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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
age 33 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
age 41 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 54 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 38 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 47 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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 72 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 33 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 Dec. 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 25 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
age 27 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 72 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 37 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
age 50 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 30 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 Dec. 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
age 48 Jorge Luis Campos Velázquez is a former Paraguayan footballer, who played as a midfielder or upfront.