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Maria de Jesus Simões Barroso Soares, GCL (2 May 1925 – 7 July 2015) was a Portuguese politician and actress.[1][2] She was the wife of former Portuguese President Mário Soares. She served as First Lady of Portugal between 1986 and 1996.

Maria Barroso

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First Lady of Portugal
In office
9 March 1986 – 9 March 1996
PresidentMário Soares
Preceded byManuela Eanes
Succeeded byMaria José Ritta
Member of the Assembly of the Republic
Elections: 1976, 1979, 1980, 1983
In office
1976–1985
Personal details
Born
Maria de Jesus Simões Barroso

(1925-05-02)2 May 1925
Fuseta, Olhão, Portugal
Died7 July 2015(2015-07-07) (aged 90)
São Domingos de Benfica, Lisbon, Portugal
Political partySocialist Party
Spouse(s)Mário Soares (1949-2015)
ChildrenJoão Barroso Soares
Isabel Barroso Soares
Alma materUniversity of Lisbon
OccupationPolitician
Actress
ProfessionTeacher

ReferencesEdit

  1. Mailer, Phil (1996-01-01). Portugal, the impossible revolution?. Black Rose Books Ltd. p. 52. ISBN 978-0-919618-33-6. Retrieved 5 April 2011.
  2. Cowie, Peter; Elley, Derek (1977). World Filmography: 1967. Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. p. 474. ISBN 978-0-498-01565-6. Retrieved 5 April 2011.