Adam, Francisco b. August 13, 1983 d. April 16, 2006 Actor. A native of Lisbon, Portugal, he grew up in Runa, a village near Torres Vedras, Portugal. At the age of 18, he moved to Lisbon to become a model, first for Elite Models and later for On Fashion. After 4 years of working for fashion and advertisement campaigns, he was cast in "Morangos com Açucar" as Dino, The character soon became one of the most beloved by the audience. Francisco was supposed to become the central character in "Morangos com Açucar" in the next season, however in the...[Read More] (Bio by: Shock) Cemiterio de Runa, Runa, Torres Vedras Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal
Afonso VI of Portugal b. August 21, 1643 d. September 12, 1675 Portuguese Monarch. He reigned as King of Portugal from 1656 to 1667. The second king of the House of Braganza, his parents were King João IV and his wife, queen Luisa de Gusmão. He succeeded his father in 1656 at the age of 16. His reign saw military victories over the Spanish at Ameixial (June 8, 1663) and Montes Claros (June 17, 1665), culmination in the final Spanish recognition of Portugal's independence of February 13, 1668. Colonial affairs saw the Dutch conquest of Jaffnapatam, Portugal'...[Read More] (Bio by: Benny Chordt Hansen) Sao Vicente de Fora, Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal
Alfonso III b. May 5, 1210 d. February 16, 1279 Portuguese monarch. Born in Coimbra, the second son of Afonso II and his wife, Urraca of Castile. Alfonso was raised largely in France, and there married Matilda, Countess of Boulogne in 1238. Within ten years, Pope Innocent IV came into conflict with Sancho II, Alfonso's brother and Portugal's king. The pope ordered Sancho removed from the throne and replaced by the count of Bolougne. The unpopular Sancho was summarily exiled to Castile and Alfonso ascended to the throne after divesting...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Mosterio de Santa Maria, Alcobaca, Alcobaça Municipality, Leiria, Portugal
Borbón y de Borbón, Alfonso [original burial site] b. October 3, 1941 d. March 29, 1956 Spanish Royalty, Infante de España. Alfonso Christian Teresa Angelo Francisco Borbón y de Borbón was the fourth son of Juan Carlos de Borbón y Battenberg, Count of Barcelona and María de las Mercedes di Borbone. He was also the younger brother of Juan Carlos de Borbón, nowadays Juan Carlos I King of Spain. Alfonso Borbón y de Borbón was killed in an uninvestigated and obscure incident when he and his brother were manipulating a cal. 22 pistol. In 1992 his remains were moved to Spain to be...[Read More] (Bio by: 380W) Cascais Cemetery, Cascais, Cascais Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal
Braga, Teofilo b. February 24, 1843 d. January 28, 1924 Portuguese President. He served as the President of Portugal from May 29, 1915, to October 5, 1915. He also served as the President of the Provisory Government from October 6, 1910, to August 24, 1911. Also a noted writer and playwright whose works include, "Visao dos Tempos" (1864), "Miragens Seculares" (1884), and "Viriato" (1904). (Bio by: K) Panteao Nacional, Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal
Braganza, Catherine Of b. November 25, 1638 d. November 30, 1705 British monarch, Queen consort of King Charles II. The daughter of John IV of Portugal and Luisa de Guzman. She married Charles in May of 1662. She was not a popular queen, being Roman Catholic, and her faith prevented her from being crowned. Charles was a womanizer, but Catherine failed to give birth to a living heir, despite several pregnancies. She was neglected by her husband, who continued to have children by his mistresses, and he refused to divorce her. Upon Charles' death in 1685, she...[Read More] (Bio by: Kristen Conrad) Sao Vicente de Fora, Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal Plot: Pantheon of the royal House of Braganza
Buckley, Cecil William b. October 7, 1830 d. December 7, 1872 Crimean War Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Lieutenant in the British Royal Navy. On May 29, 1855, in the Sea of Azov, Crimea, Lieutenant Buckley of the HMS Miranda with another officer and a Gunner, volunteered to land at a beach where the Russian Army were in strength. Once on shore they met considerable enemy opposition, but managed to set fire to corn stores and ammunition dumps, destroying enemy equipment. On June 3, Lieutenant Buckley carried out another raid with a...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) British Cemetery, Funchal, Caminha Municipality, Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Cabral, Pedro Alvares b. 1467 d. 1520 Explorer. Born in 1467, he was a Portuguese nobleman, explorer and navigator whose patron was King Manuel I of Portugal. On March 9, 1500, Cabral was sent on an expedition to India, with 13 ships. On April 22, 1500, he was the first European to see Brazil, claiming it for Portugal and naming it the "Island of the True Cross". King Manuel renamed this land "Holy Cross" and it was later renamed to Brazil. After Cabral returned to Portugal, he headed trade expeditions until he retired and died in...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) City Church, Santarem, Castro Daire Municipality, Viseu, Portugal
Camões, Luís Vaz b. 1524 d. June 10, 1580 Poet. Generally considered Portugal's greatest poet, his mastery and art is only comparable in greatness to Virgil, Dante or Shakespeare. He penned dozens of sonnets and other poems, but is best remembered for his epic work "Os Lusíadas." He was born in Lisbon. When he was very young, legend says, he fell in love with a lady of the court. The lady had also caught the king's eye, however, and so Camões was sent into exile. The lady died of a broken heart, and Camões thought so much of her that...[Read More] (Bio by: Cristiana Santos) Monastery of Jeronimos, Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal
Cardoso Pires, José b. October 2, 1925 d. October 26, 1998 Portuguese Writer and Essayist. He was born in Sao Joao do Peso and died in Lisbon. He fought against the dictatorship in his country, and during the 1960s, he was forced into exile. As a writer, he is best remembered for his books "Balada da Praia dos Caes" (Ballad of Dog's Beach), "Imperatores, Almirantes e Vampiros," "A Cavalo no Diabo," "Os Caminheiros e Outros Contos," "O Anjo Ancorado," "O Render dos Heróis," "Dinossauro Excelentíssimo" and "Alexandra Alpha." As essayist, "Técnicas do...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cemitério dos Prazeres, Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal
Carlos I of Portugal b. September 28, 1863 d. February 1, 1908 Portuguese Monarch. He reigned as King of Portugal from 1889 to 1908. His parents were King Luiz I and Queen Maria Pia of Savoy, the daughter of king Umberto I of Italy. King Carlos I was an intelligent but extravagant man. Colonial treaties with Britain in 1892 and 1902 stabilized the colonial situation in Africa. Portugal was twice declared bankrupt during his reigh, in 1892 and again in 1902 causing industrial disturbances, socialist and republican antagonism and criticism of the monarchy...[Read More] (Bio by: Benny Chordt Hansen) Sao Vicente de Fora, Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal
Carmona, Oscar b. November 24, 1869 d. April 18, 1951 Portuguese President. He served as the President of Portugal from July 9, 1926, until his death on April 18, 1951. He also served as the Prime Minister of Portugal from July 9, 1926, to April 18, 1928. Also a noted military leader he was the author of the book, "Prefacio" (1928). Panteao Nacional, Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal
Cerejeira, Cardinal. Manuel Gonçalves b. November 29, 1888 d. August 2, 1977 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Lousado, Manuel Gonçalves Cerejeira entered seminary in Braga, later pursuing his studies at the University of Coimbra. Ordained priest in April 1911, he started collaborating for the journal "A Palavra" and by the following year, founded the "O Imparcial" newspaper in order to oppose anti-clericalism at the named University of Coimbra, of which he formed part of its teaching staff between 1911 and 1928, occupying several chairs. Appointed suffragan of of...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Sao Vicente de Fora, Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal Plot: Panteão dos Patriarcas.
Cintron, Conchita b. August 9, 1922 d. February 17, 2009 Matadora. Called "La Diosa de Oro", or "Blonde Goddess", she was arguably the best-known female bullfighter of all-time, killing roughly 750 bulls over the course of her career. Born Concepcion Cintron Verrill to American parents (her father was a Puerto Rican West Point graduate) living in Chile for business reasons, she was raised in Lima, Peru, from age three. At around 11 Conchita was taught horse riding by Ruy da Camara, a retired Portugese rejoneador (bullfighter from horseback) whom she...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cemitério de Trajouce, Trajouce, Cascais Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal
da Costa Nuñes, Cardinal. José b. March 15, 1880 d. November 29, 1976 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Born in the archipelago of the Azores, Portugal, José da Costa Nuñes was baptized four days after his birth in the parish church of Candelária. Undergoing studies in the Diocesan Seminary of Angra, he went to Macau, China, as a missionary on June 4, 1903, where he was ordained priest on July 26 of that same year. Faculty member of the Seminary of Macau between 1903 and 1906, when he was named vicar general of the diocese of Macau and Timor, a position he held until 1913...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Igreja Paroquial de Candelária, Candelaria, Madalena Municipality, Azores Region, Portugal
da Cunha e Menezes, Cardinal. Carlos b. April 7, 1759 d. December 14, 1825 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Santa Engrácia in the municipality of Lisbon, Carlos da Cunha e Menezes studied at the University of Coimbra, obtaining a doctorate in canon law in 1784. Ordained priest in June that year, he was successively named canon primicerius of the patriarchal cathedral of Lisbon and vicar capitular of Lisbon. Elected patriarch of Lisbon on August 23, 1819, he received his episcopal consecration on December 19 followed by the title of inquisitor four days later. Pope...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Sao Vicente de Fora, Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal Plot: Panteão dos Patriarcas.