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Philip II of Spain
(King of Spain (1556 - 1598), King of Portugal (1580 - 1598))
Philip II of Spain
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Birthdate: May 21, 1527
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 13, 1598
Philip II, son of Charles V, was a 16-th century king of Spain and Portugal. Also known as Philip the Prudent, he became the king of Ireland and England through his marriage to Mary I. Following Mary’s death, he attempted to overthrow Elizabeth I with his armada invasions, but failed.
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Henry IV of Castile
(King)
Henry IV of Castile
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Birthdate: January 5, 1425
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: December 11, 1474
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Fernando Cayo
(Actor)
Fernando Cayo
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Birthdate: April 22, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Carlos, Prince of Asturias
(Prince)
Carlos, Prince of Asturias
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 8, 1545
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: July 24, 1568
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Philip IV of Spain
(King of Portugal (1621 - 1640), King of Spain (1621 - 1665))
Philip IV of Spain
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Birthdate: April 8, 1605
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 17, 1665

Philip IV of Spain was the king of Spain from 1621 to 1665 and the king of Portugal from 1621 to 1640. He was a fine horseman and a keen hunter but was considered a weak ruler with excessive dependence on the ministers. Even though the Spanish empire expanded considerably during his reign, he was not a popular king.

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José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
(Prime Minister of Spain from 2004 to 2011)
José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 4, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
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Anne of Austria
(Queen Consort of France from 1615 to 1643)
Anne of Austria
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Birthdate: September 22, 1601
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 20, 1666

Spanish princess Anne of Austria was also an archduchess of the House of Habsburg. She later became the queen of France, as King Louis XIII’s wife, and also ruled as the regent for her son, Louis XIV. She is one of main characters in The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas.

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Concha Velasco
(Actress)
Concha Velasco
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Birthdate: November 29, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Spanish actor and TV presenter Concha Velasco initially trained in dance and performed in a revue with Celia Gámez. She later gained fame with films such as Tormento and was critically praised for her performance as Teresa of Ávila in the mini-series Teresa de Jesús.

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Sancho IV of Castile
(King)
Sancho IV of Castile
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Birthdate: May 12, 1258
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: April 25, 1295
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Miriam González Durántez
(Spanish Lawyer)
Miriam González Durántez
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 31, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Miguel Delibes
(One of the Leading Figures of Post-Civil War Spanish Literature)
Miguel Delibes
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 17, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 12, 2010

Spanish author Miguel Delibes was a significant member of the Generation of '36 movement and is remembered for his realist fiction. He had been part of the Spanish navy and initially worked as a newspaper caricaturist. Many of his works, such as El camino, were later made into films.

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Ignacio Martín-Baró
(Psychologist)
Ignacio Martín-Baró
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Birthdate: November 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: November 16, 1989
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Irina Fetisova
(Russian Volleyball Player)
Irina Fetisova
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 7, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Rubén Baraja
(Association football player, Association football manager)
Rubén Baraja
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 11, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Inés Sastre
(Actress, Model)
Inés Sastre
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Birthdate: November 21, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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José Zorrilla
(Spanish Poet and Dramatist Known for His Play 'Don Juan Tenorio')
José Zorrilla
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 21, 1817
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 23, 1893

A nationalist poet and playwright, José Zorrilla was a major figure of the Spanish Romantic movement. Though he initially studied law, he later switched to literature. He is remembered for his verse legend collection Cantos del trovador and his iconic play Don Juan Tenorio.

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Henry I of Castile
(King)
Henry I of Castile
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Birthdate: April 14, 1204
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: June 6, 1217
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Elvira Minguez
(Actress)
Elvira Minguez
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Birthdate: July 23, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
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Pedro Ponce de León
(Spanish Benedictine Monk)
Pedro Ponce de León
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1520 AD
Died: 1584 AD

A Spanish benediction monk, Pedro Ponce de León is best remembered for his pioneering work, which helped several deaf persons to speak and write.  Although he was not the creator of the modern sign language, he has been credited with developing manual alphabets based on monastic sign language, which was quite effective in achieving its objective.    

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Pedro de Peralta
(Governor)
Pedro de Peralta
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1584 AD
Died: 1666 AD
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Raúl González
(Spanish Retired Handball Player)
Raúl González
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 8, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Julián Marías
(Philosopher)
Julián Marías
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Birthdate: June 17, 1914
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: December 15, 2005
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Jorge Guillén
(Spanish Poet Best Known for His Work ‘Cantico’)
Jorge Guillén
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 18, 1893
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: February 6, 1984

Spanish lyric poet Jorge Guillén was known for using a variety of meters and verbs. The son of a newspaper publisher, Guillén initially taught Spanish at the universities of Paris, Seville, and Oxford. Part of the Generation of '27, he is best remembered for his poetry collection Cántico.

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Rosa Chacel
(Writer)
Rosa Chacel
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 3, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: July 27, 1994
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Iván Zarandona
(Equatorial Guinean Sports Agent and Former Footballer Defensive Midfielder)
Iván Zarandona
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Antonio Escobar y Mendoza
(Writer)
Antonio Escobar y Mendoza
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1589 AD
Died: July 4, 1669
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Luis Méndez de Haro
(Spanish Nobleman, Politician and General)
Luis Méndez de Haro
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 17, 1598
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: November 26, 1661

Luis Méndez de Haro began his political career under the guidance of his uncle, Gaspar de Guzmán, who was the chief minister of King Philip IV and whom he succeeded. He also struck a peace deal, putting an end to a long war with France, with the Peace of the Pyrenees.

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Vicente Escudero
(Flamenco Dancer)
Vicente Escudero
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: October 27, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: December 4, 1980
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Gaspar Núñez de Arce
(Poet)
Gaspar Núñez de Arce
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 4, 1832
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 9, 1903
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Benjamín Zarandona
(Equatorial Guinean Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Benjamín Zarandona
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 2, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Jade Boho
(Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
Jade Boho
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Enrique Flórez
(Spanish Historian and Numismatist)
Enrique Flórez
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Birthdate: July 21, 1702
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: August 20, 1773
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Yanira Domingo
(Reality Star Who Appeared on Mujeres, Hombres y Viceversa)
Yanira Domingo
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Birthdate: August 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo