List of famous Spanish people with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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
(Actress)

19 February 2004

Marbella, Spain

Aquarius

Rafael NadalRafael Nadal
(Tennis player)

03 June 1986

Manacor

Gemini

Pablo PicassoPablo Picasso
(Painter)

25 October 1881

08 April 1973

Málaga

Scorpio

Enrique IglesiasEnrique Iglesias
(Singer)

08 May 1975

Madrid

Taurus

Javier BardemJavier Bardem
(Actor)

01 March 1969

Las Palmas

Pisces

Antonio BanderasAntonio Banderas
(Actor, Director)

10 August 1960

Málaga

Leo

Francisco FrancoFrancisco Franco
(Dictator of Spain)

04 December 1892

20 November 1975

Ferrol

Sagittarius

Philip II of SpainPhilip II of Spain
(King of Spain)

21 May 1527

13 September 1598

Pimentel Palace, Valladolid, Spain

Taurus

Fernando TorresFernando Torres
(Footballer)

20 March 1984

Fuenlabrada

Pisces

XaviXavi
(Footballer)

25 January 1980

Terrassa, Spain

Aquarius

Julio IglesiasJulio Iglesias
(Singer, Musician, Songwriter)

23 September 1943

Madrid, Spain

Virgo

Pau GasolPau Gasol
(Basketball Player, Actor)

06 July 1980

Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona

Cancer

Francis XavierFrancis Xavier
(Missionary)

07 April 1506

03 December 1552

Javier

Aries

Francisco GoyaFrancisco Goya
(Painters)

30 March 1746

16 April 1828

Fuendetodos

Aries

Miguel de CervantesMiguel de Cervantes
(Novelist)

29 September 1547

22 April 1616

Alcalá de Henares

Libra

Francisco PizarroFrancisco Pizarro
(Spanish conquistador)

26 June 1478

26 June 1541

Trujillo, Cáceres

Cancer

Emilio MartinezEmilio Martinez
(Instagram Star)

10 May 1999

Catalonia, Spain

Taurus

Paz VegaPaz Vega
(Actress, Model)

02 January 1976

Seville, Andalusia, Spain

Capricorn

Hernando de SotoHernando de Soto
(Explorer)

1500 AD

21 May 1542

Province of Badajoz, Spain

AverroesAverroes
(Philosopher)

14 April 1126

10 December 1198

Córdoba

Aries

Mariano RajoyMariano Rajoy
(Current Prime Minister of Spain)

27 March 1955

Santiago de Compostela

Aries

Louis Alphonse, Duke of AnjouLouis Alphonse, Duke of Anjou
(Member of the Royal House of Bourbon)

25 April 1974

Madrid, Spain

Taurus

Christina OchoaChristina Ochoa
(Actress)

25 January 1985

Barcelona

Aquarius

John of the CrossJohn of the Cross
(Roman Catholic Saint)

24 June 1542

14 December 1591

Fontiveros

Cancer

George SantayanaGeorge Santayana
(Philosopher, Essayist, Poet, & Novelist)

16 December 1863

26 September 1952

Madrid

Sagittarius

Chabeli IglesiasChabeli Iglesias
(Socialite)

03 September 1971

Cascais, Portugal

Virgo

Manu RiosManu Rios
(TV Personality)

17 December 1998

Calzada, Calatrava, Spain

Sagittarius

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

05 January 1938

Rome

Capricorn

Jorge LorenzoJorge Lorenzo
(Grand Prix Motorcycle Road Racer)

04 May 1987

Palma, Spain

Taurus

Salvador DaliSalvador Dali
(Surrealist Painter)

11 May 1904

23 January 1989

Figueres

Taurus

Ivan MartinezIvan Martinez
(Instagram Star)

10 May 1999

Catalonia, Spain

Taurus

El RubiusEl Rubius
(YouTube Celebrity & Social Media Sensation)

13 February 1990

Mijas, Spain

Aquarius

Pablo CasalsPablo Casals
(Musician)

29 December 1876

27 October 1973

El Vendrell, Catalonia, Spain

Capricorn

Penelope CruzPenelope Cruz

28 April 1974

Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain

Taurus

Pedro de AlvaradoPedro de Alvarado
(Explorers)

1485 AD

04 July 1541

Badajoz

Juan GrisJuan Gris
(Painter)

23 March 1887

11 May 1927

Madrid

Aries

Miguel de UnamunoMiguel de Unamuno
(Writer)

29 September 1864

31 December 1936

Bilbao

Libra

Manuel de FallaManuel de Falla
(Classical music composer)

23 November 1876

14 November 1946

Cadiz

Sagittarius

Peter of CastilePeter of Castile
(King of Castile and León)

30 August 1334

23 March 1369

Burgos

Virgo

Enrique GranadosEnrique Granados
(Pianist and Composer)

27 July 1867

24 March 1916

Lleida

Leo

Abbas Ibn FirnasAbbas Ibn Firnas
(Polymath)

0810 AD

0887 AD

Izn-Rand Onda (Ronda), Al-Andalus

Severo OchoaSevero Ochoa
(Physician and Biochemist)

14 September 1905

01 November 1993

Luarca, Spain

Virgo

Juan Ponce de LeónJuan Ponce de León
(Explorer)

1474 AD

30 June 1521

Santervás de Campos

Gerard PiquéGerard Piqué
(Football Player)

02 February 1987

Barcelona

Aquarius

Hernán CortésHernán Cortés
(Spanish conquistador)

1485 AD

02 December 1547

Medellín, Spain

BalboaVasco Núñez de Balboa
(Spanish Explorer)

1475 AD

15 January 1519

Jerez de los Caballeros, Spain

Rafael AlbertiRafael Alberti
(Poet)

16 December 1902

28 October 1999

El Puerto de Santa María

Sagittarius

Stella BanderasStella Banderas
(Actress)

24 September 1996

Marbella, Spain

Libra

Saint Ignatius of LoyolaSaint Ignatius of Loyola
(Priest)

23 October 1491

31 July 1556

Azpeitia

Libra

Francisco Vásquez de CoronadoFrancisco Vásquez de Coronado
(Explorers)

1510 AD

22 September 1554

Salamanca

Saint Teresa of AvilaSaint Teresa of Avila
(Saint)

28 March 1515

04 October 1582

Gotarrendura

Aries

Plácido DomingoPlacido Domingo
(Tenor & Conductor)

21 January 1941

Madrid, Spain

Aquarius

Joan MiróJoan Miró
(Painter)

20 April 1893

25 December 1983

Barcelona

Aries

Astrid Berges-Frisbey Astrid Berges-Frisbey
(Actress, Model)

26 May 1986

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Gemini

Clara AlonsoClara Alonso
(Fashion Model)

21 September 1987

Madrid

Virgo

Junípero SerraJunípero Serra
(Franciscan Priest)

24 November 1713

28 August 1784

Petra, Majorca

Sagittarius

Diego VelazquezDiego Velázquez (Painter)
(Painter)

06 June 1599

06 August 1660

Seville

Gemini

Mario SelmanMario Selman
(Social Media Personality and Musical.ly Star)

21 December 1999

Chile

Sagittarius

Elvira LindoElvira Lindo
(Journalist)

23 January 1962

Cádiz

Aquarius

Pedro AlmodovarPedro Almodovar

25 September 1949

Calzada de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Spain

Libra

Isaac AlbenizIsaac Albeniz
(Composer)

29 May 1860

18 May 1909

Camprodon

Gemini

Federico García LorcaFederico García Lorca
(Poet)

05 June 1898

19 August 1936

Fuente Vaqueros

Gemini

Andres SegoviaAndres Segovia
(Guitarist)

21 February 1893

02 June 1987

Linares, Jaén

Pisces

Tomas Luis De VictoriaTomas Luis De Victoria
(Composer, Singer and Organist)

1548 AD

20 August 1611

Sanchidrián

Santiago Ramón y CajalSantiago Ramón y Cajal
(Father of Modern Neuroscience)

01 May 1852

18 October 1934

Petilla de Aragón, Navarre, Spain

Taurus

St Ignatius of LoyolaSt Ignatius of Loyola
(Priest and Soldier)

24 December 1491

31 July 1556

Azpeitia

Capricorn

Camilo José CelaCamilo José Cela
(Writer)

11 May 1916

17 January 2002

Iria Flavia

Taurus

José CarrerasJosé Carreras
(Opera Singer)

05 December 1946

Barcelona

Sagittarius

Elsa PatakyElsa Pataky
(Actor, Film producer, Model, Singer)

18 July 1976

Madrid

Cancer

Pep GuardiolaPep Guardiola
(Association football player, Association football manager)

18 January 1971

Santpedor

Capricorn

Diego CostaDiego Costa
(Association football player)

07 October 1988

Barcelona

Libra

Oona ChaplinOona Chaplin
(Actor, Film actor, Television actor)

04 June 1986

Madrid

Gemini

Marcos Alonso MendozaMarcos Alonso Mendoza
(Association football player)

28 December 1990

Madrid

Capricorn

David de GeaDavid de Gea
(Association football player)

07 November 1990

Madrid

Scorpio

David SilvaDavid Silva
(Association football player)

08 January 1986

Arguineguín

Capricorn

Sergio RamosSergio Ramos
(Association football player)

30 March 1986

Camas, Seville

Aries

Juan MataJuan Mata
(Association football player)

28 April 1988

Villafranca Montes de Oca

Taurus

Iker CasillasIker Casillas
(Association football player)

20 May 1981

Móstoles

Taurus

David VillaDavid Villa
(Association football player)

03 December 1981

Oviedo

Sagittarius

Cesar MillanCesar Millan
(Animal trainer, Writer, Cynologist)

27 August 1969

San Salvador

Virgo

Ernesto ValverdeErnesto Valverde
(Association football player, Association football manager)

09 February 1964

Viandar de la Vera

Aquarius

Jean RenoJean Reno
(Film actor, Actor)

30 July 1948

Casablanca

Leo

Olivier MartinezOlivier Martinez
(Actor)

12 January 1966

Paris

Capricorn

Santi CazorlaSanti Cazorla
(Association football player)

13 December 1984

Llanera

Sagittarius

Juan Carlos I of SpainJuan Carlos I of Spain
(Sovereign)

05 January 1938

Rome

Capricorn

Xabi AlonsoXabi Alonso
(Association football player)

25 November 1981

Tolosa

Sagittarius

Mikel ArtetaMikel Arteta
(Association football player)

26 March 1982

Donostia/San Sebastián

Aries

Ivana BaqueroIvana Baquero
(Actor)

11 June 1994

Barcelona

Gemini

Seneca the YoungerSeneca the Younger
(Roman statesman)

29 February 0004

0065 AD

Córdoba, Spain

Pisces

Sergio BusquetsSergio Busquets
(Association football player)

16 July 1988

Sabadell

Cancer

Marc GasolMarc Gasol
(Basketball player)

29 January 1985

Barcelona

Aquarius

Fernando LlorenteFernando Llorente
(Association football player)

26 February 1985

Rincón de Soto

Pisces

CharoCharo
(Actor, Musician, Singer, Television actor, Guitarist, Classical guitarist)

15 January 1951

Murcia

Capricorn

Elena AnayaElena Anaya
(Actor)

17 July 1975

Palencia

Cancer

Ricky RubioRicky Rubio
(Spanish basketball player)

21 October 1990

El Masnou, Spain

Libra

Isidore of SevilleIsidore of Seville
(Saint)

0560 AD

04 April 0636

Cartagena, Spain

Carles PuyolCarles Puyol
(Association football player)

13 April 1978

La Pobla de Segur

Aries

El GrecoEl Greco
(Painter)

1541 AD

07 April 1614

Heraklion, Greece

Ferdinand II of AragonFerdinand II of Aragon

10 March 1452

25 January 1516

Sos del Rey Católico

Pisces

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.

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