Famous Guatemalan People

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Ted Hendricks
(American Football Pllayer)
Ted Hendricks
21
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guatemala City
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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Oscar Isaac
(American Actor Who Broke Stereotypes About Latino Characters in Hollywood)
Oscar Isaac
96
Birthdate: March 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guatemala City

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.

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Adria Arjona
(Puerto Rican-born Actress)
Adria Arjona
40
Birthdate: April 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Puerto Rico
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Ricardo Arjona
(Singer-Songwriter)
Ricardo Arjona
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 19, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Antigua Guatemala
 5 
Rigoberta Menchú
(Guatemalan Human Rights Activist and Winner of the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize )
Rigoberta Menchú
28
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Laj Chimel

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.

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Arturo Castro
(Actor)
Arturo Castro
12
Birthdate: November 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guatemala
 7 
Jacobo Árbenz
(Politician, Military personnel)
Jacobo Árbenz
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 14, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Quetzaltenango
Died: January 27, 1971
 8 
Luis von Ahn
(Entrepreneur)
Luis von Ahn
8
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 9, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Guatemala City
 9 
Carlos Castillo Armas
(Politician)
Carlos Castillo Armas
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 4, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Escuintla Department
Died: July 26, 1957
 10 
María Mercedes Coroy
(Actress)
María Mercedes Coroy
5
Birthdate: September 3, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santa María de Jesús
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Miguel Ãngel Asturias
(Winner of 1967 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Miguel Ãngel Asturias
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 19, 1899
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guatemala City
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.

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Gaby Moreno
(Singer)
Gaby Moreno
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guatemala City
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Jorge Ubico
(21st President of Guatemala)
Jorge Ubico
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 10, 1878
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guatemala City
Died: June 14, 1946
 14 
Augusto Monterroso
(Writer)
Augusto Monterroso
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 21, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tegucigalpa
Died: February 7, 2003
 15 
Luis Grijalva
(Guatemalan-American Long-Distance Runner)
Luis Grijalva
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 10, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Guatemala City
 16 
Kevin Cordón
(Badminton player)
Kevin Cordón
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: La Unión
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 17 
Carlos Mérida
(Artist)
Carlos Mérida
3
Birthdate: December 2, 1891
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guatemala City
Died: December 21, 1984
 18 
Álvaro Colom
(Guatemalan Politician)
Álvaro Colom
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 15, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Guatemala City
 19 
Hector Sandarti
(Television host)
Hector Sandarti
1
Birthdate: June 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Guatemala City
 20 
Manuel Estrada Cabrera
(Lawyer)
Manuel Estrada Cabrera
3
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 21, 1857
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Quetzaltenango
Died: September 24, 1924
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Álvaro Arzú
(Politician)
Álvaro Arzú
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guatemala City
Died: April 27, 2018
 22 
Lester Martinez
(Boxer)
Lester Martinez
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 17, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Melchor de Mencos
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Juan Carlos Alvarado
(Singer-songwriter)
Juan Carlos Alvarado
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 28, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guatemala
 24 
Kjell Eugenio Laugerud García
(Politician)
Kjell Eugenio Laugerud García
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 24, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guatemala City
Died: December 9, 2009
 25 
Rafael Carrera
(Politician)
Rafael Carrera
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 24, 1815
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guatemala City
Died: April 14, 1865
 26 
Carnage
(Disc jockey and Record producer)
Carnage
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guatemala City
 27 
Francisco Goldman
(Novelist)
Francisco Goldman
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1954 AD
Birthplace: Boston
 28 
Fabiola Rodas
(Singer)
Fabiola Rodas
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Guatemala City
 29 
Jimmy Morales
(Politician)
Jimmy Morales
8
Birthdate: March 18, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guatemala City
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Julio César Méndez Montenegro
(President)
Julio César Méndez Montenegro
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 23, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guatemala City
Died: April 30, 1996
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Juan José Arévalo
(President of Guatemala)
Juan José Arévalo
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 10, 1904
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Taxisco
Died: October 8, 1990
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Otto Pérez Molina
(President of Guatemala)
Otto Pérez Molina
9
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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Soluna Samay
(Singer)
Soluna Samay
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Guatemala City
 34 
Enrique Gomez Carrillo
(Literary critic)
Enrique Gomez Carrillo
1
Birthdate: February 27, 1873
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guatemala City
Died: November 29, 1927
 35 
Regina José Galindo
(Artist)
Regina José Galindo
4
Birthdate: August 27, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Guatemala City
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Luisa Moreno
(Activist)
Luisa Moreno
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 30, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Guatemala City
Died: November 4, 1992
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Jessica Scheel
(Model, Beauty pageant)
Jessica Scheel
3
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 13, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Retalhuleu Department
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Thelma Cabrera
(Politician, Human rights activist)
Thelma Cabrera
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 21, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: El Asintal
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Jorge Serrano Elías
(29th President of Guatemala)
Jorge Serrano Elías
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 26, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Guatemala City
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Justo Rufino Barrios
(Politician)
Justo Rufino Barrios
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 19, 1835
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Lorenzo
Died: April 2, 1885
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Ramiro de León Carpio
(President)
Ramiro de León Carpio
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 12, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guatemala City
Died: April 16, 2002
 42 
Fernando Romeo Lucas García
(Politician)
Fernando Romeo Lucas García
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 4, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Juan Chamelco
Died: May 27, 2006
 43 
Mateo Flores
(Guatemalan Marathon Runner)
Mateo Flores
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 11, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guatemala
Died: August 11, 2011
 44 
Alaíde Foppa
(Writer)
Alaíde Foppa
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 3, 1914
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Barcelona
Died: December 19, 1980
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Efraín Ríos Montt
16
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.

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Ana Sofía Gómez
(Gymnast)
Ana Sofía Gómez
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 24, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guatemala City
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Laura Godoy
(Beauty pageant contestant)
Laura Godoy
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Guatemala City
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Enrique Peralta Azurdia
(Politicial figure)
Enrique Peralta Azurdia
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 17, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Guatemala City
Died: February 18, 1997
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Andrei Gheorghe
(Guatemalan Modern Pentathlete)
Andrei Gheorghe
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 14, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bucharest
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Zury Ríos
(Politician)
Zury Ríos
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 26, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guatemala City