Ask anyone to round up the best things that Argentina has to offer, and he/she will rattle away things like wine, beef, gauchos, Andes, tango, and football. While there is no denying that these are indeed some of the greatest USPs of the country, there is definitely more to the country than its dance, food, and mountains. The real treasure of Argentina is its wealth of talents — its long list of eminent men and women who have contributed immensely to earn Argentina a coveted status in the world. Without them, the country would not have held the prized place it holds today. Unless you have been living under the rock, you will be no stranger to names like Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Pope Francis, Che Guevara, Carlos Gardel, and Luis Federico Leloir. From world-famous soccer players to Nobel prize winners and from renowned scribes to avant-garde scientists, Argentina can claim to have produced some truly outstanding men and women. Read on to know all about the famous Argentines in the biographies below that trails their timeline, trivia, and interesting facts.
Lionel MessiLionel Messi
24 June 1987
Football Player
Che GuevaraChe Guevara
14 June 1928
 

Lali EspósitoLali Espósito
10 October 1991
Singer

Paulo DybalaPaulo Dybala
15 November 1993
Football Player

Diego MaradonaDiego Maradona
30 October 1960
Argentine footballer

Sergio AgüeroSergio Agüero
02 June 1988
Footballer
Anya Taylor-JoyAnya Taylor-Joy
16 April 1996
Actress

Pope FrancisPope Francis
17 December 1936
 

Wanda NaraWanda Nara
09 December 1986
Model & Wife of Mauro Icardi

Carlos TevezCarlos Tevez
05 February 1984
Football Player
Mauro IcardiMauro Icardi
19 February 1993
Footballer

Emiliano SalaEmiliano Sala
31 October 1990
Footballer
Camila MorroneCamila Morrone
16 June 1997
Model, Actress

Manu GinóbiliManu Ginóbili
28 July 1977
Basketball Player

Juan PerónJuan Perón
08 October 1895
President of Argentina
Mauricio MacriMauricio Macri
08 February 1959
Current President of Argentina

Gabriela SabatiniGabriela Sabatini
16 May 1970
Tennis player
Jorge Luis BorgesJorge Luis Borges
24 August 1899
Poet

Marcelo BielsaMarcelo Bielsa
21 July 1955
Football Coach

Gabriel BatistutaGabriel Batistuta
01 February 1969
Retired Argentine Footballer
Julie GonzaloJulie Gonzalo
09 September 1981
Actress

Cristina Fernández de KirchnerCristina Fernández de Kirchner
19 February 1953
Former President of Argentina
Javier MascheranoJavier Mascherano
08 June 1984
Football Player

Fernando de la RúaFernando de la Rúa
15 September 1937
Former President of Argentina

Luisana LopilatoLuisana Lopilato
18 May 1987
Actress

Martina StoesselMartina Stoessel
21 March 1997
Actress
Paulo LondraPaulo Londra
12 April 1998
Rapper
Isabel Martínez de PerónIsabel Martínez de Perón
04 February 1931
Former President of Argentina

Paz LenchantinPaz Lenchantin
12 December 1973
Musician

Zaira NaraZaira Nara
15 August 1988
Model

Linda CristalLinda Cristal
23 February 1934
Actress
Carlos Saúl MenemCarlos Menem
02 July 1930
Former President of Argentina

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Belén RodríguezBelén Rodríguez
20 September 1984
Actress, Model, Singer, T.V. Host

René Gerónimo FavaloroRené Gerónimo Favaloro
12 July 1923
Cardiovascular Surgeon

Carlos GardelCarlos Gardel
11 December 1890
Singer

Luciana BarrosoLuciana Barroso
1976 AD
Matt Damon's Wife
Lola PonceLola Ponce
25 June 1977
Singer, Actress, Model, Spokesperson

Juan Manuel de RosasJuan Manuel de Rosas
30 March 1793
Dictator of Argentina
Giannina MaradonaGiannina Maradona
16 May 1989
Diego Maradona's Daughter

Luis Federico LeloirLuis Federico Leloir
06 September 1906
Biochemist, Physician

Eduardo DuhaldeEduardo Duhalde
05 October 1941
Former President of Argentina
Martin von HaselbergMartin von Haselberg
20 January 1949
Actor

Valentina ZenereValentina Zenere
15 January 1997
Actress
Adolfo Rodríguez SaáAdolfo Rodríguez Saá
25 July 1947
49th President of Argentina

Antonella RoccuzzoAntonella Roccuzzo
26 February 1988
Model

Adolfo Pérez EsquivelAdolfo Pérez Esquivel
26 November 1931
Human Rights Activist

Ricardo EichmannRicardo Eichmann
02 November 1955
Adolf Eichmann's Son

Bernardino RivadaviaBernardino Rivadavia
20 May 1780
First President of Argentina
Luciana SalazarLuciana Salazar
07 November 1980
Singer, Actress, Model

Carlos Saavedra LamasCarlos Saavedra Lamas
01 November 1878
First Latin American Nobel Peace Prize Recipient

Mercedes LambreMercedes Lambre
05 October 1992
Model, Actress, Singer

Pamela DavidPamela David
06 October 1978
Television Personality & Model
Jae-hyung ParkJae-hyung Park
15 September 1992
Musician

Evita PeronEvita Peron
07 May 1919
Argentine film actress
Francisco MorenoFrancisco Moreno
31 May 1852
Naturalist, Explorer, Anthropologist, Geographer

Julio CortazarJulio Cortazar
26 August 1914
Novelist

Salvador MazzaSalvador Mazza
28 February 1905
Physician and Epidemiologist
Matias MessiMatias Messi
23 June 1982
Lionel Messi's Brother

Nick MericoNick Merico
29 December 1995
Actor, Singer
Cesar MilsteinCesar Milstein
08 October 1927
Biochemist, Immunologist

Ángel Di MaríaÁngel Di María
14 February 1988
Footballer

Sebastian OlzanskiSebastian Olzanski
02 July 1999
Pop Singer
Yasmi MendeguiaYasmi Mendeguia
28 December 1996
Model

Eva PerónEva Perón
07 May 1919
Actor, Politician
Mauricio PochettinoMauricio Pochettino
02 March 1972
Association football player, Association football

Juan Martín del PotroJuan Martín del Potro
23 September 1988
Tennis player

Maxi LópezMaxi López
03 April 1984
Association football player

Marcos MaidanaMarcos Maidana
17 July 1983
Boxer
Ángel CorreaÁngel Correa
09 March 1995
Association football player
Gerardo MartinoGerardo Martino
20 November 1962
Association football player, Association football

Hernán CrespoHernán Crespo
05 July 1975
Association football player, Association football

Alfredo Di StéfanoAlfredo Di Stéfano
04 July 1926
Association football player, Association football

Christian BachChristian Bach
09 May 1959
Actor, Television actor
José de San MartínJosé de San Martín
25 February 1778
soldier, politician

Leandro ParedesLeandro Paredes
29 June 1994
Association football player

Nicolás OtamendiNicolás Otamendi
12 February 1988
Association football player

Juan Román RiquelmeJuan Román Riquelme
24 June 1978
Association football player

Chris de BurghChris de Burgh
15 October 1948
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Songwriter
Javier ZanettiJavier Zanetti
10 August 1973
Association football player

Sergio RomeroSergio Romero
22 February 1987
Association football player
Leonardo NamLeonardo Nam
31 October 1979
actor

Juan Pablo Di PaceJuan Pablo Di Pace
25 July 1979
Actor, Film actor, Model

Paulo GazzanigaPaulo Gazzaniga
02 January 1992
Association football player
Juan Manuel FangioJuan Manuel Fangio
24 June 1911
Entrepreneur, Formula One driver, Racecar driver

Diego MilitoDiego Milito
12 June 1979
Association football player
Fernando LamasFernando Lamas
09 January 1915
Actor, Screenwriter, Television actor

Ezequiel LavezziEzequiel Lavezzi
03 May 1985
Footballer

Daniel BarenboimDaniel Barenboim
15 November 1942
Pianist, Conductor, Music director

Juan Sebastián VerónJuan Sebastián Verón
09 March 1975
Footballer
Javier PastoreJavier Pastore
20 June 1989
Association football player

Luis ScolaLuis Scola
30 April 1980
Basketball player
Bérénice BejoBérénice Bejo
07 July 1976
Actor, Film actor

Martha ArgerichMartha Argerich
05 June 1941
pianist
Fernando MusleraFernando Muslera
16 June 1986
Association football player

Néstor KirchnerNéstor Kirchner
25 February 1950
Lawyer, Politician
Roberto PereyraRoberto Pereyra
07 January 1991
Association football player