Antonio Deoliveira Salazar

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Birthday
28, 1889
Birthplace
Portugal
Death Date
Jul 27, 1970 (81)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
28, 1889
Birthplace
Portugal
Death Date
Jul 27, 1970 (81)

About

While a member of the National Union party, Salazar served as both Prime Minister and interim President of Portugal. His other political offices included Minister of Finance and interim Minister of War.

Before Fame

After briefly considering a career as a Roman Catholic priest, he studied law and finance at the University of Coimbra. He entered politics as a member of the Academic Centre of Christian Democracy party.

Trivia

He established a dictatorial Portuguese government known as the Estado Novo (or New State).

Family Life

A native of Vimieiro, Portugal, he grew up with sisters named Maria, Elisa, Maria (again), and Laura.

Associated With

He and Vasco Goncalves both served as Prime Minister of Portugal.