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Born in Lisbon, Portugal
Birth NameJorge Fernando Branco Sampaio

Mini Bio (1)

Jorge Sampaio was born on September 18, 1939 in Lisbon, Portugal as Jorge Fernando Branco Sampaio. He is married to Maria José Ritta. They have two children. He was previously married to Karin Schmidt Dias.

Spouse (2)

Maria José Ritta (? - present) ( 2 children)
Karin Schmidt Dias (? - ?) ( divorced)

Trivia (7)

President of the Republic of Portugal 1996-2006. Will not run in the 2006 presidential elections as he has reached the end of his second and last five year term.
Licenciate in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon.
Has a brother named Daniel José Branco de Sampaio (b. Lisbon, 8 September 1946), fervent supporter of Sporting Clube de Portugal, Commander of the Military Order of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Honorary-Member of the Order of Prince Henry, Officer of the Order of Benemerency, Licenciated in Medical Psychology in 1970, Psychologist, Professor and Writer, married to Maria José Cabeçadas Ataíde Ferreira (b. 1946) and father of João Ataíde Ferreira de Sampaio (b. 12 September 1971), Miguel Ataíde Ferreira de Sampaio (b. 21 November 1976) and Daniel Ataíde Ferreira de Sampaio.
Son of António Arnaldo de Carvalho de Sampaio (b. Gémeos, Guimarães, 7 June 1908, d. Campolide, Lisbon, 16 October 1984), Medical Doctor, Grand-Officer of the Order of Benemerency, Grand-Cross of the Order of Merit, and wife Fernanda Bensaude Branco (b. 1908, d. Lisbopn, 15 February 2000), English teacher, whose father was maternal grandson of a Frenchman from Brittany, and of maternal Sephardi Jewish descent.
Has a son named André Ritta de Sampaio (b. 1981).
Has a daughter named Vera Ritta de Sampaio (b. 1977).
Fervent supporter of Sporting Clube de Portugal, Commander of the Military Order of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Honorary-Member of the Order of Prince Henry, Officer of the Order of Benemerency.

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