Peruvian

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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 1 Isabel Allende

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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 2, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lima
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.

 2 Lina Medina

Lina Medina.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: World's Youngest Mother
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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 3 Juliane Koepcke

Juliane Koepcke.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Lone Survivor of 1971 LANSA Plane Crash
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).

 4 Nathalie Kelley

Nathalie Kelley.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lima

 5 Alberto Fujimori

Alberto Fujimori.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of Peru
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.

 6 Henry Ian Cusick

Henry Ian Cusick
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 17, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Trujillo, Peru

 7 Pilar Pallete

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 3, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paita, 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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 8 Mario Vargas Llosa

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Arequipa
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.

 9 Yma Súmac

Yma Súmac
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: American-Peruvian soprano
Birthdate: September 10, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cajamarca
Died: November 1, 2008

 10 Paolo Guerrero

Paolo Guerrero
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Peruvian footballer
Birthdate: January 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lima

 11 Claudio Pizarro

Claudio Pizarro
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: October 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Callao District, Peru

 12 Atahualpa

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Famous As: Last Inca Emperor
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.

 13 Jefferson Farfán

Jefferson Farfán
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Peruvian footballer
Birthdate: October 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lima

 14 Túpac Amaru II

Túpac Amaru II.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Revolutionary
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. 

 15 Pedro Pablo Kuczynski

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of Peru
Birthdate: October 3, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lima, Peru

 16 Rose of Lima

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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: April 30, 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.

 17 Martin de Porres

Martin de Porres.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Saint
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. 

 18 Daniel Hannan

Daniel Hannan
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: September 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lima, Peru

 19 Jim Himes

Jim Himes
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 5, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lima, Peru

 20 Pachacuti

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Famous As: Emperor
Birthdate: 1418 AD
Birthplace: Cusco, Peru
Died: 1471 AD

 21 Hilda Gadea

Hilda Gadea
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: economist, politician, writer
Birthdate: March 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lima
Died: January 31, 1974

 22 Alan Perez

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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of Peru
Birthdate: May 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lima, Peru

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.

 23 Javier Pérez de Cuéllar

Javier Pérez de Cuéllar
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: January 19, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
Died: March 4, 2020

 24 Ollanta Humala

Ollanta Humala.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of Peru
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.

 25 Nolberto Solano

Nolberto Solano
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: December 12, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Callao, Lima, Peru

 26 Raúl Ruidíaz

Raúl Ruidíaz
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: July 25, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Villa María del Triunfo, Lima

 27 Laura Bozzo

Laura Bozzo
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Famous As: Broadcaster
Birthdate: August 19, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lima, Peru

 28 Alberto Vargas

Alberto Vargas
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Famous As: Painter, Illustrator
Birthdate: February 9, 1896
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Arequipa
Died: December 30, 1982

 29 Juan Diego Flórez

Juan Diego Flórez
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 13, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lima, Peru

 30 Alexis Amore

Alexis Amore
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Pornographic actress
Birthdate: December 29, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lima, Peru

 31 Christian Cueva

Christian Cueva
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Peruvian footballer
Birthdate: November 23, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Trujillo, Peru

 32 Stephanie Cayo

Stephanie Cayo
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lima, Peru

 33 Maria Reiche

Maria Reiche
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Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: May 15, 1903
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: June 8, 1998

 34 Christian Meier

Christian Meier
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Famous As: Singer, Actor, Model
Birthdate: June 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santiago

 35 Teófilo Cubillas

Teófilo Cubillas
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: March 8, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lima, Peru

 36 Alessandra de Osma

Alessandra de Osma
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Attorney
Birthdate: March 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lima, Peru

 37 Renato Tapia

Renato Tapia
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: July 28, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lima

 38 Susana Higuchi

Susana Higuchi
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 26, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lima, Peru

 39 Alejandro Toledo

Alejandro Toledo
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Economist, Politician
Birthdate: March 28, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cabana

 40 Yoshimar Yotún

Yoshimar Yotún
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: April 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Callao

 41 Gustavo Gutiérrez

Gustavo Gutiérrez
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: June 8, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lima, Peru

 42 César Vallejo

César Vallejo
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet, Writer, Playwright, Translator, Journalist
Birthdate: March 16, 1892
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: La Libertad Region
Died: April 15, 1938

 43 Jaime Bayly

Jaime Bayly
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: February 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lima, Peru

 44 Vladimiro Montesinos

Vladimiro Montesinos
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 20, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Arequipa

 45 Franco Noriega

Franco Noriega
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: January 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lima, Peru

 46 Manco Capac

Manco Capac
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 3500 BC
Birthplace: Paruro Province
Died: 1230 AD

 47 Keiko Fujimori

Keiko Fujimori
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 25, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lima, Peru

 48 Gastón Acurio

Gastón Acurio
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: October 30, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lima

 49 Juan Velasco Alvarado

Juan Velasco Alvarado
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Officer
Birthdate: June 16, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Piura
Died: December 24, 1977

 50 Luis Palomino

Luis Palomino
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed martial Artist
Birthdate: October 9, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lima, Peru