António de Spínola facts for kids
António de Spínola
Oil painting by Duarte Pimentel
|14th President of Portugal|
May 15, 1974 – September 30, 1974
|Prime Minister||Adelino da Palma Carlos
|Preceded by||Américo Tomás|
|Succeeded by||Francisco da Costa Gomes|
|Governor of the Portuguese Guinea|
May 20, 1968 – August 30, 1973
|Born||April 11, 1910
|Died||August 13, 1996
|Years of service||1920–1974, 1981|
During the Carnation Revolution, Marcelo Caetano would only surrender to Spínola. This gave Spínola an important place after the revolution. He was made president of the National Salvation Junta. Then he became President of Portugal. He was only President 4 months before Francisco da Costa Gomes took the position.
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