List of Famous people born in Extremadura, Spain

Extremadura is an autonomous community of Spain. Its capital city is Mérida. Located in the central-western part of the Iberian Peninsula, it is made up of the two largest provinces of Spain: Cáceres and Badajoz. Extremadura is bordered by Portugal to the west and by the autonomous communities of Castile and León (north), Castilla–La Mancha (east) and Andalusia (south). Its official language is Spanish.

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1. Hernán Cortés

Hernán Cortés
Male. Spanish conquistador
First Name: Hernán
Last Name: Cortés
Born on November 30, 1484
Died on December 2, 1547 (aged 63)
Born in Spain, Extremadura

2. Fernando Morientes

Fernando Morientes
Male. Spanish footballer
First Name: Fernando
Last Name: Morientes
Born on April 5, 1976 (age 45)
Born in Spain, Extremadura
Height: 186 cm | 6'1"
Footballer, Sportsperson, Football-manager

3. José Calderón
José Manuel Calderón Borrallo

José Calderón
Male. Spanish basketball player
First Name: José
Last Name: Calderón
Born on September 28, 1981 (age 40)
Born in Spain, Extremadura
Height: 191 cm | 6'3"
Basketballer, Sportsperson

4. Ernesto Valverde
Ernesto Valverde Tejedor

Ernesto Valverde
Male. Spanish association football player and manager
First Name: Ernesto
Last Name: Valverde
Born on February 9, 1964 (age 57)
Born in Spain, Extremadura
Height: 173 cm | 5'8"
Footballer, Sportsperson, Football-manager

5. Francisco Pizarro
Francisco Pizarro y González

Francisco Pizarro
Male. Spanish conquistador who conquered the Inca Empire
First Name: Francisco
Last Name: Pizarro
Born on March 16, 1478
Died on June 26, 1541 (aged 63)
Born in Spain, Extremadura

6. Raquel Sánchez-Silva

Raquel Sánchez-Silva
Female. Spanish television presenter
First Name: Raquel
Born on January 13, 1973 (age 48)
Born in Spain, Extremadura

7. Antonio González Pacheco

Antonio González Pacheco
Male. Spanish police officer and torturer
First Name: Antonio
Last Name: Pacheco
Born on October 10, 1946
Died on May 7, 2020 (aged 73)
Born in Spain, Extremadura

8. Carolina Yuste

Carolina Yuste
Female. Spanish actress
First Name: Carolina
Last Name: Yuste
Born on November 30, 1990 (age 31)
Born in Spain, Extremadura

9. Pedro de Valdivia

Pedro de Valdivia
Male. Spanish conquistador, first royal governor of Chile
First Name: Pedro
Last Name: Valdivia
Born on April 17, 1497
Died on December 25, 1553 (aged 56)
Born in Spain, Extremadura

10. Cristina Almeida

Cristina Almeida
Female. lawyer and politician
First Name: Cristina
Last Name: Almeida
Born on July 24, 1944 (age 77)
Born in Spain, Extremadura

11. Jesús Gil Manzano

Jesús Gil Manzano
Male. Spanish association football referee
First Name: Jesús
Last Name: Manzano
Born on February 4, 1984 (age 37)
Born in Spain, Extremadura

12. Isabel Gemio

Isabel Gemio
Female. Spanish journalist and broadcaster
First Name: Isabel
Last Name: Gemio
Born on January 5, 1961 (age 60)
Born in Spain, Extremadura

13. Inés Suárez
Inés de Suárez

Inés Suárez
Female. a Spanish conquistadora
First Name: Inés
Last Name: Suárez
Born on November 30, 1506
Died on January 1, 1580 (aged 73)
Born in Spain, Extremadura

14. Javier Cercas

Javier Cercas
Male. Spanish writer, journalist and professor of Spanish literature
First Name: Javier
Last Name: Cercas
Born on April 6, 1962 (age 59)
Born in Spain, Extremadura

15. Bebe
María Nieves Rebolledo Vila

Female. singer-songwriter from Spain
Born on May 9, 1978 (age 43)
Born in Spain, Extremadura

16. Florinda Chico Martín-Mora

Florinda Chico Martín-Mora
Female. Spanish actress
First Name: Florinda
Born on April 24, 1926
Died on February 19, 2011 (aged 84)
Born in Spain, Extremadura

17. Soraya Arnelas

Soraya Arnelas
Female. Spanish singer
First Name: Soraya
Last Name: Arnelas
Born on September 13, 1982 (age 39)
Born in Spain, Extremadura

18. Pedro de Alvarado

Pedro de Alvarado
Male. Spanish conquistador, explorer and condottiero
First Name: Pedro
Last Name: Alvarado
Born on January 1, 1486
Died on July 4, 1541 (aged 55)
Born in Spain, Extremadura

19. Magdalena Valerio Cordero

Magdalena Valerio Cordero
Female. Spanish jurist and politician
First Name: Magdalena
Last Name: Cordero
Born on September 27, 1959 (age 62)
Born in Spain, Extremadura

20. Nico Romero

Nico Romero
Male. Spanish actor
First Name: Nico
Born on May 12, 1987 (age 34)
Born in Spain, Extremadura
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