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Famous People From Guatemala

Updated April 9, 2018 48.8k 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Guatemala

    Carlos Castillo Armas

    Dec. at 43 (1914-1957)

    BirthplaceEscuintla Department, Guatemala

    Carlos Castillo Armas (locally ['kaɾlos kas'tiʝo 'aɾmas]; November 4, 1914 – July 26, 1957)... more on Wikipedia
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    Alberto Fuentes Mohr is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Guatemala

    Alberto Fuentes Mohr

    Dec. at 52 (1927-1979)

    BirthplaceQuetzaltenango, Guatemala

    Alberto Fuentes Mohr (born 22 November 1927 – assassinated 25 January 1979) was a Guatemalan... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Manuel Colom Argueta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Guatemala

    Manuel Colom Argueta

    Dec. at 47 (1932-1979)

    BirthplaceGuatemala City, Guatemala

    Manuel Colom Argueta (8 April 1932 – 22 March 1979) was mayor of Guatemala City and an... more on Wikipedia
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    José María Reina Barrios is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Guatemala

    José María Reina Barrios

    Dec. at 44 (1854-1898)

    BirthplaceSan Marcos, Guatemala

    José María Reyna Barrios (24 December 1854 – 8 February 1898) was President of Guatemala from... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Oscar Isaac is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Guatemala

    BirthplaceGuatemala

    Óscar Isaac Hernández Estrada (born March 9, 1979) is a Guatemalan-American actor. He has... more on Wikipedia

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    Miguel Ángel Asturias is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Guatemala

    Miguel Ángel Asturias

    Dec. at 75 (1899-1974)

    BirthplaceGuatemala City, Guatemala

    Miguel Ángel Asturias Rosales (Spanish pronunciation: [miˈɣel ˈaŋ.xel asˈtu.ɾjas]; October 19,... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Efraín Ríos Montt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Guatemala

    BirthplaceHuehuetenango, Guatemala

    José Efraín Ríos Montt (Spanish: [efɾaˈin ˈrios ˈmont]; June 16, 1926 – April 1, 2018) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Manuel Estrada Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Guatemala

    Manuel Estrada Cabrera

    Dec. at 66 (1857-1923)

    BirthplaceQuetzaltenango, Guatemala

    Manuel José Estrada Cabrera (21 November 1857 – 24 September 1924) was President of Guatemala... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Santiago González is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Guatemala

    Santiago González

    Dec. at 69 (1818-1887)

    BirthplaceGuatemala

    Santiago González may refer to: Santiago González (politician) (1818–1887), President of El... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Jorge Ubico is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Guatemala

    Jorge Ubico

    Dec. at 68 (1878-1946)

    BirthplaceGuatemala City, Guatemala

    Jorge Ubico Castañeda (10 November 1878 – 14 June 1946), nicknamed Number Five or also Central... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Luis von Ahn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Guatemala

    BirthplaceGuatemala City, Guatemala

    Luis von Ahn (Spanish: [ˈlwis fon ˈan]; born 19 August 1978) is a Guatemalan entrepreneur and... more on Wikipedia
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    Ricardo Arjona is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Guatemala

    BirthplaceJocotenango, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

    Edgar R. Arjona Morales (born 19 January 1964), known as Ricardo Arjona (Spanish... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Antonio José de Irisarri is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Guatemala

    Antonio José de Irisarri

    Dec. at 82 (1786-1868)

    BirthplaceGuatemala City, Guatemala

    Antonio José de Irisarri Alonso (American Spanish: [ãnˈtonjo xoˈse ðe iɾiˈsari]; February 7,... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    David Campos is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Guatemala

    BirthplacePuerto Barrios, Guatemala

    David Campos (born September 28, 1970), is an attorney and former member of the San Francisco... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Rafael Espada is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Guatemala

    BirthplaceGuatemala City, Guatemala

    Dr. José Rafael Espada (born January 14, 1944 in Guatemala City) is a former Vice President of... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Jose Manuel Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Guatemala

    Jose Manuel Hernandez

    Age: 25

    BirthplaceGuatemala

    Jose Manuel Hernandez is an actor, film director and film editor.
  • 17
    Manny Marroquin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Guatemala

    BirthplaceGuatemala

    Manny Marroquin (born September 21, 1971) is an American mixing engineer. He has received... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Manuel Barillas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Guatemala

    Manuel Barillas

    Dec. at 62 (1845-1907)

    BirthplaceQuetzaltenango, Guatemala

    Manuel Lisandro Barillas Bercián (17 January 1845 – 7 April 1907) was a Guatemalan general and... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Oliverio Castañeda is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Guatemala

    Oliverio Castañeda

    Dec. at 23 (1955-1978)

    BirthplaceGuatemala City, Guatemala

    Oliverio Castañeda de León (October 12, 1955 – October 20, 1978) was a Guatemalan left-wing... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Juan Carlos Plata is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Guatemala

    Juan Carlos Plata

    Age: 49

    BirthplaceGuatemala City, Guatemala

    Juan Carlos Plata (born 1 January 1971) is a Guatemalan soccer coach and retired football... more on Wikipedia
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    Roberto Taylor is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Guatemala

    Roberto Taylor

    Age: 71

    BirthplaceGuatemala

    Roberto Taylor (born 28 August 1949) is a retired Guatemalan soccer midfielder who played one... more on Wikipedia
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    Pedro Molina Mazariegos is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Guatemala

    Pedro Molina Mazariegos

    Dec. at 77 (1777-1854)

    BirthplaceGuatemala City, Guatemala

    Doctor Pedro José Antonio Molina Mazariegos (April 29, 1777, Guatemala — September 21, 1854)... more on Wikipedia
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    Kjell Eugenio Laugerud García is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Guatemala

    Kjell Eugenio Laugerud García

    Dec. at 79 (1930-2009)

    BirthplaceGuatemala City, Guatemala

    Brigadier General Kjell Eugenio Laugerud García (January 24, 1930 – December 9, 2009) was... more on Wikipedia
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    Carlos Herrera is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Guatemala

    Carlos Herrera

    Dec. at 74 (1856-1930)

    BirthplaceGuatemala City, Guatemala

    Carlos Herrera y Luna (26 October 1856 – 3 July 1930) was acting President of Guatemala from... more on Wikipedia
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    Carlos Solórzano is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Guatemala

    Carlos Solórzano

    Dec. at 92 (1919-2011)

    BirthplaceSan Marcos, Guatemala

    Carlos Solórzano Fernández (May 6, 1919 – March 30, 2011) was a Guatemalan born Mexican... more on Wikipedia
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