Namesakes

Grammy Award Winners: 1 album of the year
(album of the year) João Gilberto   1965   Getz/Gilberto  
Notable Athletes: 6 soccer, 1 tennis
(soccer) João Pereira   1984-  
(soccer) Miranda (a.k.a. João)   1984-  
(soccer) João Moutinho   1986-  
(soccer) Jô (a.k.a. João)   1987-  
(tennis) João Sousa   1989-  
(soccer) Joao Rojas   1989-  
(soccer) João Mário   1993-  
Notable Musicians: 1 singer/musician
João Gilberto   1931-2019   bossa nova  
Olympic Medalists: 2 bronze
(bronze) João Francisco Bráz   1948   basketball  
(bronze) João Carlos de Oliveira   1976; 1980   triple jump  
Other Leaders: 3 presidents
President Café Filho (a.k.a. João)   1954-1955   Brazil  
President João Goulart   1961-1964   Brazil  
President João Figueiredo   1979-1985   Brazil  
Portuguese Kings and Queens: 6 kings
King João I the Good   1385-1433  
King João II   1477; 1481-1495  
King João III the Pious   1521-1557  
King João IV the Restorer   1640-1656  
King João V the Magnanimous   1706-1750  
King João VI   1816-1826  
Portuguese Presidents and Prime Ministers: 5 prime ministers, 1 prime minister/president
(prime minister) João Carlos de Saldanha Oliveira e Daun   1835; 1846-1849; 1851-1856; 1870  
(prime minister) João Crisóstomo de Abreu e Sousa   1890-1892  
(prime minister) João Franco   1906-1908  
(prime minister) João Pinheiro Chagas   1911  
(prime minister/president) João do Canto e Castro   1918; 1918-1919  
(prime minister) João Tamagnini Barbosa   1918-1919  
Saints: 2 blessed, 2 saints
Saint João of God   1495-1550  
Blessed João Fernandez   ?-1570  
Blessed João Baptista Machado   1582-1617  
Saint João de Brito   1647-1693