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.

Rafael NadalRafael Nadal
03 June 1986
Tennis player
Millie Bobby BrownMillie Bobby Brown
19 February 2004
Actress

Elsa PatakyElsa Pataky
18 July 1976
Model

Pablo PicassoPablo Picasso
25 October 1881
Painter

Ana de ArmasAna de Armas
30 April 1988
Actress

Enrique IglesiasEnrique Iglesias
08 May 1975
Singer
Antonio BanderasAntonio Banderas
10 August 1960
Actor, Director

Javier BardemJavier Bardem
01 March 1969
Actor

Pep GuardiolaPep Guardiola
18 January 1971
Former Footballer, Football Manager

Carlos VelaCarlos Vela
01 March 1989
Footballer
Lisa LopesLisa Lopes
27 May 1971
Rapper

Francisco FrancoFrancisco Franco
04 December 1892
Dictator of Spain
Fernando TorresFernando Torres
20 March 1984
Footballer

Sergio RamosSergio Ramos
30 March 1986
Footballer

Gerard PiquéGerard Piqué
02 February 1987
Football Player
Philip II of SpainPhilip II of Spain
21 May 1527
King of Spain

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

Joanna of CastileJoanna of Castile
06 November 1479
Queen

Julio IglesiasJulio Iglesias
23 September 1943
Singer, Musician, Songwriter
Fernando AlonsoFernando Alonso
29 July 1981
F1 Driver

Pau GasolPau Gasol
06 July 1980
Basketball Player, Actor
Antoni GaudíAntoni Gaudí
25 June 1852
Architect

Diego CostaDiego Costa
07 October 1988
Footballer

Úrsula CorberóÚrsula Corberó
11 August 1989
Actress

Andrés IniestaAndrés Iniesta
11 May 1984
Footballer
David de GeaDavid de Gea
07 November 1990
Footballer
Oona ChaplinOona Chaplin
04 June 1986
Actress

David SilvaDavid Silva
08 January 1986
Footballer

Hernán CortésHernán Cortés
1485 AD
Spanish conquistador

XaviXavi
25 January 1980
Footballer
NicoNico
16 October 1938
Singer

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Felipe VI of SpainFelipe VI of Spain
30 January 1968
King of Spain

Paz VegaPaz Vega
02 January 1976
Actress, Model

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

Keylor NavasKeylor Navas
15 December 1986
Footballer
Juan Ponce de LeónJuan Ponce de León
1474 AD
Explorer

Francisco GoyaFrancisco Goya
30 March 1746
Painters
George SandersGeorge Sanders
03 July 1906
Actor

Ferdinand II of AragonFerdinand II of Aragon
10 March 1452
King of Aragon

Ariadna GilAriadna Gil
23 January 1969
Actress
Francis XavierFrancis Xavier
07 April 1506
Missionary

Otto SkorzenyOtto Skorzeny
12 June 1908
Military Officer
Francisco PizarroFrancisco Pizarro
26 June 1478
Spanish conquistador

Miguel de CervantesMiguel de Cervantes
29 September 1547
Novelist

Federico García LorcaFederico García Lorca
05 June 1898
Poet

Marian RiveraMarian Rivera
12 August 1984
Model

Daisy FuentesDaisy Fuentes
17 November 1966
Television Host
Joan MiróJoan Miró
20 April 1893
Painter

Denholm ElliottDenholm Elliott
31 May 1922
Actor

Roy KinnearRoy Kinnear
08 January 1934
Actor

Bartolomé de las CasasBartolomé de las Casas
11 November 1484
Historian
El GrecoEl Greco
01 October 1541
Painter

Hernando de SotoHernando de Soto
1500 AD
Explorer
Yon GonzálezYon González
20 May 1986
Actor

Mario GómezMario Gómez
10 July 1985
Footballer

Louis Alphonse, Duke of AnjouLouis Alphonse, Duke of Anjou
25 April 1974
Member of the Royal House of Bourbon
Maria Francisca PerelloMaria Francisca Perello
07 July 1988
Girlfriend of Rafael Nadal

Jorge LorenzoJorge Lorenzo
04 May 1987
Grand Prix Motorcycle Road Racer
AverroesAverroes
14 April 1126
Philosopher

Miguel Ángel SilvestreMiguel Ángel Silvestre
06 April 1982
Actor

José CarrerasJosé Carreras
05 December 1946
Opera Singer
George SantayanaGeorge Santayana
16 December 1863
Philosopher, Essayist, Poet, & Novelist

Malu TrevejoMalu Trevejo
15 October 2002
Instagram Star
Chabeli IglesiasChabeli Iglesias
03 September 1971
Socialite

Christina OchoaChristina Ochoa
25 January 1985
Actress

Alvin KarpisAlvin Karpis
10 August 1907
Gangster

BalboaVasco Núñez de Balboa
1475 AD
Spanish Explorer
Junípero SerraJunípero Serra
24 November 1713
Franciscan Priest
Juan Carlos I of SpainJuan Carlos I
05 January 1938
Former King of Spain (1975-2014)

María ValverdeMaría Valverde
24 March 1987
Actress

John of the CrossJohn of the Cross
24 June 1542
Roman Catholic Saint

Miguel de UnamunoMiguel de Unamuno
29 September 1864
Writer
Isabella of PortugalIsabella of Portugal
24 October 1503
Queen of Spain

Santiago Ramón y CajalSantiago Ramón y Cajal
01 May 1852
Father of Modern Neuroscience

Manu RiosManu Rios
17 December 1998
TV Personality

Salvador DaliSalvador Dali
11 May 1904
Surrealist Painter

Pablo CasalsPablo Casals
29 December 1876
Musician
Mariano RajoyMariano Rajoy
27 March 1955
Former Prime Minister of Spain

Severo OchoaSevero Ochoa
14 September 1905
Physician and Biochemist
Al-ZahrawiAl-Zahrawi
0936 AD
Physician, Surgeon

Alana Martina dos Santos AveiroAlana Martina dos Santos Aveiro
12 November 2017
Daughter of Cristiano Ronaldo & Georgina

Peter of CastilePeter of Castile
30 August 1334
King of Castile and León
Penelope CruzPenelope Cruz
28 April 1974
 

Pedro de AlvaradoPedro de Alvarado
1485 AD
Explorers
Juan GrisJuan Gris
23 March 1887
Painter

Manuel de FallaManuel de Falla
23 November 1876
Classical music composer

Leroy SanchezLeroy Sanchez
01 September 1991
Singer
El RubiusEl Rubius
13 February 1990
YouTube Celebrity & Social Media Sensation

Abbas Ibn FirnasAbbas Ibn Firnas
0810 AD
Polymath
Emilio MartinezEmilio Martinez
10 May 1999
Instagram Star

Enrique GranadosEnrique Granados
27 July 1867
Pianist and Composer
KaneKane
26 April 1967
Professional wrestler

Xavier SerranoXavier Serrano
09 June 1993
Model, Actor
Ana BoyerAna Boyer
18 April 1989
Socialite

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.