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
(Football Player)

24 June 1987

Emiliano SalaEmiliano Sala
(Footballer)

31 October 1990

Sergio AgüeroSergio Agüero
(Footballer)

02 June 1988

Che GuevaraChe Guevara

14 June 1928

Pope FrancisPope Francis

17 December 1936

Wanda NaraWanda Nara
(Model & Wife of Mauro Icardi)

09 December 1986

Anya Taylor-JoyAnya Taylor-Joy
(Actress)

16 April 1996

Lali EspósitoLali Espósito
(Singer)

10 October 1991

Diego MaradonaDiego Maradona
(Argentine footballer)

30 October 1960

Mauro IcardiMauro Icardi
(Footballer)

19 February 1993

Paulo DybalaPaulo Dybala
(Football Player)

15 November 1993

Manu GinóbiliManu Ginóbili
(Basketball Player)

28 July 1977

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Camila MorroneCamila Morrone
(Model, Actress)

16 June 1997

Carlos TevezCarlos Tevez
(Football Player)

05 February 1984

Gabriel BatistutaGabriel Batistuta
(Retired Argentine Footballer)

01 February 1969

Marcelo BielsaMarcelo Bielsa
(Football Coach)

21 July 1955

Juan PerónJuan Perón
(President of Argentina)

08 October 1895

Luisana LopilatoLuisana Lopilato
(Actress)

18 May 1987

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Jorge Luis BorgesJorge Luis Borges
(Poet)

24 August 1899

Javier MascheranoJavier Mascherano
(Football Player)

08 June 1984

Mauricio MacriMauricio Macri
(Current President of Argentina)

08 February 1959

Zaira NaraZaira Nara
(Model)

15 August 1988

Cristina Fernández de KirchnerCristina Fernández de Kirchner
(Former President of Argentina)

19 February 1953

Paz LenchantinPaz Lenchantin
(Musician)

12 December 1973

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Martina StoesselMartina Stoessel
(Actress)

21 March 1997

Gabriela SabatiniGabriela Sabatini
(Tennis player)

16 May 1970

Isabel Martínez de PerónIsabel Martínez de Perón
(Former President of Argentina)

04 February 1931

Linda CristalLinda Cristal
(Actress)

23 February 1934

Belén RodríguezBelén Rodríguez
(Actress, Model, Singer, T.V. Host)

20 September 1984

Carlos Saúl MenemCarlos Menem
(Former President of Argentina)

02 July 1930

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Carlos GardelCarlos Gardel
(Singer)

11 December 1890

Luciana BarrosoLuciana Barroso
(Matt Damon's Wife)

1976 AD

Lola PonceLola Ponce
(Singer, Actress, Model, Spokesperson)

25 June 1977

Juan Manuel de RosasJuan Manuel de Rosas
(Dictator of Argentina)

30 March 1793

Martin von HaselbergMartin von Haselberg
(Actor)

20 January 1949

Giannina MaradonaGiannina Maradona
(Diego Maradona's Daughter)

16 May 1989

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Valentina ZenereValentina Zenere
(Actress)

15 January 1997

Fernando de la RúaFernando de la Rúa
(Former President of Argentina)

15 September 1937

Eduardo DuhaldeEduardo Duhalde
(Former President of Argentina)

05 October 1941

Evita PeronEvita Peron
(Argentine film actress)

07 May 1919

Adolfo Pérez EsquivelAdolfo Pérez Esquivel
(Human Rights Activist)

26 November 1931

Adolfo Rodríguez SaáAdolfo Rodríguez Saá
(49th President of Argentina)

25 July 1947

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Ricardo EichmannRicardo Eichmann
(Adolf Eichmann's Son)

02 November 1955

Luis Federico LeloirLuis Federico Leloir
(Biochemist, Physician)

06 September 1906

Julio CortazarJulio Cortazar
(Novelist)

26 August 1914

Bernardino RivadaviaBernardino Rivadavia
(First President of Argentina)

20 May 1780

Carlos Saavedra LamasCarlos Saavedra Lamas
(First Latin American Nobel Peace Prize Recipient)

01 November 1878

Luciana SalazarLuciana Salazar
(Singer, Actress, Model)

07 November 1980

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Antonella RoccuzzoAntonella Roccuzzo
(Model)

26 February 1988

Francisco MorenoFrancisco Moreno
(Naturalist, Explorer, Anthropologist, Geographer)

31 May 1852

Pamela DavidPamela David
(Television Personality & Model)

06 October 1978

Jae-hyung ParkJae-hyung Park
(Musician)

15 September 1992

Mercedes LambreMercedes Lambre
(Model, Actress, Singer)

05 October 1992

Salvador MazzaSalvador Mazza
(Physician and Epidemiologist)

28 February 1905

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Cesar MilsteinCesar Milstein
(Biochemist, Immunologist)

08 October 1927

Matias MessiMatias Messi
(Lionel Messi's Brother)

23 June 1982

Nick MericoNick Merico
(Actor, Singer)

29 December 1995

René Gerónimo FavaloroRené Gerónimo Favaloro
(Cardiovascular Surgeon)

12 July 1923

Ángel Di MaríaÁngel Di María
(Footballer)

14 February 1988

Sebastian OlzanskiSebastian Olzanski
(Pop Singer)

02 July 1999

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Yasmi MendeguiaYasmi Mendeguia
(Model)

28 December 1996

Eva PerónEva Perón
(Actor, Politician)

07 May 1919

Christian BachChristian Bach
(Actor, Television actor)

09 May 1959

Mauricio PochettinoMauricio Pochettino
(Association football player, Association football manager)

02 March 1972

Santiago SolariSantiago Solari
(Association football player)

07 October 1976

Maxi LópezMaxi López
(Association football player)

03 April 1984

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Marcos MaidanaMarcos Maidana
(Boxer)

17 July 1983

Julie GonzaloJulie Gonzalo
(Actor, Television actor)

09 September 1981

Leandro ParedesLeandro Paredes
(Association football player)

29 June 1994

Alfredo Di StéfanoAlfredo Di Stéfano
(Association football player, Association football manager)

04 July 1926

Sergio RomeroSergio Romero
(Association football player)

22 February 1987

Gerardo MartinoGerardo Martino
(Association football player, Association football manager)

20 November 1962

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Hernán CrespoHernán Crespo
(Association football player, Association football manager)

05 July 1975

Juan Manuel FangioJuan Manuel Fangio
(Entrepreneur, Formula One driver, Racecar driver)

24 June 1911

Sebastián ZuritaSebastián Zurita
(Actor, Television actor)

22 November 1986