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
Pep GuardiolaPep Guardiola
18 January 1971
Former Footballer, Football Manager

Sergio RamosSergio Ramos
30 March 1986
Footballer

Ana de ArmasAna de Armas
30 April 1988
Actress

Pablo PicassoPablo Picasso
25 October 1881
Painter

Elsa PatakyElsa Pataky
18 July 1976
Model
Penelope CruzPenelope Cruz
28 April 1974
 

KaneKane
26 April 1967
Professional wrestler

Javier BardemJavier Bardem
01 March 1969
Actor
Fernando TorresFernando Torres
20 March 1984
Footballer

Fernando AlonsoFernando Alonso
29 July 1981
F1 Driver
Enrique IglesiasEnrique Iglesias
08 May 1975
Singer

Antonio BanderasAntonio Banderas
10 August 1960
Actor

Gerard PiquéGerard Piqué
02 February 1987
Football Player

Salvador DaliSalvador Dali
11 May 1904
Surrealist Painter

Ricky MartinRicky Martin
24 December 1971
Singer-songwriter
Francisco FrancoFrancisco Franco
04 December 1892
Former Caudillo of Spain

Lisa LopesLisa Lopes
27 May 1971
Rapper

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

David de GeaDavid de Gea
07 November 1990
Footballer
Diego CostaDiego Costa
07 October 1988
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

Úrsula CorberóÚrsula Corberó
11 August 1989
Actress
Pau GasolPau Gasol
06 July 1980
Basketball Player, Actor

Keylor NavasKeylor Navas
15 December 1986
Footballer

Julio IglesiasJulio Iglesias
23 September 1943
Singer, Musician, Songwriter
Isabella I of CastileIsabella I of Castile
22 April 1451
Queen of Castile

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Oona ChaplinOona Chaplin
04 June 1986
Actress
David SilvaDavid Silva
08 January 1986
Footballer

Hernán CortésHernán Cortés
1485 AD
Spanish conquistador

NicoNico
16 October 1938
Singer

Ester ExpósitoEster Expósito
26 January 2000
Actress
Francisco GoyaFrancisco Goya
30 March 1746
Painters
Marcos Alonso Mendoza Marcos Alonso Mendoza
28 December 1990
Football Player

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

Arón PiperArón Piper
29 March 1997
Actor

Otto SkorzenyOtto Skorzeny
12 June 1908
Military Officer
Alejandra SilvaAlejandra Silva
16 February 1983
Publicist, Richard Gere’s Wife

George SandersGeorge Sanders
03 July 1906
Actor

El CidEl Cid
1043 AD
Military leader

Queen Letizia of SpainQueen Letizia of Spain
15 September 1972
Queen of Spain

Joanna of CastileJoanna of Castile
06 November 1479
Queen
Pedro AlmodovarPedro Almodovar
25 September 1949
Filmmaker, Director

Maria Theresa of SpainMaria Theresa of Spain
10 September 1638
Queen of France
Antoni GaudíAntoni Gaudí
25 June 1852
Architect

Plácido DomingoPlacido Domingo
21 January 1941
Tenor & Conductor

Ibn ArabiIbn Arabi
26 July 1165
Scholar
Carlos VelaCarlos Vela
01 March 1989
Footballer

Miguel de CervantesMiguel de Cervantes
29 September 1547
Novelist
Juan Ponce de LeónJuan Ponce de León
1474 AD
Explorer

Theodosius ITheodosius I
11 January 0347
Emperor

Denholm ElliottDenholm Elliott
31 May 1922
Actor

Ariadna GilAriadna Gil
23 January 1969
Actress

Daisy FuentesDaisy Fuentes
17 November 1966
Television Host
Ferdinand II of AragonFerdinand II of Aragon
10 March 1452
King of Aragon

Mario GómezMario Gómez
10 July 1985
Footballer

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

Amancio Ortega GaonaAmancio Ortega Gaona
28 March 1936
Entrepreneur
Saul NiguezSaul Niguez
21 November 1994
Footballer

Saint Ignatius of LoyolaSaint Ignatius of Loyola
23 October 1491
Priest
Astrid Berges-Frisbey Astrid Berges-Frisbey
26 May 1986
Actress, Model

Paz VegaPaz Vega
02 January 1976
Actress, Model

Philip IV of SpainPhilip IV of Spain
08 April 1605
King of Portugal
Miguel Ángel SilvestreMiguel Ángel Silvestre
06 April 1982
Actor

Isabella II of SpainIsabella II of Spain
10 October 1830
Queen of Spain
Saint Teresa of AvilaSaint Teresa of Avila
28 March 1515
Saint

Francis XavierFrancis Xavier
07 April 1506
Missionary

José CarrerasJosé Carreras
05 December 1946
Opera Singer
Anne of AustriaAnne of Austria
22 September 1601
Queen of France

Federico García LorcaFederico García Lorca
05 June 1898
Poet, playwright
AverroesAverroes
14 April 1126
Philosopher

Philip III of SpainPhilip III of Spain
14 April 1578
King

Francisco PizarroFrancisco Pizarro
26 June 1478
Spanish conquistador

Roy KinnearRoy Kinnear
08 January 1934
Actor
Diego VelazquezDiego Velázquez (Painter)
06 June 1599
Painter

Charles III of SpainCharles III of Spain
20 January 1716
King

Joan MiróJoan Miró
20 April 1893
Painter

El GrecoEl Greco
01 October 1541
Painter
Ferdinand VII of SpainFerdinand VII of Spain
14 October 1784
King of Spain

Cristóbal BalenciagaCristóbal Balenciaga
21 January 1895
Fashion Designer

Jorge LorenzoJorge Lorenzo
04 May 1987
Grand Prix Motorcycle Road Racer

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

Marian RiveraMarian Rivera
12 August 1984
Model
Charles IV of SpainCharles IV of Spain
11 November 1748
King of Spain

María ValverdeMaría Valverde
24 March 1987
Actress
Alvar N. C. de VacaAlvar N. C. de Vaca
1490 AD
Explorer

Hernando de SotoHernando de Soto
1500 AD
Explorer
George SantayanaGeorge Santayana
16 December 1863
Philosopher, Essayist, Poet, & Novelist
Bartolomé de las CasasBartolomé de las Casas
11 November 1484
Historian

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.