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
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

Juan IturbeJuan Iturbe
04 June 1993
Association football player

Eliza LynchEliza Lynch
19 November 1833
Former First Lady of Paraguay

Nelson Haedo ValdezNelson Haedo Valdez
28 November 1983
Paraguayan footballer

Clara SosaClara Sosa
25 September 1991
Model
Carlos GamarraCarlos Gamarra
17 February 1971
Football player

Andrés RodríguezAndrés Rodríguez
19 June 1923
Politician

Ana Lucrecia TagliorettiAna Lucrecia Taglioretti
25 December 1995
Violinist

Federico FrancoFederico Franco
24 July 1962
President
Larissa RiquelmeLarissa Riquelme
22 February 1985
Model

Julio César RomeroJulio César Romero
28 August 1960
Football Player
Antolín AlcarazAntolín Alcaraz
30 July 1982
Paraguayan footballer

Carlos Antonio LópezCarlos Antonio López
04 November 1792
Politician

Silvana López MoreiraSilvana López Moreira
31 January 1974
First Lady of Paraguay
Justo VillarJusto Villar
30 June 1977
Footballer

Carlos FrancoCarlos Franco
24 May 1965
Golfer
Federico ChávezFederico Chávez
15 February 1882
Politician

Juan Carlos WasmosyJuan Carlos Wasmosy
15 December 1938
President

Leryn FrancoLeryn Franco
01 March 1982
Model
Cristian RiverosCristian Riveros
16 October 1982
Footballer

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Yanina GonzálezYanina González
06 December 1979
Model
Luis María ArgañaLuis María Argaña
03 October 1932
Politician

Faith WildingFaith Wilding
1943 AD
Multidisciplinary artist

Arnaldo AndreArnaldo Andre
12 November 1943
Actor

Verónica Cepede RoygVerónica Cepede Royg
21 January 1992
Tennis player
Fabrizio ZanottiFabrizio Zanotti
21 May 1983
Golfer
Berta RojasBerta Rojas
23 September 1966
Musician

Victor PecciVictor Pecci
15 October 1955
Tennis player

Roque González y de Santa CruzRoque González y de Santa Cruz
17 November 1576
Catholic priest

Juan Carlos Giménez FerreyraJuan Carlos Giménez Ferreyra
20 December 1960
Boxer
Jessica MartínezJessica Martínez
14 June 1999
Football player

PerlaPerla
17 March 1952
Singer

Hernando Arias de SaavedraHernando Arias de Saavedra
10 September 1564
Soldier

Ramón DelgadoRamón Delgado
14 November 1976
Tennis player

Julieta GranadaJulieta Granada
17 November 1986
Golfer
Blanca OvelarBlanca Ovelar
02 September 1957
Politician

Derlis AyalaDerlis Ayala
07 January 1990
Runner
Julio César ChavesJulio César Chaves
27 November 1907
Historian

Ubalda García de CañeteUbalda García de Cañete
1807 AD
José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia's daughter

Benny RicardoBenny Ricardo
04 January 1954
American football player
Rossana de los RíosRossana de los Ríos
16 September 1975
Tennis player

Lali GonzalezLali Gonzalez
27 December 1986
Theatre actress
Renato PronoRenato Prono
02 March 1991
Swimmer

Fiorella MiglioreFiorella Migliore
27 January 1989
Model

Vivian BenitezVivian Benitez
01 October 1970
Model

Martin BurtMartin Burt
21 May 1957
Social entrepreneur

Mikey GomezMikey Gomez
08 May 1982
Mixed martial artist
Lourdes ArévalosLourdes Arévalos
13 January 1984
Model

Josefina PlaJosefina Pla
09 November 1903
Poet

Manuel GondraManuel Gondra
01 January 1871
Politician

Stefanie KüsterStefanie Küster
28 July 1979
Model
Edgar BaumannEdgar Baumann
16 April 1970
Coach

León CadoganLeón Cadogan
29 July 1899
Ethnologist
Maria Jose MaldonadoMaria Jose Maldonado
26 October 1985
Singer

Peter P. KlassenPeter P. Klassen
1926 AD
Author

Belen AldereteBelen Alderete
14 June 1994
Model
Adela SperattiAdela Speratti
1865 AD
Teacher

Celsa SperattiCelsa Speratti
1868 AD
Teacher
Andrea QuattrocchiAndrea Quattrocchi
23 March 1989
Actress

Egni EckertEgni Eckert
06 October 1987
Model

Laura RomeroLaura Romero
23 March 1990
Football player
Montserrat GonzálezMontserrat González
01 July 1994
Tennis player

Alicia MartinAlicia Martin
Model
Alba RiquelmeAlba Riquelme
05 February 1991
Model

Epifanio Mendez FleitasEpifanio Mendez Fleitas
07 April 1917
Writer

Florencio AmarillaFlorencio Amarilla
03 January 1935
Football player

Carmen Casco de Lara CastroCarmen Casco de Lara Castro
17 June 1918
Teacher
Adolfo Jara HeynAdolfo Jara Heyn
29 December 1965
Football Player
Emiliano R. FernandezEmiliano R. Fernandez
08 August 1894
Poet

Antonio Ortiz MayansAntonio Ortiz Mayans
20 June 1908
Composer

Ticio EscobarTicio Escobar
09 February 1947
Lawyer

Larissa SchaererLarissa Schaerer
15 April 1975
Tennis player
Fany GautoFany Gauto
19 August 1992
Footballer

Gabriel CasacciaGabriel Casaccia
20 April 1907
Novelist

Guadalupe GonzalezGuadalupe Gonzalez
29 February 1992
Model

Camila Giangreco CampizCamila Giangreco Campiz
24 August 1996
Tennis player

Elvio RomeroElvio Romero
01 December 1926
Poet
Karina ButtnerKarina Buttner
1983 AD
Model

Paola FerrariPaola Ferrari
16 September 1985
Basketball player
Victor CaballeroVictor Caballero
26 August 1960
Tennis player

Angel FrancoAngel Franco
31 May 1958
Golfer
Marco Ruiz golferMarco Ruiz golfer
02 December 1974
Golfer
Carmen SolerCarmen Soler
04 August 1924
Educator