List of famous Cuban men with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

A tiny island located a few hundred miles off the coast of Florida, Cuba has been the epicentre for cigar and rum lovers from across the globe. Ask anyone with a fascination for rum or cigar and he/she would tell you that quest for smoking different cigars or drinking varied rums isn’t fulfilled unless one has his/her hands on a Cuban one! However, this is just a side of the coin - Cuba is home to the cha-cha-cha dance form which originated in the country and some of world’s greatest baseball players. Yet still, listing Cuban accomplishments and achievements wouldn’t be complete, until one mentions the triumphs and deeds of Cuban men who have though their revolutionary work played an instrumental role in shaping the country’s identity on the world platform.

Fidel CastroFidel Castro
(Cuban Revolutionary Leader)

13 August 1926

26 November 2016

Birán, Cuba

Leo

Fulgencio BatistaFulgencio Batista
(Former President of Cuba)

16 January 1901

06 August 1973

Banes, Cuba

Capricorn

Desi ArnazDesi Arnaz

02 March 1917

02 December 1986

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Pisces

Raul CastroRaul Castro
(President of the Council of State of Cuba)

03 June 1931

Birán, Cuba

Gemini

Yoel RomeroYoel Romero
(Mixed Martial Artist (MMA))

30 April 1977

Pinar del Río, Cuba

Taurus

Alberto KordaAlberto Korda

14 September 1928

25 May 2001

Cuba

Virgo

Reinaldo ArenasReinaldo Arenas

16 July 1943

07 December 1990

Oriente

Cancer

William LevyWilliam Levy
(Actor, Model)

29 August 1980

Cojimar, Havana, Cuba

Virgo

Jose MartiJose Marti

28 January 1853

19 May 1895

Aquarius

Andy GarciaAndy Garcia
(Actor)

12 April 1956

Havana, Cuba

Aries

Ry CooderRy Cooder
(Guitarist, Singer, Composer, Banjoist, Musicologist, Mandolinist)

15 March 1947

Los Angeles

Pisces

Yoenis CéspedesYoenis Céspedes
(Baseball player)

18 October 1985

Campechuela

Libra

Guillermo RigondeauxGuillermo Rigondeaux
(Boxer)

30 September 1980

Santiago de Cuba

Libra

Dave LombardoDave Lombardo
(Drummer, Musician)

16 February 1965

Havana

Aquarius

Aroldis ChapmanAroldis Chapman
(Baseball player)

28 February 1988

Holguín Province

Pisces

Hector LombardHector Lombard
(Judoka, Thai boxer)

02 February 1978

Matanzas

Aquarius

Tony PérezTony Pérez
(American baseball player)

14 May 1942

Ciego de Ávila, Cuba

Taurus

Al JourgensenAl Jourgensen
(Singer, Music executive, Banjoist, Composer)

09 October 1958

Havana

Libra

José Raúl CapablancaJosé Raúl Capablanca
(Chess Player)

19 November 1888

08 March 1942

Havana, Cuba

Scorpio

Benny ParetBenny Paret
(Boxer)

14 March 1937

03 April 1962

Santa Clara

Pisces

Yasiel PuigYasiel Puig
(Baseball player)

07 December 1990

Cienfuegos, Cuba

Sagittarius

Xavier CugatXavier Cugat
(Conductor, Composer, Jazz musician, Singer, Bandleader)

01 January 1900

27 October 1990

Girona

Capricorn

Yuriorkis GamboaYuriorkis Gamboa
(Boxer)

23 December 1981

Guantánamo

Capricorn

Ibrahim FerrerIbrahim Ferrer
(Cuban singer)

20 February 1927

06 August 2005

San Luis, Cuba

Pisces

Kendrys MoralesKendrys Morales
(Baseball player)

20 June 1983

Fomento

Gemini

Arturo SandovalArturo Sandoval
(Trumpeter, Pianist, Composer, Jazz musician, Percussionist)

06 November 1949

Artemisa

Scorpio

Alberto SalazarAlberto Salazar
(Marathon runner, Athletics competitor)

07 August 1958

Havana

Leo

Yunel EscobarYunel Escobar
(Baseball player)

02 November 1982

Havana

Scorpio

Jorge SolerJorge Soler
(Baseball player)

25 February 1992

Havana

Pisces

Teófilo StevensonTeófilo Stevenson
(Boxer, Engineer)

29 March 1952

11 June 2012

Puerto Padre

Aries

Gerardo MachadoGerardo Machado
(Politician)

28 September 1871

29 March 1939

Santa Clara

Libra

Javier SotomayorJavier Sotomayor
(High jumper)

13 October 1967

Limonar

Libra

Danell LeyvaDanell Leyva
(Artistic gymnast)

30 October 1991

Cárdenas

Scorpio

Alejo CarpentierAlejo Carpentier
(Writer, Journalist, Essayist, Musicologist, Literary critic)

26 December 1904

24 April 1980

Havana

Capricorn

Ozzie CansecoOzzie Canseco
(Baseball player)

02 July 1964

Havana

Cancer

Arnaldo Tamayo MéndezArnaldo Tamayo Méndez
(Astronaut, Aviator, Military personnel)

29 January 1942

Guantánamo

Aquarius

Samuel ArmenterosSamuel Armenteros
(Association football player)

27 May 1990

Gothenburg

Gemini

Guillermo Cabrera InfanteGuillermo Cabrera Infante
(Linguist, Screenwriter, Translator, Essayist, Writer, Journalist)

22 April 1929

21 February 2005

Cuba

Taurus

Osvaldo AlonsoOsvaldo Alonso
(Association football player)

11 November 1985

San Cristóbal

Scorpio

Yonder AlonsoYonder Alonso
(Baseball player)

08 April 1987

Havana

Aries

Kid ChocolateKid Chocolate
(Boxer)

06 January 1910

08 August 1988

Havana

Capricorn

Leonardo Padura FuentesLeonardo Padura Fuentes
(writer, journalist, screenwriter)

1955 AD

Havana

Ramón GrauRamón Grau
(politician, physician)

13 September 1881

28 July 1969

La Palma

Virgo

Rubén GonzálezRubén González
(Pianist)

26 May 1919

08 December 2003

Santa Clara, Cuba

Gemini

José Julián Martí PérezJosé Julián Martí Pérez

28 January 1853

19 May 1895

Havana

Aquarius

José AbreuJosé Abreu
(baseball player)

29 January 1987

Cruces, Cuba

Aquarius

José Canseco Capas, JrJosé Canseco Capas, Jr

02 July 1964

Cancer

Mike PerezMike Perez
(boxer)

20 October 1985

Ciego de Ávila

Libra

Orlando HernándezOrlando Hernández
(Baseball player)

11 October 1965

Villa Clara Province, Cuba

Libra

Quote Of The Day

Be it Raul or Fidel Castro, current and former leader of the Communist party of Cuba or Jose Marti, a Cuban national hero and Latin American litterateur, novelist Leonardo Padura or composer Ernesto Lecuona, sporting legends Ivan Dominguez, Jose Raul Capablanca and Jose Mendez or actor Mario Ernesto Sanchez and painter Pedro Alvarez Castello – Cuban men have been playing the role of a protagonist on the world’s cultural, economic, political and social stage. Know more about their life and works through this follow-up.