The Spanish come across as fun loving, easy going people who would rather party all night and sleep all day! Definitely fun loving, but by no means are the Spaniards lazy people! In fact the Spanish work for longer hours than do most Europeans. It is just the fact that the Spanish know that there is more to life than just running the rat race and adhering to set conventions. Take Pablo Picasso for instance. Unconventional and highly prolific, the artist co-founded the cubist movement and went on to become one of the best known figures of 20th century art. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, the author of ‘Don Quixote’, gave the world the most influential work from the Spanish Golden Age.

Millie Bobby BrownMillie Bobby Brown
19 February 2004
Actress
Ana de ArmasAna de Armas
30 April 1988
Actress

Pep GuardiolaPep Guardiola
18 January 1971
Former Footballer, Football Manager

David SilvaDavid Silva
08 January 1986
Footballer

Sergio RamosSergio Ramos
30 March 1986
Footballer

Pablo PicassoPablo Picasso
25 October 1881
Painter
Rafael NadalRafael Nadal
03 June 1986
Tennis player

Elsa PatakyElsa Pataky
18 July 1976
Model

Antonio BanderasAntonio Banderas
10 August 1960
Actor
Gerard PiquéGerard Piqué
02 February 1987
Football Player

Javier BardemJavier Bardem
01 March 1969
Actor
Fernando AlonsoFernando Alonso
29 July 1981
F1 Driver

Enrique IglesiasEnrique Iglesias
08 May 1975
Singer

Francisco FrancoFrancisco Franco
04 December 1892
Former Caudillo of Spain

Pau GasolPau Gasol
06 July 1980
Basketball Player, Actor

Fernando TorresFernando Torres
20 March 1984
Footballer
Lisa LopesLisa Lopes
27 May 1971
Rapper

Ricky MartinRicky Martin
24 December 1971
Singer-songwriter

David de GeaDavid de Gea
07 November 1990
Footballer

XaviXavi
25 January 1980
Footballer
Felipe VI of SpainFelipe VI of Spain
30 January 1968
King of Spain

Cesc FàbregasCesc Fàbregas
04 May 1987
Footballer
Charles II of SpainCharles II of Spain
06 November 1661
Ruler

Andrés IniestaAndrés Iniesta
11 May 1984
Footballer

Philip II of SpainPhilip II of Spain
21 May 1527
King of Spain
Úrsula CorberóÚrsula Corberó
11 August 1989
Actress

Keylor NavasKeylor Navas
15 December 1986
Footballer
Julio IglesiasJulio Iglesias
23 September 1943
Singer, Musician, Songwriter

Oona ChaplinOona Chaplin
04 June 1986
Actress

Diego CostaDiego Costa
07 October 1988
Footballer
Hernán CortésHernán Cortés
1485 AD
Spanish conquistador

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Ibn ArabiIbn Arabi
26 July 1165
Scholar
NicoNico
16 October 1938
Singer

Francisco GoyaFrancisco Goya
30 March 1746
Painters

Alejandra SilvaAlejandra Silva
16 February 1983
Publicist, Richard Gere’s Wife

Otto SkorzenyOtto Skorzeny
12 June 1908
Military Officer
Juan Ponce de LeónJuan Ponce de León
1474 AD
Explorer
Daisy FuentesDaisy Fuentes
17 November 1966
Television Host

George SandersGeorge Sanders
03 July 1906
Actor

El CidEl Cid
1043 AD
Military leader

Joanna of CastileJoanna of Castile
06 November 1479
Queen
Junípero SerraJunípero Serra
24 November 1713
Franciscan Priest

Antoni GaudíAntoni Gaudí
25 June 1852
Architect

Maria Theresa of SpainMaria Theresa of Spain
10 September 1638
Queen of France

Carlos VelaCarlos Vela
01 March 1989
Footballer

Paz VegaPaz Vega
02 January 1976
Actress, Model
Alfonso XIII of SpainAlfonso XIII of Spain
17 May 1886
King of Spain

Miguel de CervantesMiguel de Cervantes
29 September 1547
Novelist
Ferdinand II of AragonFerdinand II of Aragon
10 March 1452
King of Aragon

Ariadna GilAriadna Gil
23 January 1969
Actress

Theodosius ITheodosius I
11 January 0347
Emperor
Denholm ElliottDenholm Elliott
31 May 1922
Actor

Miguel Ángel SilvestreMiguel Ángel Silvestre
06 April 1982
Actor
Bartolomé de las CasasBartolomé de las Casas
11 November 1484
Historian

Francis XavierFrancis Xavier
07 April 1506
Missionary

Roy KinnearRoy Kinnear
08 January 1934
Actor

Jorge LorenzoJorge Lorenzo
04 May 1987
Grand Prix Motorcycle Road Racer

Mario GómezMario Gómez
10 July 1985
Footballer
Federico García LorcaFederico García Lorca
05 June 1898
Poet

Arón PiperArón Piper
29 March 1997
Actor

AverroesAverroes
14 April 1126
Philosopher

Isabella II of SpainIsabella II of Spain
10 October 1830
Queen of Spain
Philip IV of SpainPhilip IV of Spain
08 April 1605
King of Portugal

Anne of AustriaAnne of Austria
22 September 1601
Queen of France
Juan Carlos I of SpainJuan Carlos I
05 January 1938
Former King of Spain (1975-2014)

Francisco PizarroFrancisco Pizarro
26 June 1478
Spanish conquistador

Saint DominicSaint Dominic
08 August 1170
Priest
Charles III of SpainCharles III of Spain
20 January 1716
King

George SantayanaGeorge Santayana
16 December 1863
Philosopher, Essayist, Poet, & Novelist
Saint LawrenceSaint Lawrence
31 December 0225
Religious Leader

Ramón MercaderRamón Mercader
07 February 1913
Leon Trotsky's Killer

Yon GonzálezYon González
20 May 1986
Actor
El GrecoEl Greco
01 October 1541
Painter

Joan MiróJoan Miró
20 April 1893
Painter
Hernando de SotoHernando de Soto
1500 AD
Explorer

Philip III of SpainPhilip III of Spain
14 April 1578
King

Marian RiveraMarian Rivera
12 August 1984
Model
Ferdinand VII of SpainFerdinand VII of Spain
14 October 1784
King of Spain
George MeadeGeorge Meade
31 December 1815
Army Officer

Louis Alphonse, Duke of AnjouLouis Alphonse, Duke of Anjou
25 April 1974
Member of the Royal House of Bourbon

Charles IV of SpainCharles IV of Spain
11 November 1748
King of Spain

Alvin KarpisAlvin Karpis
10 August 1907
Gangster
José CarrerasJosé Carreras
05 December 1946
Opera Singer

Malu TrevejoMalu Trevejo
15 October 2002
Instagram Star

Cristóbal BalenciagaCristóbal Balenciaga
21 January 1895
Fashion Designer

María ValverdeMaría Valverde
24 March 1987
Actress

Tomás de TorquemadaTomás de Torquemada
14 October 1420
Friar
BalboaVasco Núñez de Balboa
1475 AD
Spanish Explorer

John of the CrossJohn of the Cross
24 June 1542
Roman Catholic Saint
Christina OchoaChristina Ochoa
25 January 1985
Actress

Chabeli IglesiasChabeli Iglesias
03 September 1971
Socialite
Miguel de UnamunoMiguel de Unamuno
29 September 1864
Writer
El RubiusEl Rubius
13 February 1990
YouTube Celebrity & Social Media Sensation

Spain also produced some of the major writers of the 20th century like Camilo José Cela and Miguel Delibes. The Spanish are known for their love of music and it is not surprising that several great composers like Isaac Albéniz, Manuel de Falla and Enrique Granados were born in Spain. The contemporary Spaniards too uphold the rich traditions their forefathers were famous for.