Maria Barroso Soares


Age: 90

Summary: former first lady of Portugal whose husband Mario Soares was a two-term head of state between 1986 and 1996 who met her husband at Lisbon University in the 1940's and the couple opposed the dictatorship that governed Portugal (Mario Soares was imprisoned several times and sent into exile with his wife), who along with her husband were both among the founders of Portugal's center-left Socialist Party in 1973 and she became a lawmaker while her husband became foreign minister and prime minister after democracy was introduced in 1974.

Cause of Death: Complications from a fall

Born: May 2, 1915

Died: July 7, 2015

Lisbon, Portugal