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Isabel Allende
(Chilean-American Author Known for Her Novels: ‘The House of the Spirits’ and ‘City of the Beasts’)
Isabel Allende
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 2, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Chilean author Isabel Allende is known for her bestselling Spanish-language novels The House of the Spirits and City of the Beasts. The Chilean National Literature Prize-winner explores women’s perspectives and includes magic realism and autobiographical aspects in her works. She has also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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Nathalie Kelley
(Actor)
Nathalie Kelley
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Birthdate: March 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Juliane Koepcke
(Lone Survivor of 1971 LANSA Plane Crash)
Juliane Koepcke
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 10, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Juliane Koepcke is a German Peruvian mammalogist. She is well-known for being the only survivor of the Líneas Aéreas Nacionales S.A. Flight 508 plane crash; she survived ten days in the Amazon rainforest after surviving a fall of 9843 feet while strapped to her airplane seat. Her story inspired films like Miracles Still Happen (1974) and Wings of Hope (1998).
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Immortal Technique
(Hip Hop Singer)
Immortal Technique
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 19, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Paolo Guerrero
(Peruvian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Paolo Guerrero
16
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Rose of Lima
(Patron Saint of Peru and South America)
Rose of Lima
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 20, 1586
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: August 24, 1617

Rose of Lima is revered as the patron saint of Peru. Legend has it that she had chopped off her hair and damaged her skin to avoid getting married. A member of the Dominican Order, she was the first from the Americas to be canonized by the Catholic Church.

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Jefferson Farfán
(Peruvian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Winger)
Jefferson Farfán
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Martin de Porres
(Christian Saint)
Martin de Porres
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 9, 1579
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: November 3, 1639

Martin de Porres was a Peruvian lay brother of the Dominican Order. He was beatified in 1837 by Pope Gregory XVI. He lived an austere life and often went hungry. He abstained from meat and was said to be able to communicate with animals. He is the patron saint of mixed-race people and those who seek racial harmony. 

 9 
Jim Himes
(American Politician and Chair of the House Fair Growth Committee (Since 2021))
Jim Himes
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 5, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer

Businessman and politician Jim Himes started his career with Goldman Sachs and eventually rose through the ranks to become its VP. A Harvard alumnus, he later joined the Democratic Party and represented Connecticut's 4th district at the U.S. House of Representatives. He now chairs the House Fair Growth Committee.

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Alberto Fujimori
(Former President of Peru)
Alberto Fujimori
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo

Alberto Fujimori is a Peruvian politician who served as the President of Peru from 1990 to 2000. He is a controversial figure accused of several charges of human rights abuses and corruption. He has also been proclaimed guilty of murder, causing bodily harm, and kidnapping. In 2009, he was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

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Juan Diego Flórez
(Singer)
Juan Diego Flórez
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 13, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Stephanie Cayo
(Peruvian Actress, Songwriter, and Singer)
Stephanie Cayo
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries

Stephanie Cayo is a Peruvian actress, songwriter, and singer. She is best known for playing the female lead Paloma Velacochea in the popular telenovela, Besos robados. Stephanie Cayo has also played main roles in other popular telenovelas like La marca del deseo, El Secretario, and La hipocondríaca.        

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Alexis Amore
(Peruvian Feature Dancer, Pornographic Actress, and Columnist)
Alexis Amore
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 29, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Alexis Amore is a Peruvian feature dancer, pornographic actress, and columnist. Best known for appearing in lesbian pornographic films, Amore has received a couple of NightMoves Awards. In 2018, she was inducted into the Urban X Award Hall of Fame and AVN Award Hall of Fame. Alexis Amore has also contributed as a columnist for a Peruvian magazine named Oye.           

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Ollanta Humala
(President of Peru)
Ollanta Humala
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 27, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer

Ollanta Humala is a Peruvian politician whose presidency, which lasted from 2011 to 2016, was marred by several corruption scandals. Originally regarded as a left-wing nationalist and socialist, Humala founded the Peruvian Nationalist Party. Despite leading the party to success, Ollanta Humala eventually lost his popularity and was arrested in 2017 on corruption charges.

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Christian Meier
(Peruvian Singer and Actor)
Christian Meier
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Birthdate: June 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer

Christian Meier is a Peruvian singer and actor. Over the course of his acting career, Meier has achieved popularity in Latin America and in the Spanish speaking world. As a musician, Christian Meier achieved fame after forming an alternative-rock band named Arena Hash, where he performed as a keyboardist and occasional singer during the 1980s and 1990s.

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Alessandra de Osma
(Attorney)
Alessandra de Osma
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
 17 
Javier Pérez de Cuéllar
(Former Prime Minister of Peru)
Javier Pérez de Cuéllar
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 19, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: March 4, 2020

Former prime minister of Peru, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar had also been the country’s foreign relations minister and the Peruvian ambassador to many countries, such as France and Switzerland. He had also served the UN as its secretary-general. A former Club of Madrid member, he led the Union for Peru party.

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Boris Vallejo
(Painter)
Boris Vallejo
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Birthdate: January 8, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 19 
Susana Higuchi
(Former First Lady of Peru)
Susana Higuchi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 26, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus

Susana Higuchi was a Peruvian engineer and politician. She is best remembered for her role as the First Lady of Peru from 28 July 1990 to 23 August 1994. Higuchi was stripped of her title as the First Lady in 1994, when she condemned her husband Alberto Fujimori as a tyrant. Susana Higuchi divorced Fujimori in 1996.

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Gustavo Gutiérrez
(Peruvian Catholic Theologian, Philosopher, and Dominican Priest)
Gustavo Gutiérrez
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 8, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini

Gustavo Gutiérrez is a Peruvian Catholic theologian, philosopher, and Dominican priest. A respected theologian, Gutiérrez has served as a visiting professor in many prestigious universities in Europe and North America. Gustavo Gutiérrez has also taught at the Harvard University, the University of Michigan, the University of Cambridge, and the University of California, Berkeley among other schools.

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Claudio Puelles
(Peruvian Mixed Martial Artist)
Claudio Puelles
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 21, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Flavia Laos
(Peruvian Model, Actress, Singer, and TV Host)
Flavia Laos
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 1, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo

Flavia Laos is a Peruvian model, actress, singer, and TV host. She achieved popularity in 2005, when she won a variety show titled Miss Pequeñita. Her popularity increased in 2007, when she started hosting another variety show titled La Hora Warner, which she hosted until 2009. Apart from appearing in variety shows, Flavia also appears in TV series and films.

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Renato Tapia
(Peruvian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defensive Midfielder)
Renato Tapia
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 28, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Jesús Luzardo
(Baseball player)
Jesús Luzardo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 30, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Teófilo Cubillas
(Peruvian Former Footballer Who Played as an Attacking Midfielder)
Teófilo Cubillas
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 8, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Daniel Hannan
(British Journalist, Writer, and Former Politician)
Daniel Hannan
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Birthdate: September 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo

Daniel Hannan is a British journalist, writer, and former politician. Since 2020, he has been serving as an adviser to the UK Board of Trade. Hannan has also contributed as a columnist for publications like The Sunday Telegraph and the Washington Examiner. He also works as the editor-in-chief of a quarterly journal of cultural and political affairs named The Conservative.

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Keiko Fujimori
(Peruvian Politician and Popular Force Leader Who Is the Daughter of Former President Alberto Fujimori)
Keiko Fujimori
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 25, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini

The daughter of former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori and politician Susana Higuchi, Keiko Fujimori is the current leader of the right-wing Peruvian party Popular Force. She has been a Member of Congress and the First Lady of Peru, too. She has been in an out of jail on charges of money laundering.

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Mercedes Aráoz
(Former Vice President and Prime Minister of Peru)
Mercedes Aráoz
1
Birthdate: August 5, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo

Mercedes Aráoz is a Peruvian politician, professor, and economist. She is best known for her service as the Second Vice President of Peru from 2016 to 2020. She also served as the Prime Minister of Peru from 2017 to 2018. An important politician, Mercedes Aráoz also served as the Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism from 2006 to 2009.

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Pedro Pablo Kuczynski
(Former President and Prime Minister of Peru)
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 3, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is a Peruvian politician, economist, and public administrator. He is best known for his service as the President of Peru from 2016 to 2018. From 2005 to 2006, Kuczynski served as the Prime Minister of Peru. Pedro Pablo Kuczynski also served as the Minister of Economy and Finance on two occasions between 2001 and 2005.

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Jorge Aravena
(Peruvian-Venezuelan Actor Who Is Best Known for His Telenovelas)
Jorge Aravena
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Birthdate: October 1, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra

Peruvian-Venezuelan actor Jorge Aravena is best known for his roles in telenovelas and soaps, such as Girasoles Para Lucia and La Revancha. He began his acting career at age 10, when he moved from Peru to Venezuela with his parents. His first major break was in the telenovela La loba herida in 1992.

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Virgilio Martínez Véliz
(Peruvian Chef Who Applies Modern Cooking Techniques to Indigenous Peruvian Ingredients)
Virgilio Martínez Véliz
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: August 31, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Hilda Gadea
(Peruvian Communist Leader and the First Wife of Popular Marxist Revolutionary, Che Guevara)
Hilda Gadea
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 21, 1925
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 11, 1974

Hilda Gadea was a Peruvian Communist leader, economist, and author. Best remembered as the first wife of popular Marxist revolutionary, Che Guevara, Hilda Gadea is credited with introducing Guevara to several Cuban rebels. She is also remembered for her memoir, My Life With Che. 

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Enrique Barzola
(Peruvian Mixed Martial Artist)
Enrique Barzola
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Mariafe Artacho del Solar
(Beach Volleyball Player)
Mariafe Artacho del Solar
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 24, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Laura Bozzo
(Broadcaster)
Laura Bozzo
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Birthdate: August 19, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo

Laura Bozzo is a Peruvian talk show host renowned for hosting her popular Spanish-language talk show, Laura. The occurrence of regular fights and the discussion of the sensitive subject matter have made her shows controversial in nature. In 2008, Laura Bozzo landed in trouble when the Peruvian press discovered that some of her shows were staged for entertainment purposes.

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Andy Polo
(Peruvian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right Winger)
Andy Polo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 29, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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André Carrillo
(Peruvian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger or Second Striker)
André Carrillo
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 14, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Alan Perez
(President of Peru (1985 - 1990, 2006 - 2011))
Alan Perez
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 17, 2019

Alan García went down in history as the only member of the Peruvian Aprista Party to serve as the president of Peru. Nicknamed Peru’s JFK, he was also the youngest president of his country and served two terms. He committed suicide before he could be arrested for the Odebrecht scandal.

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Francisco Morales Bermúdez
(President of Peru from 1975 to 1980)
Francisco Morales Bermúdez
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 4, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 14, 2022

Francisco Morales Bermúdez was a Peruvian general and politician. He served as the President of Peru from 29 August 1975 to 28 July 1980. A prominent political leader, Morales Bermúdez also served as the Prime Minister of Peru in 1975. From 1969 to 1974, Francisco Morales Bermúdez served as the Minister of Economy and Finance.

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Sofía Mulánovich
(Surfer)
Sofía Mulánovich
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 24, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Diego Bertie
(Peruvian Actor and Singer Who Appeared in Films and Telenovelas)
Diego Bertie
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Birthdate: November 2, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Peruvian actor and singer Diego Bertie was known for his roles in telenovelas. He was also part of the Peruvian band Imágenes. He died in an accidental fall from his 14th-floor apartment at age 54. He is remembered for his role as Adolfo in the movie Los Andes no creen en Dios.

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Silvana Arias
(Peruvian Actor Known for Her Roles in Soap Operas)
Silvana Arias
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Birthdate: April 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries

Peruvian actor Silvana Arias is known for her roles in projects such as Cold Case and The Glades. She is also educated in fashion design. Born to a classic theater actor and singer father, she was destined to be part of the show business. She is also known as Michelle Arias.

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Fernando Fernán Gómez
(Actor, Writer)
Fernando Fernán Gómez
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Birthdate: August 28, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 21, 2007
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Salvador del Solar
(Former Prime Minister of Peru)
Salvador del Solar
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus

Salvador del Solar is a Peruvian politician, actor, and director. He is best known for his service as the Prime Minister of Peru from 11 March 2019 to 30 September 2019. He also served as the Minister of Culture from 5 December 2016 to 9 January 2018. Salvador del Solar is also known for appearing in popular movies like Coraje.

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Veronica Montes
(Peruvian Model and Actress)
Veronica Montes
1
Birthdate: February 19, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces

Veronica Montes is a Peruvian model and actress based in Miami, Florida, USA. She is known for playing important roles in popular telenovelas such as La Piloto, El Señor de los Cielos, and Papá a toda madre. Veronica Montes made her feature film debut in 2019, when she appeared in an Indian Bengali-language film titled Password.

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Raúl Ruidíaz
(Peruvian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Raúl Ruidíaz
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 25, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Edgar Prado
(19th Jockey in Thoroughbred Racing History to Win 5,000 Races in 2004)
Edgar Prado
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 12, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Ricardo Palma
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 7, 1833
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 6, 1919

Ricardo Palma was a Peruvian author, scholar, librarian, and politician. He became interested in politics as a young man and held several political positions. He began writing seriously following the birth of his first son, for whom he used to write fantastic tales. He went on to pursue a literary career and published various articles and books. 

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Jaime Bayly
(Peruvian Television Personality, Journalist, and Writer)
Jaime Bayly
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Birthdate: February 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces

Jaime Bayly is a Peruvian television personality, journalist, and writer. An Emmy Award winner, Bayly achieved international prominence when two of his books were adapted into films. Jaime Bayly is perhaps best known for writing novels that discuss sexual freedom, politics, and friendship.

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Kina Malpartida
(Peruvian Female Professional Boxer and National Surfing Champion)
Kina Malpartida
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 25, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)