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Who Is The Most Famous Juan In The World?

Updated February 19, 2021 655 votes 23 voters 8.7k views81 items

List RulesVote up all of the Juans you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Juan can you think of? The famous Juans below have many different professions, including notable actors named Juan, famous musicians named Juan, and even athletes named Juan.

Juan Mata is certainly one of the most famous Juans on this list. One of the famous footballers named Juan, he is a midfielder for Manchester United as well as Spain's national team. He won the Golden Player award in 2011.

Another of the famous people with the first name Juan is Juan Manuel Márquez. He is a former boxer. He was a world champion in four different weight classes. Juan Manuel Márquez and Juan Manuel López are just two of the famous boxers named Juan. 

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Juan? Just add them to the list! Then be sure to vote up all of the Juans you recognize.

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    Juan Perón

    1895-10-08

    BirthplaceLobos, Argentina

    Juan Domingo Perón (UK: , US: , Spanish: [ˈxwan doˈmiŋɡo peˈɾon]; 8 October 1895 – 1 July 1974) was an Argentine Army general and politician. After serving in several government positions, including...  more
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    BirthplaceParis, France

    Juan Luis Buñuel is a film and television director....  more
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    Juan Atkins

    1962-12-09

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Juan Atkins (born September 12, 1962) is an American musician. He is widely credited as the originator of techno music, specifically Detroit techno along with Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson. The...  more

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    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, South America, Greater Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Juan José Campanella (born July 19, 1959) is an Argentine television and film director, writer and producer. He is a prominent figure of cinema in his country, and achieved worldwide fame with the...  more
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    Juan Mata

    1988-04-28

    BirthplaceVillafranca Montes de Oca, Spain

    Juan Manuel Mata García (Spanish pronunciation: [xwam ˈmata]; born 28 April 1988) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Manchester United and the...  more

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    BirthplaceIthaca, New York, United States of America

    Juan Pablo Galavis Guinand (Spanish: [xwan ˈpaβlo galaˈβis]; born August 5, 1981) is an American-born Venezuelan former professional soccer midfielder/forward, who retired in 2008. In 2013, he was...  more
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    Juan Rulfo

    1917-05-16

    BirthplaceSayula, Jalisco, Mexico

    Juan Nepomuceno Carlos Pérez Rulfo Vizcaíno, best known as Juan Rulfo (Spanish: [ˈxwan ˈrulfo] audio ; 16 May 1917 – 7 January 1986), was a Mexican writer, screenwriter and photographer. He is best...  more
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    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    Juan Manuel Márquez Méndez (born August 23, 1973) is a Mexican former professional boxer who competed from 1993 to 2014. He is the third Mexican boxer (after Érik Morales and Jorge Arce) to become a...  more

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    Juan Williams

    1954-04-10

    BirthplacePanama, Colón

    Juan Antonio Williams (born April 10, 1954) is an American journalist and political analyst for Fox News Channel. He also writes for several newspapers including The Washington Post, The New York...  more
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    Juan Carlos Castagnino

    1908-11-18

    BirthplaceMar del Plata, Argentina

    Juan Carlos Castagnino (November 18, 1908 – April 21, 1972) was an Argentine painter, architect, muralist and sketch artist. Born in the rural village of Camet, near the city of Mar del Plata, he...  more
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    Juan Cole

    1952-10-23

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico

    John Ricardo I. "Juan" Cole (born October 23, 1952) is an American academic and commentator on the modern Middle East and South Asia. He is Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the...  more
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    Juan Goytisolo

    1931-01-06

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Juan Goytisolo Gay (5 January 1931 – 4 June 2017) was a Spanish poet, essayist, and novelist. He lived in Marrakech from 1997 until his death in 2017. He was considered Spain's greatest living writer...  more
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    Juan Ponce de León

    Juan Ponce de León (Spanish pronunciation: [xwam ˈponθe ðe leˈon]; 1474 – July 1521), commonly known as Ponce de León (, also UK: , US: ), was a Spanish explorer and conquistador known for leading...  more
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    BirthplaceTampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico

    Juan García Esquivel (January 20, 1918 – January 3, 2002), often simply known as Esquivel!, was a Mexican band leader, pianist, and composer for television and films. He is recognized today as one of...  more
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    Juan María Solare

    1966-08-11

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina

    Juan María Solare (born August 11, 1966) is an Argentine composer and pianist....  more
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    Juan Fernández de Alarcon

    1956-12-13

    BirthplaceDominican Republic, Santo Domingo

    Juan de Jesús Fernández de Alarcón (born December 13, 1956) is a Dominican actor best known for his roles as the evil character in his movies. Fernández was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic....  more
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    BirthplaceFowler, California

    Juan Felipe Herrera (born December 27, 1948) is a poet, performer, writer, cartoonist, teacher, and activist. Herrera was the 21st United States Poet Laureate from 2015 to 2017.Herrera's experiences...  more
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    Juan Vicente Torrealba

    1917-02-20

    BirthplaceCaracas, Venezuela

    Juan Vicente Torrealba is a Venezuelan harpist and composer of popular music....  more
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    Juan Croucier

    1959-08-22

    BirthplaceSantiago de Cuba, Cuba

    Juan Croucier (born August 22, 1959, in Santiago de las Vegas, Cuba) is an American Hard Rock singer/songwriter/musician....  more
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    BirthplaceDominican Republic, Santo Domingo

    Juan Luis Guerra Seijas (born June 7, 1957), is a Dominican musician, singer, composer, and record producer. He has sold over 70 million records, and has won numerous awards including 21 Latin Grammy...  more

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    Juan Tizol

    1900-01-22

    BirthplaceVega Baja, Puerto Rico

    Juan Tizol Martínez (22 January 1900 – 23 April 1984) was a Puerto Rican trombonist and composer. He is best known as a member of Duke Ellington's band, and as the co-writer of the jazz standards...  more
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    Juan Tamariz

    1942-10-18

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    Juan Tamariz-Martel Negrón (born 18 October 1942, Madrid) known professionally as Juan Tamariz or just Tamariz, is a Spanish magician. He is an experienced cardician, a magician specializing in...  more
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    Juan Carlos I of Spain

    1938-01-05

    BirthplaceRome, Italy

    Juan Carlos I (Spanish: [xwaŋˈkaɾlos]; Juan Carlos Alfonso Víctor María de Borbón y Borbón-Dos Sicilias, born 5 January 1938) is a member of the Spanish royal family who reigned as King of Spain,...  more
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    Juan Marichal

    1937-10-20

    BirthplaceLaguna Verde, Dominican Republic

    Juan Antonio Marichal Sánchez (born October 20, 1937) is a Dominican former professional baseball player. He played as a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, most notably for the San...  more

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    BirthplaceTandil, Argentina

    Juan Martín del Potro Lucas (Spanish pronunciation: [xwan maɾˈtin del ˈpotɾo]) (born 23 September 1988), nicknamed Delpo (IPA: [ˈdelpo]), is an Argentine professional tennis player who is currently...  more

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