Paraguayan
Hard working, determined and adventurous, Paraguayans are well known for their love of sports which are an important part of the country’s national culture. Football is the most popular sport, while basketball is also very famous. The most successful football players in Paraguayan history are Arsenio Erico, Aurelio González, Julio César Romero and José Luis Chilavert while sportsmen like Victor Caballero, Hugo Chapacú, and Ramón Delgado have made the country proud in the world of tennis. The nation has an interesting music history and the famous composer José Asunción Flores is credited to be the creator of the Guarania music genre which is most popular in Paraguay. There is a small but vibrant jazz community in Paraguay, represented by the likes of Palito Miranda and Pereira. The country has also produced several literary geniuses in the form of poets and novelists such as José Ricardo Mazó, Roque Vallejos, and Nobel Prize nominee Augusto Roa Bastos. Paraguayan film industry, a traditionally small one, is now beginning to thrive with the likes of Renate Costa, Manuel Cuenca, Jorge Díaz de Bedoya, and Paz Encina dominating the cinema. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous Paraguayans.
Alfredo StroessnerAlfredo Stroessner
03 November 1912
Former President of Paraguay
Francisco Solano LópezFrancisco Solano López
24 July 1827
Former President of Paraguay

José Gaspar Rodríguez de FranciaJosé Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia
06 January 1766
Politician

Horacio CartesHoracio Cartes
05 July 1956
President of Paraguay

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusto_Roa_BastosAugusto Roa Bastos
13 June 1917
Novelist

Nicanor DuarteNicanor Duarte
11 October 1956
Paraguayan Politician
Manuel Ortiz GuerreroManuel Ortiz Guerrero
16 July 1897
Poet

Roque Santa CruzRoque Santa Cruz
16 August 1981
Footballer

José Luis ChilavertJosé Luis Chilavert
27 June 1965
Footballer
Juan IturbeJuan Iturbe
04 June 1993
Association football player

Oscar CardozoOscar Cardozo
20 May 1983
Footballer
Lucas BarriosLucas Barrios
13 November 1984
Argentine-Paraguayan footballer

Fernando LugoFernando Lugo
30 June 1951
politician, sociologist, cleric, Catholic priest

Ana Lucrecia TagliorettiAna Lucrecia Taglioretti
25 December 1995
Violinist

Nelson Haedo ValdezNelson Haedo Valdez
28 November 1983
Paraguayan footballer

Eliza LynchEliza Lynch
19 November 1833
Former First Lady of Paraguay
Carlos GamarraCarlos Gamarra
17 February 1971
Football player

Larissa RiquelmeLarissa Riquelme
22 February 1985
Model

Myriam SienraMyriam Sienra
27 March 1939
Actress

Antolín AlcarazAntolín Alcaraz
30 July 1982
Paraguayan footballer
Andrés RodríguezAndrés Rodríguez
19 June 1923
Politician

Justo VillarJusto Villar
30 June 1977
Footballer
Leryn FrancoLeryn Franco
01 March 1982
Model

Federico FrancoFederico Franco
24 July 1962
President

Carlos Antonio LópezCarlos Antonio López
04 November 1792
Politician
Roque González y de Santa CruzRoque González y de Santa Cruz
17 November 1576
Catholic priest

Silvana López MoreiraSilvana López Moreira
31 January 1974
First Lady of Paraguay
Cristian RiverosCristian Riveros
16 October 1982
Footballer

Stefanie KüsterStefanie Küster
28 July 1979
Model

Yanina GonzálezYanina González
06 December 1979
Model
Federico ChávezFederico Chávez
15 February 1882
Politician

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Juan Carlos WasmosyJuan Carlos Wasmosy
15 December 1938
President
Faith WildingFaith Wilding
1943 AD
Multidisciplinary artist

Carlos FrancoCarlos Franco
24 May 1965
Golfer

Ramón DelgadoRamón Delgado
14 November 1976
Tennis player

Juan Carlos Giménez FerreyraJuan Carlos Giménez Ferreyra
20 December 1960
Boxer
Berta RojasBerta Rojas
23 September 1966
Musician
Jessica MartínezJessica Martínez
14 June 1999
Football player

Verónica Cepede RoygVerónica Cepede Royg
21 January 1992
Tennis player

Fabrizio ZanottiFabrizio Zanotti
21 May 1983
Golfer

Fany GautoFany Gauto
19 August 1992
Footballer
Julieta GranadaJulieta Granada
17 November 1986
Golfer

Elsa Matilde ZardiniElsa Matilde Zardini
09 June 1949
Botanist

Martin BurtMartin Burt
21 May 1957
Social entrepreneur

Rossana de los RíosRossana de los Ríos
16 September 1975
Tennis player

Benny RicardoBenny Ricardo
04 January 1954
American football player
Mikey GomezMikey Gomez
08 May 1982
Mixed martial artist

Julio César ChavesJulio César Chaves
27 November 1907
Historian
Josefina PlaJosefina Pla
09 November 1903
Poet

Derlis AyalaDerlis Ayala
07 January 1990
Runner

Edgar BaumannEdgar Baumann
16 April 1970
Coach
PerlaPerla
17 March 1952
Singer

Blanca OvelarBlanca Ovelar
02 September 1957
Politician
Clara SosaClara Sosa
25 September 1991
Model

Francisco FigueredoFrancisco Figueredo
12 August 1960
Athlete

Fiorella MiglioreFiorella Migliore
21 January 1989
Model

Luis María ArgañaLuis María Argaña
03 October 1932
Politician

Daniel SosaDaniel Sosa
18 January 1983
Rower
Manuel GondraManuel Gondra
01 January 1871
Politician

Ubalda García de CañeteUbalda García de Cañete
1807 AD
 

Egni EckertEgni Eckert
06 October 1987
Model

Lali GonzalezLali Gonzalez
27 December 1986
Theatre actress
León CadoganLeón Cadogan
29 July 1899
Ethnologist

Carmen Casco de Lara CastroCarmen Casco de Lara Castro
17 June 1918
Teacher
Lourdes ArévalosLourdes Arévalos
13 January 1984
Model

Peter P. KlassenPeter P. Klassen
1926 AD
Author

Alicia MartinAlicia Martin
Model
Florencio AmarillaFlorencio Amarilla
03 January 1935
Football player

Renato PronoRenato Prono
02 March 1991
Swimmer
Andrea QuattrocchiAndrea Quattrocchi
23 March 1989
Actress

Ticio EscobarTicio Escobar
09 February 1947
Lawyer

Alba RiquelmeAlba Riquelme
05 February 1991
Model
Larissa SchaererLarissa Schaerer
15 April 1975
Tennis player

Hernando Arias de SaavedraHernando Arias de Saavedra
10 September 1564
Soldier
Celeste TrocheCeleste Troche
13 February 1981
Golfer

Lourdes EspinolaLourdes Espinola
09 February 1954
Poet

Montserrat GonzálezMontserrat González
01 July 1994
Tennis player

Karina ButtnerKarina Buttner
1983 AD
Model
Jessica SantacruzJessica Santacruz
22 January 1990
Football player
Ben HockinBen Hockin
27 September 1986
Swimmer

Victor CaballeroVictor Caballero
26 August 1960
Tennis player

Gabriel CasacciaGabriel Casaccia
20 April 1907
Novelist

Adolfo Jara HeynAdolfo Jara Heyn
29 December 1965
Football Player
Paz EncinaPaz Encina
09 July 1971
Film director

Elsa WiezellElsa Wiezell
19 November 1926
Poet

Renée Ferrer de ArréllagaRenée Ferrer de Arréllaga
19 May 1944
Poet

YndiaYndia
01 September 1964
Singer

Laura RomeroLaura Romero
23 March 1990
Football player
Gabriela RejalaGabriela Rejala
1989 AD
Beauty pageant contestant

Rafael LoveraRafael Lovera
17 October 1952
Boxer
Antonio Ortiz MayansAntonio Ortiz Mayans
20 June 1908
Composer

Camila Giangreco CampizCamila Giangreco Campiz
24 August 1996
Tennis player
Roque VallejosRoque Vallejos
1943 AD
Poet
Sally JaraSally Jara
15 July 1994
Model