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Find out more about the greatest Guatemalans, including Oscar Isaac, Rigoberta Menchú, Jorge Serrano Elías, Otto Pérez Molina and Jorge Ubico.
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Oscar Isaac
(American Actor Who Broke Stereotypes About Latino Characters in Hollywood)
Oscar Isaac
48
Birthdate: March 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala

Described by Vanity Fair magazine as the best dang actor of his generation, Oscar Isaac specializes in playing biblical and real-life characters. Also an accomplished guitarist and singer, Isaac has made his presence felt on films, TV, and theatre. Widely regarded as a sex symbol, he was also named in Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list.

 2 
Adria Arjona
(Actress)
Adria Arjona
20
Birthdate: April 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Puerto Rico
 3 
Ricardo Arjona
(Singer-Songwriter)
Ricardo Arjona
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 19, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
 4 
Rigoberta Menchú
(Guatemalan Human Rights Activist and Winner of the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize )
Rigoberta Menchú
16
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Laj Chimel, Guatemala

Nobel Peace Prize-winning Guatemalan activist is known for her fight for the rights of indigenous people and women. Her entire family was accused of participating in guerrilla activities, brutalized, and killed by the Guatemalan army. She has been a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and founded the first Guatemalan indigenous political party.

 5 
Arturo Castro
6
Birthdate: November 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guatemala
 6 
Ted Hendricks
(American Football Pllayer)
Ted Hendricks
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
 7 
Jacobo Árbenz
(Politician, Military personnel)
Jacobo Árbenz
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 14, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Quetzaltenango
Died: January 27, 1971
 8 
Efraín Ríos Montt
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 16, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Huehuetenango

Efraín Ríos Montt was a Guatemalan politician and military officer. From 1982 to 1983, he served as the 26th president of Guatemala. His brief tenure as the de facto president was one of the bloodiest periods during the then-ongoing Guatemalan Civil War. In 2013, he was sentenced to 80 years in prison for crimes against humanity and genocide.

 9 
Carlos Castillo Armas
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 4, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Escuintla Department, Guatemala
Died: July 26, 1957
 10 
Luis von Ahn
(Entrepreneur)
Luis von Ahn
7
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 9, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
 11 
Miguel Ãngel Asturias
(Winner of 1967 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Miguel Ãngel Asturias
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 19, 1899
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Died: June 9, 1974

Miguel Ãngel Asturias was a Guatemalan poet-diplomat, journalist, playwright, and novelist. He played a significant role in spreading the importance of indigenous cultures. In 1966, he was honored with the International Lenin Peace Prize. In 1967, he became only the second Latin American author to win the prestigious Nobel Prize for Literature.

 12 
Jimmy Morales
(Politician)
Jimmy Morales
4
Birthdate: March 18, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
 13 
Carnage
(Disc jockey and Record producer)
Carnage
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
 14 
Kevin Cordón
(Badminton player)
Kevin Cordón
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: La Unión, Zacapa, Guatemala
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María Mercedes Coroy
3
Birthdate: September 3, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santa María de Jesús, Guatemala
 16 
Augusto Monterroso
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 21, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Died: February 7, 2003
 17 
Gaby Moreno
(Singer)
Gaby Moreno
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Juan Carlos Alvarado
(Singer-songwriter)
Juan Carlos Alvarado
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 28, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guatemala
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Luis Grijalva
(long-distance runner)
Luis Grijalva
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 10, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
 20 
Carlos Mérida
1
Birthdate: December 2, 1891
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Died: December 21, 1984
 21 
Álvaro Arzú
(Politician)
Álvaro Arzú
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Died: April 27, 2018
 22 
Hector Sandarti
(Television host)
Hector Sandarti
0
Birthdate: June 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Guatemala City
 23 
Lester Martinez
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 17, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Melchor de Mencos, Guatemala
 24 
Rafael Carrera
(Politician)
Rafael Carrera
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 24, 1815
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Died: April 14, 1865
 25 
Fabiola Rodas
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Otto Pérez Molina
(President of Guatemala)
Otto Pérez Molina
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guatemala City

Former president of Guatemala Otto Pérez Molina supported the legalization of drugs. The Patriotic Party founder member had also been part of the Guatemalan army during the 30-year civil war in the country and retired as a brigadier general, after a long stint smeared with allegations of human rights violations.

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Jorge Ubico
(Politician, Officer)
Jorge Ubico
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 10, 1878
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guatemala City
Died: June 14, 1946
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Francisco Goldman
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1954 AD
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Kjell Eugenio Laugerud García
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 24, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Died: December 9, 2009
 30 
Ricardo Cerna
(Guatemalan immigrant to the United States known for committing suicide)
Ricardo Cerna
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1956 AD
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Died: December 19, 2003
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Álvaro Colom
(Guatemalan Politician)
Álvaro Colom
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 15, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Guatemala City
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Juan José Gerardi Conedera
(Guatemalan bishop)
Juan José Gerardi Conedera
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 27, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Died: April 26, 1998
Julio César Méndez Montenegro
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 23, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Died: April 30, 1996
 34 
Juan José Arévalo
(President of Guatemala)
Juan José Arévalo
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 10, 1904
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Taxisco, Guatemala
Died: October 8, 1990
Manuel Estrada Cabrera
3
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 21, 1857
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Died: September 24, 1924
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Enrique Gomez Carrillo
(Literary critic)
Enrique Gomez Carrillo
1
Birthdate: February 27, 1873
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Died: November 29, 1927
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Soluna Samay
(Singer)
Soluna Samay
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Guatemala City
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Jessica Scheel
(Model, Beauty pageant)
Jessica Scheel
2
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 13, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Retalhuleu Department, Guatemala
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Luisa Moreno
(Activist)
Luisa Moreno
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 30, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Died: November 4, 1992
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Justo Rufino Barrios
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 19, 1835
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Lorenzo, Guatemala
Died: April 2, 1885
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Alaíde Foppa
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 3, 1914
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Died: December 19, 1980
 42 
Thelma Cabrera
(Politician, Human rights activist)
Thelma Cabrera
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 21, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: El Asintal, Guatemala
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Roxana Baldetti
(Politician)
Roxana Baldetti
4
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: May 13, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
 44 
Jorge Serrano Elías
(29th President of Guatemala)
Jorge Serrano Elías
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 26, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Guatemala City
 45 
Myrna Mack
(Anthropologist)
Myrna Mack
0
Birthdate: October 24, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guatemala
Died: September 11, 1990
 46 
Regina José Galindo
3
Birthdate: August 27, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Ana Sofía Gómez
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 24, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Fernando Romeo Lucas García
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 4, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Juan Chamelco, Guatemala
Died: May 27, 2006
 49 
Claudia Paz y Paz
(Politician)
Claudia Paz y Paz
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1967 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
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Thelma Aldana
(Judge, Politician)
Thelma Aldana
3
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 27, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gualán, Zacapa, Guatemala