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
Rafael NadalRafael Nadal
03 June 1986
Tennis player

Ana de ArmasAna de Armas
30 April 1988
Actress

Pablo PicassoPablo Picasso
25 October 1881
Painter

Elsa PatakyElsa Pataky
18 July 1976
Model

Sergio RamosSergio Ramos
30 March 1986
Footballer
Penelope CruzPenelope Cruz
28 April 1974
 

KaneKane
26 April 1967
Professional wrestler

Pep GuardiolaPep Guardiola
18 January 1971
Former Footballer, Football Manager
Enrique IglesiasEnrique Iglesias
08 May 1975
Singer

Javier BardemJavier Bardem
01 March 1969
Actor
Antonio BanderasAntonio Banderas
10 August 1960
Actor

Gerard PiquéGerard Piqué
02 February 1987
Football Player

Ricky MartinRicky Martin
24 December 1971
Singer-songwriter

Francisco FrancoFrancisco Franco
04 December 1892
Former Caudillo of Spain

Philip II of SpainPhilip II of Spain
21 May 1527
King of Spain
Pau GasolPau Gasol
06 July 1980
Basketball Player, Actor

Lisa LopesLisa Lopes
27 May 1971
Rapper

Isabella I of CastileIsabella I of Castile
22 April 1451
Queen of Castile

Fernando AlonsoFernando Alonso
29 July 1981
F1 Driver
Fernando TorresFernando Torres
20 March 1984
Footballer

Charles II of SpainCharles II of Spain
06 November 1661
Ruler
Diego CostaDiego Costa
07 October 1988
Footballer

Joanna of CastileJoanna of Castile
06 November 1479
Queen

Cesc FàbregasCesc Fàbregas
04 May 1987
Footballer
Oona ChaplinOona Chaplin
04 June 1986
Actress

Julio IglesiasJulio Iglesias
23 September 1943
Singer, Musician, Songwriter
Andrés IniestaAndrés Iniesta
11 May 1984
Footballer

El CidEl Cid
1043 AD
Military leader

Hernán CortésHernán Cortés
1485 AD
Spanish conquistador
David SilvaDavid Silva
08 January 1986
Footballer

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XaviXavi
25 January 1980
Footballer
David de GeaDavid de Gea
07 November 1990
Footballer

Francisco GoyaFrancisco Goya
30 March 1746
Painters

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

NicoNico
16 October 1938
Singer
Úrsula CorberóÚrsula Corberó
11 August 1989
Actress
Ferdinand II of AragonFerdinand II of Aragon
10 March 1452
King of Aragon

Ariadna GilAriadna Gil
23 January 1969
Actress

Denholm ElliottDenholm Elliott
31 May 1922
Actor

George SandersGeorge Sanders
03 July 1906
Actor
Amancio Ortega GaonaAmancio Ortega Gaona
28 March 1936
Entrepreneur

Juan Ponce de LeónJuan Ponce de León
1474 AD
Explorer

Otto SkorzenyOtto Skorzeny
12 June 1908
Military Officer

Francis XavierFrancis Xavier
07 April 1506
Missionary

Saint Teresa of AvilaSaint Teresa of Avila
28 March 1515
Saint
Antoni GaudíAntoni Gaudí
25 June 1852
Architect

Pedro AlmodovarPedro Almodovar
25 September 1949
 
Carlos VelaCarlos Vela
01 March 1989
Footballer

Ibn ArabiIbn Arabi
26 July 1165
Scholar

Maria Theresa of SpainMaria Theresa of Spain
10 September 1638
Queen of France
Felipe VI of SpainFelipe VI of Spain
30 January 1968
King of Spain

Roy KinnearRoy Kinnear
08 January 1934
Actor
Saint Ignatius of LoyolaSaint Ignatius of Loyola
23 October 1491
Priest

Miguel de CervantesMiguel de Cervantes
29 September 1547
Novelist

Keylor NavasKeylor Navas
15 December 1986
Footballer

Arón PiperArón Piper
29 March 1997
Actor

Daisy FuentesDaisy Fuentes
17 November 1966
Television Host
Theodosius ITheodosius I
11 January 0347
Emperor

Philip IV of SpainPhilip IV of Spain
08 April 1605
King of Portugal

Diego VelazquezDiego Velázquez (Painter)
06 June 1599
Painter

Saint LawrenceSaint Lawrence
31 December 0225
Religious Leader
Queen Letizia of SpainQueen Letizia of Spain
15 September 1972
Queen of Spain

Plácido DomingoPlacido Domingo
21 January 1941
Tenor & Conductor
Francisco PizarroFrancisco Pizarro
26 June 1478
Spanish conquistador

Isabella II of SpainIsabella II of Spain
10 October 1830
Queen of Spain

Paz VegaPaz Vega
02 January 1976
Actress, Model
AverroesAverroes
14 April 1126
Philosopher

Federico García LorcaFederico García Lorca
05 June 1898
Poet
Anne of AustriaAnne of Austria
22 September 1601
Queen of France

Bartolomé de las CasasBartolomé de las Casas
11 November 1484
Historian

Miguel Ángel SilvestreMiguel Ángel Silvestre
06 April 1982
Actor
Joan MiróJoan Miró
20 April 1893
Painter

Philip III of SpainPhilip III of Spain
14 April 1578
King
José CarrerasJosé Carreras
05 December 1946
Opera Singer

Hernando de SotoHernando de Soto
1500 AD
Explorer

Charles III of SpainCharles III of Spain
20 January 1716
King
El GrecoEl Greco
01 October 1541
Painter
Alvar N. C. de VacaAlvar N. C. de Vaca
1490 AD
Explorer

Marian RiveraMarian Rivera
12 August 1984
Model

Astrid Berges-Frisbey Astrid Berges-Frisbey
26 May 1986
Actress, Model

Ferdinand VII of SpainFerdinand VII of Spain
14 October 1784
King of Spain
Mario GómezMario Gómez
10 July 1985
Footballer

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

George SantayanaGeorge Santayana
16 December 1863
Philosopher, Essayist, Poet, & Novelist

Alfonso XIII of SpainAlfonso XIII of Spain
17 May 1886
King of Spain

Ramón MercaderRamón Mercader
07 February 1913
Leon Trotsky's Killer
Jorge LorenzoJorge Lorenzo
04 May 1987
Grand Prix Motorcycle Road Racer

Cristóbal BalenciagaCristóbal Balenciaga
21 January 1895
Fashion Designer
Charles IV of SpainCharles IV of Spain
11 November 1748
King of Spain

Saint DominicSaint Dominic
08 August 1170
Priest
BalboaVasco Núñez de Balboa
1475 AD
Spanish Explorer
Saul NiguezSaul Niguez
21 November 1994
Footballer

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.