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Famous People From Guatemala

Updated April 9, 2018 49.6k views369 items

List of famous people from Guatemala, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Guatemala, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Guatemala you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Guatemala, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

Use every item on this list for yours, from Ricardo Alfonso Cerna to Ricardo Arjona.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Guatemala?" or "Which celebrities were born in Guatemala?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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    Carlos Castillo Armas

    Dec. at 43 (1914-1957)
    Carlos Castillo Armas (locally ['kaɾlos kas'tiʝo 'aɾmas]; November 4, 1914 – July 26, 1957)...  more
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    Alberto Fuentes Mohr

    Dec. at 52 (1927-1979)
    Alberto Fuentes Mohr (born 22 November 1927 – assassinated 25 January 1979) was a Guatemalan...  more
  • 3

    Manuel Colom Argueta

    Dec. at 47 (1932-1979)
    Manuel Colom Argueta (8 April 1932 – 22 March 1979) was mayor of Guatemala City and an...  more
  • 4

    José María Reina Barrios

    Dec. at 44 (1854-1898)
    José María Reyna Barrios (24 December 1854 – 8 February 1898) was President of Guatemala from...  more
  • 5
    Óscar Isaac Hernández Estrada (born March 9, 1979) is a Guatemalan-American actor. He has...  more

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    Miguel Ángel Asturias

    Dec. at 75 (1899-1974)
    Miguel Ángel Asturias Rosales (Spanish pronunciation: [miˈɣel ˈaŋ.xel asˈtu.ɾjas]; October 19,...  more
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    José Efraín Ríos Montt (Spanish: [efɾaˈin ˈrios ˈmont]; June 16, 1926 – April 1, 2018) was a...  more
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    Manuel Estrada Cabrera

    Dec. at 66 (1857-1923)
    Manuel José Estrada Cabrera (21 November 1857 – 24 September 1924) was President of Guatemala...  more
  • 9

    Santiago González

    Dec. at 69 (1818-1887)
    Santiago González may refer to: Santiago González (politician) (1818–1887), President of El...  more
  • 10

    Jorge Ubico

    Dec. at 68 (1878-1946)
    Jorge Ubico Castañeda (10 November 1878 – 14 June 1946), nicknamed Number Five or also Central...  more
  • 11
    Luis von Ahn (Spanish: [ˈlwis fon ˈan]; born 19 August 1978) is a Guatemalan entrepreneur and...  more
  • 12
    Edgar R. Arjona Morales (born 19 January 1964), known as Ricardo Arjona (Spanish...  more
  • 13

    Antonio José de Irisarri

    Dec. at 82 (1786-1868)
    Antonio José de Irisarri Alonso (American Spanish: [ãnˈtonjo xoˈse ðe iɾiˈsari]; February 7,...  more
  • 14
    David Campos (born September 28, 1970), is an attorney and former member of the San Francisco...  more
  • 15
    Dr. José Rafael Espada (born January 14, 1944 in Guatemala City) is a former Vice President of...  more
  • 16

    Jose Manuel Hernandez

    Age: 25
    Jose Manuel Hernandez is an actor, film director and film editor....
  • 17
    Manny Marroquin (born September 21, 1971) is an American mixing engineer. He has received...  more
  • 18

    Manuel Barillas

    Dec. at 62 (1845-1907)
    Manuel Lisandro Barillas Bercián (17 January 1845 – 7 April 1907) was a Guatemalan general and...  more
  • 19

    Oliverio Castañeda

    Dec. at 23 (1955-1978)
    Oliverio Castañeda de León (October 12, 1955 – October 20, 1978) was a Guatemalan left-wing...  more
  • 20

    Juan Carlos Plata

    Age: 49
    Juan Carlos Plata (born 1 January 1971) is a Guatemalan soccer coach and retired football...  more
  • 21

    Roberto Taylor

    Age: 71
    Roberto Taylor (born 28 August 1949) is a retired Guatemalan soccer midfielder who played one...  more
  • 22

    Pedro Molina Mazariegos

    Dec. at 77 (1777-1854)
    Doctor Pedro José Antonio Molina Mazariegos (April 29, 1777, Guatemala — September 21, 1854)...  more
  • 23

    Kjell Eugenio Laugerud García

    Dec. at 79 (1930-2009)
    Brigadier General Kjell Eugenio Laugerud García (January 24, 1930 – December 9, 2009) was...  more
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    Carlos Herrera

    Dec. at 74 (1856-1930)
    Carlos Herrera y Luna (26 October 1856 – 3 July 1930) was acting President of Guatemala from...  more
  • 25

    Carlos Solórzano

    Dec. at 92 (1919-2011)
    Carlos Solórzano Fernández (May 6, 1919 – March 30, 2011) was a Guatemalan born Mexican...  more