Whether you are looking for adventure or tranquillity, want to dive into the European cultural heritage or just be merry in the bustling cities and towns, have hands-on experience of culture and local life or delve on the historic past of extraordinary men and women, Spain is the place to be. A cultural paradise, Spain has been the epicentre of Europe’s exemplary history. And much of that have been due to its leaders, men with extraordinary feats and achievements who through their incessant toil and hard work gave nationals opportunities and freedom. It is to those outstanding Spaniards and leaders that we dedicate this segment to. Spain has had a wealth of some of the most remarkable world leaders and activists who have helped shaped much of Spain’s present and future. Whether it was fighting for human rights or developing sustainable farming practices, these leaders have truly left an impact on the world for centuries to come. Be it was Francisco Franco and his dictatorship or Miguel de Cervantes and his military prowess, Juan Carlos I and his kingship or incumbent Prime Minister of Spain Mariano Rajoy Brey, each of them have been legendary leaders. Check this section to know more about Spanish leaders.
Francisco FrancoFrancisco Franco
04 December 1892
Dictator of Spain
Felipe VI of SpainFelipe VI of Spain
30 January 1968
King of Spain

El CidEl Cid
1043 AD
Military leader

Ferdinand II of AragonFerdinand II of Aragon
10 March 1452
King of Aragon

Francis XavierFrancis Xavier
07 April 1506

George MeadeGeorge Meade
31 December 1815
Army Officer
Tomás de TorquemadaTomás de Torquemada
14 October 1420

Saint DominicSaint Dominic
08 August 1170

John of the CrossJohn of the Cross
24 June 1542
Roman Catholic Saint
Saint LawrenceSaint Lawrence
31 December 0225
Religious Leader

Mariano RajoyMariano Rajoy
27 March 1955
Former Prime Minister of Spain
Saint Teresa of AvilaSaint Teresa of Avila
28 March 1515

Saint Ignatius of LoyolaSaint Ignatius of Loyola
23 October 1491

Carles PuigdemontCarles Puigdemont
29 December 1962

Florentino PérezFlorentino Pérez
08 March 1947
President ,civil engineer

Anne HidalgoAnne Hidalgo
19 June 1959
Felipe VIFelipe VI
30 January 1968
King of Spain

Military leader

Túpac AmaruTúpac Amaru
1545 AD

Amadeo I of SpainAmadeo I of Spain
30 May 1845
Ferdinand VI of SpainFerdinand VI of Spain
23 September 1713

Magnus MaximusMagnus Maximus
0335 AD
Roman Emperor
Manuel AzañaManuel Azaña
10 January 1880
Prime Minister

Ferdinand III of CastileFerdinand III of Castile
05 August 1199

Francisco Macías NguemaFrancisco Macías Nguema
01 January 1924
Former President of Equatorial Guinea
Isidore the LaborerIsidore the Laborer
1080 AD

José Antonio Primo de RiveraJosé Antonio Primo de Rivera
24 April 1903
Politician, Poet, Advocate
Pope Callixtus IIIPope Callixtus III
31 December 1378

Francisco Vázquez de CoronadoFrancisco Vázquez de Coronado
1510 AD

Miguel Primo de RiveraMiguel Primo de Rivera
08 January 1870
Politician, Military personnel
Miguel López de LegazpiMiguel López de Legazpi
1502 AD
explorer, military personnel

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José Luis Rodríguez ZapateroJosé Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
04 August 1960
Dolores IbárruriDolores Ibárruri
09 December 1895

Lluís CompanysLluís Companys
21 June 1882
Politician, Lawyer, Trade unionist

Vincent FerrerVincent Ferrer
23 January 1350

Omar BongoOmar Bongo
30 December 1935
Gabonese Politician
Buenaventura DurrutiBuenaventura Durruti
14 July 1896
Anarcho-syndicalist, Anarchist, Trade unionist
Joan LaportaJoan Laporta
29 June 1962
Lawyer, Jurist, Politician, Professor

Sandro RosellSandro Rosell
06 March 1964
Entrepreneur, Businessperson

José María AznarJosé María Aznar
25 February 1953

Felipe GonzálezFelipe González
05 March 1942
Politician, Lawyer, Writer, Businessperson
Antonio José de SucreAntonio José de Sucre
03 February 1795

John II of CastileJohn II of Castile
06 March 1405

Manuel VallsManuel Valls
13 August 1962

Adolfo SuárezAdolfo Suárez
25 September 1932

Francesc MaciàFrancesc Macià
21 September 1859
Joan Enric Vives SicíliaJoan Enric Vives Sicília
24 July 1949
Professor, Catholic priest, Cleric

Niceto Alcalá-ZamoraNiceto Alcalá-Zamora
06 July 1877
Rosalía MeraRosalía Mera
28 January 1944
Entrepreneur, Businessperson

John of AustriaJohn of Austria
24 February 1547
Military Officer

Emilio MolaEmilio Mola
09 June 1887
military personnel
Alexander Farnese, Duke of ParmaAlexander Farnese, Duke of Parma
27 August 1545
Military Commander

0938 AD
Military leader
Pedro DuquePedro Duque
14 March 1963

James FitzJames, 1st Duke of BerwickJames FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick
21 August 1670

Abd-ar-Rahman IIIAbd-ar-Rahman III
07 January 0891

Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of AlbaFernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba
29 October 1507
Officer, Military personnel

Abd al-Rahman IIIAbd al-Rahman III
07 January 0891
Pedro Menéndez de AvilésPedro Menéndez de Avilés
15 February 1519

Javier SolanaJavier Solana
14 July 1942
Physicist, Diplomat, Politician, Professor

Antipope Benedict XIIIAntipope Benedict XIII
25 November 1328

Pedro de ValdiviaPedro de Valdivia
17 April 1497
Explorer, Military personnel
Carlos Arias NavarroCarlos Arias Navarro
11 December 1908

Juan Antonio SamaranchJuan Antonio Samaranch
17 July 1920
Diplomat, Politician, Rink hockey player,
Francisco de BobadillaFrancisco de Bobadilla
1448 AD
Spanish soldier

Diego de LandaDiego de Landa
12 November 1524

John of Austria the YoungerJohn of Austria the Younger
07 April 1629
Military Leader
Louis BlancLouis Blanc
29 October 1811
Journalist, Politician, Historian, Writer

Francisco Largo CaballeroFrancisco Largo Caballero
15 October 1869
Francisco Jiménez de CisnerosFrancisco Jiménez de Cisneros
1436 AD
politician, translator, Catholic priest, cardinal

Gonzalo Fernández de CórdobaGonzalo Fernández de Córdoba
01 September 1453
officer, military personnel

Vladimir GusinskyVladimir Gusinsky
06 October 1952
Politician, Businessperson
Juan NegrínJuan Negrín
03 February 1892

Ferdinand I of LeónFerdinand I of León
1015 AD
Antonio de MendozaAntonio de Mendoza
1494 AD
diplomat, military personnel

Louis HennepinLouis Hennepin
12 May 1626

Pedro ArrupePedro Arrupe
14 November 1907

Ferran SorianoFerran Soriano
16 June 1967
Ruy López de VillalobosRuy López de Villalobos
1500 AD

Sila María CalderónSila María Calderón
23 September 1942

Gaspar de PortoláGaspar de Portolá
1716 AD

Gonzalo Jiménez de QuesadaGonzalo Jiménez de Quesada
1509 AD
Samuel ibn NaghrillahSamuel ibn Naghrillah
0993 AD

Vicente Blasco IbáñezVicente Blasco Ibáñez
29 January 1867
Journalist, politician

Leopoldo Calvo-SoteloLeopoldo Calvo-Sotelo
14 April 1926

Santiago CarrilloSantiago Carrillo
18 January 1915

Joseph KaroJoseph Karo
1488 AD
Raimon PanikkarRaimon Panikkar
02 November 1918

Práxedes Mateo SagastaPráxedes Mateo Sagasta
21 July 1825
Civil Engineer
Antonio Cánovas del CastilloAntonio Cánovas del Castillo
08 February 1828
Prime minister of Spain

Mariano José de LarraMariano José de Larra
24 March 1809
Journalist, novelist, playwright, politician
Moses ben Jacob CordoveroMoses ben Jacob Cordovero
1522 AD
Religious Leader
Alejandro LerrouxAlejandro Lerroux
04 March 1864