Madeira - Notable Citizens

Notable Citizens

The following people were either born or have lived part of their lives in Madeira:

  • António de Abreu, naval officer and navigator
  • Nadia Almada, a winner of the British reality show Big Brother
  • Menasseh Ben Israel, a notable Jewish Rabbi.
  • Joe Berardo, Portuguese millionaire, and art collector
  • Pedro Macedo Camacho, composer
  • Charles I of Austria, deposed monarch, died in exile on Madeira in 1922
  • Catarina Fagundes, Olympic athlete for windsurf
  • Vânia Fernandes, Portuguese singer who represented Portugal in Eurovision 2008
  • José Vicente de Freitas, military and politician
  • Vasco da Gama Rodrigues, poet, born in Paul do Mar
  • Teodósio Clemente de Gouveia, Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Herberto Hélder, poet
  • Moisés Henriques, former Australian Under-19 Captain and current NSW Blues cricketer
  • Alberto João Jardim, President of the Regional Government
  • Luís Jardim, producer of music
  • Paul Langerhans, German pathologist and biologist
  • Fátima Lopes, fashion designer
  • Jaime Ornelas Camacho, first and former President of the Regional Government
  • Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, former Archbishop of the former Portuguese colonial enclave Goa (in India)
  • Sir Lloyd William Matthews, British naval officer, politician and abolitionist
  • Dionísio Pestana, president of the Pestana Group
  • Rigo 23, artist
  • João Rodrigues, Olympic windsurfer
  • Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid, Portugal and former Manchester United football player
  • John Santos, photographer
  • Ana da Silva, founding member of the post-punk band The Raincoats
  • Manoel Dias Soeyro or Menasseh Ben Israel (1604–1657), Sephardi Rabbi and publisher
  • Artur de Sousa Pinga, former CS Marítimo and FC Porto football player
  • Maximiano de Sousa (Max), popular singer, born in Funchal
  • Virgílio Teixeira, actor
  • José Travassos Valdez, 1st Count of Bonfim, governor in 1827–1828

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