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.


Antonio Banderas (born 1960)
Penélope 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.


Ricardo Bofill
Santiago Calatrava
Ildefons Cerdà (1815-1876)
Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926)


Mateo Aleman (1547-c1609)
Jacinto Benavente
Pedro Calderón de la Barca - playwright and poet
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) - author of El Quijote
Federico García Lorca (1898-1936) - Spanish poet
Salvador de Madariaga
Tirso de Molina - playwright
Agustín Moreto y Cavana - playwright
Francisco de Quevedo
Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla - playwright
Juan Ruiz de Alarcón - playwright
Garcilaso de Vega
Félix Lope de Vega
José Zorrilla y Moral - poet

directors (movie)

Luis Buñuel
Pedro Almodóvar
Alejandro Amenábar


Hernán Cortés - Spanish conquistador
Vasco Núñez 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.


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


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


Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)
Francisco Goya (1746-1828)
Joan Miró (1893-1983)
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Diego Velázquez (1599-1660)
Ignacio Zuloaga (1870-1945)
Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1644)

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


Maimónides (1135-1204)
George Santayana (1863-1952)
José Ortega y Gasset


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


Miguel Bosé
Montserrat Caballé
José Carreras
Plácido Domingo
Enrique Iglesias
Julio Iglesias
Alfredo Kraus
La Pandilla
Melody Ruiz Gutiérrez
Alejandro Sanz
Camilo Sesto
Camarón de la Isla

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


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 González Lucas - bullfighter (father of Miguel Bosé)
Miguel Induráin - cyclist
Carlos Moya - tennis player
José Maria Olazábal - golfer
Raúl - 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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