100 Notable alumni of
Complutense University of Madrid

The Complutense University of Madrid is 43rd in the world, 12th in Europe, and 1st in Spain by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from the Complutense University of Madrid sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff. 7 individuals affiliated with the Complutense University of Madrid won Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine and Literature.

  1. Julio Iglesias

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    Julio Iglesias
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Enrolled in the Complutense University of Madrid
    Graduated with licentiate in law
    Occupations
    singermusiciansongwriterrecording artistassociation football player
    Biography

    Julio José Iglesias de la Cueva is a Spanish singer, songwriter and former professional footballer. Iglesias is recognized as the most commercially successful continental European singer in the world and one of the top record sellers in music history, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide in 14 languages. It is estimated that during his career he has performed in more than 5000 concerts, for over 60 million people in five continents. In April 2013, Iglesias was inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame.

  2. Mario Vargas Llosa

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    Mario Vargas Llosa
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Literature in 2010
    Born in
    Peru Flag Peru
    Years
    1936-.. (age 85)
    Enrolled in the Complutense University of Madrid
    1958-1971 graduated with doctorate
    Occupations
    novelistdramaturgepoliticianjournalistessayist
    Biography

    Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas Llosa, 1st Marquis of Vargas Llosa, more commonly known as Mario Vargas Llosa, is a Peruvian writer, journalist, essayist, college professor, and a former politician. Vargas Llosa is one of Latin America's most significant novelists and essayists, and one of the leading writers of his generation. Some critics consider him to have had a larger international impact and worldwide audience than any other writer of the Latin American Boom. In 2010 he won the Nobel Prize in Literature, "for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt, and defeat." He also won the 1967 Rómulo Gallegos Prize, the 1986 Prince of Asturias Award, the 1994 Miguel de Cervantes Prize, the 1995 Jerusalem Prize, the 2012 Carlos Fuentes International Prize, and the 2018 Pablo Neruda Order of Artistic and Cultural Merit.

  3. José Rizal

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    José Rizal
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1861-1896 (aged 35)
    Occupations
    writerlinguistophthalmologistartistpainter
    Biography

    José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda was a Filipino nationalist and polymath during the tail end of the Spanish colonial period of the Philippines. He is considered the national hero (pambansang bayani) of the Philippines. An ophthalmologist by profession, Rizal became a writer and a key member of the Filipino Propaganda Movement, which advocated political reforms for the colony under Spain.

  4. Queen Letizia of Spain

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    Queen Letizia of Spain
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    journalistwritertelevision presenter
    Biography

    Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano is Queen of Spain as the wife of King Felipe VI. She came from a middle-class family and worked as a journalist for ABC and EFE before becoming a news anchor at CNN+ and Televisión Española. In 2004, she married Felipe, then Prince of Asturias and heir apparent to the Spanish throne. Their daughters, Leonor and Sofía, were born in 2005 and 2007 respectively. As Princess of Asturias, Letizia represented her father-in-law, King Juan Carlos, in Spain and abroad. On her father-in-law's abdication in June 2014, Felipe and Letizia became king and queen.

  5. Pedro Sánchez

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    Pedro Sánchez
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomist
    Biography

    Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón is a Spanish politician who has been Prime Minister of Spain since June 2018. He has also been Secretary-General of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) since June 2017, having previously held that office from 2014 to 2016.

  6. Luis Buñuel

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    Luis Buñuel
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1900-1983 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriteractorfilm editorwriter
    Biography

    Luis Buñuel Portolés was a Spanish filmmaker who worked in France, Mexico, and Spain.

  7. Seo Ye-ji

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    Seo Ye-ji
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1990-.. (age 31)
    Enrolled in the Complutense University of Madrid
    Studied journalism
    Occupations
    actormodel
    Biography

    Seo Yea-ji is a South Korean actress. She began her acting career in the sitcom Potato Star 2013QR3 (2013–2014). This was followed by major roles in period drama Diary of a Night Watchman (2014), thriller Last (2015) and fantasy Moorim School: Saga of the Brave (2016). Her notable lead roles in television series include Save Me (2017), and Lawless Lawyer (2018). She rose to prominence with the romance drama It's Okay to Not Be Okay (2020).

  8. Pablo Iglesias Turrión

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    Pablo Iglesias Turrión
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    politicianpolitical scientistprofessor
    Biography

    Pablo Iglesias Turrión is a Spanish former politician who served as Second Deputy Prime Minister and as Minister of Social Rights and 2030 Agenda of the Government of Spain from 2020 to 2021. He was the Secretary-General of Podemos from 2014 until 2021, an organization he helped to establish.

  9. Miguel de Unamuno

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    Miguel de Unamuno
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1864-1936 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    poetphilosopherwriteressayistnovelist
    Biography

    Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo was a Spanish essayist, novelist, poet, playwright, philosopher, professor of Greek and Classics, and later rector at the University of Salamanca.

  10. Francisco Quevedo

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    Francisco Quevedo
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1580-1645 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    writerpoet
    Biography

    Francisco Gómez de Quevedo y Santibáñez Villegas, KOS was a Spanish nobleman, politician and writer of the Baroque era. Along with his lifelong rival, Luis de Góngora, Quevedo was one of the most prominent Spanish poets of the age. His style is characterized by what was called conceptismo. This style existed in stark contrast to Góngora's culteranismo.

  11. Alan García

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    Alan García
    Born in
    Peru Flag Peru
    Years
    1949-2019 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerwriter
    Biography

    Alan Gabriel Ludwig García Pérez was a Peruvian politician who served as President of Peru for two non-consecutive terms from 1985 to 1990 and from 2006 to 2011. He was the second leader of the Peruvian Aprista Party and to date the only party member ever to have served as President. Mentored by the founder of the APRA, Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre, he served in the Constituent Assembly of 1978–1979 presided over by his leader, which drafted the Constitution of 1979. Elected to the Chamber of Deputies in 1980. He was elected to the Presidency in the 1985 general election.

  12. Antonio Luna

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    Antonio Luna
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1866-1899 (aged 33)
    Occupations
    military officerpharmacistscientist
    Biography

    Antonio Narciso Luna de San Pedro y Novicio Ancheta was a Filipino army general who fought in the Spanish–American War, Philippine Revolution, and Philippine–American War before his assassination in 1899.

  13. Íñigo Errejón

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    Íñigo Errejón
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    politicianpolitical scientist
    Biography

    Íñigo Errejón Galván is a Spanish political scientist and politician, serving as member of the 14th Congress of Deputies.

  14. Arturo Pérez-Reverte

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    Arturo Pérez-Reverte
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Enrolled in the Complutense University of Madrid
    Studied Faculty of Information Sciences (Complutense University of Madrid)
    Occupations
    war correspondentwritereditor-in-chiefreporterscreenwriter
    Biography

    Arturo Pérez-Reverte Gutiérrez is a Spanish novelist and journalist. He worked as a war correspondent for RTVE and was a war correspondent for 21 years (1973–1994). His first novel, El húsar, set in the Napoleonic Wars, was released in 1986.

  15. Santiago Ramón y Cajal

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    Santiago Ramón y Cajal
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1906
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1852-1934 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    physicianneurologistchemistprofessorphotographer
    Biography

    Santiago Ramón y Cajal was a Spanish neuroscientist, pathologist, and histologist specializing in neuroanatomy and the central nervous system. He and Camillo Golgi received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1906. Ramón y Cajal was the first person of Spanish origin to win a scientific Nobel Prize. His original investigations of the microscopic structure of the brain made him a pioneer of modern neuroscience.

  16. Adolfo Suárez

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    Adolfo Suárez
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1932-2014 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Adolfo Suárez González, 1st Duke of Suárez was a Spanish lawyer and politician. Suárez was Spain's first democratically elected Prime Minister since the Second Spanish Republic and a key figure in the country's transition to democracy after the dictatorship of Francisco Franco.

  17. José María Aznar

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    José María Aznar
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politicianstatesperson
    Biography

    José María Alfredo Aznar López is a Spanish politician who was the Prime Minister of Spain from 1996 to 2004. He led the People's Party (PP), the dominant centre-right political party in the country at the time.

  18. Alejandro Amenábar

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    Alejandro Amenábar
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriteractorcomposerfilm producer
    Biography

    Alejandro Fernando Amenábar Cantos is a Spanish-Chilean film director, screenwriter and composer. Among other honors, he has won nine Goyas and two European Film Awards and one Academy Award. He has written (or co-written) the screenplays to all six of his films and composed almost all of their soundtracks.

  19. Sara Carbonero

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    Sara Carbonero
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    television presentersports journalistjournalistpresenterCuatro
    Biography

    Sara Carbonero Arévalo is a Spanish sports journalist. Since early 2000, she was a TV presenter for Telecinco, until she moved to Porto, in Portugal, when her husband Iker Casillas joined FC Porto in July 2015.

  20. Ramón Serrano Suñer

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    Ramón Serrano Suñer
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1901-2003 (aged 102)
    Occupations
    diplomatlawyerpoliticianState lawyer
    Biography

    Ramón Serrano Suñer, was a Spanish politician during the first stages of the Francoist dictatorship, between 1938 and 1942, when he held the posts of President of the FET y de las JONS caucus (1936), and then Interior Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister. A neofalangist originally from the CEDA, Serrano Suñer came to embody the most totalitarian impetus within the regime. Serrano Suñer was known for his pro-Third Reich stance during World War II, when he supported the sending of the Blue Division to fight along with the Wehrmacht on the Russian front. He was also the brother-in-law of the Spanish caudillo General Franco's wife Carmen Polo, for which he was nicknamed Cuñadísimo. (Franco himself was, officially, the generalísimo.)

  21. Isabel Díaz Ayuso

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    Isabel Díaz Ayuso
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    politiciancommunications adviser
    Biography

    Isabel Natividad Díaz Ayuso is a Spanish politician serving as the president of the Community of Madrid since 2019. A member of the People's Party, and the vice-secretary of communication and spokeswoman of the party's Madrilenian branch, she was the regional candidate for president of the Community of Madrid ahead of the 2019 Madrilenian regional election. Although her party lost the regional elections for the first time since May 1991, she was later elected President by the Assembly of Madrid. Her administration represented several firsts: it was the first time that the region was run by a coalition government—formed by Ayuso's own conservative People's Party (PP) and Citizens—and it was the first time that the far right, represented by Vox, propped up an autonomous executive in Madrid.

  22. Camilo José Cela

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    Camilo José Cela
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Literature in 1989
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1916-2002 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    writerpoetnovelistpoliticianjournalist
    Biography

    Camilo José Cela y Trulock, 1st Marquis of Iria Flavia was a Spanish novelist, poet, story writer and essayist associated with the Generation of '36 movement.

  23. Julio Iglesias, Jr

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    Julio Iglesias, Jr
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    singermodelactorfashion modelpianist
    Biography

    Julio José Iglesias Preysler is a Spanish singer. In 2008, he was declared the winner of the CMT competition Gone Country.

  24. Infanta Cristina of Spain

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    Infanta Cristina of Spain
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    sailor
    Biography

    Infanta Cristina of Spain is the younger daughter of King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofía. As of 2015 she is sixth in the line of succession to the Spanish throne, after her brother King Felipe VI's children, her sister Elena, and Elena's children.

  25. Ana Obregón

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    Ana Obregón
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    actorscreenwritertelevision presentersingerdancer
    Biography

    Ana Victoria García Obregón, better known as Ana Obregón, is a Spanish actress, television presenter, celebrity and socialite. Obregón has appeared in films from Spain, France, United States and Italy but she is best known for her high-profile personal life and her career as a television actress, most notably for her performances in the Spanish television series A las once en casa and Ana y los 7.

  26. Josep Borrell

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    Josep Borrell
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Enrolled in the Complutense University of Madrid
    1967-1972 graduated with Bachelor in Economics
    In 1976 graduated with doctorate
    Occupations
    politicianeconomisttrade unionistengineer
    Biography

    Josep Borrell Fontelles is a Spanish politician serving as High Representative of the European Union since 1 December 2019. A member of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), he served as President of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2007 and as Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation in the Government of Spain from 2018 to 2019.

  27. Cristina Cifuentes

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    Cristina Cifuentes
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Enrolled in the Complutense University of Madrid
    Graduated with Licentiate degree in Law
    Occupations
    civil servantpoliticianlawyer
    Biography

    María Cristina Cifuentes Cuencas is a former Spanish politician from the People's Party. She was the President of the Community of Madrid from 24 June 2015 to her 25 April 2018 resignation. From 16 January 2012 to 13 April 2015, she served as the Government Delegate in the Community of Madrid.

  28. Santiago Segura

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    Santiago Segura
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    actorfilm directorfilm producerscreenwriterwriter
    Biography

    Santiago Segura Silva is a Spanish filmmaker and actor, known for its pentalogy film series Torrente. He also worked to a lesser extent as a TV presenter, voice actor and comic writer, as well as being an original collector.

  29. Javier Ambrossi

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    Javier Ambrossi
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Enrolled in the Complutense University of Madrid
    Studied journalism
    Occupations
    film actortheatrical directorstage actorscreenwritertelevision actor
    Biography

    Francisco Javier García de la Camacha Gutiérrez-Ambrossi, better known as Javier Ambrossi, is a Spanish actor, stage, film and television director and writer. He is best known for creating and directing the musical La llamada and its film adaptation together with Javier Calvo, as well as the television series Paquita Salas and Veneno.

  30. Pablo Casado

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    Pablo Casado
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Pablo Casado Blanco is a Spanish politician and leader of the People's Party (PP). He is a member of the Congress of Deputies in representation of Madrid, having previously represented Ávila between 2011 and 2019. From 2015 to 2018, he also served as vice secretary general of communication of the PP. Since July 2018, he has been the president of the PP.

  31. Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba

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    Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1951-2019 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    chemistpoliticiansenior lecturer
    Biography

    Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba was a Spanish statesman, politician and chemist who served as Deputy Prime Minister of Spain from 2010 to 2011, and previously as Minister of Education from 1992 to 1993, as Minister of the Presidency from 1993 to 1996, as Minister of the Interior from 2006 to 2011 and as acting Minister of Defence between May and June 2008.

  32. Cayetana Guillén Cuervo

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    Cayetana Guillén Cuervo
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Enrolled in the Complutense University of Madrid
    Studied journalism
    Occupations
    actortelevision presenterjournalist
    Biography

    Cayetana Guillén Cuervo is a Spanish actress, journalist and TV presenter. Her parents, Fernando Guillén and Gemma Cuervo, and her brother, Fernando are also actors.

  33. Fernando Savater

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    Fernando Savater
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    professor of philosophywriteractivist
    Biography

    Fernando Fernández-Savater Martín is a Spanish philosopher, essayist and author.

  34. Ana Rosa Quintana

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    Ana Rosa Quintana
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    journalisttelevision presenter
    Biography

    Ana Rosa Quintana Hortal is a Spanish journalist and television presenter.

  35. Eduard Punset

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    Eduard Punset
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1936-2019 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    economistlawyerpoliticianuniversity teacherwriter
    Biography

    Eduard Punset i Casals was a Spanish politician, lawyer, economist, and science popularizer.

  36. Carlos de Mesa

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    Carlos de Mesa
    Born in
    Bolivia Flag Bolivia
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politicianhistorianwriterjournalist
    Biography

    Carlos Diego Mesa Gisbert is a Bolivian historian and politician who served as the 63rd President of Bolivia from 2003 to 2005. He was the 37th Vice President of Bolivia from 2002 to 2003. Mesa previously had been a television journalist. His widespread recognition prompted the MNR candidate Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada to pick him as running mate in the 2002 Bolivian presidential elections.

  37. Rita Barberá Nolla

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    Rita Barberá Nolla
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1948-2016 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomistjournalist
    Biography

    María Rita Barberá Nolla was a Spanish politician and the Mayor of Valencia, Spain from 1991 until 2015.

  38. Severo Ochoa

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    Severo Ochoa
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1959
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1905-1993 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    physicianuniversity teacherbiochemistresearcherwriter
    Biography

    Severo Ochoa de Albornoz was a Spanish physician and biochemist, and joint winner of the 1959 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Arthur Kornberg.

  39. Alberto Garzón

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    Alberto Garzón
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomist
    Biography

    Alberto Carlos Garzón Espinosa is a Spanish politician and economist, currently the Spanish Minister of Consumer Affairs. He has been a member of the Communist Party of Spain (PCE) and United Left (Izquierda Unida, IU) since 2003. In the 2011 general election, he was elected as an MP within that coalition. He has been the Secretary of Constituent Process in IU from 2014 to 2016 and in 2015 he was elected as an IU candidate for that year's general election. He is a researcher in University Pablo de Olavide in Sevilla.

  40. Javier Solana

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    Javier Solana
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1942-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    physicistdiplomatpoliticianprofessor
    Biography

    Francisco Javier Solana de Madariaga is a Spanish physicist and Socialist politician. After serving in the Spanish government as Foreign Affairs Minister under Felipe González (1992–1995) and as the Secretary General of NATO (1995–1999), he was appointed the European Union's High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy, Secretary General of the Council of the European Union and Secretary-General of the Western European Union and held these posts from October 1999 until December 2009.

  41. Fernando Rey

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    Fernando Rey
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1917-1994 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    translatorcharacter actorvoice actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Fernando Casado Arambillet, best known as Fernando Rey, was a Spanish film, theatre, and television actor, who worked in both Europe and the United States. A suave, international actor best known for his roles in the films of surrealist director Luis Buñuel (Tristana, 1970; Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, 1972; That Obscure Object of Desire, 1977) and as the drug lord Alain Charnier in The French Connection (1971) and French Connection II (1975), he appeared in more than 150 films over half a century.

  42. Javier Marías

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    Javier Marías
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Enrolled in the Complutense University of Madrid
    Graduated with licensed in English studies
    Occupations
    writertranslatornovelistprofessorjournalist
    Biography

    Javier Marías is a Spanish novelist, translator, and columnist. Marías has published fifteen novels, including A Heart So White (Corazón tan blanco, 1992) and Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me (Mañana en la batalla piensa en mí, 1994). In addition to his novels, he has published three collections of short stories and various essays. As one of Spain's most celebrated novelists, his work has been translated into forty-four languages and has sold over eight and a half million copies internationally. He has received several awards for his work, such as the Rómulo Gallegos Prize (1994), the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (1997), the International Nonino Prize (2011), and the Austrian State Prize for European Literature (2011).

  43. Almudena Grandes

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    Almudena Grandes
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    writerscreenwriterjournalist
    Biography

    Almudena Grandes Hernández is a Spanish writer. She is a recipient of the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize.

  44. Carlos Arias Navarro

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    Carlos Arias Navarro
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1908-1989 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Carlos Arias Navarro, 1st Marquis of Arias-Navarro was one of the best known Spanish politicians during the dictatorship of Francisco Franco.

  45. Esperanza Aguirre

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    Esperanza Aguirre
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Enrolled in the Complutense University of Madrid
    Graduated with Licentiate degree in Law
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjurist
    Biography

    Esperanza Aguirre y Gil de Biedma is a Spanish politician. As member of the People's Party (PP), she served as President of the Senate between 1999 and 2002 (becoming the first female politician to have held the post), as President of the Community of Madrid between 2003 and 2012 and as Minister of Education and Culture (1996–1999). She also chaired the People's Party of the Community of Madrid between 2004 and 2016.

  46. Fernando Trueba

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    Fernando Trueba
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriterfilm produceractor
    Biography

    Fernando Rodríguez Trueba, known as Fernando Trueba, is a book editor, screenwriter, film director and producer.

  47. Vicente Aleixandre

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    Vicente Aleixandre
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Literature in 1977
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1898-1984 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    poetwriterteacher
    Biography

    Vicente Pío Marcelino Cirilo Aleixandre y Merlo was a Spanish poet who was born in Seville. Aleixandre received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1977 "for a creative poetic writing which illuminates man's condition in the cosmos and in present-day society, at the same time representing the great renewal of the traditions of Spanish poetry between the wars". He was part of the Generation of '27.

  48. Manuel Fraga Iribarne

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    Manuel Fraga Iribarne
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1922-2012 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomatwriter
    Biography

    Manuel Fraga Iribarne was a Spanish professor and politician in Francoist Spain, who was also the founder of the People's Party. Fraga was Minister of Information and Tourism between 1962 and 1969, Ambassador to the United Kingdom between 1973 and 1975, Minister of the Interior in 1975, Second Deputy Prime Minister between 1975 and 1976, President of the People's Alliance/People's Party between 1979 and 1990 and President of the Regional Government of Galicia between 1990 and 2005. He was also a Member of the Congress of Deputies and a Senator.

  49. Margarita Salas

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    Margarita Salas
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1938-2019 (aged 81)
    Enrolled in the Complutense University of Madrid
    Graduated with licentiate
    Occupations
    biochemistmolecular geneticistuniversity teacherEspañola
    Biography

    Margarita Salas Falgueras, 1st Marchioness of Canero was a Spanish scientist, medical researcher, and author in the fields of biochemistry and molecular genetics.

  50. Iker Jiménez Elizari

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    Iker Jiménez Elizari
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Enrolled in the Complutense University of Madrid
    Studied journalism
    Occupations
    television presenterradio personalityufologistwriterjournalist
    Biography

    Iker Jiménez Elizari is a Spanish journalist and television host. He is a graduate in sciences of information from the Complutense University of Madrid and the European University of Madrid, and gained prominence directing and presenting, along with his wife and collaborator Carmen Porter, mystery investigation program Milenio 3 in Cadena SER, after which they moved to television with the program Cuarto Milenio in Cuatro. In 2018 he created the weekly YouTube podcast Milenio Live, and in 2020 started presenting the divulgation program Horizonte, initially in Telecinco and later in Cuatro.

  51. Nadia Calviño Santamaría

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    Nadia Calviño Santamaría
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Enrolled in the Complutense University of Madrid
    In 1991 graduated with Bachelor in Economics
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    Nadia María Calviño Santamaría is a Spanish economist and civil servant who serves as Second Deputy Prime Minister of Spain since 2021 and as Minister of Economy since 2018 under prime minister Pedro Sánchez. In 2020, her portfolio was renamed as Minister for Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation.

  52. Jorge Verstrynge Rojas

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    Jorge Verstrynge Rojas
    Born in
    Morocco Flag Morocco
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Enrolled in the Complutense University of Madrid
    In 1972 graduated with licentiate in international studies
    In 1976 graduated with doctorate
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jorge Verstrynge Rojas is a Spanish former politician, activist and political scientist, professor in the Complutense University of Madrid. Close to neofascist movements in his youth and Secretary-General of People's Alliance in the 1980s, he experimented along his political career an ideological switch towards leftist positions.

  53. Enrique Dussel

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    Argentina Flag Argentina
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    1934-.. (age 87)
    Enrolled in the Complutense University of Madrid
    Graduated with doctorate in philosophy
    Occupations
    church historiantheologianphilosopheruniversity teacher
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    Enrique Domingo Dussel Ambrosini is an Argentine and Mexican academic, philosopher, historian, and theologian. He served as the interim rector of the Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México from 2013 to 2014.

  54. Carolina Bescansa

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    1971-.. (age 50)
    Enrolled in the Complutense University of Madrid
    Graduated with doctorate
    Occupations
    politiciansociologistpolitical scientistuniversity teacher
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    Carolina Bescansa is a Spanish politician and political scientist who co-founded the political party Podemos. She was a representative for Madrid in the Spanish Congress of Deputies from 2016 to 2019.

  55. Jacinto Benavente

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    Nobel Prize in Literature in 1922
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1866-1954 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    playwrightjournalistwriterpoliticianpoet
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    Jacinto Benavente y Martínez was one of the foremost Spanish dramatists of the 20th century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1922 "for the happy manner in which he has continued the illustrious traditions of the Spanish drama".

  56. Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria

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    1938-2015 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    aristocrat
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    Carlos Maria Alfonso Marcelo de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y de Borbón-Parma, Infante of Spain, Duke of Calabria was, at his death, the last infante of Spain during the reigns of his cousins King Juan Carlos I and King Felipe VI.

  57. Victoria Kent

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    Years
    1891-1987 (aged 96)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
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    Victoria Kent Siano was a Spanish lawyer and republican politician.

  58. David Trueba

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    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
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    actorfilm directorscreenwriterjournalistwriter
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    David Rodríguez Trueba is a Spanish novelist, film director and screenwriter. He is the brother of Academy Award winner Fernando Rodríguez Trueba and the ex-husband of actress Ariadna Gil.

  59. Antonio Muñoz Molina

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    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Enrolled in the Complutense University of Madrid
    Studied journalism
    Occupations
    writernovelistjournalist
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    Antonio Muñoz Molina is a Spanish writer and, since 8 June 1995, a full member of the Royal Spanish Academy. He received the 1991 Premio Planeta, the 2013 Jerusalem Prize, and the 2013 Prince of Asturias Award for literature.

  60. Eduardo Chillida

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    Years
    1924-2002 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    sculptorprintmakerillustrator
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    Eduardo Chillida Juantegui, or Eduardo Txillida Juantegi in Basque, was a Spanish Basque sculptor notable for his monumental abstract works.

  61. Miguel Boyer

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    Years
    1939-2014 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    economistpoliticiansocialitebusinessperson
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    Miguel Boyer Salvador was a Spanish economist and politician, who served as minister of economy, treasury and commerce from 1982 to 1985.

  62. Juan Carlos Monedero

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    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politicianpolitical scientistprofessor
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    Juan Carlos Monedero Fernández-Gala is a Spanish political scientist, writer and politician. He is a professor at the Complutense University of Madrid and a host of La Tuerka. He was one of the leading members of Podemos until he resigned in April 2015, criticizing the direction the party.

  63. Rodrigo Rato

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    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomistbanker
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    Rodrigo de Rato y Figaredo is a conservative Spanish politician and banker who served in the government of Spain as Minister of Economy and as a vice president from 1996 to 2004. He was managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from 2004 to 2007 and president of Bankia between 2010 and 2012.

  64. Rita Maestre

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    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Rita Maestre Fernández is a Spanish politician. A member of the Madrid City Council since 2015, she served as Spokesperson of the municipal government board presided by Manuela Carmena from 2015 to 2019.

  65. Cristóbal Martínez-Bordiú, 10th Marquis of Villaverde

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    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1922-1998 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    surgeonmilitary personnel
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    Don Cristóbal Martínez-Bordiú y Ortega, 10th Marquis of Villaverde, was a Spanish aristocrat, the son in law of dictator Francisco Franco, and a heart surgeon. In Spanish, his peerage is written El X Marqués de Villaverde (English: The 10th Marquis of Villaverde).

  66. Lorenzo Silva

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    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Enrolled in the Complutense University of Madrid
    Graduated with licentiate in law
    Occupations
    writerlawyer
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    Lorenzo Manuel Silva Amador is a Spanish award-winning writer. After earning a law degree at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, he worked as a lawyer from 1992 to 2002.

  67. Adolfo Nicolás

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    Years
    1936-2020 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    university teacherCatholic priestJesuit
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    Adolfo Nicolás Pachón was a Spanish priest of the Roman Catholic Church. He was the thirtieth Superior General of the Society of Jesus from 2008 to 2016. Before being elected Superior General, he worked primarily in Japan; he taught at Sophia University in Tokyo for twenty years and then headed educational institutions in Manila from 1978 to 1984 and in Tokyo from 1991 to 1993. He led the Jesuits in Japan from 1993 to 1996 and, after four years of pastoral work in Tokyo, led the Jesuits in Asia from 2004 to 2008.

  68. Lucía Etxebarría

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    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    writerscreenwriterpoetbiographer
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    Lucía Etxebarria de Asteinza is a Spanish writer, winner of Premio Nadal in 1998 and Premio Planeta de Novela in 2004.

  69. Dolores Delgado

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    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    prosecutorpolitician
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    Dolores Delgado García is a Spanish prosecutor who is the current and 92nd Attorney General of Spain. Previously, she served as Minister of Justice of Spain and First Notary of the Kingdom from 2018 to 2020, in the first Pedro Sánchez administration.

  70. Elvira Lindo

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    Born in
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    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    actorwriterscreenwriterjournalistchildren's writer
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    Elvira Lindo is a Spanish journalist and writer.

  71. María Villalón

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    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    singer
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    María Villalón Sánchez, is a Spanish singer and most notably the winner of the first series of the Spanish version of The X Factor in 2007.

  72. Emmanuel Mounier

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    Years
    1905-1950 (aged 45)
    Occupations
    philosopherjournalistwriterteacherchef
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    Emmanuel Mounier was a French philosopher, theologian, teacher and essayist.

  73. Íñigo Méndez de Vigo

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    Born in
    Morocco Flag Morocco
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Enrolled in the Complutense University of Madrid
    In 1978 graduated with Licentiate degree in Law
    Occupations
    politicianuniversity teacherlawyer
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    Íñigo Méndez de Vigo y Montojo, 9th Baron of Claret is a Spanish aristocrat and politician. He served as Minister of Education, Culture and Sport between 26 June 2015 and 1 June 2018, when a vote of no-confidence against Mariano Rajoy ousted the government. He was also the Spokesperson of the Government from 4 November 2016 until his departure on 1 June 2018.

  74. Cristina Almeida

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    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
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    María Cristina Almeida Castro is a Spanish lawyer and politician.

  75. Gregorio Marañón

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    Years
    1887-1960 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    physicianhistorianwriterphilosopheruniversity teacher
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    Gregorio Marañón y Posadillo, OWL was a Spanish physician, scientist, historian, writer and philosopher. He married Dolores Moya in 1911, and they had four children (Carmen, Belén, María Isabel and Gregorio).

  76. Pablo Isla

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    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurlawyer
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    Pablo Isla Álvarez de Tejera is a Spanish businessman and a State lawyer. He is the current chairman and CEO of Inditex, a large Spanish corporation and the world's largest fashion group.

  77. Luis de Guindos

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    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomist
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    Luis de Guindos Jurado is a Spanish politician who currently serves as the Vice President of the European Central Bank. He was the Minister of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness of Spain between 2011 and 2018.

  78. Antonio Maura

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    Years
    1853-1925 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
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    Antonio Maura Montaner was Prime Minister of Spain on five separate occasions.

  79. Dámaso Alonso

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    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1899-1989 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    poetwriterphilologistlinguistuniversity teacher
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    Dámaso Alonso y Fernández de las Redondas was a Spanish poet, philologist and literary critic. Though a member of the Generation of '27, his best-known work dates from the 1940s onwards.

  80. Carmen Laforet

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    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1921-2004 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    writer
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    Carmen Laforet was a Spanish author who wrote in the period after the Spanish Civil War. An important European writer, her works contributed to the school of Existentialist Literature and her first novel Nada continued the Spanish tremendismo literary style begun by Camilo José Cela with his novel, La familia de Pascual Duarte. She received the Premio Nadal in 1944.

  81. Ana Botella

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    Ana Botella
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Enrolled in the Complutense University of Madrid
    Graduated with Licentiate degree in Law
    Occupations
    civil servantpolitician
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    Ana Botella Serrano is a Spanish politician belonging to the People's Party and the first female Mayor of Madrid, from December 2011 to June 2015.

  82. Ismael Serrano

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    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    singer-songwritersingerguitarist
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    Ismael Serrano is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from Spain, popular in Spain and Latin America, known for his often political lyrics and eclectic musical influences. During his creative career he has been influenced by other Spanish singer-songwriters such as Joaquín Sabina, Joan Manuel Serrat and the Cuban Silvio Rodríguez amongst others. His music also shows influences from renowned poets such as Luis García Montero and Mario Benedetti.

  83. Iván Redondo

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    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    political adviser
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    Iván Redondo Bacaicoa is a Spanish political advisor serving as Moncloa Chief of Staff since 2018.

  84. Manuel Rivas

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    Manuel Rivas
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    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    writerscreenwriterjournalistpoetfilm director
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    Manuel Rivas Barrós is a Galician writer, poet and journalist.

  85. Juan Luis Cebrián

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    Juan Luis Cebrián
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    journalistwriterbusinessperson
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    Juan Luis Cebrián Echarri is a Spanish journalist and businessman, the co-founder of El País, and CEO of Prisa, a Spanish media conglomerate.

  86. María Dueñas

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    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    writeruniversity teacher
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    María Dueñas Vinuesa is a Spanish writer and professor.

  87. Juan José Millás

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    Juan José Millás
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    journalistnovelistshort story writernon-fiction writer
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    Juan José Millás is a Spanish writer and winner of the 1990 Premio Nadal. He was born in Valencia and has spent most of his life in Madrid, where he studied philosophy and literature at the Universidad Complutense.

  88. Carlos Espinosa de los Monteros y Bernaldo de Quirós

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    Carlos Espinosa de los Monteros y Bernaldo de Quirós
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    businessperson
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    Carlos Espinosa de los Monteros y Bernaldo de Quirós, 4th Marquis of Valtierra is a Spanish peer, executive and civil servant. He is the father of politician Iván Espinosa de los Monteros.

  89. Lidia San José

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    Lidia San José
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    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    actor
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    Lidia San José Segura is a Spanish television and theatre actress.

  90. Rosa María Mateo

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    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    journalisttelevision presenter
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    Rosa María Mateo Isasi, is a Spanish journalist and renowned television news anchor during the Transition. From July 2018 to March 2021, she served as the Provisional Sole Administrator of RTVE, the national public radio and television media. As such, Mateo assumed all the powers of the chairship and the Board of Directors.

  91. Ramón Menéndez Pidal

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    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1869-1968 (aged 99)
    Occupations
    linguisthistoriandialectologistprofessorliterary critic
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    Ramón Menéndez Pidal was a Spanish philologist and historian. He worked extensively on the history of the Spanish language and Spanish folklore and folk poetry. One of his main topics was the history and legend of El Cid. He was nominated for a Nobel Prize 23 times, the most nominated person, three times more than the second most nominated person, André Malraux.

  92. Javier Sierra

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    Javier Sierra
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    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    journalistwritertelevision presenter
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    Javier Sierra Albert is a journalist, writer and researcher who studied journalism at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

  93. Ratinho Júnior

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    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    businesspersonpoliticiandeputy
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    Carlos Roberto Massa Júnior, best known as Ratinho Júnior, is a Brazilian politician and the son of television host and former politician Ratinho. Ratinho Júnior is the current governor of the state of Paraná, having won the 2018 election.

  94. Manuel Marín

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    Years
    1949-2017 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
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    Manuel Marín González was a Spanish politician, former President of the Congress of Deputies of Spain. He was a long-time member of the European Commission, and acting president during the Santer Commission following the resignation of Jacques Santer. He is considered the father of the Erasmus Programme.

  95. Santiago Auserón

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    Santiago Auserón
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Enrolled in the Complutense University of Madrid
    Graduated with doctorate in philosophy
    Occupations
    translatorsingerguitaristrecord producer
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    Santiago Auserón, also known as Juan Perro is a Spanish singer and lyricist. He was songwriter and vocalist of Spanish rock's Radio Futura. Auserón has been recognized with the Aragón Music Prize for Career Trajectory in 2017, Cubadisco Prize for the Best International Album in 2017 and Aragón Music Prize for the Best Soloist 2019.

  96. Eduardo Dato

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    Years
    1856-1921 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomatlawyerjurist
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    Eduardo Dato e Iradier was a Spanish political leader during the Spanish Restoration period. He served three times as Spanish prime minister: from 27 October 1913 to 9 December 1915, from 11 June 1917 to 3 November 1917, and from 28 April 1920 until his assassination by Catalan anarchists. Also he held eleven cabinet ministries, and was four times president of the Spanish Congress of Deputies (a role akin to that of parliamentary speaker).

  97. Miriam Díaz Aroca

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    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    journalistwriterfilm actorstage actortelevision presenter
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    Margarita Miriam Díaz Aroca is a Spanish actress and television presenter.

  98. Isabel San Sebastián

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    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    journalisttelevision presenter
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    Isabel San Sebastián Cabasés is a Spanish journalist and writer.

  99. Javier Fesser

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    Javier Fesser
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    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    film directorauthor
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    Javier Fesser Pérez de Petinto is a Spanish film director and publicist.

  100. Pedro Paterno

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    Years
    1857-1911 (aged 54)
    Occupations
    politiciannovelistpoetauthorautobiographer
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    Pedro Alejandro Paterno y de Vera Ignacio was a Philippine politician infamous for being a turncoat. He was also a poet and a novelist.