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

Famous Uruguayans
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.
José MujicaJosé Mujica
(Former President of Uruguay)

20 May 1935

Montevideo

Taurus

Tabaré VázquezTabaré Vázquez
(President of Uruguay)

17 January 1940

Montevideo

Capricorn

Luis SuarezLuis Suarez
(Uruguayan Footballer)

24 January 1987

Salto, Uruguay

Aquarius

Eduardo GaleanoEduardo Galeano
(Writer)

03 September 1940

13 April 2015

Montevideo

Virgo

Joaquín Torres GarcíaJoaquín Torres García
(Artist)

28 July 1874

08 August 1949

Montevideo

Leo

Jorge DrexlerJorge Drexler
(Singer-songwriter)

21 September 1964

Montevideo

Virgo

Carlos Páez VilaróCarlos Páez Vilaró
(Artist)

01 November 1923

24 February 2014

Montevideo

Scorpio

Cristina Peri RossiCristina Peri Rossi
(Novelist)

12 November 1941

Montevideo

Scorpio

Luis Alberto LacalleLuis Alberto Lacalle
(Former President of Uruguay)

13 July 1941

Montevideo

Cancer

Ruben RadaRuben Rada
(Composer)

17 July 1943

Montevideo

Cancer

Edinson CavaniEdinson Cavani
(Association football player)

14 February 1987

Salto

Aquarius

Gus PoyetGus Poyet
(Association football player, Association football manager)

15 November 1967

Montevideo

Scorpio

Alcides GhiggiaAlcides Ghiggia
(Association football player, Association football manager)

22 December 1926

16 July 2015

Montevideo

Sagittarius

Fernando MusleraFernando Muslera
(Association football player)

16 June 1986

Buenos Aires

Gemini

Enzo FrancescoliEnzo Francescoli
(Association football player)

12 November 1961

Montevideo

Scorpio

Julio AbbadieJulio Abbadie
(Association football player)

07 September 1930

16 July 2014

San Ramón

Virgo

Gabe SaportaGabe Saporta
(Singer)

11 October 1979

Montevideo

Libra

Natalia OreiroNatalia Oreiro
(Actor, Singer, Model)

19 May 1977

Montevideo

Taurus

Álvaro RecobaÁlvaro Recoba
(association football player)

17 March 1980

Montevideo

Pisces

Sebastián CoatesSebastián Coates
(Association football player)

07 October 1990

Montevideo

Libra

Horacio QuirogaHoracio Quiroga
(Poet, Writer, Novelist, Children's writer)

31 December 1878

19 February 1937

Salto

Capricorn

Diego LuganoDiego Lugano
(Association football player)

02 November 1980

Canelones

Scorpio

Miguel BritosMiguel Britos
(Association football player)

17 July 1985

Montevideo

Cancer

Álvaro PereiraÁlvaro Pereira
(Association football player)

28 November 1985

Montevideo

Sagittarius

Bruno FornaroliBruno Fornaroli
(Association football player)

07 September 1987

Salto

Virgo

Mario BenedettiMario Benedetti
(Poet, Writer, Journalist, Novelist, Essayist)

14 September 1920

17 May 2009

Paso de los Toros

Virgo

Fede AlvarezFede Alvarez

09 February 1978

Montevideo

Aquarius

Marcelo ZalayetaMarcelo Zalayeta
(Association football player)

05 December 1978

Montevideo

Sagittarius

Walter GarganoWalter Gargano
(Association football player)

23 July 1984

Paysandú

Cancer

Nicolás LodeiroNicolás Lodeiro
(Association football player)

21 March 1989

Paysandú

Aries

Rodrigo MoraRodrigo Mora
(Association football player)

29 October 1987

Rivera

Scorpio

Sebastián AbreuSebastián Abreu
(Association football player)

17 October 1976

Minas

Libra

Paolo MonteroPaolo Montero
(Association football player)

03 September 1971

Montevideo

Virgo

Walter PandianiWalter Pandiani
(Association football player)

27 April 1976

Montevideo

Taurus

Diego LaxaltDiego Laxalt
(Association football player)

07 February 1993

Montevideo

Aquarius

Pablo CuevasPablo Cuevas
(Tennis player)

01 January 1986

Concordia

Capricorn

Jayson GrangerJayson Granger
(Basketball player)

15 September 1989

Montevideo

Virgo

Carlos Páez RodríguezCarlos Páez Rodríguez
(Writer, Motivational speaker, Businessperson)

31 October 1953

Montevideo

Scorpio

Juan Carlos OnettiJuan Carlos Onetti
(writer, journalist)

01 July 1909

30 May 1994

Montevideo

Cancer

Luis CruzLuis Cruz
(association football player)

28 April 1925

1998 AD

Montevideo

Taurus

Ondino VieraOndino Viera
(Association football player, Association football manager)

10 September 1901

27 June 1997

Cerro Largo Department

Virgo

Gonzalo RodríguezGonzalo Rodríguez

22 January 1971

11 September 1999

Montevideo

Aquarius

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