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People listed are almost always native to the country. They do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavours. Visit this site to view the list


Portugal goes bankrupt, but its parliament passes a bill converting its external debt. Contributing to Portugal's troubles is a recent revolt in its colony of Angola, put down on 6 September. Visit this site for an index of events in Angolan history


Little is known about the early history of the Angola region, stretching south from the mouth of the Congo. The inhabitants were living a neolithic existence until the arrival of Bantu migrants from the north, bringing iron technology in the first millennium AD. You can learn more about Early Angolan history here


Angola gained its independence on 11 November 1975, after the 1974 Coup d'etat in Lisbon, Portugal, which overthrew the Portuguese regime headed by Marcelo Caetano. Portugal’s new revolutionary leaders began in 1974 a process of political change at home and accepted its former colonies’ independence abroad. Learn more about Angola’s political history