Alvaro Cunhal

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Birthday
10, 1913
Birthplace
Portugal
Death Date
Jun 13, 2005 (91)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
10, 1913
Birthplace
Portugal
Death Date
Jun 13, 2005 (91)

About

Pro-Soviet secretary general of the Portuguese Communist Party from 1961 to 1992. He notably supported the Soviet intervention in Czechoslovakia in 1968 which other western Europe communist leaders did not.

Before Fame

He attended the University of Lisbon, where he joined the PCP, then an illegal organization, in 1931.

Trivia

He was an opponent of dictator Estado Novo and he was arrested in 1949, remaining in prison until he made a spectacular escape from the Peniche prison in 1960.

Family Life

He had one daughter.

Associated With

He was a communist in support of Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev.