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Famous Venezuelans

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

I - L

  • Mario Briceno Iragorry intellectual, cultural analyst
  • Cesa Izturis baseball player
  • Alfredo Jahn civil engineer, botanist, geographer
  • Marcos Perez Jimenez former president
  • Hany Kauam musician, singer
  • Juan Jose Landaeta concert pianist
  • Wolfgang Larrazabal former president
  • Antonio Lauro composer, guitartist
  • Adriano Gonzalez Leon poet, author
  • Juan Liscano poet
  • Anselmo Lopez bandola performer
  • Angel Custodio Loyola singer
  • Rafael Arraiz Lucca poet
M
  • Jacqueline Aguilera Marcano Miss World 1995
  • Cristobal Mendoza first president
  • Guillermo Meneses author, journalist historian, essayist
  • Yucef Merhi artist
  • Arturo Michelena artist
  • Francisco de Miranda war of independence leader
  • Jose Gregorio Monagas hero war of independence, former president
  • Jose Tadeo Monagas hero war of independence, former president
  • Eugenio Montejo poet
  • Mariano Montilla Major General of Army war of independence
  • Humberto Fernandez Moran inventor of the diamond scalpel
  • Guillermo Moron historian, author
  • Alexander Munoz boxer
N - R
  • Moises Naim editor, author
  • Americo Negrette physician
  • Juan Manuel Cajigal y Odoardo mathematician
  • Luis R. Oramas linguist, anthropologist, historian
  • Alirio Oramus artist
  • Juan Oropeza author
  • Alejandro Otero artist
  • Jose Antonio Paez war of independence leader, former president
  • Richard Paez coach national soccer team
  • Lorenzo Parra boxer
  • Caracciolo Parra Perez historian, diplomat
  • Carlos Andres Perez former president
  • Teodoro Petkoff former guerrilla fighter, cabinet minister, journalist
  • Chucho Ramos baseball player
  • L. Rafael Reif provost of MIT, educator
  • Jose Rujano cyclist
S
  • Agustin Salas composer, singer
  • Johan Santana baseball player
  • Manny Sarmiento baseball player
  • Giovanni Savarese soccer player
  • Luis Sojo baseball player
  • Tomas Straka historian
  • Antonio Jose de Sucre war of independence leader
  • Jimy Szymanski tennis player
T - V
  • Fina Torres filmmaker
  • Oscar Torres basketball player
  • Cesar Tovar baseball player
  • Martin Tovar y Tovar artist
  • Manny Trillo baseball player
  • Ugueth Urbina baseball player
  • Orlando Urdaneta actor
  • Rafael Urdaneta hero war of independence
  • Edwin Valero boxer
  • Patricia Velasquez actress, model
  • Saul Vera bandola player, composer
  • Yajaira Vera Miss Globe International 1988
  • Rafael Vidal swimmer
  • Ernesto Jose Viso race car driver
  • Omar Vizquel baseball player
W - Z
  • Gerry Weil jazz pianist, composer
  • Doris Wells actress
  • Aida Yespica model
  • Oscar Yespica journalist, author
  • Carlos Zambrano baseball player
  • Domingo Maza Zavala economist
  • Slavko Zupcic author
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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.