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
Pablo PicassoPablo Picasso
25 October 1881
Painter

Antonio BanderasAntonio Banderas
10 August 1960
Actor, Director

Pep GuardiolaPep Guardiola
18 January 1971
Former Footballer, Football Manager

Rafael NadalRafael Nadal
03 June 1986
Tennis player

Ana de ArmasAna de Armas
30 April 1988
Actress
Elsa PatakyElsa Pataky
18 July 1976
Model

Francisco FrancoFrancisco Franco
04 December 1892
Dictator of Spain

Lisa LopesLisa Lopes
27 May 1971
Rapper

Enrique IglesiasEnrique Iglesias
08 May 1975
Singer
Javier BardemJavier Bardem
01 March 1969
Actor

Philip II of SpainPhilip II of Spain
21 May 1527
King of Spain
Sergio RamosSergio Ramos
30 March 1986
Footballer

Gerard PiquéGerard Piqué
02 February 1987
Football Player

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

Fernando AlonsoFernando Alonso
29 July 1981
F1 Driver

Carlos VelaCarlos Vela
01 March 1989
Footballer
Hernán CortésHernán Cortés
1485 AD
Spanish conquistador

Antoni GaudíAntoni Gaudí
25 June 1852
Architect
Úrsula CorberóÚrsula Corberó
11 August 1989
Actress

Fernando TorresFernando Torres
20 March 1984
Footballer

Pau GasolPau Gasol
06 July 1980
Basketball Player, Actor

Oona ChaplinOona Chaplin
04 June 1986
Actress
XaviXavi
25 January 1980
Footballer
Felipe VI of SpainFelipe VI of Spain
30 January 1968
King of Spain

Julio IglesiasJulio Iglesias
23 September 1943
Singer, Musician, Songwriter

David de GeaDavid de Gea
07 November 1990
Footballer

Andrés IniestaAndrés Iniesta
11 May 1984
Footballer
Paz VegaPaz Vega
02 January 1976
Actress, Model

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David SilvaDavid Silva
08 January 1986
Footballer

Otto SkorzenyOtto Skorzeny
12 June 1908
Military Officer

NicoNico
16 October 1938
Singer

Diego CostaDiego Costa
07 October 1988
Footballer
Francis XavierFrancis Xavier
07 April 1506
Missionary

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
Miguel de CervantesMiguel de Cervantes
29 September 1547
Novelist

Jorge LorenzoJorge Lorenzo
04 May 1987
Grand Prix Motorcycle Road Racer
Francisco PizarroFrancisco Pizarro
26 June 1478
Spanish conquistador

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

El CidEl Cid
1043 AD
Military leader
Federico García LorcaFederico García Lorca
05 June 1898
Poet

Anne of AustriaAnne of Austria
22 September 1601
Queen of France

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

Alfonso XIII of SpainAlfonso XIII of Spain
17 May 1886
King of Spain
El GrecoEl Greco
01 October 1541
Painter

AverroesAverroes
14 April 1126
Philosopher
Daisy FuentesDaisy Fuentes
17 November 1966
Television Host

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

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

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

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

Ibn ArabiIbn Arabi
26 July 1165
Scholar
Bartolomé de las CasasBartolomé de las Casas
11 November 1484
Historian

Roy KinnearRoy Kinnear
08 January 1934
Actor
Charles III of SpainCharles III of Spain
20 January 1716
King

Philip III of SpainPhilip III of Spain
14 April 1578
King

Yon GonzálezYon González
20 May 1986
Actor

Mario GómezMario Gómez
10 July 1985
Footballer
Maria Francisca PerelloMaria Francisca Perello
07 July 1988
Girlfriend of Rafael Nadal
Miguel Ángel SilvestreMiguel Ángel Silvestre
06 April 1982
Actor

José CarrerasJosé Carreras
05 December 1946
Opera Singer

Marian RiveraMarian Rivera
12 August 1984
Model
George SantayanaGeorge Santayana
16 December 1863
Philosopher, Essayist, Poet, & Novelist

Cristóbal BalenciagaCristóbal Balenciaga
21 January 1895
Fashion Designer

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

BalboaVasco Núñez de Balboa
1475 AD
Spanish Explorer

Christina OchoaChristina Ochoa
25 January 1985
Actress
Ferdinand VII of SpainFerdinand VII of Spain
14 October 1784
King of Spain

Alvin KarpisAlvin Karpis
10 August 1907
Gangster
Saint LawrenceSaint Lawrence
31 December 0225
Religious Leader

Tomás de TorquemadaTomás de Torquemada
14 October 1420
Friar

Malu TrevejoMalu Trevejo
15 October 2002
Instagram Star
Ramón MercaderRamón Mercader
07 February 1913
Leon Trotsky's Killer

María ValverdeMaría Valverde
24 March 1987
Actress
Junípero SerraJunípero Serra
24 November 1713
Franciscan Priest

Juan Carlos I of SpainJuan Carlos I
05 January 1938
Former King of Spain (1975-2014)

Miguel de UnamunoMiguel de Unamuno
29 September 1864
Writer

Mariano RajoyMariano Rajoy
27 March 1955
Former Prime Minister of Spain
Isabella of PortugalIsabella of Portugal
24 October 1503
Queen of Spain

Chabeli IglesiasChabeli Iglesias
03 September 1971
Socialite
Santiago Ramón y CajalSantiago Ramón y Cajal
01 May 1852
Father of Modern Neuroscience

Pablo CasalsPablo Casals
29 December 1876
Musician
Manu RiosManu Rios
17 December 1998
TV Personality

Peter of CastilePeter of Castile
30 August 1334
King of Castile and León
Juan GrisJuan Gris
23 March 1887
Painter

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.