Thursday, February 6, 2014

Fernando Valle

Baeta Cardoso Fernando del Valle (1900 - 2004), was a physician and Portuguese politician, a Republican, Freemason and founder of the Portuguese Socialist Party.
Del Valle was born in  a family of doctors with strong republican and socialist ideals. Like his parents, he became a medical doctor and also turned to politics. Underground, he helped establish the Socialist party in Portugal, frequently hiding fugitives from the PIDE (secret police.
After the Carnation Revolution, del Valle became civil governor of the district of Coimbra and played an important role in containing some disturbances during the ‘Hot Summer’. Later on, he returned to Arganil, where he continued to practice as a physician.

1 comment:

  1. Os bacaladitos e portugee as well. 104 years, WOW!