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
José MujicaJosé Mujica
20 May 1935
Former President of Uruguay

Tabaré VázquezTabaré Vázquez
17 January 1940
President of Uruguay

Luis SuarezLuis Suarez
24 January 1987
Uruguayan Footballer

Eduardo GaleanoEduardo Galeano
03 September 1940
Writer

Jorge DrexlerJorge Drexler
21 September 1964
Singer-songwriter
Carlos Páez VilaróCarlos Páez Vilaró
01 November 1923
Artist

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

Cristina Peri RossiCristina Peri Rossi
12 November 1941
Novelist

Sofia BalbiSofia Balbi
10 November 1989
Wife of Luis Suarez
Joaquín Torres GarcíaJoaquín Torres García
28 July 1874
Artist

Ruben RadaRuben Rada
17 July 1943
Composer
Federico VigevaniFederico Vigevani
01 October 1994
YouTube Star

Diego GodínDiego Godín
16 February 1986
Footballer

Diego ForlánDiego Forlán
19 May 1979
Footballer
Martín CáceresMartín Cáceres
07 April 1987
Uruguayan footballer

Nicolás LodeiroNicolás Lodeiro
21 March 1989
Association football player
Fernando MusleraFernando Muslera
16 June 1986
Association football player

Gus PoyetGus Poyet
15 November 1967
Association football player, Association football

Diego LaxaltDiego Laxalt
07 February 1993
Association football player
Sebastián AbreuSebastián Abreu
17 October 1976
Association football player

Natalia OreiroNatalia Oreiro
19 May 1977
Actor, Singer, Model
Pablo CuevasPablo Cuevas
01 January 1986
Tennis player

Sebastián CoatesSebastián Coates
07 October 1990
Association football player

Enzo FrancescoliEnzo Francescoli
12 November 1961
Association football player

Gabe SaportaGabe Saporta
11 October 1979
Singer
Diego LuganoDiego Lugano
02 November 1980
Association football player
Mario BenedettiMario Benedetti
14 September 1920
Poet, Writer, Journalist, Novelist, Essayist

Horacio QuirogaHoracio Quiroga
31 December 1878
Poet, Writer, Novelist, Children's writer

Walter GarganoWalter Gargano
23 July 1984
Association football player

Carlos Páez RodríguezCarlos Páez Rodríguez
31 October 1953
Writer, Motivational speaker, Businessperson
Paolo MonteroPaolo Montero
03 September 1971
Association football player

Miguel BritosMiguel Britos
17 July 1985
Association football player

José Gervasio ArtigasJosé Gervasio Artigas
19 June 1764
Politician

Bruno FornaroliBruno Fornaroli
07 September 1987
Association football player

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Comte de LautréamontComte de Lautréamont
04 April 1846
Poet, Writer
Walter PandianiWalter Pandiani
27 April 1976
Association football player

Alcides GhiggiaAlcides Ghiggia
22 December 1926
Association football player, Association football
Marcelo ZalayetaMarcelo Zalayeta
05 December 1978
Association football player

Luis Suárez MiramontesLuis Suárez Miramontes
02 May 1935
Footballer

Juan Carlos OnettiJuan Carlos Onetti
01 July 1909
writer, journalist
Fede AlvarezFede Alvarez
09 February 1978
 

Luis CruzLuis Cruz
28 April 1925
association football player
Jayson GrangerJayson Granger
15 September 1989
Basketball player

Rodrigo MoraRodrigo Mora
29 October 1987
Association football player

Julio AbbadieJulio Abbadie
07 September 1930
Association football player

Ondino VieraOndino Viera
10 September 1901
Association football player, Association football

Jorge Batlle IbáñezJorge Batlle Ibáñez
25 October 1927
President
Jorge Batlle IbáñezJorge Batlle Ibáñez
25 October 1927
President

Gonzalo RodríguezGonzalo Rodríguez
22 January 1971
 

Maximiliano PereiraMaximiliano Pereira
08 June 1984
Footballer

Diego PérezDiego Pérez
18 May 1980
Footballer
Julio María Sanguinetti CoiroloJulio María Sanguinetti Coirolo
06 January 1936
President

Álvaro PereiraÁlvaro Pereira
28 November 1985
Association football player
Álvaro RecobaÁlvaro Recoba
17 March 1980
association football player