Viseu ranks 1,854th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Satsumasendai, Kagoshima, Hillingdon, and La Crosse, Wisconsin. Memorable people born in Viseu include Edward, King of Portugal, João de Barros, and Paulo Sousa. Memorable people who died in Viseu include Alfonso V of León. Viseu has been the birth place of many soccer players and politicians and the death place of many politicians. Viseu is located in Portugal.
Viseu is a city and municipality in the Centro Region of Portugal and the capital of the district of the same name, with a population of 100,000 inhabitants, and center of the Viseu Dão Lafões intermunipical community, with 267,633 inhabitants. Settled during the period of the early Iberian Castro culture, the territory of Viseu was populated by a series of cultures including the Romans, Suebs, Visigoths and Moors. During the Roman occupation of Iberia, Viriathus, rebel leader of the Lusitanians, is assumed to have lived for a time in the vicinity. During the Middle Ages, the city often served as seat for Visigothic nobles, and is considered one of the probable birthplaces of Afonso Henriques, first King of Portugal. Read more on Wikipedia
Between 1391 and 1999, Viseu was the birth place of 4 globally memorable people, including Edward, King of Portugal, João de Barros, and Paulo Sousa. Additionaly, 1 globally memorable people have passed away in Viseu including Alfonso V of León.