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.
Birthplace: Trinidad, UruguayVenancio Flores Barrios (18 May 1808 – 19 February 1868) was a Uruguayan political leader and... more on Wikipedia
- Martin Sorrondeguy (born December 3, 1967) is the singer of hardcore bands Los Crudos and Limp... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Montevideo, UruguayEduardo Hughes Galeano (Spanish pronunciation: [eˈðwaɾðo ɣaleˈano]; 3 September 1940 – 13... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Toulouse, FranceCarlos Gardel (born Charles Romuald Gardès; 11 December 1890 – 24 June 1935) was a French... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Paso de los Toros, UruguayMario Orlando Hardy Hamlet Brenno Benedetti Farrugia (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmaɾjo... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Montevideo, UruguayDiego Martín Forlán Corazo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈdjeɣo foɾˈlan]; born 19 May 1979) is a... more on Wikipedia
Ignacio María GonzálezAge: 38
Birthplace: Montevideo, UruguayIgnacio 'Nacho' María González (Spanish pronunciation: [iɣˈnasjo ˈnatʃo maˈɾi.a ɣonˈsales... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Montevideo, UruguayEmilio Frugoni (March 30, 1880 – August 28, 1969) was a Uruguayan socialist politician,... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Montevideo, UruguayEnzo Francescoli Uriarte (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈenso fɾansesˈkoli uˈɾjaɾte]; Italian:... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: San José de Mayo, UruguayFrancisco Canaro (November 26, 1888 – December 14, 1964) was a Uruguayan violinist and tango... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Montevideo, UruguayIsrael Adrián Caetano (born 1969 in Montevideo, Uruguay), known as Adrián Caetano, is an... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Montevideo, UruguayEnrique Graf is a Uruguayan born, American naturalized musician.
Birthplace: Montevideo, UruguayJorge Medina Vidal (1925 in Montevideo – 2008) is a Uruguayan poet, educator and literary... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Montevideo, UruguayGaston H. Gonnet is a Uruguayan Canadian computer scientist and entrepreneur. He is best... more on Wikipedia
F. Luis MoraDec. at 66 (1874-1940)
Birthplace: Montevideo, UruguayF. Luis Mora, also known as Francis Luis Mora (July 27, 1874 – June 5, 1940), was a... more on Wikipedia
Dani UmpiAge: 45
Birthplace: Tacuarembó, UruguayDaniel Umpiérrez also known as Dani Umpi is a Uruguayan musician and writer.
Birthplace: Uruguay, MontevideoAtilio Supparo was an actor and a film score composer.
Birthplace: Montevideo, UruguayCristina Peri Rossi is a Uruguayan novelist, poet, translator, and author of short... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Montevideo, UruguayJuan Campisteguy Oxcoby (September 7, 1859 – September 4, 1937) was a Uruguayan soldier,... more on Wikipedia
Rosita MeloDec. at 84 (1897-1981)
Birthplace: Montevideo, UruguayClotilde Mela Rosa Luciano, better known as Rosita Melo (July 9, 1897 – August 12, 1981), was... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Colonia del Sacramento, UruguayRicardo Islas is a film director.
Alberto AbdalaDec. at 66 (1920-1986)
Birthplace: Maldonado, UruguayAlberto Abdala (Arabic: البرتو عبد االله) (1920–1986) Uruguayan attorney, politician, painter... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Uruguay, MontevideoJorge Abner Drexler Prada (born September 21, 1964) is a Uruguayan musician, actor and doctor... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Montevideo, UruguayRafael Viñoly Beceiro is an Uruguayan architect.
Birthplace: Montevideo, UruguayJuan Zorrilla de San Martín (December 28, 1855 – November 3, 1931) was a Catholic Uruguayan... more on Wikipedia