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Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta

The three children of Fatima, Lucia Santos, Francisco and Jacinta Marto. Date Portugal/kalid paola

On December 24, 1524, Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, 1st Count of Vidigueira, passed away. He was one of the most successful explorers in the Age of Discovery and the commander of the first ships to sail directly from Europe to India.

Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, Count of Vidigueira. He was one of the most successful explorers in the Age of Discovery and the commander of the first ships to sail directly from Europe to India.

Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro (21 March 1846 - 23 January 1905) was a Portuguese artist known for his illustration, caricatures, sculpture and ceramics designs, and is considered the first Portuguese comics creator.Still have today a factory with your name, which continues his work in Caldas da Rainha. Well worth a visit!

Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro March 1846 - 23 January was a Portuguese artist known for his illustration, caricatures, sculpture and ceramics designs, and is considered the first Portuguese comics creator.

Painter Júlio Resende

Painter Júlio Resende

MADREDEUS - Haja O Que Houver (subtitled)

Madredeus - Haja O Que Houver.just a lovely song it translates to come what may

Gil Vicente (c. 1465 - c. 1536?) Is considered the father of Portuguese theater. great playwright and renowned poet. While man of the theater, also seems to have played tasks in musician, actor and director. There is some controversy about his work as a goldsmith and author of "Custódia de Belém".

Gil Vicente (c. Is considered the father of Portuguese theater. great playwright and renowned poet. While man of the theater, also seems to have played tasks in musician, actor and director.

vasco granja cinema de animação

vasco granja cinema de animação

Portuguese Actress Beatriz Costa

14 December 1907 in Mafra - 15 April 1996 in Lisbon) The best-known film and theater musical actress of the golden age of Portuguese cinema, known as “the sweetheart of Lisbon”.

Joana Vasconcelos will be the first woman and the youngest artist to present her work in the Palace of Versailles.  The approach of the Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos, consists of the reappropriation of everyday objects which she transforms using inventive and unexpected techniques. Joana  does not seek to fit into Versailles, but to confront it.

Portuguese Artist Joana Vasconcelos Makes Versailles her Playground

Carlos Viegas Gago Coutinho (1869–1959) and Sacadura Cabral (1881–1924), were the first to cross the South Atlantic Ocean by air, from March to June 1922, from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro. Gago Coutinho invented a type of sextant incorporating two spirit levels to provide an artificial horizon. This adaptation of the traditional marine sextant allowed navigation without visual reference to the real horizon.

Gago Coutinho was a Portuguese aviation pioneer who, together with Sacadura Cabral, was the first to cross the South Atlantic Ocean by air in

CARLOS PAREDES & FERNANDO ALVIM - Variações em Ré Maior

CARLOS PAREDES & FERNANDO ALVIM - Variações em Ré Maior

Alfredo Marceneiro: Portuguese Fado artist who left memories in his time. Well known for his Music A casa da Mariquinha, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klN-sakwnl8  http://www.alfredomarceneiro.com/default.htm

Alfredo Marceneiro: Portuguese Fado artist who left memories in his time. Well known for his Music A casa da Mariquinha, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klN-sakwnl8 http://www.alfredomarceneiro.com/default.htm

Painter Nadir Afonso

Nadir Afonso: Pintor e arquitecto- um filho da terra

Fernão Mendes Pinto was a Portuguese navigator, merchant and pirate who led a troubled life: his family was poor and he had to work ever since he was 10, serving nobles.    By the age of 14 he was captured by french pirates to be sold into slavery, after having ran away from the house he was working on, fearing for his life, and embarking on the first ship he found. He was released naked, and found a new job, but 4 years later he set sail to India, searching for fame and fortune.

Fernão Mendes Pinto Fernão Mendes Pinto was a Portuguese navigator, merchant and pirate who led a troubled life: his family was poor and he had to work ever since he was serving.

Julio Pomar

Julio Pomar

LUÍSA SOBRAL - Not There Yet

Music video by Luisa Sobral performing Not There Yet. (C) 2011 Universal Music Portugal, SA