Find out more about the greatest Argentines, including Lionel Messi, Che Guevara, Pope Francis, Sergio Agüero and Diego Maradona.

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

Diego MaradonaDiego Maradona
(Argentine footballer)

30 October 1960

Che GuevaraChe Guevara

14 June 1928

Pope FrancisPope Francis

17 December 1936

Paulo DybalaPaulo Dybala
(Football Player)

15 November 1993

Sergio AgüeroSergio Agüero

02 June 1988

Javier MascheranoJavier Mascherano
(Football Player)

08 June 1984

Camila MorroneCamila Morrone
(Model, Actress)

16 June 1997

Mauro IcardiMauro Icardi

19 February 1993

Carlos TevezCarlos Tevez
(Football Player)

05 February 1984

Gabriel BatistutaGabriel Batistuta
(Retired Argentine Footballer)

01 February 1969

Wanda NaraWanda Nara
(Model & Wife of Mauro Icardi)

09 December 1986

Juan PerónJuan Perón
(President of Argentina)

08 October 1895

Jorge Luis BorgesJorge Luis Borges

24 August 1899

Gabriela SabatiniGabriela Sabatini
(Tennis player)

16 May 1970

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

19 February 1953

Mauricio MacriMauricio Macri
(Current President of Argentina)

08 February 1959

Luisana LopilatoLuisana Lopilato

18 May 1987

Paz LenchantinPaz Lenchantin

12 December 1973

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

04 February 1931

Martina StoesselMartina Stoessel

21 March 1997

Zaira NaraZaira Nara

15 August 1988

Luciana BarrosoLuciana Barroso
(Matt Damon's Wife)

1976 AD

Carlos GardelCarlos Gardel

11 December 1890

Carlos Saúl MenemCarlos Menem
(Former President of Argentina)

02 July 1930

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

20 September 1984

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

25 June 1977

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

30 March 1793

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

15 September 1937

Valentina ZenereValentina Zenere

15 January 1997

Giannina MaradonaGiannina Maradona
(Diego Maradona's Daughter)

16 May 1989

Antonella RoccuzzoAntonella Roccuzzo

26 February 1988

Eduardo DuhaldeEduardo Duhalde
(Former President of Argentina)

05 October 1941

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

Pamela DavidPamela David
(Television Personality & Model)

06 October 1978

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

01 November 1878

Bernardino RivadaviaBernardino Rivadavia
(First President of Argentina)

20 May 1780

Julio CortazarJulio Cortazar

26 August 1914

Luciana SalazarLuciana Salazar
(Singer, Actress, Model)

07 November 1980

Mercedes LambreMercedes Lambre
(Model, Actress, Singer)

05 October 1992

Evita PeronEvita Peron
(Argentine film actress)

07 May 1919

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

31 May 1852

Salvador MazzaSalvador Mazza
(Physician and Epidemiologist)

28 February 1905

René Gerónimo FavaloroRené Gerónimo Favaloro
(Cardiovascular Surgeon)

12 July 1923

Nick MericoNick Merico
(Actor, Singer)

29 December 1995

Cesar MilsteinCesar Milstein
(Biochemist, Immunologist)

08 October 1927

Ángel Di MaríaÁngel Di María

14 February 1988

Matias MessiMatias Messi
(Lionel Messi's Brother)

23 June 1982

Sebastian OlzanskiSebastian Olzanski
(Pop Singer)

02 July 1999

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

21 July 1955

Eva PerónEva Perón
(Actor, Politician)

07 May 1919

Manu GinóbiliManu Ginóbili
(Basketball player)

28 July 1977

Juan Martín del PotroJuan Martín del Potro
(Tennis player)

23 September 1988

Lucas MatthysseLucas Matthysse

27 September 1982

Fernando MusleraFernando Muslera
(Association football player)

16 June 1986

Javier PastoreJavier Pastore
(Association football player)

20 June 1989

Sergio RomeroSergio Romero
(Association football player)

22 February 1987

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

02 March 1972

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

04 July 1926

Juan Antonio PizziJuan Antonio Pizzi
(Association football player, Association football manager)

07 June 1968

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

05 July 1975

Pablo ZabaletaPablo Zabaleta
(Association football player)

16 January 1985

Nicolás OtamendiNicolás Otamendi
(Association football player)

12 February 1988

Mario KempesMario Kempes

15 July 1954

Maxi LópezMaxi López
(Association football player)

03 April 1984

Enzo PérezEnzo Pérez
(Association football player)

22 February 1986

Javier ZanettiJavier Zanetti
(Association football player)

10 August 1973

Juan Román RiquelmeJuan Román Riquelme
(Association football player)

24 June 1978

Giovanni SimeoneGiovanni Simeone
(Association football player)

05 July 1995

Juan Sebastián VerónJuan Sebastián Verón

09 March 1975

Lucas BigliaLucas Biglia
(Association football player)

30 January 1986

Ezequiel LavezziEzequiel Lavezzi

03 May 1985

Claudio CaniggiaClaudio Caniggia
(Association football player)

09 January 1967