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Peru is the one-stop destination for travellers who like it all in their single holiday - spectacular scenery, glowing sunsets, sophisticated culture, wildest landscape, oldest civilization and finest and urbane construction. From the snow-capped Andean peaks to the deep Amazon rainforests, from the deeply-guarded traditions to the bustling urbane nightlife, Peru offers everyone a never-experienced-before dream vacation. But know that it is but a side of Peru - the country has been home to numerous renowned musicians, sports stars, actors, scientists, authors who have contributed through their personal endeavours. Prominent Peruvian sports personnel include Paolo Guerrero, Nolberto Solano, Cecilia Tait, Juan Manuel Vargas, Kina Malpartida and so on. This apart, Peru has been the address of other internationally famous Peruvians such as Oscar nominated writer/director Claudia Llosa, photographer Mario Testino, surfer Sofia Mulanovich, chef and restaurateur Gaston Acurio, economists Hernando de Soto, singer Juan Diego Florez, diplomat Javier Perez de Cuellar and Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa. Go through this segment and find out in detail about the famous Peruvians and their life. Their impressive profile and noteworthy contribution is sure to leave you spellbound.
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Lina Medina
(World's Youngest Mother)
Lina Medina
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 23, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Huancavelica Region, Peru

Lina Medina is a Peruvian woman who gained international recognition when she gave birth to a baby boy at the age of five, becoming the youngest confirmed mother. According to medical reports, she had undergone precocious puberty, due to which she had fully mature sexual organs, at the age five, and experienced her first menstrual cycle at eight months of age.

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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
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
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).
 3 
Nathalie Kelley
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Birthdate: March 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lima
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Pilar Pallete
(Peruvian Actress and Third Wife of the Popular American Actor John Wayne)
Pilar Pallete
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Birthdate: September 3, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paita District, Peru

Pilar Pallete is a Peruvian actress whose professional career has been greatly overshadowed by her personal life, including her high-profile marriage to legendary American actor John Wayne. Through her marriage with John Wayne, Pallete was blessed with many grandchildren, including actress and musician Jennifer Wayne of Runaway June fame.

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Henry Ian Cusick
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Birthdate: April 17, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Trujillo, Peru
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Mario Vargas Llosa
(Latin America's Most Significant Novelist and Essayist and Winner of 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Mario Vargas Llosa
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Arequipa, Peru
In March 2020, Chinese e-book platforms virtually banned Nobel Prize-winning Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa after he suggested that China was largely responsible for the origin of the COVID-19 virus. One of Latin American’s most respected authors, he has penned bestsellers such as The Feast of the Goat.
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Paolo Guerrero
(Peruvian footballer)
Paolo Guerrero
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lima
 8 
Yma Súmac
(American-Peruvian soprano)
Yma Súmac
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 10, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cajamarca, Peru
Died: November 1, 2008
 9 
Atahualpa
(Last Inca Emperor)
Atahualpa
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Birthdate: 1502 AD
Birthplace: Inca Empire
Died: July 26, 1533

Atahualpa was the last Inca Emperor. He reigned for a short time between 1532 and 1533 before the Spanish conquest ended his reign. The Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro captured Atahualpa and killed him after a while. Even though many brave warriors led the Inca resistance against the invading Spaniards, they could not stop the empire from disintegrating.

 10 
Alberto Fujimori
(Former President of Peru)
Alberto Fujimori
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lima

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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Túpac Amaru II
(Revolutionary)
Túpac Amaru II
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 19, 1738
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Surimana-Canas, Cuzco, Viceroyalty of Peru
Died: May 18, 1781

Túpac Amaru II  was the leader of a large Andean uprising against the Spanish in Peru. His wife was also a revolutionary and played a key role in the uprising. They were both captured, tortured, and put to death by the Spaniards. Following his death, he became known as a mythical figure in the Peruvian struggle for independence. 

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Jefferson Farfán
(Football player - Winger)
Jefferson Farfán
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
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Rose of Lima
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 20, 1586
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
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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Pachacuti
(Emperor)
Pachacuti
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Birthdate: 1418 AD
Birthplace: Cusco, Peru
Died: 1471 AD
 15 
Keiko Fujimori
(Politician)
Keiko Fujimori
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 25, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
 16 
Jim Himes
(American Politician and Chair of the House Fair Growth Committee (Since 2021))
Jim Himes
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 5, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
 17 
Abimael Guzmán
(Political Activist)
Abimael Guzmán
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: December 3, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Arequipa, Peru
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Stephanie Cayo
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
Javier Pérez de Cuéllar
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 19, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
Died: March 4, 2020
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Martin de Porres
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 9, 1579
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
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. 

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Juan Diego Flórez
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 13, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
 22 
Nolberto Solano
(Football player)
Nolberto Solano
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 12, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Callao, Lima, Peru
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Daniel Hannan
(Political Leader)
Daniel Hannan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
 24 
Ollanta Humala
(President of Peru)
Ollanta Humala
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 27, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lima

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
(Actor and singer in Latin America, the US Hispanic market, and around the Spanish speaking world)
Christian Meier
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Birthdate: June 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
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Christian Cueva
(Peruvian footballer)
Christian Cueva
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 23, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Trujillo, Peru
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Claudio Puelles
(Mixed martial artist)
Claudio Puelles
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 21, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
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Alan Perez
(President of Peru (1985 - 1990, 2006 - 2011))
Alan Perez
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
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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Claudio Pizarro
(Football player)
Claudio Pizarro
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Callao District, Peru
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Laura Bozzo
(Broadcaster)
Laura Bozzo
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Birthdate: August 19, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lima, Peru

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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Alessandra de Osma
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
 32 
Renato Tapia
(Footballer)
Renato Tapia
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 28, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lima
 33 
Huayna Capac
(Emperor of Incas (1493–1524))
Huayna Capac
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Birthdate: 1468 AD
Birthplace: Cusco, Peru
Died: 1524 AD
 34 
Alexis Amore
(Pornographic actress)
Alexis Amore
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 29, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
 35 
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski
(Former President of Peru)
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 3, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
 36 
Gustavo Gutiérrez
(Philosopher)
Gustavo Gutiérrez
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Birthdate: June 8, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
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Gastón Acurio
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 30, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lima
 38 
Jaime Bayly
(Journalist)
Jaime Bayly
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Birthdate: February 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
 39 
Susana Higuchi
(Politician)
Susana Higuchi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 26, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
 40 
César Vallejo
(Former poet and author known for an avant-garde poetry collection entitled Trilce)
César Vallejo
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 16, 1892
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santiago de Chuco, Peru
Died: April 15, 1938
 41 
Manco Capac
(First governor and founder of the Inca civilization in Cusco, possibly in the early 13th century)
Manco Capac
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Birthplace: Cusco, Peru
Died: 1230 AD
 42 
Yoshimar Yotún
(Footballer)
Yoshimar Yotún
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Callao
 43 
Hilda Gadea
(Economist, Communist leader and was Che Guevara's first wife)
Hilda Gadea
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Birthdate: March 21, 1925
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
Died: February 11, 1974
 44 
Hernando de Soto
(Peruvian Economist Known for His Work on the Informal Economy)
Hernando de Soto
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Birthdate: June 2, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Arequipa, Peru
 45 
André Carrillo
(Peruvian footballer)
André Carrillo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 14, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
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Raúl Ruidíaz
(Footballer)
Raúl Ruidíaz
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 25, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Villa María del Triunfo, Lima
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Cristian Benavente
(Footballer attacking midfielder position)
Cristian Benavente
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 19, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Alcala de Henares, Spain
 48 
Alberto Vargas
(Painter, Illustrator)
Alberto Vargas
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Birthdate: February 9, 1896
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Arequipa
Died: December 30, 1982
 49 
Luis Palomino
(Mixed martial Artist)
Luis Palomino
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 9, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
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Jorge Aravena
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Birthdate: October 1, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lima, Peru