Famous People From Paraguay
A landlocked country in South America, Paraguay is a fondly called the Heart of South America due to its centralized location. Today a representative democratic republic, Paraguay was conquered by the Spanish in the 16th century. Only in 1811 did Paraguay gain its independence but what followed was a series of rule by dictators who enforced authoritarian rule over the region. The regime of Alfredo Stroessner towards the end of the 20th century marked the end of authoritarian rule in South America and Paraguay eventually. Following his dethronement, free multi-party elections were organized in Paraguay for the first time in 1993. According to the Paraguayan Constitution, the President of Paraguay serves as the head of the executive branch of the Government of Paraguay. He is both head of state and head of government. He also serves as the commander-in-chief. In the recent past, Paraguay has been headed by many great Paraguayan leaders including Luis González, Nicanor Duarte, Fernando Lugo and Federico Franco. Check this section to know more about famous Paraguayan leaders.
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

Nicanor DuarteNicanor Duarte
11 October 1956
Paraguayan Politician

Fernando LugoFernando Lugo
30 June 1951
politician, sociologist, cleric, Catholic priest
Federico FrancoFederico Franco
24 July 1962
President

Carlos Antonio LópezCarlos Antonio López
04 November 1792
Politician

Juan Carlos WasmosyJuan Carlos Wasmosy
15 December 1938
President
Federico ChávezFederico Chávez
15 February 1882
Politician

Luis María ArgañaLuis María Argaña
03 October 1932
Politician
Hernando Arias de SaavedraHernando Arias de Saavedra
10 September 1564
Soldier

Andrés RodríguezAndrés Rodríguez
19 June 1923
Politician