Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho

Portuguese military and political (1936-2021)

Otelo Nuno Romão Saraiva de Carvalho (August 31, 1936 – July 25, 2021) was a Portuguese military officer. He was the chief strategist of the 1974 Carnation Revolution in Lisbon.[1] He unsuccessfully ran for President of Portugal in 1976 and in 1980.

Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho
Carvalho in 1976
Birth nameOtelo Nuno Romão Saraiva de Carvalho
Born(1936-08-31)August 31, 1936
Lourenço Marques, Portuguese Mozambique
DiedJuly 25, 2021(2021-07-25) (aged 84)
Lisbon, Portugal
Allegiance Portugal
Service/branch Portuguese Army
Years of service1955–1984
Battles/warsPortuguese Colonial War Carnation Revolution
AwardsGrand Cross of the Order of Liberty
Other workCandidate to President of Portugal

On July 10, 2021, Otelo was hospitalized at Hospital das Forças Armadas in Lisbon.[2] He died fifteen days later on July 25 from heart failure, aged 84.[3][4]


  1. "Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho". University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  2. "Morreu Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho, o capitão de abril com o "coração junto da boca"" (in Portuguese). DN.PT. Retrieved 25 July 2021.
  3. "Morreu o capitão de Abril Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho". TSF Rádio Notícias (in Portuguese). 2021-07-25. Retrieved 2021-07-25.
  4. Tavares, João Francisco Gomes, Rita. "Morreu Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho". Observador (in European Portuguese). Retrieved 2021-07-25.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)