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Born: July 19, 1885

Died: April 3, 1954 (aged 68)

Occupation: Diplomat

Bio: Aristides de Sousa Mendes do Amaral e Abranches, GCC, OL was a Portuguese diplomat. He ignored and defied the orders of his own government for the safety of war refugees fleeing from invading German military forces in the early years of World War II.

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