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

Marcelo BielsaMarcelo Bielsa
21 July 1955
Football Coach

Pope FrancisPope Francis
17 December 1936

Diego MaradonaDiego Maradona
30 October 1960
Argentine footballer

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

Stephanie BeatrizStephanie Beatriz
10 February 1981

Paulo DybalaPaulo Dybala
15 November 1993
Football Player
Carlos TevezCarlos Tevez
05 February 1984
Football Player

Mauro IcardiMauro Icardi
19 February 1993
Camila MorroneCamila Morrone
16 June 1997
Model, Actress

Lali EspósitoLali Espósito
10 October 1991

Ángel Di MaríaÁngel Di María
14 February 1988

Juan PerónJuan Perón
08 October 1895
President of Argentina

Wanda NaraWanda Nara
09 December 1986
Model & Wife of Mauro Icardi
Linda CristalLinda Cristal
23 February 1934

Gabriel BatistutaGabriel Batistuta
01 February 1969
Retired Argentine Footballer

Jorge Luis BorgesJorge Luis Borges
24 August 1899

Javier MascheranoJavier Mascherano
08 June 1984
Football Player
Manu GinóbiliManu Ginóbili
28 July 1977
Basketball Player

Cristina Fernández de KirchnerCristina Fernández de Kirchner
19 February 1953
Former President of Argentina
Julie GonzaloJulie Gonzalo
09 September 1981

Gabriela SabatiniGabriela Sabatini
16 May 1970
Tennis player

Luisana LopilatoLuisana Lopilato
18 May 1987
Martina StoesselMartina Stoessel
21 March 1997

Emiliano SalaEmiliano Sala
31 October 1990
Paz LenchantinPaz Lenchantin
12 December 1973

José de San MartínJosé de San Martín
25 February 1778
Military Leader, Politician

Mauricio MacriMauricio Macri
08 February 1959
Current President of Argentina
Isabel Martínez de PerónIsabel Martínez de Perón
04 February 1931
Former President of Argentina

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Ricardo EichmannRicardo Eichmann
02 November 1955
Adolf Eichmann's Son
Martin von HaselbergMartin von Haselberg
20 January 1949

Carlos Saúl MenemCarlos Menem
02 July 1930
Former President of Argentina

Zaira NaraZaira Nara
15 August 1988

Carlos GardelCarlos Gardel
11 December 1890
Belén RodríguezBelén Rodríguez
20 September 1984
Actress, Model, Singer, T.V. Host
Guillermo Barros SchelottoGuillermo Barros Schelotto
04 May 1973
Football Manager

Juan Manuel de RosasJuan Manuel de Rosas
30 March 1793
Dictator of Argentina

Osvaldo GolijovOsvaldo Golijov
05 December 1960

Lola PonceLola Ponce
25 June 1977
Singer, Actress, Model, Spokesperson
Paulo LondraPaulo Londra
12 April 1998

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

Valentina ZenereValentina Zenere
15 January 1997

Giannina MaradonaGiannina Maradona
16 May 1989
Diego Maradona's Daughter

Eduardo DuhaldeEduardo Duhalde
05 October 1941
Former President of Argentina
Adolfo Rodríguez SaáAdolfo Rodríguez Saá
25 July 1947
49th President of Argentina

Luciana BarrosoLuciana Barroso
1976 AD
Matt Damon's Wife
Adolfo Pérez EsquivelAdolfo Pérez Esquivel
26 November 1931
Human Rights Activist

Matias MessiMatias Messi
23 June 1982
Lionel Messi's Brother

Bernardino RivadaviaBernardino Rivadavia
20 May 1780
First President of Argentina
Luis Federico LeloirLuis Federico Leloir
06 September 1906
Biochemist, Physician

Mercedes LambreMercedes Lambre
05 October 1992
Model, Actress, Singer
Antonella RoccuzzoAntonella Roccuzzo
26 February 1988

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

Francisco MorenoFrancisco Moreno
31 May 1852
Naturalist, Explorer, Anthropologist, Geographer

Luciana SalazarLuciana Salazar
07 November 1980
Singer, Actress, Model

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

Julio CortazarJulio Cortazar
26 August 1914

Salvador MazzaSalvador Mazza
28 February 1905
Physician and Epidemiologist

Evita PeronEvita Peron
07 May 1919
René Gerónimo FavaloroRené Gerónimo Favaloro
12 July 1923
Cardiovascular Surgeon

Cesar MilsteinCesar Milstein
08 October 1927
Biochemist, Immunologist
Sebastian OlzanskiSebastian Olzanski
02 July 1999
Pop Singer

Yasmi MendeguiaYasmi Mendeguia
28 December 1996

Nick MericoNick Merico
29 December 1995
Actor, Singer
Eva PerónEva Perón
07 May 1919

Mauricio PochettinoMauricio Pochettino
02 March 1972
Association football player, Association football
Éver BanegaÉver Banega
29 June 1988
Association football player

Diego SimeoneDiego Simeone
28 April 1970
Football Manager

Lucas OcamposLucas Ocampos
11 July 1994
Association football player
Leandro ParedesLeandro Paredes
29 June 1994
Association football player

Alfredo Di StéfanoAlfredo Di Stéfano
04 July 1926
Association football player, Association football
Hernán CrespoHernán Crespo
05 July 1975
Association football player, Association football

Sergio RomeroSergio Romero
22 February 1987
Association football player

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

Juan Sebastián VerónJuan Sebastián Verón
09 March 1975
Javier ZanettiJavier Zanetti
10 August 1973
Association football player
Marcos MaidanaMarcos Maidana
17 July 1983

Chris de BurghChris de Burgh
15 October 1948
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Songwriter

Juan Román RiquelmeJuan Román Riquelme
24 June 1978
Association football player

Gustavo SantaolallaGustavo Santaolalla
19 August 1951
Juan Manuel FangioJuan Manuel Fangio
24 June 1911
Entrepreneur, Formula One driver, Racecar driver

Maxi LópezMaxi López
03 April 1984

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

Diego MilitoDiego Milito
12 June 1979

Martha ArgerichMartha Argerich
05 June 1941
Nicolás OtamendiNicolás Otamendi
12 February 1988
Association football player

Javier PastoreJavier Pastore
20 June 1989
Association football player
Queen Máxima of the NetherlandsQueen Máxima of the Netherlands
17 May 1971

Fernando LamasFernando Lamas
09 January 1916
Mario KempesMario Kempes
15 July 1954
Claudio CaniggiaClaudio Caniggia
09 January 1967
Association football player