António Costa

Birth Name: António Luís Santos da Costa

Place of Birth: São Sebastião da Pedreira, Lisbon, Portugal

Date of Birth: 17 July, 1961

Ethnicity: Portuguese, French, Konkani Goan

António Costa is a Portuguese lawyer and politician. He has served as Prime Minister of Portugal, since 26 November, 2015. He has also been Secretary-General of the Socialist Party, since 22 November, 2014, as well as Minister of Justice, from 25 October, 1999 to 6 April, 2002, Mayor of Lisbon, from 1 August, 2007 to 6 April, 2015, and Leader of the Opposition, from 22 November, 2014 to 26 November, 2015, among other duties.

His father, Orlando António Fernandes da Costa, was a writer, and was of Konkani Goan, Portuguese, and French descent. His mother, Maria Antónia de Assis dos Santos Palla e Carmo, is a Portuguese journalist and recognized feminist activist. He is married to teacher Fernanda Maria Gonçalves Tadeu, with whom he has two children.

Prime Minister Costa’s paternal grandfather was Luís Afonso Maria da Costa (the son of João José da Costa and Genoveva Emerenciana Álvares). Genoveva was the daughter of Camilo Dionísio Álvares and Quiteria Epifania da Costa.

Prime Minister Costa’s paternal grandmother was Amélia Maria Fréchaut Fernandes (the daughter of Tito Quirino do Rosário Fernandes and Joaquina Maria Paulo Fréchaut). Amélia was born in Mozambique, and was of French descent. Joaquina was the daughter of José Paulo Fréchaut.

Prime Minister Costa’s maternal grandfather was named Ítalo Ferrer dos Santos.

Prime Minister Costa’s maternal grandmother was named Angelina Panico Assis.

Source: Genealogy of António Costa –

1 Response

  1. suburbanwinemom2020 says:

    Change “Indian [Goan]” to “Konkani [Goan]”

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