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Lionel Messi
(One of the Greatest Football Players of All Time)
Lionel Messi
398
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rosario

Considered one of the best football players in the world and a prolific goal scorer, Lionel Messi has shattered and created numerous records in his playing career. Regarded by another soccer legend, Diego Maradona, as his successor, the Argentinian superstar is also one of the world’s highest paid athletes.

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Diego Maradona
(One of the Greatest Football Players in the History of the Sport)
Diego Maradona
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 30, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lanús
Died: November 25, 2020

Nicknamed The Golden Boy, Diego Maradona is considered one of the greatest footballers of all time. Thanks to his popularity and controversial personal life, which includes drug abuse issues and addiction to cocaine, Diego Maradona became a world-renowned counterculture icon. He was also an iconic figure in popular culture.

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Manu Ginóbili
(Argentine Former Professional Basketball Player Who Played at the ‘Shooting Guard' Position)
Manu Ginóbili
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 28, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bahía Blanca
Argentine-Italian former basketball player Manu Ginóbili became one of two players in history to have won the EuroLeague title, the NBA championship, and an Olympic gold medal. The four-time NBA champion has had a 23-season stint with the NBA team San Antonio Spurs. He is also an Italian League champion.
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Alfredo Di Stéfano
(Argentine Professional Footballer and Coach Who Played as a Forward)
Alfredo Di Stéfano
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 4, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Barracas
Died: July 7, 2014

Alfredo Di Stéfano was an Argentine-born Spanish football player and coach. Counted among the greatest football players of all time, Di Stéfano is remembered for his association with Real Madrid, where he played a major role in the club's domination of La Liga and the European Cup during the 1950s. In 2004, he was included in Pele’s FIFA 100 list.

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Sergio Agüero
(Argentine Former Professional Football Player Who Played as a Striker)
Sergio Agüero
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
Argentine footballer and Manchester City striker Sergio Agüero was the youngest footballer of the Argentine Primera División, at 15. From scoring two goals in the semi-final to help Argentina win the 2008 Olympic gold medal, to being the fourth-highest goal-scorer of Premier League, he has many feats to his credit.
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Paulo Dybala
(Argentine Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Forward)
Paulo Dybala
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Laguna Larga

Argentine professional footballer Paulo Dybala currently plays for football club Juventus and the Argentina national team. He plays as a forward and is known for his creative style of play, pace, talent, and technique. Revered for his playing skills, he is considered one of the world's most valuable players. He loves tattoos and has many on his body. 

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Lali Espósito
(Pop Singer-Songwriter And Part Of The Band 'Teen Angels')
Lali Espósito
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

Argentine actor-singer Lali Espósito initially soared to fame as a child actor with the telenovela Rincón de Luz and then played a lead role in the teen series Casi Angeles. She is best known for her gold-certified album Brava. She supports abortion rights and is also associated with children’s charities.

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Jorge Luis Borges
(Short Story Writer & Essayist Best Known for His Books 'Ficciones' & 'El Aleph')
Jorge Luis Borges
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 24, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
Died: June 14, 1986

Jorge Luis Borges was an Argentine essayist, poet, short-story writer, and translator. An important figure in Spanish-language literature, Jorge Luis Borges' works have contributed immensely to fantasy and the philosophical literature genre. It is also said that his works, which incorporated themes like labyrinths, dreams, and mythology, marked the beginning of 20th-century Latin American literature's magic realist movement.

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Ángel Di María
(One of the Greatest Argentine Football Players of All Time)
Ángel Di María
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rosario

Ángel Di María is an Argentine football player. An important member of the Argentina national team, Ángel Di María helped Argentina win a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics by scoring the only goal of the gold medal match against Nigeria at the 58th minute of the match. Ángel Di María has also represented Argentina at three FIFA World Cups.

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Evita Peron
(First Lady of Argentina from 1946 to 1952)
Evita Peron
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 7, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Toldos
Died: July 26, 1952

Evita Peron was an Argentine actress, activist, politician, and philanthropist. She is best remembered for her service as the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 to 1952. She also served as the President of a political party called Female Peronist Party. A staunch philanthropist, Evita Peron was the president of the Eva Perón Foundation, which operated from 1948 to 1955.

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Gabriela Sabatini
(One of the Leading Tennis Players of Her Generation)
Gabriela Sabatini
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 16, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

Gabriela Sabatini is an Argentine former professional tennis player. One of the leading female tennis players in the 1980s and 1990s, she amassed 41 titles, including the WTA Finals in 1988 and the 1990 US Open. She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2006. Also a businesswoman, she runs a line of fragrances.

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Javier Zanetti
(Argentine Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Defensive Midfielder)
Javier Zanetti
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

Javier Zanetti is an Argentine retired professional football player. He is best known for his contribution to Inter Milan's successful 2009–10 season, during which the club achieved a treble. Counted among the greatest players of his generation, Javier Zanetti also helped his national football team win a silver medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.

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Emiliano Sala
(Argentine Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Emiliano Sala
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 31, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cululú
Died: January 21, 2019

Emiliano Sala was an Argentine football player who played for prominent French clubs like Bordeaux and Nantes. He was renowned for his powerful strike and eye for goal. In 2019, he was included in the Nantes Team of the Decade. Emiliano Sala died in a plane crash on 21 January 2019. His body was recovered four days after the crash.

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Mauro Icardi
(Argentine Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Mauro Icardi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 19, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rosario

Argentine footballer, Mauro Icard,i plays as a striker for Ligue 1 club, Paris Saint-Germain, and the Argentina national team. He began playing football as a boy and made his senior debut in 2012. He is known for his excellent attacking movement, positioning, and eye for goal. His marriage to a teammate’s ex-wife is a subject of controversy.

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Wanda Nara
(Argentine Model and Football Agent)
Wanda Nara
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Birthdate: December 10, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boulogne Sur Mer

Wanda Nara is the wife of Argentine footballer Mauro Icardi. She previously came under the spotlight for cheating on her former husband, footballer Maxi Lopez. She has been a performer on revues such as Humor en Custodia and shows such as Tiki Taka - Il calcio è il nostro gioco.

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Diego Simeone
(Former Argentine Football Midfielder and Current Football Manager of 'Atlético Madrid')
Diego Simeone
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 28, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

Diego Simeone is an Argentine former football player who was part of the silver medal-winning team at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. An important player for his country, Simeone also represented Argentina at the 1994, 1998, and 2002 World Cups. Simeone also won two Copa América titles for Argentina. He is currently serving as the coach of Atlético Madrid.

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Nicolás Otamendi
(Argentine Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre Back)
Nicolás Otamendi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

Nicolás Otamendi is an Argentine football player best known for helping his national team win the 2021 Copa América in Brazil. He has also represented Argentina at two FIFA World Cups. Nicolás Otamendi has also helped Manchester City win two Premier League titles and one FA Cup. He has also won three successive Primeira Liga with Porto.

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Juan Manuel Fangio
(Argentine Race Car Driver Who Won the World Drivers' Championship Five Times)
Juan Manuel Fangio
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 24, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Balcarce
Died: July 17, 1995

Juan Manuel Fangio was an Argentine race car driver who dominated the first 10 years of Formula One racing. He won the World Drivers' Championship on five occasions, a record which was broken by Michael Schumacher after 46 years. Juan Manuel Fangio is also the only Argentine racer to have won the prestigious Argentine Grand Prix.

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Marcelo Bielsa
(Argentine Professional Football Manager and Former Player Who Played as a Defender)
Marcelo Bielsa
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 21, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rosario

Renowned football manager and the current head coach of Leeds United, Marcelo Bielsa is best known for remarkably improving the performance of the players he coaches. As a manager, his high point arrived when he helped the Argentinean national team bag the 2004 Olympics gold medal and later guided the Chile’s national team to qualify for the 2010 world cup.

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Javier Mascherano
(Argentine Professional Football Coach and Former Center-Back / Defensive Midfielder)
Javier Mascherano
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Lorenzo
Nicknamed “el Jefecito,” Argentine footballer Javier Mascherano played for West Ham United and then Liverpool. After joining Barcelona, he turned from a defensive midfielder to full central defender and won five La Ligas and two UEFA Champions Leagues, among others. He has also won two Summer Olympic golds for Argentina.
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Luisana Lopilato
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: May 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

Luisana Lopilato is an Argentine actress, model, and singer. Lopilato, who started her career as a child model, went on to become the face of popular brands, such as Ultimo and Promesse. She then went on to establish herself as an actress, appearing in popular telenovelas like Alguien que me quiera.

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Queen Máxima of the Netherlands
(Queen Consort of the Netherlands)
Queen Máxima of the Netherlands
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Birthdate: May 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

The queen consort of the Netherlands, Queen Máxima is the daughter of Argentine politician Jorge Zorreguieta. She initially worked in the sales departments of HSBC and Deutsche Bank. She apparently didn’t know she was meeting a prince when she met her future husband, King Willem-Alexander, at the Seville Spring Fair.

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Martha Argerich
(pianist)
Martha Argerich
11
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
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Juan Pablo Di Pace
(Actor, Film actor, Model)
Juan Pablo Di Pace
13
Birthdate: July 25, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

Juan Pablo Di Pace is an Argentine singer and actor best known for his portrayal of Jesus Christ in the American biblical drama television series A.D. The Bible Continues, which earned him a couple of MovieGuide Awards in 2016. Juan Pablo Di Pace is also renowned for his theatre work in the UK and Spain.

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Daniel Barenboim
(Pianist, Conductor, Music director)
Daniel Barenboim
12
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 15, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

Daniel Barenboim is a pianist and conductor currently serving as the general music director of the Berlin State Opera and the Staatskapelle Berlin. He has previously been the music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris, and La Scala in Milan. He is a recipient of Spain's Prince of Asturias Concord Award among others.

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Ángel Correa
(Argentine Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward and Winger)
Ángel Correa
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 9, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rosario
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Violet Jessop
(Nurse)
Violet Jessop
14
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 2, 1887
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bahía Blanca
Died: May 5, 1971
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Paz Lenchantin
(Bass Guitarist, Vocalist and Violinist of the Alternative Rock Band 'Pixies')
Paz Lenchantin
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mar del Plata
Argentine-born American musician and Pixies member Paz Lenchantin was born to a classical pianist father and had started training in the violin and other instruments as a child. The camera-shy artist is known for her eccentricities, such as buying a truck and driving it around Louisville. 
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Leandro Paredes
(Argentine Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defensive Midfielder)
Leandro Paredes
16
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 29, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Justo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Éver Banega
(Argentine Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Central Midfielder)
Éver Banega
17
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rosario
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Martina Stoessel
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: March 21, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

Better known as Tini, Argentine actor-singer Martina Stoessel is the daughter of director-producer Alejandro Stoessel. Fans loved her award-winning performance in the Disney telenovela Violetta, which catapulted her to international fame. She made her musical debut with a chart-topping album and now makes music aided by her father’s production.

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Mario Kempes
(Argentine Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker / Attacking Midfielder)
Mario Kempes
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 15, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bell Ville
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Julio Cortazar
(Novelist & Translator)
Julio Cortazar
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 26, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ixelles
Died: February 12, 1984

Julio Cortázar was an Argentine novelist, essayist, and short story writer. Counted among the founders of a literary movement called the Latin American Boom, Cortázar is credited with influencing a generation of Spanish-speaking writers and readers in Europe and America. He is also regarded as one of the most innovative authors of his time.

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Juan Perón
(President of Argentina)
Juan Perón
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 8, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lobos
Died: July 1, 1974
Juan Perón, the Argentine president who reigned first from 1946 to 1955 and then from 1973 to 1974, established the movement known as Peronism, now known as Justicialism. Both he and his wife, Evita, became icons for the working class. His critics, however, termed him a dictator.
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José de San Martín
(Military Leader, Politician)
José de San Martín
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 25, 1778
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Yapeyú
Died: August 17, 1850

José de San Martín was an Argentine general who played an important role in the Spanish American wars of independence. San Martín is considered a national hero of Peru and Argentina. The Order of the Liberator General San Martín, the highest honor conferred by the government of Argentina, was created in his honor.

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Pope Francis
(Pope, Head of the Catholic church (Since 2013))
Pope Francis
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Birthdate: December 17, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Flores

Pope Francis is the sovereign of the Vatican City and head of the Catholic Church. He is the first Jesuit pope and first non-European pope since Pope Gregory III. Often praised for having a comparatively less formal approach, Pope Francis is popular for his humility, international visibility, and concern for the poor.

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Linda Cristal
(Argentine Actress)
Linda Cristal
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Birthdate: February 23, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rosario
Died: June 27, 2020

Linda Cristal was an Argentine actress remembered for playing important roles in Western films. She then proved her versatility by winning awards for portraying interesting characters in comedy films, such as The Perfect Furlough, which earned her a Golden Globe Award. Also known for her work on TV, Cristal received two Emmy nominations for her performance in The High Chaparral.

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Pablo Zabaleta
(Argentine Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Right Back)
Pablo Zabaleta
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Diego Milito
(Argentine Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker and Manager)
Diego Milito
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bernal
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Diego Schwartzman
(Argentine Tennis Player Who Has Been a World Number 8 in Singles)
Diego Schwartzman
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 16, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

Argentine tennis player Diego Schwartzman has been a world number 8 in singles and 39 in doubles. With a height of 5’ 7”, he is considered shorter than most of his peers but is known for his control and timing on the field. He is fond of the clay court.

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Esteban Cambiasso
(Argentine Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Esteban Cambiasso
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Juan Román Riquelme
(Argentine Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Defensive Midfielder)
Juan Román Riquelme
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 24, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Fernando

Juan Román Riquelme is an Argentine former football player best known for his association with Boca Juniors, winning 10 titles for the club. Counted among the greatest Argentine players ever, Riquelme led his team at the 2008 Olympics where they won the gold medal. Juan Román Riquelme is also widely regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation.

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Neal Maupay
(French Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Neal Maupay
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 14, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Versailles
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Zaira Nara
(Argentine Model, Actress and TV Personality)
Zaira Nara
5
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boulogne

Argentine-born Lebanese model and host Zaira Nara has graced the covers of top-notch magazines such as Cosmopolitan and has campaigned for brands such as Pantene. The sister of football agent Wanda Nara, Zaira has a huge fan base on Instagram. She replaced Wanda in Bailando 2011 during the latter’s pregnancy.

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René Gerónimo Favaloro
(Cardiovascular Surgeon)
René Gerónimo Favaloro
8
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: July 12, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: La Plata
Died: July 29, 2000

René Gerónimo Favaloro was an Argentine educator and cardiac surgeon. He is best remembered for his work on coronary artery bypass surgery. Favaloro is credited with establishing the Favaloro Foundation in an attempt to emulate Cleveland Clinic. He is also credited with founding the Basic Investigation Laboratory, which was financed with his own money.

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Gustavo Santaolalla
(Film Score Composer Known for His Collaboration with Acclaimed Director 'Alejandro González Iñárritu')
Gustavo Santaolalla
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Birthdate: August 19, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ciudad Jardín Lomas del Palomar

Legendary Argentine rockstar Gustavo Santaolalla started his career as the founder of the band Arco Iris. He is also an Academy Award-winning film composer and has composed for iconic movies such as Brokeback Mountain, Babel, and The Motorcycle Diaries. He has also been named to the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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Fernando Muslera
(Uruguayan Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Fernando Muslera
25
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 16, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Maxi Rodríguez
(Argentine Former Professional Footballer)
Maxi Rodríguez
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 2, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rosario
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Bérénice Bejo
(French-Argentine Actress Best Known for Her Performance in the Movie 'A Knight's Tale')
Bérénice Bejo
5
Birthdate: July 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

Bérénice Bejo is a French-Argentine actress who won the César Award for Best Actress and an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Peppy Miller in the 2011 French comedy-drama film The Artist. Bejo is also known for her performance in the 2013 drama film The Past, which earned her the Best Actress Award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

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Gustavo Cerati
(One of the Most Important and Influential Figures of Ibero-American Rock)
Gustavo Cerati
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 11, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
Died: September 4, 2014

Gustavo Cerati was one of the finest South American singers and one of the pioneers of Ibero-American rock. He headed the popular pop-rock trio Soda Stereo and later also penned lyrics and recorded for artists such as Shakira. He died at age 55, after a stroke and a 4-year coma.