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

Che GuevaraChe Guevara

14 June 1928

Pope FrancisPope Francis

17 December 1936

Mauro IcardiMauro Icardi
(Footballer)

19 February 1993

Paulo DybalaPaulo Dybala
(Football Player)

15 November 1993

Diego MaradonaDiego Maradona
(Argentine footballer)

30 October 1960

Sergio AgüeroSergio Agüero
(Footballer)

02 June 1988

Wanda NaraWanda Nara
(Model & Wife of Mauro Icardi)

09 December 1986

Carlos TevezCarlos Tevez
(Football Player)

05 February 1984

Luisana LopilatoLuisana Lopilato
(Actress)

18 May 1987

Camila MorroneCamila Morrone
(Model, Actress)

16 June 1997

Juan PerónJuan Perón
(President of Argentina)

08 October 1895

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Mauricio MacriMauricio Macri
(Current President of Argentina)

08 February 1959

Jorge Luis BorgesJorge Luis Borges
(Poet)

24 August 1899

Gabriel BatistutaGabriel Batistuta
(Retired Argentine Footballer)

01 February 1969

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

19 February 1953

Javier MascheranoJavier Mascherano
(Football Player)

08 June 1984

Zaira NaraZaira Nara
(Model)

15 August 1988

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

04 February 1931

Paz LenchantinPaz Lenchantin
(Musician)

12 December 1973

Martina StoesselMartina Stoessel
(Actress)

21 March 1997

Luciana BarrosoLuciana Barroso
(Matt Damon's Wife)

1976 AD

Gabriela SabatiniGabriela Sabatini
(Tennis player)

16 May 1970

Carlos GardelCarlos Gardel
(Singer)

11 December 1890

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Carlos Saúl MenemCarlos Menem
(Former President of Argentina)

02 July 1930

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

20 September 1984

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

30 March 1793

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

25 June 1977

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

15 September 1937

Eduardo DuhaldeEduardo Duhalde
(Former President of Argentina)

05 October 1941

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Valentina ZenereValentina Zenere
(Actress)

15 January 1997

Adolfo Pérez EsquivelAdolfo Pérez Esquivel
(Human Rights Activist)

26 November 1931

Luis Federico LeloirLuis Federico Leloir
(Biochemist, Physician)

06 September 1906

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

25 July 1947

Antonella RoccuzzoAntonella Roccuzzo
(Model)

26 February 1988

Bernardino RivadaviaBernardino Rivadavia
(First President of Argentina)

20 May 1780

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Giannina MaradonaGiannina Maradona
(Diego Maradona's Daughter)

16 May 1989

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

01 November 1878

Evita PeronEvita Peron
(Argentine film actress)

07 May 1919

Pamela DavidPamela David
(Television Personality & Model)

06 October 1978

Luciana SalazarLuciana Salazar
(Singer, Actress, Model)

07 November 1980

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

31 May 1852

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Mercedes LambreMercedes Lambre
(Model, Actress, Singer)

05 October 1992

Julio CortazarJulio Cortazar
(Novelist)

26 August 1914

Ricardo EichmannRicardo Eichmann
(Adolf Eichmann's Son)

02 November 1955

Salvador MazzaSalvador Mazza
(Physician and Epidemiologist)

28 February 1905

Nick MericoNick Merico
(Actor, Singer)

29 December 1995

René Gerónimo FavaloroRené Gerónimo Favaloro
(Cardiovascular Surgeon)

12 July 1923

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Ángel Di MaríaÁngel Di María
(Footballer)

14 February 1988

Matias MessiMatias Messi
(Lionel Messi's Brother)

23 June 1982

Cesar MilsteinCesar Milstein
(Biochemist, Immunologist)

08 October 1927

Jae-hyung ParkJae-hyung Park
(Musician)

15 September 1992

Sebastian OlzanskiSebastian Olzanski
(Pop Singer)

02 July 1999

Santiago SolariSantiago Solari
(Association football player)

07 October 1976

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Eva PerónEva Perón
(Actor, Politician)

07 May 1919

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

02 March 1972

Juan Pablo Di PaceJuan Pablo Di Pace
(Actor, Film actor, Model)

25 July 1979

Maxi LópezMaxi López
(Association football player)

03 April 1984

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

20 November 1962

Marcelo BielsaMarcelo Bielsa
(Association football player, Association football manager)

21 July 1955

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Manu GinóbiliManu Ginóbili
(Basketball player)

28 July 1977

Julie GonzaloJulie Gonzalo
(Actor, Television actor)

09 September 1981

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

24 June 1911

Chris de BurghChris de Burgh
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Songwriter)

15 October 1948

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

04 July 1926

Fernando GagoFernando Gago
(Association football player)

10 April 1986

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Marcos MaidanaMarcos Maidana
(Boxer)

17 July 1983

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

05 July 1975

Paulo GazzanigaPaulo Gazzaniga
(Association football player)

02 January 1992

Marcelo GallardoMarcelo Gallardo
(Association football player, Association football manager)

18 January 1976

Juan Román RiquelmeJuan Román Riquelme
(Association football player)

24 June 1978

Guillermo Barros SchelottoGuillermo Barros Schelotto
(Association football player, Association football manager)

04 May 1973

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Javier ZanettiJavier Zanetti
(Association football player)

10 August 1973

Juan Martín del PotroJuan Martín del Potro
(Tennis player)

23 September 1988

Daniel BarenboimDaniel Barenboim
(Pianist, Conductor, Music director)

15 November 1942