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Sammy Sosa
(Baseball player)
Sammy Sosa
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic
 2 
David Ortiz
(One of the Greatest Designated Baseball Hitters of All Time)
David Ortiz
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

David Ortiz is a Dominican-American former baseball player who played primarily for the Boston Red Sox in Major League Baseball. Nicknamed Big Papi for his strength, Ortiz is considered one of the greatest clutch hitters ever. Also regarded as one of the greatest designated hitters for Boston Red Sox, Ortiz helped the team end its 86-year World Series championship drought.

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Karl-Anthony Towns
(Basketball player)
Karl-Anthony Towns
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 15, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Edison, New Jersey
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Pedro Martínez
(Baseball Player)
Pedro Martínez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic
 5 
Dascha Polanco
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Birthdate: December 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
 6 
Al Horford
(Basketball player Power Forward, Center)
Al Horford
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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Bartolo Colón
(Baseball player)
Bartolo Colón
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Altamira, Dominican Republic
 8 
Dania Ramirez
(Dominican Actress Known for Her TV Series: ‘Heroes’, ‘Entourage’ and ‘The Sopranos’)
Dania Ramirez
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Birthdate: November 8, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Dominican-American actor Dania Ramirez is best known as Maya Herrera from Heroes, Blanca from The Sopranos, and Alex from Entourage. She has also appeared in films such as X-Men: The Last Stand and series such as Once Upon a Time. A model, too, she has appeared on various magazine covers.
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Oscar de la Renta
(Fashion Designer)
Oscar de la Renta
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Died: October 20, 2014
 10 
Fernando Tatis Jr.
(Baseball player)
Fernando Tatis Jr.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 2, 1999
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic
 11 
Natti Natasha
(Dominican Singer Best Known for Her Songs ‘Quien Sabe’, ‘Criminal’ and ‘Sin Pijama’)
Natti Natasha
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 10, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Santiago De Los Caballeros, Dominican Republic

Natti Natasha is a Dominican songwriter and singer whose debut studio album Iluminatti peaked at number three on the Top Latin Albums chart. The album was also certified Platinum by the RIAA. Iluminatti also won the Best Female Album award at the 2020 Tu Musica Urban Awards. Natasha draws inspiration from artists like Ivy Queen, Lauryn Hill, and Bob Marley.

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Vladimir Guerrero
(Baseball player)
Vladimir Guerrero
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nizao, Dominican Republic
 13 
Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina
(Former President of the Dominican Republic)
Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 24, 1891
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Cristóbal Province, Dominican Republic
Died: May 30, 1961

Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina was a Dominican dictator. He ruled the Dominican Republic from 1930 to 1961, serving as president for 18 years and as an unelected military strongman for the rest of the time. While he was in power, the Dominican Republic witnessed large-scale violence and his 31-year-rule is regarded as one of the bloodiest eras in the Americas.

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Juan Soto
(Baseball player)
Juan Soto
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 25, 1998
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Adrián Beltré
(Baseball player)
Adrián Beltré
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 7, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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José Bautista
(Baseball player)
José Bautista
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Carlos Pena
(Baseball first baseman)
Carlos Pena
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 17, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Yordano Ventura
(Dominican Professional Baseball Pitcher)
Yordano Ventura
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Samana, Dominican Republic
Died: January 22, 2017
Dominican baseball player Yordano Ventura, who made a name for himself as part of the MLB team Kansas City Royals, also won the 2015 World Series with his team. He left his fans and teammates shocked when he died in a car crash at the tender age of 25.
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Edwin Encarnación
(Baseball player)
Edwin Encarnación
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: La Romana, La Romana, Dominican Republic
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Nelson Cruz
(Baseball player)
Nelson Cruz
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 1, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Las Matas de Santa Cruz, Dominican Republic
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Juan Luis Guerra
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 7, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Junot Díaz
(Best Known for His Novel 'The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao')
Junot Díaz
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 31, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Junot Díaz is a Dominican-American writer who works at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a creative writing professor. He is also known for his association with the quarterly political and literary magazine Boston Review, where he works as a fiction editor. In 2017, he was made an inductee of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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María Teresa Mirabal
(Political activist)
María Teresa Mirabal
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 15, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Salcedo, Dominican Republic
Died: November 25, 1960
María Argentina Minerva Mirabal Reyes
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 12, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Salcedo, Dominican Republic
Died: November 25, 1960
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Amelia Vega
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: November 7, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Hanley Ramírez
(Baseball player)
Hanley Ramírez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Samaná (town) Samaná, Dominican Republic
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Fernando Tatis
(Baseball third baseman)
Fernando Tatis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic
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Chris Duarte
(Basketball player)
Chris Duarte
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 13, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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Junior Firpo
(Footballer defender position)
Junior Firpo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 22, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Charlie Villanueva
(Basketball player)
Charlie Villanueva
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
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Marcell Ozuna
(Baseball player)
Marcell Ozuna
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
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Starlin Castro
(Baseball player)
Starlin Castro
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 24, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
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José Reyes
(Baseball player)
José Reyes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Villa González, Dominican Republic
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Mariano Díaz Mejía
(Footballer striker position)
Mariano Díaz Mejía
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 1, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Premià de Mar, Spain
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Alfonso Soriano
(Baseball player)
Alfonso Soriano
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic
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Johnny Cueto
(Baseball player)
Johnny Cueto
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic
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Melky Cabrera
(Baseball player)
Melky Cabrera
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Patria Mercedes Mirabal Reyes
(Political Activists)
Patria Mercedes Mirabal Reyes
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 27, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Salcedo, Dominican Republic
Died: November 25, 1960
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Andrés García
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Birthdate: May 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Hemky Madera
(Known for his roles on the series Queen of the South, Brockmire and Weeds)
Hemky Madera
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Birthdate: November 18, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
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Manny Ramirez
(Baseball Player Left Fielder, Right Fielder)
Manny Ramirez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 30, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Starling Marte
(Baseball player)
Starling Marte
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 9, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Gary Sanchez
(Baseball player)
Gary Sanchez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Jose Ramirez
(Baseball player)
Jose Ramirez
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 17, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baní, Peravia, Dominican Republic
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Winifer Fernandez
(Volleyball player)
Winifer Fernandez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 6, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santiago De Los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
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Carlos Gómez
(Baseball player)
Carlos Gómez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Santiago, Dominican Republic
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Maria Montez
(Actress)
Maria Montez
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Birthdate: June 6, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Barahona, Dominican Republic
Died: September 7, 1951
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Laura Gomez actress
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Birthplace: New Jersey, United States
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Juan Pablo Duarte
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 26, 1813
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Died: July 15, 1876
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John Calipari
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 10, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moon Township, Pennsylvania, USA