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list of that are famous or notable. (In alphabetical order within categories.) Spaniards
Authors Mateo Alemán (1547-c. 1609) Vicente Aleixandre (1888-1984) Jacinto Benavente (1866-1954) Pedro Calderón de la Barca (1600-1681), playwright and poet Camilo José Cela (1916-2002), novelist Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616), writer of El Quijote, or Don Quixote Antonio Gala Benito Pérez Galdós Federico García Lorca (1898-1936), poet and playwright Luis de Góngora, poet and priest Jon Juaristi Salvador de Madariaga Joanot Martorell Tirso de Molina (1571-1648), playwright Agustín Moreto y Cavana, playwright Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos (1744-1811), statesman and author Leandro Fernández de Moratín (1760-1828), dramatist and neoclassical poet José Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955), author Francisco de Quevedo (1580-1645) Fernando de Rojas Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla, playwright Juan Ruiz de Alarcón, playwright Miguel Unamuno (1864-1931), existentialist author Garcilaso de la Vega (1501-1586), poet Félix Lope de Vega (1562-1635), poet and playwright José Zorrilla y Moral, poet and playwright
Leaders José María Aznar (born 1953), former prime minister José Antonio Cánovas del Castillo prime minister and historian Ruy Díaz de Vivar, El Cid (c. 1045-1099), Spanish knight and hero Buenaventura Durruti (1896-1936) Francisco Franco (1892-1975) Juan Carlos de Borbón (born 1938) Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, El Gran Capitán, (1453-1515) Felipe González (born 1942), former prime minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero (born 1960), prime minister Trajan (53-117), Roman Emperor, 98-117 Queen Isabella I, Queen of Spain (1451-1504)
Sports Fernando Alonso (born 1981), Formula One driver Severiano Ballesteros, golfer Galo Blanco, tennis player Fermin Cacho Ruiz, athlete, Olympic 1,500 Gold Medalist Pedro Carrasco, world champion boxer Javier Castillejo, world champion boxer Juan Carlos Ferrero, tennis player, French Open champion Sergio García, golfer Pau Gasol, NBA basketball player Miguel Induráin, Tour de France champion cyclist Carlos Moya, tennis player José Maria Olazábal, golfer Manuel Orantes (born 1949), champion tennis player Raúl, football player Carlos Sainz, rally driver Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, tennis player, French Open champion Javier Sanchez, tennis player, brother of Arantxa Manuel Santana (born 1938), champion tennis player
Others Ferrán Adriá, cook Karlos Arguiñano, cook and entertainer Carlos D. Cidon, chef Joaquin Cortes, dancer Luis Miguel González Lucas, better known as Luis Miguel Dominguín, bullfighter, father of Miguel Bosé Chabeli Iglesias, reporter, daughter of Julio Iglesias Federica Montseny, anarchist, politician, writer Sean Piniero, drug dealer Diego Salcedo, priest, first Spaniard killed by Puerto Rican Taínos Juan Sánchez Vidal, renowned collector Pedro Subijana, cook Cristina Sánchez, bullfighter Aguas Santas Ocana Navarro, first lady of Honduras Torquemada, inquisitor
See also: List of people by nationality, List of Catalans, list of Spanish language poets, List of Spanish monarchs
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