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Famous Argentines

Name the people from Argentina. *To distinguish these people from their spouses only first name or maiden last name will work.
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Last updatedNovember 23, 2014
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General and revolutinary leader, the "Liberator of Argentina"
Jose San Martin
Actress, starred in Oscar winning "The Official Story"
Norma Aleandro
Argentine born Queen of the Netherlands
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands
Leading tango singer, composer and actor, died in a plan crash in Colombia in 1935
Carlos Gardel
Football legend. The "Hand of God"
Diego Maradona
Comic strip figure, a little girl. Drawn by Quino.
Mafalda
President from 1916-22 & 1928-30. First president elected by universal free elections. Leader of UCR party
Hipolito Yrigoyen
Author of "Martin Fierro"
Jose Hernandez
Tango singer known for "Se dice de mi" and nicknamed "La Morocha Argentina" (The Argentine Brunette)
Tita Merello
Professional tennis player.
Juan Martin del Potro
Pope 2013-Present
Francisco
Writer, author, published "Sur" magazine, called "The quintessential Argentine woman"
Victoria Ocampo
Winner of 1980 Nobel Peace Prize
Adolfo Perez Esquivel
Patriot and designer of the Argentine national flag
Manuel Belgrano
Current football player for Barcelona, team captain for Argentine national team, winner of Golden Ball award in 2014 FlFA World Cup
Lionel Messi
General and President 1946-55 & 1973-74, created a political movement name after him.
Juan Domingo Peron
2nd wife of the above. Leader of eponymous social organization and "Spiritual Leader of the Nation"
Maria Eva Duarte de Peron
3rd wife of 2 above & his vice president. Succeeded to the presidency (1974-76) upon his death until she was overthrown by the military.
Maria Estela "Isabel" Martinez de Peron
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Short story writer and poet "El Aleph", head librarian, blind
Jorge Luis Borges
General & dictator from 1976 to 1981, directed widespread murder and kidnappings of activists and political oponents.
Jorge Videla
Founder of "Mothers of Plaza de Mayo" murdered by the military dictatorship in 1977
Azucena Villaflor
Folklore singer "Gracias a la vida" (Thanks for life) "Agustina y el mar" (Agustina and the sea) "Solo le pido a Dios" (l only ask God)
Mercedes Sosa
General, President and founder of "La Nacion" Newspaper. Politician for over 50 years.
Bartolome Mitre
Hungarian born inventor of the ballpoint pen
Laszlo Biro
Feminist and sculptor "Nereids Fountain"
Lola Mora
Modernizing President (1868-1874) and "father" of Argentina's educational system
Domingo Faustino Sarmiento
Author "Kiss of the Spider Woman"
Manuel Puig
Won the World Championship of Drivers five times in Formula One racing
Juan Manuel Fangio
First democratic elected president (1983-1989) after the dictatorship
Raul Alfonsin
Nobel Prize Winner for Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of pituitary hormones in regulating the amount of blood sugar in animals.
Bernardo Houssay
Marxist revolutionary and guerrilla leader.
Ernesto "Che" Guevara
Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry in 1970. Creator of Salsa Golf
Luis Leloir
Founder of the Radical Civic Union "UCR" political party, Argentina's oldest party
Leandro Alem
Current president of Argentina since 2007, leader of the Front for Victory political group.
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
Husband of the above. Former president of Argentina (2003-2007).
Nestor Kirchner
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