José Mujica is an Uruguayan retired politician. From 2010 to 2015, Mujica served as the president of Uruguay. A well-known philanthropist, Mujica won the hearts of many for his donation of 90 percent of his monthly salary to charities. Due to his generosity and austere lifestyle, José Mujica has often been referred to as the world's humblest head of state.
Tabaré Vázquez was a Uruguayan politician who served as the 39th and 41st president of Uruguay from 2005 to 2010 and from 2015 to 2020 respectively. The first socialist president of Uruguay, Vázquez's first presidency strengthened the country's diplomatic ties with Argentina and Brazil. In 2006, Tabaré Vázquez was honored by WHO for implementing strict tobacco control laws in Uruguay.
Lucia Topolansky is a Uruguayan politician best known for her service as the Vice President of Uruguay from 13 September 2017 to 1 March 2020. She also served as a Senator from 2005 to 2017 and as the First Lady of her country from 2010 to 2015.
José Gervasio Artigas was a Uruguayan military general, political leader, and statesman. Considered a national hero in Uruguay, Artigas played a major role in the Latin American wars of independence against the Hispanic Monarchy. Apart from monuments and statues that have been erected in his honor, several public places have also been named after José Gervasio Artigas.
Juan María Bordaberry was a Uruguayan politician best remembered for his service as the President of Uruguay from 1972 to 1976. He served as constitutional President from 1972 to 1973 and then as the chief of a civilian-military dictatorship until 1976. An important politician, Bordaberry also served as the Minister of Agriculture from 14 October 1969 to 1 February 1972.
José Batlle y Ordóñez was a Uruguayan politician best remembered for his service as the President of Uruguay on two occasions. He held the president's office from 1903 to 1907 and again from 1911 to 1915. He was also appointed as the acting president in 1899. Batlle is credited with modernizing the country by introducing extensive welfare state reforms.
Beatriz Argimón is a Uruguayan notary and politician. She is the current Vice President of Uruguay and the first woman to have been elected to that position. She also served as the President of the National Party from 2018 to 2020. Beatriz Argimón is also a women's rights activist; she is credited with co-founding the Network of Political Women.
Luis Alberto Lacalle is a Uruguayan politician and lawyer. From 1990 to 1995, he served as the 36th president of Uruguay. Over the years, he has been an important member of the National Party, serving as its chairman from 1999 to 2004 and again from 2009 to 2011.
Julio María Sanguinetti Coirolo is a Uruguayan politician, journalist, and lawyer. He is best known for his service as the President of Uruguay from 1985 to 1990 and again from 1995 to 2000. An influential politician, Julio María Sanguinetti Coirolo has also served as the Minister of Industry and Commerce as well as the Minister of Education and Culture.
Jorge Batlle was a Uruguayan lawyer and politician best remembered for his service as the President of Uruguay from 2000 to 2005. During his presidency, Batlle managed to save Uruguay from a serious economic crisis which earned him praises from world leaders. Jorge Batlle also maintained strong diplomatic ties with the USA.
Aparicio Méndez was a Uruguayan political figure who served as a de facto President of the country from 1976 to 1981. Prior to his participation in the civilian-military administration of Uruguay, Aparicio Méndez served as the Minister of Public Health from 13 April 1961 to 16 June 1964.
Manuel Oribe was a Uruguayan politician who served as the second Constitutional President of the country from 1 March 1835 to 24 October 1838. He is credited with founding the famous National Party, the oldest political party in the country.
Julia Pou is a Uruguayan politician who served as Senator of Uruguay from 2000 to 2005. She also served as the First Lady of Uruguay from 1990 to 1995 when her husband Luis Alberto Lacalle served as the President of Uruguay. Julia Pou's son Luis Lacalle Pou is the current President of Uruguay.
Carolina Cosse is a Uruguayan politician and engineer best known for her service as the Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining from March 2, 2015 to January 23, 2019. She also served as the Senator of Uruguay for nine months in 2020. Carolina Cosse is currently serving as Intendant of Montevideo.
Pedro Bordaberry is a Uruguayan political figure who served as a Senator from 2010 to 2020. A prominent politician, Bordaberry also served as the Minister of Tourism and Sports between 2003 and 2005.
Macarena Gelman is a Uruguayan politician and activist. She is best known as the granddaughter of Argentine poet Juan Gelman, who launched a manhunt to discover his lost grandchild. Macarena Gelman's parents were murdered in the aftermath of the Argentine military junta and Gelman was placed for adoption. She was discovered in the early 2000s.
Luis Batlle Berres was a Uruguayan political figure best remembered for his service as the President of Uruguay from 2 August 1947 to 1 March 1951. From 1955 to 1956, he served as the President of the National Council of Government. An important politician, Batlle Berres also served as the Vice President of Uruguay for a brief period in 1947.
Baltasar Brum was a Uruguayan political figure best remembered for his service as the President of Uruguay from 1919 to 1923. He is also remembered for serving as the Prime Minister of Uruguay from 1929 to 1931. Such is his popularity that a town in Uruguay's Artigas Department is named in his honor.
Florencio Sánchez was a Uruguayan playwright, political figure, and journalist. He is best remembered for his immense contibution to theater in the River Plate area of Uruguay and Argentina; he is counted among the founding fathers of theater in the region. Florencio Sánchez is considered Uruguay's leading playwright.
Wilson Ferreira Aldunate was a Uruguayan politician best remembered as one of the most prominent members of the National Party. He served as the Minister of Agriculture and as a Senator during his illustrious political career. Although he was a fierce opposer of the Colorado Party, Wilson Ferreira Aldunate was counted amongst the more liberal members of the National Party.
Laura Raffo is a Uruguayan businesswoman, economist, and politician. Raffo is best known for her managerial roles in prestigious organizations like Microsoft, ESPN, and PGG Wrightson. An important member of the National Party, Laura Raffo was made the president of the party's Montevideo Departmental Commission in 2020.
Líber Seregni was a Uruguayan politician and military officer. After joining the Army in 1931, Seregni rose to the rank of General in 1963. As far as his political career is concerned, Seregni left the Colorado Party in 1971 and formed a left-wing political coalition called Broad Front. He also made two unsuccessful run for president in 1971 and 1989.
Ana Olivera is a Uruguayan politician and professor. She is best known for her service as the Deputy Minister of Social Development of Uruguay from 2005 to 2010 and again from 2015 to 2020. Ana Olivera also served as the Intendant of Montevideo from 2010 to 2015.
Irene Moreira is a Uruguayan lawyer, politician, and rural businesswoman. She is currently serving as the Minister of Housing and Territorial Planning of Uruguay. Irene Moreira was a member of the National Party from 1984 to 2019. Since 2019, she has been a member of a party called Open Cabildo (CA).
Eduardo Acevedo Díaz was a Uruguayan writer, journalist, and politician. An influential politician, Diaz is credited with militarizing the National Party. Eduardo Acevedo Díaz was also a prolific writer and is credited with founding the Uruguayan Magazine in 1875.