (aged 84)
Almancil, Portugal
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Aida Rocha Afonso
Children 1 daughter and 1 son
Alma mater Portuguese Military Academy
Profession Army officer
Awards Order of Aviz
Order Playa Girón
Military service
Service/branch Portuguese Army
Years of service 1942–1975
Rank General

General Vasco dos Santos Gonçalves OA (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈvaʃku ɡõˈsaɫvɨʃ]; Lisbon 3 May 1921 – 11 June 2005) was a Portuguese army officer in the Engineering Corps who took part in the Carnation Revolution and later served as the 104th Prime Minister from 18 July 1974 to 19 September 1975.

He was best known for his controversial left-wing positions, including nationalization of banks and insurance companies after the events of 11 March 1975.

Son of former Benfica player, Vítor Candido Gonçalves, father of Portuguese film director Vítor Gonçalves.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Adelino da Palma Carlos
Prime Minister of Portugal
Succeeded by
José Baptista Pinheiro de Azevedo