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Diego Velázquez (Painter)
(Spanish Painter and Leading Artist in the Court of King Philip IV of Spain and Portugal)
Diego Velázquez (Painter)
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Birthdate: June 6, 1599
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: August 6, 1660

Diego Velázquez was a Spanish painter who served as the most important artist in King Philip IV's court. The leading artist of the Spanish Golden Age, Velázquez's work served as a model for impressionist and realist painters of the 19th century. In the 20th century, personalities like Salvador Dalí and Pablo Picasso re-interpreted some of Velázquez's most iconic images.

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Paz Vega
(Spanish Actress)
Paz Vega
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Birthdate: January 2, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Spanish actor Paz Vega is best known for her roles in films such as Sex and Lucia, Spanglish, All Roads Lead to Rome, and Rambo: Last Blood. Fans loved her as Catalina Creel in the Mexican series Cuna de lobos and as Renata in the American series The OA
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Bartolomé de las Casas
(The First Resident Bishop of ‘Chiapas’, and the First Officially Appointed "Protector of the Indians")
Bartolomé de las Casas
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 11, 1484
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 18, 1566
Known for works such as Historia de las Indias, Spanish historian Bartolomé de las Casas is remembered as the first to have focused on the exploitation of the indigenous community in the Americas. His life-long struggle to end slavery brought about significant changes in the treatment of colonized people.
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Belén Cuesta
(Actress)
Belén Cuesta
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Birthdate: January 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Best known to international audiences for her performance as the transgender character Manila in the iconic hit series La Casa de Papel, or Money Heist, Belén Cuesta is a popular Spanish actor. A fine theater actor, too, she has been part of production such as Sonias and Metamorfosis.

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Paco Tous
(Actor)
Paco Tous
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Birthdate: May 1, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Pilar Bardem
(Actress)
Pilar Bardem
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Birthdate: March 14, 1939
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 17, 2021
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Juan Belmonte
(Bullfighter)
Juan Belmonte
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 14, 1892
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 8, 1962
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Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
(Spanish Baroque Painter, Best Known for His Religious Works)
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
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Birthdate: January 1, 1617
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: April 3, 1682

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo was a Spanish Baroque painter. He is most famous for his religious works. He also produced numerous paintings of contemporary women and children, especially of flower girls, street urchins, and beggars. He had many followers and pupils and was one of the founders of the Academia de Bellas Artes (Academy of Art). 

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Paco Leon
(Actor, Comedian)
Paco Leon
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Birthdate: October 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Angela Ponce
(Model)
Angela Ponce
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 18, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer
(One of the Most Important Figures in Spanish Literature and Most Read Writer After 'Miguel de Cervantes')
Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 17, 1836
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 22, 1870

Spanish Romantic poet Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer was orphaned at age 11. Inspired by his painter brother Valeriano, he embarked on a literary career, writing for El Contemporáneo in Madrid. His Rimas (Rhymes) and Leyendas (Legends) gained popularity only after his death at 34 due to tuberculosis.

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Antonio Puerta
(Association football player)
Antonio Puerta
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: August 28, 2007
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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John, Prince of Asturias
(Prince)
John, Prince of Asturias
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 30, 1478
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 4, 1497
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Felipe González
(Former Prime Minister of Spain)
Felipe González
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 5, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces

Spanish lawyer and PSOE politician Felipe González has been the longest-serving freely elected prime minister of Spain. Born to a livestock farmer in Seville, he had initially aspired to be a civil engineer but later switched to law. At 40, he was the youngest European head of government.

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Soledad Miranda
(Actress)
Soledad Miranda
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: August 18, 1970
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Isabel Pantoja
(Singer who released Se me enamora el alma, her most commercial album)
Isabel Pantoja
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 2, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
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Verónica Sánchez
(Actress)
Verónica Sánchez
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Birthdate: July 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Belen Lopez
(Actress)
Belen Lopez
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Birthdate: March 28, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Emilio Munoz
(Spanish Actor and Bullfighter)
Emilio Munoz
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Eva González
(Beauty pageant winner, Model)
Eva González
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Carmen Sevilla
(Actress, Singer)
Carmen Sevilla
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Birthdate: October 16, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Carlos Falcó, 5th Marquess of Griñón
(Spanish Socialite, Businessman, and Nobleman)
Carlos Falcó, 5th Marquess of Griñón
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 3, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 20, 2020
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Julio Aparicio Diaz
(Spanish Bullfighter)
Julio Aparicio Diaz
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Ferdinand IV of Castile
(King)
Ferdinand IV of Castile
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Birthdate: December 6, 1285
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: September 7, 1312
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Antonio Machado
(One of the Leading Figures of the Spanish Literary Movement Known as the Generation of '98)
Antonio Machado
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 26, 1875
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 22, 1939

A leading member of the Spanish literary movement known as the Generation of '98, Antonio Machado was a legendary poet and playwright. He was educated at the Sorbonne and had also taught French. A proponent of eternal poetry, he penned masterpieces such as Soledades and Campos de Castilla.

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Princess Marie Isabelle of Orleans
(Princess)
Princess Marie Isabelle of Orleans
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Birthdate: September 21, 1848
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: April 23, 1919
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Maria Leon
(Actress)
Maria Leon
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Birthdate: July 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
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Juan O'Donojú
(Viceroy of New Spain from July 1821 to September 1821)
Juan O'Donojú
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 30, 1762
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: October 8, 1821

Juan O'Donojú was a Spanish-Irish diplomat and military officer. He is best remembered for his service as the viceroy of New Spain from July 1821 to September 1821. Prior to his service as the last Spanish Jefe Político Superior of New Spain, Juan O'Donojú also served as the Prime Minister of Spain for a brief period in 1813.

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Infante Antonio, Duke of Galliera
(Duke)
Infante Antonio, Duke of Galliera
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 23, 1866
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 24, 1930
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Adam Karol Czartoryski
(Aristocrat who is head of the Polish House of Czartoryski)
Adam Karol Czartoryski
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 2, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Ignacio Sánchez Mejías
(Spanish Bullfighter)
Ignacio Sánchez Mejías
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 6, 1891
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: August 13, 1934
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Ibn Zuhr
(Arab Poet, Physician, and Surgeon Who is Credited With Performing the First Experimental Tracheotomy)
Ibn Zuhr
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 1094 AD
Died: 1162 AD

Ibn Zuhr was an Arab poet, physician, and surgeon. The most respected physician of his time, Ibn Zuhr is credited with performing the first experimental tracheotomy. His best known literary work, Book of Simplification Concerning Therapeutics and Diet, was influential to the development of surgery.

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Vicente Aleixandre
(Spanish Poet and 1977 Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature)
Vicente Aleixandre
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 26, 1898
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 14, 1984

Vicente Aleixandre was a Spanish poet. He was part of the Generation of '27 and received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1977. His early poetry was marked by surrealism and many of his poems have melancholic undertones. He is considered one of the greatest poets of Spanish literature. He was bisexual but never admitted to it publicly. 

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Costillares
(Spanish Bullfighter)
Costillares
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 20, 1743
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 27, 1800
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Antonio de Ulloa
(Astronomer, Explorer, Meteorologist)
Antonio de Ulloa
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Birthdate: January 12, 1716
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: July 3, 1795

Spanish mariner Antonio de Ulloa was sent by the government to explore America and ended up being captured by the British while returning. His scientific zeal made him a Fellow of the Royal Society there. He is remembered for his metallurgical, astronomical, and geographical discoveries and treatises.

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Luis Cernuda
(Spanish Poet and Critic, a Member of the Generation of 1927)
Luis Cernuda
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 21, 1902
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 5, 1963

Spanish poet and critic Luis Cernuda was a qualified lawyer and later became a significant member of the Generation of '27. After gaining prominence with poem collections such as Los placeres prohibidos, he also taught at universities in Britain and the U.S., and eventually settled in Mexico. He was openly homosexual.

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Diego Duran
(Dominican Friar and Writer)
Diego Duran
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Birthdate: June 15, 1537
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: 1588 AD
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Nicholas Wiseman
(British Cardinal and the First Archbishop of Westminster)
Nicholas Wiseman
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 3, 1802
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 15, 1865

Remembered as one of the most significant figures behind the revival of Catholicism in the 19th century, Nicholas Wiseman was the first archbishop of Westminster. He was born to Irish immigrants in Spain and initially worked as a language professor. He also penned the iconic works Horae Syriacae and Fabiola.

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María Jesús Montero
(Spanish Politician)
María Jesús Montero
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: February 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius

María Jesús Montero is a Spanish politician and hospital administrator. Since 2018, she has been serving as the Minister of Finance and Civil Service. She also served as the Spokesperson of the Government from 2020 to 2021. An important political figure, María Jesús Montero served as the Regional Minister of Finance and Public Administrations of Andalusia from 2013 to 2018.

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Nati Abascal
(Socialite)
Nati Abascal
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 2, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Francisco Guerrero
(Composer)
Francisco Guerrero
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 4, 1528
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: November 8, 1599
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Luisa Roldán
(Sculptor)
Luisa Roldán
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Birthdate: September 8, 1652
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 10, 1706

Baroque Era Spanish sculptor Luisa Ignacia Roldán, known for her polychromed wooden statues of various religious figures, was the first woman sculptor to be documented in Spain.  One of the few women artists to maintain independent studio outside convents, she later became the court sculptor to Habsburg monarch, King Charles II. 

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Ibn al-ʿAwwām
(Islamic author)
Ibn al-ʿAwwām
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Listed In: Writers
Died: 1158 AD
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Antonio Ruiz Soler
(Flamenco Dancer)
Antonio Ruiz Soler
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: November 4, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: February 6, 1996
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Mateo Alemán
(Novelist)
Mateo Alemán
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1547
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: 1614 AD
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Lope de Rueda
(Dramatist)
Lope de Rueda
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1510 AD
Died: 1565 AD
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Mila Ximénez
(Journalist)
Mila Ximénez
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Birthdate: May 21, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 23, 2021
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Jeronimo Sanchez de Carranza
(Author)
Jeronimo Sanchez de Carranza
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1539 AD
Died: 1600 AD
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Josefa de Obidos
(Former prolific Baroque artist in Portugal)
Josefa de Obidos
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Birthdate: 1630 AD
Died: July 22, 1684
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Fernando de Herrera
(Poet)
Fernando de Herrera
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1534 AD
Died: 1597 AD