Paulus Orosius (b. circa 375, d. 418?) was a Christian historian, theologian and student of Augustine of Hippo from Gallaecia. He is best known for his Historiarum Adversum Paganos Libri VII ("Seven Books of History Against the Pagans"), which he wrote in response to the belief that the decline of the Roman Empire was the result of its adoption of Christianity.
Marie Myriam (born Miriam Lopes, May 8, 1957, Braga, Portugal) is a Portuguese / French singer. Representing France, she won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1977 with " L'oiseau et l'enfant" (The bird and the child) with music by Jean Paul Cara and words by Joe Gracy. In 1981, Marie Myriam also represented France in the Yamaha Music Festival with the song "Sentimentale"; she came in ninth place. In recent years, she has read out the votes of the French Jury at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Domingos Leite Pereira was a Portuguese politician of the Portuguese First Republic. He had degrees in theology and literature of the University of Coimbra. He helped to improve the relationships between the republic and the Catholic Church during his government.
Pedro de Merelim was a pseodynum of the Portuguese-born historian and ethnographer Joaquim Gomes da Cunha. He was born in the parish of São Pedro de Merelim, Braga, he moved to the Azores and signed to the Corpo Expedicionário (Expeditionary Body) in which it was headed for the archipelago during the Second World War. He was settled in Angra do Heroísmo and was later involved in important investigator work of history and locla tradition, he publicated several volumes on these themes.
André Soares Ribeiro da Silva, more commonly known as André Soares was a leading Portuguese sculptor and architect active in Northern Portugal during the 18th century. Born in Braga, most of his work is found in and around this city. As a sculptor, he was responsible for designing the gilt woodwork (talha dourada) altarpieces of the Monastery of Tibães.
Carlos Luís Ferreira da Cruz Amarante was an important Portuguese engineer and architect. Amarante's father was musician in the court of the Bishop of Braga. He began pursuing an eclesiastical career, but left the seminary when he was 23 years old to marry Luísa Clara Xavier. After that he pursued a career in engineering and architecture. Artistically, Amarante led the transition between the late Baroque-Rococo architecture of northern Portugal to modern Neoclassical architecture.