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Famous People From Uruguay

Updated May 30, 2018 22.2k views996 items

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.
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  • Venancio Flores

    Venancio Flores

    Dec. at 60 (1808-1868)

    BirthplaceTrinidad, Uruguay

    Venancio Flores Barrios (18 May 1808 – 19 February 1868) was a Uruguayan political leader and... more on Wikipedia
  • Martin Sorrondeguy
    Martin Sorrondeguy (born December 3, 1967) is the singer of hardcore bands Los Crudos and Limp... more on Wikipedia
  • Eduardo Galeano

    BirthplaceMontevideo, Uruguay

    Eduardo Hughes Galeano (Spanish pronunciation: [eˈðwaɾðo ɣaleˈano]; 3 September 1940 – 13... more on Wikipedia
  • Carlos Gardel

    Carlos Gardel

    Age: Died at 45 (1890-1935)

    BirthplaceToulouse, France

    Carlos Gardel (born Charles Romuald Gardès; 11 December 1890 – 24 June 1935) was a French... more on Wikipedia
  • Mario Benedetti

    Mario Benedetti

    Dec. at 89 (1920-2009)

    BirthplacePaso de los Toros, Uruguay

    Mario Orlando Hardy Hamlet Brenno Benedetti Farrugia (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmaɾjo... more on Wikipedia
  • Diego Forlán

    BirthplaceMontevideo, Uruguay

    Diego Martín Forlán Corazo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈdjeɣo foɾˈlan]; born 19 May 1979) is a... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ignacio María González

    Ignacio María González

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceMontevideo, Uruguay

    Ignacio 'Nacho' María González (Spanish pronunciation: [iɣˈnasjo ˈnatʃo maˈɾi.a ɣonˈsales... more on Wikipedia
  • Emilio Frugoni

    Emilio Frugoni

    Dec. at 89 (1880-1969)

    BirthplaceMontevideo, Uruguay

    Emilio Frugoni (March 30, 1880 – August 28, 1969) was a Uruguayan socialist politician,... more on Wikipedia
  • Enzo Francescoli

    BirthplaceMontevideo, Uruguay

    Enzo Francescoli Uriarte (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈenso fɾansesˈkoli uˈɾjaɾte]; Italian:... more on Wikipedia
  • Francisco Canaro

    Dec. at 76 (1888-1964)

    BirthplaceSan José de Mayo, Uruguay

    Francisco Canaro (November 26, 1888 – December 14, 1964) was a Uruguayan violinist and tango... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceMontevideo, Uruguay

    Israel Adrián Caetano (born 1969 in Montevideo, Uruguay), known as Adrián Caetano, is an... more on Wikipedia
  • Enrique Graf

    BirthplaceMontevideo, Uruguay

    Enrique Graf is a Uruguayan born, American naturalized musician.
  • Jorge Medina Vidal

    BirthplaceMontevideo, Uruguay

    Jorge Medina Vidal (1925 in Montevideo – 2008) is a Uruguayan poet, educator and literary... more on Wikipedia
  • Gaston Gonnet

    BirthplaceMontevideo, Uruguay

    Gaston H. Gonnet is a Uruguayan Canadian computer scientist and entrepreneur. He is best... more on Wikipedia
  • F. Luis Mora

    F. Luis Mora

    Dec. at 66 (1874-1940)

    BirthplaceMontevideo, Uruguay

    F. Luis Mora, also known as Francis Luis Mora (July 27, 1874 – June 5, 1940), was a... more on Wikipedia
  • Dani Umpi

    Dani Umpi

    Age: 45

    BirthplaceTacuarembó, Uruguay

    Daniel Umpiérrez also known as Dani Umpi is a Uruguayan musician and writer.
  • Atilio Supparo

    Dec. at 71 (1871-1942)

    BirthplaceUruguay, Montevideo

    Atilio Supparo was an actor and a film score composer.
  • BirthplaceMontevideo, Uruguay

    Cristina Peri Rossi is a Uruguayan novelist, poet, translator, and author of short... more on Wikipedia
  • Juan Campisteguy

    Juan Campisteguy

    Dec. at 78 (1859-1937)

    BirthplaceMontevideo, Uruguay

    Juan Campisteguy Oxcoby (September 7, 1859 – September 4, 1937) was a Uruguayan soldier,... more on Wikipedia
  • Rosita Melo

    Rosita Melo

    Dec. at 84 (1897-1981)

    BirthplaceMontevideo, Uruguay

    Clotilde Mela Rosa Luciano, better known as Rosita Melo (July 9, 1897 – August 12, 1981), was... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceColonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

    Ricardo Islas is a film director.
  • Alberto Abdala

    Dec. at 66 (1920-1986)

    BirthplaceMaldonado, Uruguay

    Alberto Abdala (Arabic: البرتو عبد االله‎) (1920–1986) Uruguayan attorney, politician, painter... more on Wikipedia
  • Jorge Drexler

    BirthplaceUruguay, Montevideo

    Jorge Abner Drexler Prada (born September 21, 1964) is a Uruguayan musician, actor and doctor... more on Wikipedia
  • Rafael Viñoly

    BirthplaceMontevideo, Uruguay

    Rafael Viñoly Beceiro is an Uruguayan architect.
  • Juan Zorrilla de San Martín

    Juan Zorrilla de San Martín

    Dec. at 76 (1855-1931)

    BirthplaceMontevideo, Uruguay

    Juan Zorrilla de San Martín (December 28, 1855 – November 3, 1931) was a Catholic Uruguayan... more on Wikipedia