Marcelo Caetano

Portuguese politician (1906-1980)

Marcello José das Neves Alves Caetano GCTE GCC (Portuguese pronunciation: [mɐɾˈsɛlu kɐiˈtɐnu]; 17 August 1906 – 26 October 1980) was a Portuguese politician. He had many important positions in the government. In 1968 he became prime minister. In 1974 the military took leadership of Portugal in the Carnation Revolution. Caetano was removed from his position.[1]

Marcello Caetano
101st Prime Minister of Portugal
In office
27 September 1968 – 25 April 1974
PresidentAmérico Tomás
Preceded byAntónio de Oliveira Salazar
Succeeded byNational Salvation Junta
Personal details
Born17 August 1906
Graça, Lisbon, Portugal
Died26 October 1980(1980-10-26) (aged 74)
Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Alma materUniversity of Lisbon


  1. Davison, Phil (24 April 1994). "Carnation Revolution withers: Phil Davison finds the new Portugal a let-down for the men who won it freedom 20 years ago". Independent. Archived from the original on 24 December 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016.