Find out more about the greatest Spanish, including Millie Bobby Brown, Rafael Nadal, Pablo Picasso, Enrique Iglesias and Javier Bardem.

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.

Pablo PicassoPablo Picasso
(Painter)

25 October 1881

08 April 1973

Málaga

Scorpio

Millie Bobby BrownMillie Bobby Brown
(Actress)

19 February 2004

Marbella, Spain

Aquarius

Antonio BanderasAntonio Banderas
(Actor, Director)

10 August 1960

Málaga

Leo

Pep GuardiolaPep Guardiola
(Former Footballer, Football Manager)

18 January 1971

Santpedor

Capricorn

Andrés IniestaAndrés Iniesta
(Footballer)

11 May 1984

Fuentealbilla

Taurus

Rafael NadalRafael Nadal
(Tennis player)

03 June 1986

Manacor

Gemini

Enrique IglesiasEnrique Iglesias
(Singer)

08 May 1975

Madrid

Taurus

Javier BardemJavier Bardem
(Actor)

01 March 1969

Las Palmas

Pisces

Fernando TorresFernando Torres
(Footballer)

20 March 1984

Fuenlabrada

Pisces

Sergio RamosSergio Ramos
(Footballer)

30 March 1986

Camas, Seville

Aries

Gerard PiquéGerard Piqué
(Football Player)

02 February 1987

Barcelona

Aquarius

Francisco FrancoFrancisco Franco
(Dictator of Spain)

04 December 1892

20 November 1975

Ferrol

Sagittarius

David de GeaDavid de Gea
(Footballer)

07 November 1990

Madrid

Scorpio

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

21 May 1527

13 September 1598

Pimentel Palace, Valladolid, Spain

Taurus

Diego CostaDiego Costa
(Footballer)

07 October 1988

Barcelona

Libra

Marcos Alonso Mendoza Marcos Alonso Mendoza
(Football Player)

28 December 1990

Madrid

Capricorn

XaviXavi
(Footballer)

25 January 1980

Terrassa, Spain

Aquarius

David SilvaDavid Silva
(Footballer)

08 January 1986

Arguineguín

Capricorn

Hernán CortésHernán Cortés
(Spanish conquistador)

1485 AD

02 December 1547

Medellín, Spain

Cesc FàbregasCesc Fàbregas
(Footballer)

04 May 1987

Arenys de Mar

Taurus

Pau GasolPau Gasol
(Basketball Player, Actor)

06 July 1980

Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona

Cancer

Carlos VelaCarlos Vela
(Footballer)

01 March 1989

Cancún

Pisces

Julio IglesiasJulio Iglesias
(Singer, Musician, Songwriter)

23 September 1943

Madrid, Spain

Virgo

Malu TrevejoMalu Trevejo
(Instagram Star)

15 October 2002

Cuba

Libra

Keylor NavasKeylor Navas
(Footballer)

15 December 1986

San Isidro de El General

Sagittarius

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

Juan Ponce de LeónJuan Ponce de León
(Explorer)

1474 AD

30 June 1521

Santervás de Campos

Francis XavierFrancis Xavier
(Missionary)

07 April 1506

03 December 1552

Javier

Aries

Federico García LorcaFederico García Lorca
(Poet)

05 June 1898

19 August 1936

Fuente Vaqueros

Gemini

Francisco PizarroFrancisco Pizarro
(Spanish conquistador)

26 June 1478

26 June 1541

Trujillo, Cáceres

Cancer

Joan MiróJoan Miró
(Painter)

20 April 1893

25 December 1983

Barcelona

Aries

Paz VegaPaz Vega
(Actress, Model)

02 January 1976

Seville, Andalusia, Spain

Capricorn

AverroesAverroes
(Philosopher)

14 April 1126

10 December 1198

Córdoba

Aries

Christina OchoaChristina Ochoa
(Actress)

25 January 1985

Barcelona

Aquarius

BalboaVasco Núñez de Balboa
(Spanish Explorer)

1475 AD

15 January 1519

Jerez de los Caballeros, Spain

Hernando de SotoHernando de Soto
(Explorer)

1500 AD

21 May 1542

Province of Badajoz, Spain

Mariano RajoyMariano Rajoy
(Current Prime Minister of Spain)

27 March 1955

Santiago de Compostela

Aries

Junípero SerraJunípero Serra
(Franciscan Priest)

24 November 1713

28 August 1784

Petra, Majorca

Sagittarius

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

25 April 1974

Madrid, Spain

Taurus

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

16 December 1863

26 September 1952

Madrid

Sagittarius

Jorge LorenzoJorge Lorenzo
(Grand Prix Motorcycle Road Racer)

04 May 1987

Palma, Spain

Taurus

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

24 June 1542

14 December 1591

Fontiveros

Cancer

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

05 January 1938

Rome

Capricorn

José CarrerasJosé Carreras
(Opera Singer)

05 December 1946

Barcelona

Sagittarius

Salvador DaliSalvador Dali
(Surrealist Painter)

11 May 1904

23 January 1989

Figueres

Taurus

Chabeli IglesiasChabeli Iglesias
(Socialite)

03 September 1971

Cascais, Portugal

Virgo

Manu RiosManu Rios
(TV Personality)

17 December 1998

Calzada, Calatrava, Spain

Sagittarius

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

01 May 1852

18 October 1934

Petilla de Aragón, Navarre, Spain

Taurus

Al-ZahrawiAl-Zahrawi
(Physician, Surgeon)

0936 AD

1013 AD

Medina Azahara, Spain

Emilio MartinezEmilio Martinez
(Instagram Star)

10 May 1999

Catalonia, Spain

Taurus

Isabella of PortugalIsabella of Portugal
(Queen of Spain)

24 October 1503

01 May 1539

Lisbon

Scorpio

El RubiusEl Rubius
(YouTube Celebrity & Social Media Sensation)

13 February 1990

Mijas, Spain

Aquarius

Miguel de UnamunoMiguel de Unamuno
(Writer)

29 September 1864

31 December 1936

Bilbao

Libra

Juan GrisJuan Gris
(Painter)

23 March 1887

11 May 1927

Madrid

Aries

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

KaneKane
(Professional wrestler)

26 April 1967

Torrejón de Ardoz

Taurus

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

Ivan MartinezIvan Martinez
(Instagram Star)

10 May 1999

Catalonia, Spain

Taurus

Francisco Vásquez de CoronadoFrancisco Vásquez de Coronado
(Explorers)

1510 AD

22 September 1554

Salamanca

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

Camilo José CelaCamilo José Cela
(Writer)

11 May 1916

17 January 2002

Iria Flavia

Taurus

Stella BanderasStella Banderas
(Actress)

24 September 1996

Marbella, Spain

Libra

Rafael AlbertiRafael Alberti
(Poet)

16 December 1902

28 October 1999

El Puerto de Santa María

Sagittarius

Saint Ignatius of LoyolaSaint Ignatius of Loyola
(Priest)

23 October 1491

31 July 1556

Azpeitia

Libra

Jean NegulescoJean Negulesco
(American-Romanian film director)

26 February 1900

18 July 1993

Craiova, Romania

Pisces

Saint Teresa of AvilaSaint Teresa of Avila
(Saint)

28 March 1515

04 October 1582

Gotarrendura

Aries

Amancio Ortega GaonaAmancio Ortega Gaona
(Entrepreneur)

28 March 1936

Busdongo de Arbás, León

Aries

Clara AlonsoClara Alonso
(Fashion Model)

21 September 1987

Madrid

Virgo

Plácido DomingoPlacido Domingo
(Tenor & Conductor)

21 January 1941

Madrid, Spain

Aquarius

Diego VelazquezDiego Velázquez (Painter)
(Painter)

06 June 1599

06 August 1660

Seville

Gemini

Isaac AlbenizIsaac Albeniz
(Composer)

29 May 1860

18 May 1909

Camprodon

Gemini

Elvira LindoElvira Lindo
(Journalist)

23 January 1962

Cádiz

Aquarius

Andres SegoviaAndres Segovia
(Guitarist)

21 February 1893

02 June 1987

Linares, Jaén

Pisces

Pedro AlmodovarPedro Almodovar

25 September 1949

Calzada de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Spain

Libra

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

26 May 1986

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Gemini

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.