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List of famous people from Paraguay, 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 Paraguay, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Paraguay 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 Paraguay, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List includes Juan Sinforiano Bogarín, Cláudio Correa and more.

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

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Larissa Riquelme is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Larissa Riquelme age 32 - Larissa Mabel Riquelme Frutos, usually known as Larissa Riquelme is a Paraguayan model and actress at the city theatre in the Paraguayan capital Asunción. She is one of the highest-paid ...more

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Cindy Taylor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Cindy Taylor age 39 - Cindy Taylor is a fashion model, actress and television host.

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Luis María Argaña is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Luis María Argaña Died at 67 (1932-1999) - Luis María del Corazón de Jesús Dionisio Argaña Ferraro was a prominent Paraguayan politician and Supreme Court judge. He was an influential member of the Colorado ...more

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Juan Bautista Gill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Juan Bautista Gill Died at 37 (1840-1877) - Juan Bautista Gill García was President of Paraguay from November 25, 1874 to April 12, 1877. He was born in Asunción. His parents were Juan Andres Gill and Escolástica ...more

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Sharlene Wells Hawkes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Sharlene Wells Hawkes age 53 - Sharlene Wells Hawkes, from Salt Lake City, Utah, was Miss America 1985.

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Agustín Barrios is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Agustín Barrios Died at 59 (1885-1944) - Agustín Pío Barrios, was a Paraguayan classical guitarist and composer.

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Derlis Florentín is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Derlis Florentín Died at 26 (1984-2010) - Derlis Javier Florentín Noguera was a Paraguayan football striker.

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Renate Costa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Renate Costa age 34 - Renate Costa Perdomo is a film director.

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Paz Encina is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Paz Encina age 44 - Paz Encina is a screenwriter and film director.

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Clementino Ocampos is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Clementino Ocampos Died at 88 (1913-2001) - Clementino Ocampos was a Paraguayan composer and poet. His parents were Justiniano Ocampos and Telesfora Melgarejo.

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Hernando Arias de Saavedra is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Hernando Arias de Saavedra Died at 73 (1561-1634) - Hernando Arias de Saavedra, commonly known as Hernandarias, was a soldier and politician of criollo ancestry. He was the first person born in the Americas to become a governor of a European ...more

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Higinio Uriarte is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Higinio Uriarte Died at 66 (1843-1909) - José Higinio Uriarte y García del Barrio was Paraguayan politician. He was Juan Bautista Gill's Vice President and after his death, he became acting President for the remainder of ...more

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Guido Rodríguez Alcalá is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Guido Rodríguez Alcalá age 69 - Guido Rodriguez Alcalá is a poet, narrator, historian, journalist, essayist, and literary critic. He is an assiduous collaborator in different local and international newspapers.

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David Mendoza is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
David Mendoza age 31 - David Bernardo Mendoza Ayala is a Paraguayan football defender who currently plays for Nacional.

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Fernando de la Mora is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Fernando de la Mora Died at 62 (1773-1835) - Fernando de la Mora was one of the founding fathers of the Independence of Paraguay. He participated in the defense of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata against English Invasions ...more

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Miguel Medina is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Miguel Medina age 22 - Miguel Ramon Medina is a Paraguayan football forward. He began his career at Club Rubio Ñu. Medina is regarded as one of the best prospects to come out of Paraguay in recent years, ...more

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Verónica Cepede Royg is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Verónica Cepede Royg age 25 - Verónica Cepede Royg is a professional Paraguayan tennis player. On 7 July 2014, she reached her highest WTA singles ranking of 128 whilst her best doubles ranking was 120 on 3 November ...more

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Salvador Jovellanos is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Salvador Jovellanos Died at 48 (1833-1881) - Salvador Silvester del Rosario Jovellanos Guanes was Paraguayan politician. He served as Vice President from 1870 to 1871 and President from December 18, 1871 – November 25, 1874. His main ...more

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Higinio Moríñigo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Higinio Moríñigo Died at 86 (1897-1983) - General Higinio Morínigo Martínez was a Paraguayan dictator, general and political figure. He served as the President of Paraguay from September 7, 1940 to June 3, 1948. ...more

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Ticio Escobar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Ticio Escobar age 68 - Ticio Escobar is a Paraguayan lawyer, academic, art critic, curator, museum director, and Minister of Culture of Paraguay. He has written about, curated shows, and championed the rights of ...more

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Horacio Ojeda Lacognata is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Horacio Ojeda Lacognata age 34 - Horacio Ojeda Lacognata is a film director and producer.

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Mike Barrowman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Mike Barrowman age 48 - Michael Ray Barrowman is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder. Barrowman was one of the pioneers of the "wave-style" breaststroke ...more

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Rodolfo Gamarra is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Rodolfo Gamarra age 28 - Rodolfo Vicente Gamarra Varela is a Paraguayan football winger who plays for Libertad in the Paraguayan Primera División.

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Emiliano González Navero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Emiliano González Navero Died at 73 (1861-1934) - Emiliano González Navero was Paraguayan politician of the Liberal Party, he served as President and Vice President on four occasions.

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Jorge Luis Campos is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Jorge Luis Campos age 45 - Jorge Luis Campos Velázquez is a former Paraguayan footballer, who played as a midfielder or upfront.

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Lino Oviedo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Lino Oviedo Died at 70 (1943-2013) - Lino César Oviedo Silva was a Paraguayan politician and army general. He was the leader of the National Union of Ethical Citizens, which split from the Colorado Party in 2002.

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Luis Nery Caballero is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Luis Nery Caballero age 25 - Luis Nery Caballero Chamorro is a Paraguayan footballer who plays as a forward for Club Atlas in the Liga MX. His father Luis was a member of the Paraguay national football team at the 1986 FIFA ...more

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Gustavo Neffa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Gustavo Neffa age 44 - Gustavo Alfredo Neffa Rodríguez is a retired footballer from Paraguay. He started his career on Olimpia Asunción, and at the age of 18, noted by Juventus, Neffa moved on loan to ...more

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Cesar Verdun is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Cesar Verdun age 22 - Cesar Verdun is a Paraguayan football player.

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Silvio Pettirossi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Silvio Pettirossi Died at 29 (1887-1916) - Silvio Pettirossi was a Paraguayan airplane pilot and aviation pioneer.

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Carlos Antonio López is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Carlos Antonio López Died at 71 (1792-1863) - Carlos Antonio López Ynsfrán was the leader of Paraguay from 1841 to 1862. López was born at Manorá on November 4, 1792, and was educated in the ecclesiastical ...more

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Rafael Franco is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Rafael Franco Died at 77 (1896-1973) - Rafael de la Cruz Franco Ojeda was President of Paraguay from February 17, 1936 to August 13, 1937. He was a founder of the Revolutionary Febrerista Party. He was accused of trying to unseat ...more

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Juan Ramón Jara is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Juan Ramón Jara age 45 - Juan Ramón Jara Martínez is a retired football defender from Paraguay.

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Luis Núñez is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Luis Núñez age 35 - Luis Alejandro Núñez is a Paraguayan footballer playing for Sportivo Luqueño. Núñez was a member of the Paraguay national football team squad at Copa America

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Pablo Lamar is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Pablo Lamar Pablo Lamar is a film director, screenwriter and film editor.

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Felipe Molas López is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Felipe Molas López Died at 53 (1901-1954) - Felipe Benigno Molas López was President of Paraguay from February 27, 1949 – September 10, 1949, when he resigned.

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Félix Paiva is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Félix Paiva Died at 88 (1877-1965) - Félix Paiva was Paraguayan politician from the Liberal Party. He studied law and worked as university teacher, rector of the University and president of the Supreme Court. In his ...more

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Cirilo Antonio Rivarola is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Cirilo Antonio Rivarola Died at 43 (1836-1879) - Cirilo Antonio Rivarola Acosta was the 4th President of Paraguay from March 1, 1870 to December 10, 1871. Before and during the War of the Triple Alliance, Rivarola was an opponent of dictator ...more

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Juan Manuel Frutos is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Juan Manuel Frutos Died at 81 (1879-1960) - Juan Manuel Frutos was President of Paraguay in 1948. He was born in Asunción on June 12, 1879. His parents were José Dolores Frutos and Juliana Escurra, sister of the Colonel Juan

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Daniel Sanabria is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Daniel Sanabria age 38 - Daniel Horacio Sanabria Gueyraud is a Paraguayan football defender. During his career he played for Sportivo Luqueño, Club Libertad, Colo-Colo, Shonan Bellmare, Kyoto Purple Sanga, ...more

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Emilio Aceval is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Emilio Aceval Died at 78 (1853-1931) - Emilio Aceval Marín was born in Asuncion on, was President of Paraguay November 25, 1898 – January 9, 1902. He was a member of the Colorado Party. His parents were Don Leonardo Aceval and ...more

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Roberto Junior Fernández is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Roberto Junior Fernández age 27 - Roberto Junior Fernández Torres is a Paraguayan football goalkeeper who plays for Vitória in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. He is known as Gatito for being the son of ...more

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Aristides O. F. Salerno Nuñez is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Aristides O. F. Salerno Nuñez age 63 - Aristides O. F. Salerno Nuñez is a 2004 Guggenheim Fellow in Creative Arts.

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Raimundo Rolón is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Raimundo Rolón Died at 78 (1903-1981) - Brigadier General Raimundo Rolón Villasanti was briefly President of Paraguay from January 30, 1949 to February 27, 1949. He served as Defense Minister under Natalicio Gonzalez until he ...more

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Julio Aguilar is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Julio Aguilar age 29 - Julio Ramón Aguilar Franco is a Paraguayan footballer who currently plays for Deportivo Capiatá. He is a striker.

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Gilberto Palacios is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Gilberto Palacios age 35 - Gilberto Ramón Palacios Acosta is an Paraguayan football striker, who currently plays for Oriente Petrolero. He has played professional football in Paraguay, Argentina, Chile and

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David Mendieta is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
David Mendieta age 27 - Ramón Eduardo David Mendieta Alfonso is a Paraguayan footballer. He currently plays as a Midfielder for Chiapas F.C. on loan from San Lorenzo. Mendieta started his career in his homeland ...more

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Rolando Chilavert is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Rolando Chilavert age 54 - Rolando Marciano Chilavert González is a retired football midfielder from Paraguay. Throughout his career he played for several Paraguayan clubs such as Guaraní, Olimpia and Cerro ...more

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Carlos Diarte is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Carlos Diarte Died at 57 (1954-2011) - Carlos Martínez Diarte, alias Lobo, was a Paraguayan football striker and coach.

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Juan Natalicio González is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Paraguay
Juan Natalicio González Died at 69 (1897-1966) - Juan Natalicio González Paredes was a Paraguayan poet who served as President of Paraguay from 15 August 1948 to 30 December 1948.