list of famous spanish people ...


famous spanish people

famous spanish people throughout the ages ...


With their passionate temperament, the Spanish are definitely inclined towards all things related to song, dance, romance, acting, and painting.

They really know how to touch your soul, and instinctively understand your deeper feelings.

But, not all well-known Spaniards are Arts oriented.

For example, you'll also discover a good sprinkling of scientists and sports people.

Anyway, below is a list of just some renowned Spaniards throughout the ages. It's in alphabetical order, and lists only native Spaniards ... for example, I've not mentioned El Greco because he originated from Greece.



actors


Antonio Banderas (born 1960)
Pen lope Cruz (born 1974)
Sara Montiel

You'll find more information on Spanish actors on this page ... or click here to learn more about famous Spanish actresses.


architects


Ricardo Bofill
Santiago Calatrava
Ildefons Cerd (1815-1876)
Antoni Gaud (1852-1926)

authors


Mateo Aleman (1547-c1609)
Jacinto Benavente
Pedro Calder n de la Barca - playwright and poet
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) - author of El Quijote
Federico Garc a Lorca (1898-1936) - Spanish poet
Salvador de Madariaga
Tirso de Molina - playwright
Agust n Moreto y Cavana - playwright
Francisco de Quevedo
Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla - playwright
Juan Ruiz de Alarc n - playwright
Garcilaso de Vega
F lix Lope de Vega
Jos Zorrilla y Moral - poet

directors (movie)


Luis Bu uel
Pedro Almod var
Alejandro Amen bar

explorers


Hern n Cort s - Spanish conquistador
Vasco N ez de Balboa (c1475-1519) - first to sight the Pacific
Francisco Pizarro (1471-1541) - conqueror of Inca Empire

Please go along here for more details about exciting famous Spanish explorers.


leaders


El Cid (c1045-1099) - Spanish knight and hero
Buenaventura Durruti (1896-1936)
Francisco Franco (1892-1975)

musicians


Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909)
Pau Casals (1876-1973)
Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
Enrique Granados
Joaqu n Turina

painters


Salvador Dal (1904-1989)
Francisco Goya (1746-1828)
Joan Mir (1893-1983)
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Diego Vel zquez (1599-1660)
Ignacio Zuloaga (1870-1945)
Francisco de Zurbar n (1598-1644)

Want to read more about famous Spanish artists?... Go along to this page.


philosophers


Maim nides (1135-1204)
George Santayana (1863-1952)
Jos Ortega y Gasset

scientists


Algafequi - glasses inventor
Gregorio Maran n
Severo Ochoa de Albornoz (1905-1993)
Joan Or
Isaac Peral
Santiago Ram n y Cajal (1852-1934) - father of Neuroscience
Miguel Servet
Leonardo Torres y Quevedo - Spanish inventor

singers


Miguel Bos
Montserrat Caball
Jos Carreras
Pl cido Domingo
Enrique Iglesias
Julio Iglesias
Alfredo Kraus
La Pandilla
Raphael
Melody Ruiz Guti rrez
Alejandro Sanz
Camilo Sesto
Camar n de la Isla

You'll discover more information and photos of famous Spanish singers here.


sports


Severiano Ballesteros - golfer
Galo Blanco - tennis player
Fermin Cacho Ruiz - athlete, Olympic Gold Medalist
Pedro Carrasco - world champion boxer
Javier Castillejo - world champion boxer
Juan Carlos Ferrero - tennis player
Sergio Garcia - golfer
Pau Gasol - NA basketball player
Luis Miguel Gonz lez Lucas - bullfighter (father of Miguel Bos )
Miguel Indur in - cyclist
Carlos Moya - tennis player
Jos Maria Olaz bal - golfer
Ra l - football player
Carlos Sainz - rally driver
Arantxa Sanchez Vicario - tennis player
Cristina Sanchez - bullfighter
Javier Sanchez - tennis player, brother of Arantxa
Fernando Torres - footballer

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