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.
Luis SuarezLuis Suarez
24 January 1987
Uruguayan Footballer
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

Eduardo GaleanoEduardo Galeano
03 September 1940
Writer

Jorge DrexlerJorge Drexler
21 September 1964
Singer-songwriter
Luis Alberto LacalleLuis Alberto Lacalle
13 July 1941
Former President of Uruguay

Carlos Páez VilaróCarlos Páez Vilaró
01 November 1923
Artist

Sofia BalbiSofia Balbi
10 November 1989
Wife of Luis Suarez
Cristina Peri RossiCristina Peri Rossi
12 November 1941
Novelist

Ruben RadaRuben Rada
17 July 1943
Composer
Joaquín Torres GarcíaJoaquín Torres García
28 July 1874
Artist

Federico VigevaniFederico Vigevani
01 October 1994
YouTube Star

Diego ForlánDiego Forlán
19 May 1979
Footballer

Diego GodínDiego Godín
16 February 1986
Footballer

Gus PoyetGus Poyet
15 November 1967
Association football player, Association football
Sebastián AbreuSebastián Abreu
17 October 1976
Association football player

Diego LaxaltDiego Laxalt
07 February 1993
Association football player

Fernando MusleraFernando Muslera
16 June 1986
Association football player

Luis Suárez MiramontesLuis Suárez Miramontes
02 May 1935
Footballer
Fede AlvarezFede Alvarez
09 February 1978
 

Álvaro RecobaÁlvaro Recoba
17 March 1980
association football player
Sebastián CoatesSebastián Coates
07 October 1990
Association football player

Natalia OreiroNatalia Oreiro
19 May 1977
Actor, Singer, Model

Natalia CigliutiNatalia Cigliuti
06 September 1978
Actress
Martín CáceresMartín Cáceres
07 April 1987
Uruguayan footballer

Pablo CuevasPablo Cuevas
01 January 1986
Tennis player
Mario BenedettiMario Benedetti
14 September 1920
Poet, Writer, Journalist, Novelist, Essayist

Enzo FrancescoliEnzo Francescoli
12 November 1961
Association football player

Gabe SaportaGabe Saporta
11 October 1979
Singer
Carlos Páez RodríguezCarlos Páez Rodríguez
31 October 1953
Writer, Motivational speaker, Businessperson

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Angel BonanniAngel Bonanni
07 February 1972
Actor
Diego LuganoDiego Lugano
02 November 1980
Association football player

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

Lorena Ponce de LeonLorena Ponce de Leon
06 October 1976
Architect

Maximiliano PereiraMaximiliano Pereira
08 June 1984
Footballer
Walter GarganoWalter Gargano
23 July 1984
Association football player
Lucia TopolanskyLucia Topolansky
25 September 1944
President of the Senate of Uruguay

Paolo MonteroPaolo Montero
03 September 1971
Association football player

Bruno FornaroliBruno Fornaroli
07 September 1987
Association football player

Marco BanderasMarco Banderas
13 October 1967
Pornographic actor
Comte de LautréamontComte de Lautréamont
04 April 1846
Poet, Writer

Nicolás LodeiroNicolás Lodeiro
21 March 1989
Association football player

Tab RamosTab Ramos
21 September 1966
Soccer player

Walter PandianiWalter Pandiani
27 April 1976
Association football player

Marcelo ZalayetaMarcelo Zalayeta
05 December 1978
Association football player
José Gervasio ArtigasJosé Gervasio Artigas
19 June 1764
Politician

Kenya MoriKenya Mori
15 January 1976
Actress
Álvaro PereiraÁlvaro Pereira
28 November 1985
Association football player

Erwin SchrottErwin Schrott
21 December 1972
Bass-baritone

Martin MendezMartin Mendez
06 April 1978
Bassist
Beatriz ArgimonBeatriz Argimon
14 August 1961
Vice President of Uruguay

Santiago VescoviSantiago Vescovi
14 September 2001
Basketball player
Alcides GhiggiaAlcides Ghiggia
22 December 1926
Association football player, Association football

Jayson GrangerJayson Granger
15 September 1989
Basketball player

Juan Alberto SchiaffinoJuan Alberto Schiaffino
28 July 1925
Footballer

Gonzalo RodríguezGonzalo Rodríguez
22 January 1971
 

Juan María BordaberryJuan María Bordaberry
17 June 1928
Politician
Alfredo EvangelistaAlfredo Evangelista
03 December 1954
Boxer

Gustavo RojoGustavo Rojo
05 September 1923
Actor

Mauricio RosencofMauricio Rosencof
30 June 1933
Playwright

George HiltonGeorge Hilton
16 July 1934
Film actor
Joaquín Torres-GarcíaJoaquín Torres-García
28 July 1874
Artist

Julio María Sanguinetti CoiroloJulio María Sanguinetti Coirolo
06 January 1936
President
José Batlle y OrdóñezJosé Batlle y Ordóñez
21 May 1856
Politician

Jules LaforgueJules Laforgue
16 August 1860
Poet

Aparicio MéndezAparicio Méndez
24 August 1904
President
Juan Carlos OnettiJuan Carlos Onetti
01 July 1909
writer, journalist

Gastón ReynoGastón Reyno
11 November 1986
Taekwondo artist
Marcelo BuquetMarcelo Buquet
04 October 1963
Actor

Raúl SendicRaúl Sendic
16 March 1926
Lawyer

Delmira AgustiniDelmira Agustini
24 October 1886
Poet
Juana de IbarbourouJuana de Ibarbourou
08 March 1892
Uruguayan poet

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

José Enrique RodóJosé Enrique Rodó
15 July 1871
Essayist

Diego PérezDiego Pérez
18 May 1980
Footballer

China ZorrillaChina Zorrilla
14 March 1922
Actress
Nicolás FurtadoNicolás Furtado
06 February 1988
Actor
Elli MedeirosElli Medeiros
18 January 1956
Singer

Luiz Eduardo GaragorriLuiz Eduardo Garagorri
28 May 1989
Mixed martial artist

Laura PrietoLaura Prieto
21 November 1985
Model

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

Carolina CosseCarolina Cosse
25 December 1961
Politician

Miguel BritosMiguel Britos
17 July 1985
Association football player

Fernando ClavijoFernando Clavijo
23 January 1956
Football Coach

Rubén PazRubén Paz
08 August 1959
Association football player
Manuel OribeManuel Oribe
26 August 1792
Politician

Eduardo FrancoEduardo Franco
15 March 1945
Singer
Victor Hugo MoralesVictor Hugo Morales
26 December 1947
Journalist

Alfredo ZitarrosaAlfredo Zitarrosa
10 March 1936
Singer-songwriter
Mónica FarroMónica Farro
28 February 1976
Theatre actress
Daniel HendlerDaniel Hendler
03 January 1976
Actor