List of Famous people born in Peru
Lina Marcela Medina de Jurado is a Peruvian woman who became the youngest confirmed mother in history when she gave birth aged five years, seven months, and 21 days. Based on the medical assessments of her pregnancy, she was less than five years old when she became pregnant. She is also the youngest documented case of precocious puberty.
José Paolo Guerrero Gonzales is a Peruvian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Brazilian club Internacional and the Peru national team.
Manuel Rubén Abimael Guzmán Reynoso, also known by the nom de guerre Chairman Gonzalo, is a Peruvian Maoist, the former leader of the Shining Path during the Maoist insurgency known as the internal conflict in Peru. He was captured by the Peruvian government in September 1992 and sentenced to life imprisonment for terrorism and treason.
Alberto Kenya Fujimori Inomoto is a former Peruvian engineer and politician who served as the President of Peru from 28 July 1990 until 22 November 2000. A controversial figure in Peruvian politics, his government is credited with the creation of Fujimorism, defeating the Shining Path insurgency and restoring Peru's macroeconomic stability. Fujimori ended his presidency by fleeing Peru for Japan amid a major scandal involving corruption and human rights abuses. Even amid his prosecution in 2008 for crimes against humanity relating to his presidency, two-thirds of Peruvians polled voiced approval for his leadership in that period.
Mirtha Esther Vásquez Chuquilín is a Peruvian lawyer and politician belong to the Broad Front, who has served as the interim President of Congress since 17 November 2020. She has served as a member of Congress since 16 March 2020.
Susana Shizuko Higuchi Miyagawa is a Japanese Peruvian politician and engineer, better known as the former wife of President Alberto Fujimori. A member of the Peruvian Congress for two terms from 2000 to 2006, she was elected as a member of the Frente Independiente Moralizador (FIM),, a reformist political party allied with then president Alejandro Toledo, in both the 2000 and 2001 general elections.
Keiko Sofía Fujimori Higuchi is a Peruvian politician. She is the daughter of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori and Susana Higuchi. Following her parents' divorce, she served as First Lady from 1994 to 2000, becoming the youngest First Lady in the history of the Americas. In 2006, she was elected to the Congress of Peru under the Alliance for the Future. Fujimori leads the right-wing party Fuerza Popular and was their presidential candidate in the 2011 election runoff and the 2016 election runoff, losing both times, the 2016 election being a very close call, with the final count difference of less than 0.25%. She is running as a candidate for president in the general elections that will be held on April 11, 2021.
Luis Jan Piers Advíncula Castrillón is a Peruvian professional footballer who plays for Rayo Vallecano and the Peru national team as a right-back.
Jefferson Agustín Farfán Guadalupe is a Peruvian professional footballer who mainly plays as a forward or winger for the Peru national football team and is currently a free agent having last played for Lokomotiv Moscow. Commonly known as Farfán or the nickname Foquita, he is known for his speed and technical ability and was one of the best providers of assists during his time in the Bundesliga.
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Godard, also known simply as PPK, is a Peruvian economist, politician and public administrator who served as President of Peru from 2016 to 2018. He was previously the Prime Minister of Peru from 2005 to 2006. His administration ended abruptly on 23 March 2018, following his address to the nation two days earlier, announcing his resignation from the presidency. Since 10 April 2019 he has been in pretrial detention, due to an ongoing investigation on corruption, money laundering, and connections to Odebrecht, a public works company accused of paying bribes.