Famous Colombian Men

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 1 
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
(Nobel Prize Winner in Literature)

Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Birthdate: March 6, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aracataca, Colombia
Died: April 17, 2014

Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, also known as “Gabo,” is remembered as one of the most prominent figures of the magic realism literary style. His novels One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera have achieved cult status. He previously worked as a journalist.

 2 
Radamel Falcao
(Football player)

Radamel Falcao
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Birthdate: February 10, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santa Marta, Colombia

 3 
Pablo Escobar
(Colombian Drug Lord)

Pablo Escobar
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Birthdate: December 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rionegro
Died: December 2, 1993

A notorious Colombian drug lord, Pablo Escobar was the founder and leader of the infamous Medellín Cartel. His drug cartel monopolized the cocaine trade into the United States and he became one of the wealthiest criminals ever in history. Dubbed "The King of Cocaine", he left behind a controversial legacy upon his death at the age of 44.

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 4 
James Rodríguez
(Football player)

James Rodríguez
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Birthdate: July 12, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cúcuta, Colombia

James Rodríguez is a versatile football player adept at playing as a central midfielder, playmaker, and winger. At the initial stages of his career, he was counted among the best young international players. He made a major impact during the 2014 FIFA World Cup where he won the Golden Boot for scoring the most number of goals.

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Sebastián Marroquín
(Son of Pablo Escobar)

Sebastián Marroquín
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Birthdate: February 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia
Sebastián Marroquín is the son of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. He and his family fled to Mozambique after Pablo’s death, and then to Argentina, where he dropped “Escobar” from his name. He owns an organic clothing line and has written a book and contributed to a documentary about Pablo.

 6 
Juan Pablo Montoya
(Racecar driver)

Juan Pablo Montoya
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Birthdate: September 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

 7 
J Balvin
(One of the World's Best-Selling Latin Music Artists Referred to as 'Prince of Reggaeton')

J Balvin
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Birthdate: May 7, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia

J Balvin is a Colombian singer whose genres include reggaeton, hip hop, and Latin pop. Known as the Prince of Reggaeton, Balvin is one of the highest-selling Latin music artists in the world. He was presented with the Global Icon Award for spreading Latin music worldwide. In 2020, he was named in Time magazine's list of 100 Most Influential People.

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 8 
Carlos Valderrama
(Footballer)

Carlos Valderrama
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Birthdate: September 2, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santa Marta, Colombia

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Carlos Valdes
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Birthdate: April 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cali, Colombia

Carlos Valdes is a Colombian-American actor, dancer, and singer. Valdes is best known for playing Cisco Ramon / Vibe in the popular American superhero TV series, The Flash. He portrays the role in other Arrowverse-related projects as well. A multi-talented personality, Valdes is also an accomplished instrumentalist and songwriter; he plays the piano, guitar, ukulele, percussion, and bass.

 10 
Juan Cuadrado
(Football player)

Juan Cuadrado
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Birthdate: May 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Necoclí, Colombia

 11 
Jackson Martínez
(Association football player)

Jackson Martínez
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Birthdate: October 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Quibdó

 12 
David Ospina
(Football - Goalkeeper Colombia)

David Ospina
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Birthdate: August 31, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Medellin, Colombia
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 13 
Maluma
(Colombian Singer-Songwriter and Actor Best Known for His Albums ‘Magia’ and ‘Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy’)

Maluma
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Birthdate: January 28, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia

Maluma is a Colombian singer, actor, and songwriter. After developing an interest in music early in his life, Maluma started recording songs at age 16. He then went on to collaborate with many successful artists and is currently among the best-selling Latin music artists, with sales of more than 26 million records worldwide.

 14 

Sebastián Yatra
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Birthdate: October 15, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Medellin

Colombian pop sensation Sebastián Yatra soared to fame with singled such as Traicionera and Robarte un Beso. Yatra was a promising soccer player in school. He was in the news for his relationship with Argentine singer Tini Stoessel, and their subsequent break-up announcement on Twitter broke their fans’ hearts.

 15 
Juan Manuel Santos
(President of Colombia)

Juan Manuel Santos
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Birthdate: August 10, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bogotá

Juan Manuel Santos is a Colombian politician who served as the 32nd president of Colombia. He is credited with co-founding the Social Party of National Unity, which he led to prominence. For his efforts to put an end to Colombia's more than 50-year-long civil war, Santos was honored with the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.

 16 
Juanes
(Musician)

Juanes
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Birthdate: August 9, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carolina del Príncipe, Colombia

 17 
Fernando Botero
(Painter, Sculptor, Artist)

Fernando Botero
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Birthdate: April 19, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia

 18 
René Higuita
(Football Goalkeeper)

René Higuita
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Birthdate: August 27, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia

 19 
Carlos Lehder
(Drug Lord)

Carlos Lehder
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Birthdate: September 7, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Armenia, Colombia

German-Colombian drug kingpin Carlos Lehder, co-founder of the Medellín Cartel, which smuggled cocaine into the U.S., formed the Muerte a Secuestradores, to fight against the kidnappings of his cartel members. He escaped from the kidnappers but spent a 33-year sentence in the U.S., following which he was released.

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Juan Pablo Raba
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Birthdate: January 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

Juan Pablo Raba is a Colombian actor best known for his portrayal of Gustavo Gaviria in the American crime drama TV series, Narcos. Over the years, he has established himself in the American TV industry. Apart from being an actor, Raba takes an active part in the campaigns organized by several animal and human rights organizations.

 21 
Iván Duque
(President of Colombia)

Iván Duque
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Birthdate: August 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

 22 
Andrés Escobar
(Association football player)

Andrés Escobar
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Birthdate: March 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Medellín
Died: July 2, 1994

 23 
Carlos Vives
(Singer)

Carlos Vives
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Birthdate: August 7, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santa Marta, Departamento del Magdalena, Colombia

 24 
Luis Muriel
(Association football player)

Luis Muriel
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Birthdate: April 16, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santo Tomás

 25 
Nairo Quintana
(Sport cyclist who won the 2010 Tour de l'Avenir and finished second in the 2013 Tour de France)

Nairo Quintana
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Birthdate: February 4, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cómbita, Colombia

 26 
Carlos Bacca
(Football player - Striker)

Carlos Bacca
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Birthdate: September 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Puerto Colombia, Colombia

 27 
Juan Fernando Quintero
(Association football player)

Juan Fernando Quintero
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Birthdate: January 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Barranquilla

 28 

Samuel E. Wright
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Birthdate: November 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Camden, South Carolina, United States

Two-time Tony-nominated actor Samuel E. Wright is best known for his performances in The Lion King and The Tap Dance Kid. Fans also know him as the voice of Sebastian in The Little Mermaid, and his track Under the Sea, from the movie, won an Academy Award.

 29 
Jon Gries
(Actor)

Jon Gries
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Birthdate: June 17, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Glendale, California, USA

 30 
Gio Urshela
(Baseball third baseman)

Gio Urshela
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Birthdate: October 11, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cartagena, Colombia

 31 
Faustino Asprilla
(Association football player)

Faustino Asprilla
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Birthdate: November 10, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tuluá

 32 
Cristián Zapata
(Association football player)

Cristián Zapata
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Birthdate: September 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Padilla, Cauca

 33 
Víctor Ibarbo
(Association football player)

Víctor Ibarbo
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Birthdate: May 19, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tumaco

 34 

Ernesto Samper Pizano
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Birthdate: August 3, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

 35 
Hugo Rodallega
(Association football player)

Hugo Rodallega
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Birthdate: July 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Candelaria, Valle del Cauca

 36 
Adrián Ramos
(Association football player)

Adrián Ramos
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Birthdate: January 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santander de Quilichao

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Breidis Prescott
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Birthdate: May 3, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia

 38 
Edgar Renteria
(Baseball shortstop)

Edgar Renteria
1
Birthdate: August 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia

 39 
Fredy Montero
(Association football player)

Fredy Montero
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Birthdate: July 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Campo de la Cruz

 40 
Juan Carlos Osorio
(Football manager, former footballer midfielder)

Juan Carlos Osorio
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Birthdate: June 8, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santa Rosa de Cabal, Colombia

 41 

Juan Pablo Shuk
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Birthdate: November 7, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bogota, Colombia

 42 
Álvaro Uribe
(Former President of Colombia)

Álvaro Uribe
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Birthdate: July 4, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Medellín

 43 

Andrés Pastrana Arango
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Birthdate: August 17, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bogotá, D.C., Colombia

 44 

Virgilio Barco Vargas
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Birthdate: September 17, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cúcuta, Colombia
Died: May 20, 1997

 45 

Eleider Álvarez
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Birthdate: April 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Apartadó, Colombia

 46 
Juan Agudelo
(Association football player)

Juan Agudelo
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Birthdate: November 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manizales

 47 
Iván Córdoba
(Footballer)

Iván Córdoba
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Birthdate: August 11, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rionegro

 48 
Giovanni Moreno
(Association football player)

Giovanni Moreno
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Birthdate: July 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Segovia

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Samuel Vargas
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Birthdate: April 12, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

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Sebastian Villalobos
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Birthdate: January 17, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bucaramanga, Colombia

Sebastian Villalobos is a Colombian Youtuber, singer, author, model, and actor. He is best known for hosting Nat Geo Lab at Nat Geo Kids Latin America. A popular figure on social media, Sebastian Villalobos has won prestigious awards, such as the Kids' Choice Award Colombia for Best Fandom and Kids' Choice Award Colombia for Favorite on Social Media.

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