List of Famous people born in Galicia, Spain

Francisco Franco

Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo Franco Bahamonde
First Name Francisco
Last Name Franco
Born on December 4, 1892
Died on November 20, 1975 (aged 82)
Born in Spain, Galicia

Francisco Franco Bahamonde was a Spanish general who led the Nationalist forces in overthrowing the Second Spanish Republic during the Spanish Civil War and thereafter ruled over Spain from 1939 to 1975 as a dictator, assuming the title Caudillo. This period in Spanish history, from the Nationalist victory to Franco's death, is commonly known as Francoist Spain or the Francoist dictatorship.

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Yolanda Díaz Pérez

First Name Yolanda
Born on May 6, 1971 (age 52)
Born in Spain, Galicia

Yolanda Díaz Pérez is a Spanish politician and lawyer specialised in Labor law, serving as Minister of Labour and Social Economy since 2020. A member of the Congress of Deputies since 2016, she has previously been a former Ferrol municipal councillor (2003–2012) and member of the Parliament of Galicia (2012–2016). She was the National Coordinator of Esquerda Unida (EU) from 2005 to 2017.

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María de los Ángeles Alvariño González

First Name María
Last Name González
Born on October 3, 1916
Died on May 29, 2005 (aged 88)
Born in Spain, Galicia, Ferrol

María de los Ángeles Alvariño González, known as Ángeles Alvariño, was a Spanish fishery research biologist and oceanographer globally recognized as an authority in plankton biology. She was the first woman ever appointed as scientist aboard any British or Spanish exploration ships. She discovered 22 new species of marine animals and published over a hundred scientific books, chapters and articles. In her late career she studied the history of early marine scientific exploration.

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Amancio Ortega

Amancio Ortega Gaona
First Name Amancio
Born on March 28, 1936 (age 88)
Born in Spain, Galicia
Net Worth $77.0B

Amancio Ortega Gaona is a Spanish billionaire businessman. He is the founder and former chairman of Inditex fashion group, best known for its chain of Zara clothing and accessories shops. As of December 2019, Ortega had a net worth of $68.3 billion, making him the second-wealthiest person in Europe after Bernard Arnault, and the sixth-wealthiest in the world. For a brief period of time in 2015, he was the richest man in the world, bypassing Bill Gates when his net worth peaked to $80 billion as Zara's parent company, Inditex's, stock peaked.

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Mario Casas

First Name Mario
Last Name Casas
Born on June 12, 1986 (age 37)
Born in Spain, Galicia

Mario Alberto Casas Sierra is a Spanish actor.

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Pedro Alonso

Pedro González Alonso
First Name Pedro
Last Name Alonso
Born on June 21, 1971 (age 52)
Born in Spain, Galicia

Pedro González Alonso o'choro is a Spanish actor, writer and artist. He is best known for his role of Andrés "Berlin" de Fonollosa in the Spanish heist series Money Heist and for the role of Diego Murquía in the historical drama series Gran Hotel.

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Iago Aspas

First Name Iago
Last Name Aspas
Born on August 1, 1987 (age 36)
Born in Spain, Galicia
Height 176 cm | 5'9

Iago Aspas Juncal is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a striker for RC Celta de Vigo and the Spain national team.

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Abel Caballero

First Name Abel
Last Name Caballero
Born on September 2, 1946 (age 77)
Born in Spain, Galicia

Abel Ramón Caballero Álvarez is a Spanish professor of Economics and since June 2007, the current Mayor of Vigo, representing PSdeG-PSOE. Since 19 September 2015, he has also served as the president of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP).

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Mariano Rajoy

Mariano Rajoy Brey
First Name Mariano
Last Name Rajoy
Born on March 27, 1955 (age 69)
Born in Spain, Galicia

Mariano Rajoy Brey is a Spanish politician who served as Prime Minister of Spain from 2011 to 2018, when a vote of no confidence ousted his government. On 5 June 2018, he announced his resignation as People's Party leader.

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Sandra Ortega Mera

First Name Sandra
Last Name Mera
Born on July 19, 1968 (age 55)
Born in Spain, Galicia
Net Worth $7.3B

Sandra Ortega Mera is a Spanish billionaire heiress.

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