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José Simões de Almeida

José Simões de Almeida

Sculptor. Born at Figueiró dos Vinhos, Portugal. Known as 'Nephew' to distinguish him from his uncle who had the same name and was also a sculptor. He trained at the School of Fine Arts of Lisbon. ...

Person, Sculpture, Portugal

1 memorial

Catherine of Braganza

Catherine of Braganza

Queen of King Charles II. Born at the Ducal Palace of Vila Viçosa, Portugal. Because of her Catholicism she was an unpopular consort, and was attacked by the inventors of the Popish Plot. She produ...

Person, Royalty, Portugal

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Steve Currie

Steve Currie

Bass guitarist.  Born Grimsby.  Joined T-Rex in November 1970 and left late 1976.  Went on to work as a session musician.  Died in a car crash near his home in Portugal.

Person, Music / songs, Portugal

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Bartolomeu Dias

Bartolomeu Dias

Portuguese nobleman who sailed around the Cape of Good Hope, the southern tip of Africa, in 1488, the first European known to do so since ancient times.

Person, Exploring, Africa, Portugal

1 memorial

Henry Fielding

Henry Fielding

Novelist, playwright. Born Somerset. Half-brother to Sir John Fielding. Lived in Bow Street and Essex Street. Play: The Miser. Novels: Joseph Andrews, Tom Jones. As magistrate he carried out a numb...

Person, Law, Literature, Theatre, Portugal

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