Squeezed between the European countries of Brazil and Argentina, Uruguay has always been deemed as an underdog by rest of the world. However, after thriving under the shadows of its two powerful neighbors, Uruguay, South America’s smallest country, has finally succeeded to find its place under the sun. Dynamic, safe, and sophisticated, Uruguay has plenty of opportunities and experiences to offer to its visitors. But that is not the sole unique selling point of Uruguay. To tell the truth, the ingenious, extraordinary men and women are the real asset of Uruguay. Diego Forlan, Carlos Gardel, Juan Carlos Onetti, Horacio Quiroga, Jose Gervasio Artigas, Barbara Mori, Cristina Perri Rosi, and Jorge Drexler are just some of the exemplary Uruguayans the world looks up to. Join us as we explore the legendary Uruguayans — the rich, the famous, and the extraordinarily talented men and women whose biographies will surely serve as an inspiration to many. All said, their timeline, trivia, and interesting facts is worth your perusal.
Edinson CavaniEdinson Cavani
14 February 1987
Footballer
Luis SuarezLuis Suarez
24 January 1987
Uruguayan Footballer

José MujicaJosé Mujica
20 May 1935
Former President of Uruguay

Tabaré VázquezTabaré Vázquez
17 January 1940
President of Uruguay

Eduardo GaleanoEduardo Galeano
03 September 1940
Writer

Jorge DrexlerJorge Drexler
21 September 1964
Singer-songwriter
Sofia BalbiSofia Balbi
10 November 1989
Wife of Luis Suarez

Luis Alberto LacalleLuis Alberto Lacalle
13 July 1941
Former President of Uruguay

Joaquín Torres GarcíaJoaquín Torres García
28 July 1874
Artist
Carlos Páez VilaróCarlos Páez Vilaró
01 November 1923
Artist

Cristina Peri RossiCristina Peri Rossi
12 November 1941
Novelist
Ruben RadaRuben Rada
17 July 1943
Composer

Federico VigevaniFederico Vigevani
01 October 1994
YouTube Star

Diego ForlánDiego Forlán
19 May 1979
Footballer

Diego GodínDiego Godín
16 February 1986
Footballer

Sebastián CoatesSebastián Coates
07 October 1990
Association football player
Fede AlvarezFede Alvarez
09 February 1978
 

Luis Suárez MiramontesLuis Suárez Miramontes
02 May 1935
Footballer

Fernando MusleraFernando Muslera
16 June 1986
Association football player

Álvaro RecobaÁlvaro Recoba
17 March 1980
association football player
Gus PoyetGus Poyet
15 November 1967
Football manager

Diego LaxaltDiego Laxalt
07 February 1993
Association football player
Enzo FrancescoliEnzo Francescoli
12 November 1961
Association football player

Natalia OreiroNatalia Oreiro
19 May 1977
Singer

Sebastián AbreuSebastián Abreu
17 October 1976
Association football player
Martín CáceresMartín Cáceres
07 April 1987
Uruguayan footballer

Natalia CigliutiNatalia Cigliuti
06 September 1978
Actress
Carlos Páez RodríguezCarlos Páez Rodríguez
31 October 1953
Writer, Motivational speaker, Businessperson

Mario BenedettiMario Benedetti
14 September 1920
Poet, Writer, Journalist, Novelist, Essayist

Gabe SaportaGabe Saporta
11 October 1979
Singer
Nicolás LodeiroNicolás Lodeiro
21 March 1989
Association football player

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Walter GarganoWalter Gargano
23 July 1984
Association football player
Tab RamosTab Ramos
21 September 1966
Soccer player

Diego LuganoDiego Lugano
02 November 1980
Association football player

Paolo MonteroPaolo Montero
03 September 1971
Association football player

Pablo CuevasPablo Cuevas
01 January 1986
Tennis player
Angel BonanniAngel Bonanni
07 February 1972
Actor
Horacio QuirogaHoracio Quiroga
31 December 1878
Playwright

Maximiliano PereiraMaximiliano Pereira
08 June 1984
Footballer

Bruno FornaroliBruno Fornaroli
07 September 1987
Association football player

Lucia TopolanskyLucia Topolansky
25 September 1944
President of the Senate of Uruguay
Marco BanderasMarco Banderas
13 October 1967
Pornographic actor

Walter PandianiWalter Pandiani
27 April 1976
Association football player

José Gervasio ArtigasJosé Gervasio Artigas
19 June 1764
Politician

Marcelo ZalayetaMarcelo Zalayeta
05 December 1978
Association football player

Kenya MoriKenya Mori
15 January 1976
Actress
Alcides GhiggiaAlcides Ghiggia
22 December 1926
Association football player, Association football

Alfredo EvangelistaAlfredo Evangelista
03 December 1954
Boxer
Gonzalo RodríguezGonzalo Rodríguez
22 January 1971
 

Beatriz ArgimonBeatriz Argimon
14 August 1961
Vice President of Uruguay

Álvaro PereiraÁlvaro Pereira
28 November 1985
Association football player
Juan Alberto SchiaffinoJuan Alberto Schiaffino
28 July 1925
Footballer

Erwin SchrottErwin Schrott
21 December 1972
Bass-baritone
Martin MendezMartin Mendez
06 April 1978
Bassist

Juan María BordaberryJuan María Bordaberry
17 June 1928
Politician

Gustavo RojoGustavo Rojo
05 September 1923
Actor

José Batlle y OrdóñezJosé Batlle y Ordóñez
21 May 1856
Politician

George HiltonGeorge Hilton
16 July 1934
Film actor
Julio María Sanguinetti CoiroloJulio María Sanguinetti Coirolo
06 January 1936
President

Joaquín Torres-GarcíaJoaquín Torres-García
28 July 1874
Artist

Lorena Ponce de LeonLorena Ponce de Leon
06 October 1976
Architect

Jayson GrangerJayson Granger
15 September 1989
Basketball player
Juan Carlos OnettiJuan Carlos Onetti
01 July 1909
Novelist

Marcelo BuquetMarcelo Buquet
04 October 1963
Actor
Jules LaforgueJules Laforgue
16 August 1860
Poet

Mauricio RosencofMauricio Rosencof
30 June 1933
Playwright

Raúl SendicRaúl Sendic
16 March 1926
Lawyer
Aparicio MéndezAparicio Méndez
24 August 1904
President

Jorge BatlleJorge Batlle
25 October 1927
Politician
Ariel BeharAriel Behar
12 November 1989
Tennis player

Laura PrietoLaura Prieto
21 November 1985
Model

José Enrique RodóJosé Enrique Rodó
15 July 1871
Essayist
Delmira AgustiniDelmira Agustini
24 October 1886
Poet

Esteban BatistaEsteban Batista
02 September 1983
Basketball player
Juana de IbarbourouJuana de Ibarbourou
08 March 1892
Uruguayan poet

Diego PérezDiego Pérez
18 May 1980
Footballer

Carolina CosseCarolina Cosse
25 December 1961
Politician

Rubén PazRubén Paz
08 August 1959
Association football player
Victor Hugo MoralesVictor Hugo Morales
26 December 1947
Journalist
Luiz Eduardo GaragorriLuiz Eduardo Garagorri
28 May 1989
Mixed martial artist

Miguel BritosMiguel Britos
17 July 1985
Association football player

Isabelino GradínIsabelino Gradín
08 July 1897
Football player

Manuel OribeManuel Oribe
26 August 1792
Politician
Elli MedeirosElli Medeiros
18 January 1956
Singer

Fernando ClavijoFernando Clavijo
23 January 1956
Football Coach

Santiago VescoviSantiago Vescovi
14 September 2001
Basketball player

Laetitia d'ArenbergLaetitia d'Arenberg
02 September 1941
Businesswoman

Osvaldo LaportOsvaldo Laport
12 August 1956
Actor
Mateo ChiarinoMateo Chiarino
01 October 1983
Actor

Juan Manuel BlanesJuan Manuel Blanes
08 June 1830
Artist
Roque Gastón MáspoliRoque Gastón Máspoli
12 October 1917
Football player

Mónica FarroMónica Farro
28 February 1976
Theatre actress
China ZorrillaChina Zorrilla
14 March 1922
Actress
Nicolás FurtadoNicolás Furtado
06 February 1988
Actor