Find out more about the greatest Uruguayans, including Edinson Cavani, Eduardo Galeano, Luis Suarez, Jorge Drexler and José Mujica.

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
(Footballer)

14 February 1987

José MujicaJosé Mujica
(Former President of Uruguay)

20 May 1935

Tabaré VázquezTabaré Vázquez
(President of Uruguay)

17 January 1940

Luis SuarezLuis Suarez
(Uruguayan Footballer)

24 January 1987

Sofia BalbiSofia Balbi
(Wife of Luis Suarez)

10 November 1989

Eduardo GaleanoEduardo Galeano
(Writer)

03 September 1940

Jorge DrexlerJorge Drexler
(Singer-songwriter)

21 September 1964

Carlos Páez VilaróCarlos Páez Vilaró
(Artist)

01 November 1923

Cristina Peri RossiCristina Peri Rossi
(Novelist)

12 November 1941

Joaquín Torres GarcíaJoaquín Torres García
(Artist)

28 July 1874

Luis Alberto LacalleLuis Alberto Lacalle
(Former President of Uruguay)

13 July 1941

Ruben RadaRuben Rada
(Composer)

17 July 1943

Diego ForlánDiego Forlán
(Footballer)

19 May 1979

Diego GodínDiego Godín
(Footballer)

16 February 1986

Fernando MusleraFernando Muslera
(Association football player)

16 June 1986

Martín CáceresMartín Cáceres
(Uruguayan footballer)

07 April 1987

Diego LaxaltDiego Laxalt
(Association football player)

07 February 1993

Sebastián CoatesSebastián Coates
(Association football player)

07 October 1990

Natalia OreiroNatalia Oreiro
(Actor, Singer, Model)

19 May 1977

Enzo FrancescoliEnzo Francescoli
(Association football player)

12 November 1961

Sebastián AbreuSebastián Abreu
(Association football player)

17 October 1976

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

15 November 1967

Diego LuganoDiego Lugano
(Association football player)

02 November 1980

Nicolás LodeiroNicolás Lodeiro
(Association football player)

21 March 1989

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

22 December 1926

Gabe SaportaGabe Saporta
(Singer)

11 October 1979

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

31 December 1878

Walter GarganoWalter Gargano
(Association football player)

23 July 1984

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

14 September 1920

Pablo CuevasPablo Cuevas
(Tennis player)

01 January 1986

Paolo MonteroPaolo Montero
(Association football player)

03 September 1971

Bruno FornaroliBruno Fornaroli
(Association football player)

07 September 1987

José Gervasio ArtigasJosé Gervasio Artigas
(Politician)

19 June 1764

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

31 October 1953

Comte de LautréamontComte de Lautréamont
(Poet, Writer)

04 April 1846

Marcelo ZalayetaMarcelo Zalayeta
(Association football player)

05 December 1978

Luis Suárez MiramontesLuis Suárez Miramontes
(Footballer)

02 May 1935

Walter PandianiWalter Pandiani
(Association football player)

27 April 1976

Miguel BritosMiguel Britos
(Association football player)

17 July 1985

Fede AlvarezFede Alvarez

09 February 1978

Jayson GrangerJayson Granger
(Basketball player)

15 September 1989

Rodrigo MoraRodrigo Mora
(Association football player)

29 October 1987

Juan Carlos OnettiJuan Carlos Onetti
(writer, journalist)

01 July 1909

Luis CruzLuis Cruz
(association football player)

28 April 1925

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

10 September 1901

Julio AbbadieJulio Abbadie
(Association football player)

07 September 1930

Maximiliano PereiraMaximiliano Pereira
(Footballer)

08 June 1984

Gonzalo RodríguezGonzalo Rodríguez

22 January 1971

Jorge Batlle IbáñezJorge Batlle Ibáñez
(President)

25 October 1927

Jorge Batlle IbáñezJorge Batlle Ibáñez
(President)

25 October 1927

Diego PérezDiego Pérez
(Footballer)

18 May 1980

Julio María Sanguinetti CoiroloJulio María Sanguinetti Coirolo
(President)

06 January 1936

Álvaro PereiraÁlvaro Pereira
(Association football player)

28 November 1985

Álvaro RecobaÁlvaro Recoba
(association football player)

17 March 1980