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

List includes Carlos Andrés Sánchez, Gaston Gonnet and more.

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

Venancio Flores is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Uruguay
Dec. at 60 (1808-1868) Venancio Flores Barrios was a Uruguayan political leader and general. Flores was President of Uruguay from 1854 to 1855 and from 1865 to 1868.

Martin Sorrondeguy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Uruguay
Martin Sorrondeguy is the singer of hardcore bands Los Crudos and Limp Wrist, the founder of the DIY record label, Lengua Armada Discos, documentary film director and a prominent figure in both ...more

Eduardo Galeano is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Uruguay
age 78 Eduardo Hughes Galeano was a Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist considered, among other things, "global soccer's pre-eminent man of letters" and "a literary giant of the ...more

Carlos Gardel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Uruguay
Died at 45 (1890-1935) Carlos Gardel was a French Argentine singer, songwriter, composer and actor, and the most prominent figure in the history of tango. Gardel's baritone voice and the dramatic phrasing of his ...more

Mario Benedetti is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Uruguay
Dec. at 89 (1920-2009) Mario Orlando Hardy Hamlet Brenno Benedetti Farrugia, known as Mario Benedetti, was an Uruguayan journalist, novelist, and poet as well as being an integral member of the Generación del ...more

Diego Forlán is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Uruguay
age 39 Diego Forlán Corazo is a Uruguayan footballer who plays as a forward for Cerezo Osaka in Japan. He is a two-time winner of both the Pichichi Trophy and the European Golden Shoe, and also ...more

Ignacio María González is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Uruguay
Ignacio María González age 36 Ignacio 'Nacho' María González Gatti is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for Club Nacional de Football as a midfielder.

Emilio Frugoni is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Uruguay
Dec. at 89 (1880-1969) Emilio Frugoni was a Uruguayan socialist politician, lawyer, poet, essayist, and journalist. He founded the Socialist Party of Uruguay in 1910 and was its first general secretary, as well as its ...more

Enzo Francescoli is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Uruguay
age 57 Enzo Francescoli Uriarte is a former Uruguayan football player. Francescoli was nicknamed El Príncipe or Le Prince. He played 73 times for the Uruguay national team between 1982 and his ...more

Francisco Canaro is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Uruguay
Dec. at 76 (1888-1964) Francisco Canaro was an Uruguayan violinist and tango orchestra leader. His parents, Italians emigrated to Uruguay, and later – when Francisco Canaro was less than 10 years old, they emigrated ...more

Adrián Caetano is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Uruguay
age 49 Israel Adrián Caetano is an Uruguayan-Argentine film director, producer and screenplay writer.

Enrique Graf is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Uruguay
age 66 Enrique Graf is a Uruguayan born, American naturalized musician.

Jorge Medina Vidal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Uruguay
age 94 Jorge Medina Vidal is a Uruguayan poet, educator and literary critic. He received his diploma at the Department of Humanities and Sciences of the Universidad de la República. As a member ...more

Gaston Gonnet is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Uruguay
age 64 Gaston H. Gonnet is a Uruguayan Canadian computer scientist and entrepreneur. He is best known for his contributions to the Maple computer algebra system and the creation of an electronic ...more

Marco Banderas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Uruguay
age 52 Marco Banderas is a Uruguayan-born Spanish pornographic actor and aspiring singer.

F. Luis Mora is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Uruguay
F. Luis Mora Dec. at 66 (1874-1940) F. Luis Mora, also known as Francis Luis Mora, was an Hispanic American figural painter. Mora worked in watercolor, oils and tempera. He produced drawings in pen and ink, and graphite; and ...more

Dani Umpi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Uruguay
Dani Umpi age 44 Daniel Umpiérrez also known as Dani Umpi is a Uruguayan musician and writer.

Atilio Supparo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Uruguay
Dec. at 71 (1871-1942) Atilio Supparo was an actor and a film score composer.

Cristina Peri Rossi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Uruguay
age 77 Cristina Peri Rossi is a Uruguayan novelist, poet, translator, and author of short stories. Considered a leading light of the post-1960s period of prominence of the Latin-American novel, she has ...more

Juan Campisteguy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Uruguay
Dec. at 78 (1859-1937) Juan Campisteguy Oxcoby was a Uruguayan soldier, lawyer, and President of Uruguay.

Rosita Melo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Uruguay
Rosita Melo Dec. at 84 (1897-1981) Clotilde Mela Rosa Luciano, better known as Rosita Melo, was an Argentine-Uruguayan pianist, composer and poet. She is the author of the famous Creole Waltz "Desde el alma" for which ...more

Ricardo Islas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Uruguay
age 49 Ricardo Islas is a film director.

Alberto Abdala is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Uruguay
Alberto Abdala Dec. at 66 (1920-1986) Alberto Abdala Uruguayan attorney, politician, painter and Vice-President from 1967 to 1972.

Jorge Drexler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Uruguay
age 54 Jorge Drexler is a Uruguayan musician, actor. He is a doctor specialized in otolaryngology. In 2004, Drexler won wide acclaim after becoming the first Uruguayan ever to win an Academy Award. He ...more

Rafael Viñoly is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Uruguay
age 74 Rafael Viñoly Beceiro is an Uruguayan architect.