Spanish Celebrities Born In December

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Catherine of Aragon
(Queen Consort of England (1509 - 1533))
Catherine of Aragon
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 16, 1485
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Alcala de Henares, Spain
Died: January 7, 1536

Catherine of Aragon was one of the most popular English royal consorts of all time. A patron of Renaissance humanism, she gained widespread admiration for starting a program for the relief of the poor. A woman who was ahead of her time, Catherine commissioned The Education of a Christian Woman, a controversial book promoting women's right to education.

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George Santayana
(Regarded as One of the Most Important Thinkers of the First Half of the 20th Century)
George Santayana
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Birthdate: December 16, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: September 26, 1952

One of George Santayana’s initial works, The Sense of Beauty, spoke about aesthetics, an oft-repeated topic in his later works. The Spanish-born American philosopher and Harvard professor is remembered for his quote “Only the dead have seen the end of war,” which has often been misattributed to Plato.

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Paco de Lucía
(Spanish Virtuoso Flamenco Guitarist, Composer, and Record Producer)
Paco de Lucía
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 21, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Algeciras, Cádiz, Spain
Died: February 25, 2014

Paco de Lucía was a Spanish virtuoso flamenco guitarist, composer, and record producer. Often counted among history’s greatest guitarists, he was one of the first flamenco guitarists to branch into classical and jazz. He was a master of contrast known for his fast and fluent picados and rasgueados. He was a recipient of the Prince of Asturias Award.   

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Pablo Casals
(Composer, Conductor and One of the Greatest Cellists of All time)
Pablo Casals
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 29, 1876
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: El Vendrell, Spain
Died: October 22, 1973

Spanish cellist Pablo Casals got his first lessons in instruments such as the violin and the piano from his organist father. Known for his unique technique of using flexible left-hand positions, he later formed a celebrated trio with pianist Alfred Cortot and violinist Jacques Thibaud. He won a posthumous Grammy.

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José Carreras
(Spanish Operatic Tenor Known for His Performances in the Operas of 'Donizetti', 'Verdi' and 'Puccini')
José Carreras
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

José Carreras is a Spanish operatic tenor. He is best known for his performances in the operas of Donizetti, Verdi, and Puccini. Making his debut on the operatic stage at the age of 11, he went on to build an illustrious career in the following decades. A leukemia survivor, he founded the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Foundation.  

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Edurne
(Spanish Singer and Television Presenter Best Known for Her Part in the Show 'Operación Triunfo')
Edurne
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Birthdate: December 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Spanish singer-actor Edurne started her career as a child actor and later soared to fame with the show Operación Triunfo. She then released hit singles such as Amores Dormidos and Despierta, and was part of the Spanish version of Britain’s Got Talent. She is also the wife of Spanish footballer David De Gea.

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Francisco Franco
(Former Caudillo of Spain)
Francisco Franco
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 4, 1892
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ferrol, Spain
Died: November 20, 1975

Francisco Franco overthrew the Second Spanish Republic by leading the Nationalist forces as their general during the Spanish Civil War. Subsequently, Franco ruled over Spain as a dictator from 1939 to 1975. He had such an impact as a dictator that the period between the Nationalist victory and Franco's death is known as Francoist Spain in the history of Spain.

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Claudia Traisac
(Actress)
Claudia Traisac
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Birthdate: December 14, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Leganés, Spain
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Alejandro Sanz
(Spanish Singer-Songwriter and Composer Known for His 1997 Album ‘Más')
Alejandro Sanz
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Alejandro Sanz is a Spanish singer, musician, and composer, who has won 22 Latin Grammy Awards and four Grammy Awards. He is best known for his flamenco-influenced ballads. A versatile singer, he often experiments with different genres, such as pop, funk, rock, jazz, and R&B. He has collaborated with artists like Shakira, Alicia Keys, and Juanes. 

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J. J. Arcega-Whiteside
(Football player)
J. J. Arcega-Whiteside
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 31, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Utebo, Spain
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Princess Isabella of Parma
(Princess)
Princess Isabella of Parma
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 31, 1741
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Buen Retiro Palace, Madrid, Spain
Died: November 27, 1763
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Mariana of Austria
(Queen Consort of Spain)
Mariana of Austria
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Birthdate: December 24, 1634
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wiener Neustadt, Austria
Died: May 16, 1696
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Sergi López i Ayats
(Actor)
Sergi López i Ayats
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Birthdate: December 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain
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Pope Callixtus III
(Former Head of the Catholic Church and Ruler of the Papal States)
Pope Callixtus III
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 31, 1378
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Canals, Spain
Died: August 6, 1458

Pope Callixtus III was initially a professor of law. He later helped King Alfonso V with Pope Martin V reconcile. He was infamous for his nepotism, as he was highly biased toward his nephew, Rodrigo Borgia, whom he made a cardinal and who later took over as the pope.

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Marcos Alonso Mendoza
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre-Back / Left-Back)
Marcos Alonso Mendoza
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Marcos Alonso Mendoza is a Spanish football player who plays for the Chelsea Football Club of Premier League. Alonso was part of the Chelsea Football Club when they won the 25th season of the Premier League and the 48th season of UEFA Europa League. Over the years, Alonso has also been an important member of the Spain national team.

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Dolores Ibárruri
(Politician)
Dolores Ibárruri
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 9, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gallarta, Biscay, Spain
Died: November 12, 1989
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Fabricio Agosto
(Football player - Goalkeeper)
Fabricio Agosto
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 31, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Las Palmas, Spain
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Saint Lawrence
(Religious Leader)
Saint Lawrence
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 31, 0225
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hispania
Died: August 10, 0258

Saint Lawrence was one of the seven deacons of the Roman church serving Pope Sixtus II, who were executed by the Roman emperor Valerian during the persecution of the Christians. As a deacon, he was responsible for the distribution of alms to the poor. He was captured and martyred in 258 AD. His feast day is on 10 August. 

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Maggie Civantos
(Actress)
Maggie Civantos
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Birthdate: December 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Málaga, Spain
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Anthony Mary Claret
(Spanish Archbishop)
Anthony Mary Claret
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 23, 1807
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sallent, Barcelona, Spain
Died: October 24, 1870
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Josep Maria Sert
(Muralist)
Josep Maria Sert
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Birthdate: December 21, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Died: November 27, 1945

Catalan Baroque painter Josep Maria Sert is best remembered for his murals which adorn iconic buildings such as the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York and the League of Nations assembly hall in Geneva. He took 30 years to paint the Vic Cathedral, which was eventually destroyed by fire.

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Frederick III of Sicily
(King)
Frederick III of Sicily
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Birthdate: December 13, 1272
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Died: June 25, 1337
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Verónica Forqué
(Actress)
Verónica Forqué
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Birthdate: December 1, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
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Leonardo Torres y Quevedo
(Spanish Mathematician and Civil Engineer Who Was a Pioneer in the Development of the Automated Calculation Machines)
Leonardo Torres y Quevedo
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: December 28, 1852
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santa Cruz de Iguña, Spain
Died: December 18, 1936

Leonardo Torres y Quevedo was a Spanish mathematician and civil engineer. He was a pioneer in the development of the automated calculation machines and radio control. Torres is also credited with inventing a chess automaton and the Whirlpool Aero Car, which is located in Niagara Falls. 

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Jorge Garbajosa
(Former Spanish Basketball Player Who Played as a Power Forward & Small Forward)
Jorge Garbajosa
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid, Spain
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Infanta Isabel, Countess of Girgenti
Infanta Isabel, Countess of Girgenti
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 20, 1851
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Royal Palace of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Died: April 22, 1931
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Beatriz Luengo
(Actress, Singer)
Beatriz Luengo
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 23, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
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Rafael Alberti
(Spanish Writer Who Was Regarded as One of the Major Spanish Poets of the 20th Century)
Rafael Alberti
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 16, 1902
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Municipality of El Puerto de Santa María, Spain
Died: October 28, 1999

Rafael Alberti, part of the Spanish poets’ group called the Generation of 1927, redefined Spanish literature. The Cervantes Prize-winning poet had also been a Communist Party member but was expelled later and launched the politically motivated magazine Octubre. He had also fought in the Spanish Civil War.

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Josu Urrutikoetxea
(Former Member of 'Euskadi Ta Askatasuna' (ETA))
Josu Urrutikoetxea
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: December 24, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ugao-Miraballes, Spain
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John Casablancas
(American Scout and Modeling Agent)
John Casablancas
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 12, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, USA
Died: July 20, 2013
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Natalia Jiménez
(Spanish Pop Singer)
Natalia Jiménez
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Spanish singer-songwriter Natalia Jiménez began her career at the age of fifteen singing on streets and subways. At twenty, she signed agreement with Sony Music and became the lead singer of La Quinta Estación, releasing her debut album at the age of thirty. Recipient of several awards, including Latin Grammy and Grammy, she has so far sold more than 3 million albums worldwide.

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Antonio Soler
(Spanish Composer Best Known for His Many Mostly One-Movement 'Keyboard Sonatas')
Antonio Soler
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 3, 1729
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Olot, Spain
Died: December 20, 1783

Eighteenth-century Catalan Spanish composer Antonio Soler is remembered for his church music. Educated at a choir school, he later became a teacher of the organ and the harpsichord for the royal family. A master of Baroque music, he also invented the keyboard instrument afinador and penned works on music theory.

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Juan Calatayud
(Former football goalkeeper)
Juan Calatayud
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Antequera, Spain
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Manu Rios
(Spanish Instagram Star)
Manu Rios
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: December 17, 1998
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Calzada, Calatrava, Spain
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Benji Krol
(Spanish TikTok Star)
Benji Krol
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: December 14, 2000
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brazil
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Marta Hazas
(Actress)
Marta Hazas
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Birthdate: December 31, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santander, Spain
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Pablo Cimadevila
(Swimmer)
Pablo Cimadevila
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pontevedra, Spain
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Ferdinand IV of Castile
(King)
Ferdinand IV of Castile
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Birthdate: December 6, 1285
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seville, Spain
Died: September 7, 1312
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Jesús Huerta de Soto
(Spanish Economist)
Jesús Huerta de Soto
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Birthdate: December 23, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Leading economist of the Austrian School, Jesús Huerta de Soto also boasts of an MBA from Stanford. The academic teaches at the King Juan Carlos University. He has edited the Spanish version of The Collected Works of F.A. Hayek and written books such as Private Pension Benefit.

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Daniel Carasso
(French American Entrepreneur)
Daniel Carasso
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 16, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Thessaloniki, Greece
Died: May 17, 2009
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Markel Susaeta
(Spanish Former Footballer Who Played as a Right Winger)
Markel Susaeta
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 14, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Eibar, Spain
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Nau
(YouTube Star)
Nau
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: December 9, 2002
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
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Juan Antonio de Zunzunegui
(Spanish novelist)
Juan Antonio de Zunzunegui
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 21, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Portugalete, Spain
Died: May 31, 1982

Spanish author Juan Antonio de Zunzunegui was primarily known for his novels and short stories that reflected the life of Bilbao and Madrid. A Spanish Academy member, he is remembered for masterpieces such as El premio and El supremo bien and for his realistic narrative.

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Sergi Darder
(Association football player)
Sergi Darder
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 22, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Artà
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Xavier Zubiri
(Spanish Philosopher Known for His Analysis of Reality in Terms of the Interrelations of Philosophy, Science, and Religion)
Xavier Zubiri
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Birthdate: December 4, 1898
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Donostia–San Sebastián, Spain
Died: September 21, 1983

Xavier Zubiri was a prominent member of the Madrid school of Spanish philosophers. While he initially studied theology and philosophy, Zubiri was also well-versed in physics and biology. His works such as Intelligence and Logos and Nature, History, God studied reality as a mixture of science, religion, and philosophy.

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Bertín Osborne
(Singer, Actor)
Bertín Osborne
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 7, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
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Cristian Ceballos
(Football player)
Cristian Ceballos
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Santander, Spain
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Nacho Vidal
(Spanish Pornographic Actor, Director and Producer)
Nacho Vidal
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mataró, Spain

Nacho Vidal is a Spanish pornographic actor, producer, director, writer, and camera operator. A protégé of popular Italian pornographic actor Rocco Siffredi, Vidal has appeared in more than 1,500 films. Over the course of his career, Vidal has won several awards like XBIZ Awards and Ninfa Awards. In 2012, he was made an inductee of the AVN Hall of Fame.

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Ferdinand, Prince of Asturias
(Son of Philip II of Spain)
Ferdinand, Prince of Asturias
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 4, 1571
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Habsburg Spain Spain
Died: October 18, 1578
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Alicia Fernández
(Spanish Handball Player)
Alicia Fernández
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Valdoviño, Spain