List of Famous people born in Venezuela

Famous People
Names and Surnames

Simón Bolívar

First Name Simón
Last Name Bolívar
Born on July 24, 1783
Died on December 17, 1830 (aged 47)
Born in Venezuela

Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios Ponte-Andrade y Blanco, generally known as Simón Bolívar and also colloquially as El Libertador, "the Liberator", was a Venezuelan military and political leader who led what are currently the countries of Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Panama to independence from the Spanish Empire.

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José Altuve

First Name José
Last Name Altuve
Born on May 6, 1990 (age 32)
Born in Venezuela, Carabobo
Height 165 cm | 5'5

José Carlos Altuve is a Venezuelan professional baseball second baseman for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Astros signed Altuve as an amateur free agent in 2007, and he made his major league debut in 2011. A right-handed batter and thrower, as of 2017 he was the shortest active MLB player at 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m). His listed weight is 165 pounds (75 kg). From 2014 to 2017, Altuve recorded at least 200 hits each season and led the American League (AL) in the category. He won three batting championships in that span.

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Garbiñe Muguruza

Garbiñe Muguruza Blanco
First Name Garbiñe
Born on October 8, 1993 (age 29)
Born in Venezuela
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Garbiñe Muguruza Blanco is a Spanish-Venezuelan professional tennis player and former world No. 1. Since turning professional in 2012, she has won seven singles titles, including two majors: the 2016 French Open and the 2017 Wimbledon Championships.

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Evaluna Montaner

Evaluna Mercedes Reglero Rodríguez
First Name Evaluna
Born on August 7, 1997 (age 25)
Born in Venezuela

Evaluna Mercedes Reglero Rodríguez, known as Evaluna Montaner, is a Venezuelan actress, YouTuber and singer, daughter of singer Ricardo Montaner and younger sister of Mauricio and Ricardo Montaner, known as Mau y Ricky.

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Born on March 11, 1988
Died on January 20, 2015 (aged 26)
Born in Venezuela

Tirone José González Orama, known by his stage name Canserbero, was a Venezuelan hip hop singer and songwriter from Caracas. He is regarded as one of the most significant rappers in Latin America. Since he was young, he showed interest in music, mainly influenced by reggaeton but, after the murder of his half brother, his musical references changed to more critical genres such as hip hop and hard rock, appreciable in songs like "Es épico".

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Andrés Bello

Andrés de Jesús María y José Bello López
First Name Andrés
Last Name Bello
Died on October 15, 1865
Born in Venezuela

Andrés de Jesús María y José Bello López was a Venezuelan humanist, diplomat, poet, legislator, philosopher, educator and philologist, whose political and literary works constitute an important part of Spanish American culture. Bello is featured on the old 2,000 Venezuelan bolívar and the 20,000 Chilean peso notes.

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Nicolás Maduro

Nicolás Maduro Moros
First Name Nicolás
Last Name Maduro
Born on November 23, 1962 (age 60)
Born in Venezuela

Nicolás Maduro Moros is a Venezuelan politician and president of Venezuela since 2013, with his presidency under dispute since 2019.

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Simón Rodríguez

Simón Narciso de Jesús Carreño Rodríguez
First Name Simón
Last Name Rodríguez
Died on February 28, 1853
Born in Venezuela

Simón Rodríguez, known during his exile from Spanish America as Samuel Robinson, was a Venezuelan philosopher and educator, notably Simón Bolívar's tutor and mentor.

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Hugo Chávez

Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías
First Name Hugo
Last Name Chávez
Born on July 28, 1954
Died on March 5, 2013 (aged 58)
Born in Venezuela, Barinas
Height 173 cm | 5'8

Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías was a Venezuelan politician who was president of Venezuela from 1999 until his death in 2013, except for a brief period in April 2002. Chávez was also leader of the Fifth Republic Movement political party from its foundation in 1997 until 2007, when it merged with several other parties to form the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), which he led until 2012.

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Juan Guaidó

Juan Gerardo Antonio Guaidó Márquez
First Name Juan
Last Name Guaidó
Born on July 28, 1983 (age 39)

Juan Gerardo Guaidó Márquez is a Venezuelan politician, a former member of the social-democratic Popular Will party, federal deputy to the National Assembly representing the state of Vargas. On 23 January 2019, Guaidó and the National Assembly declared he was acting President of Venezuela, starting the Venezuelan presidential crisis by challenging Nicolás Maduro's presidency.

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Ronald Acuña

First Name Ronald
Last Name Acuña
Born on December 18, 1997 (age 25)

Ronald José Acuña Blanco Jr. is a Venezuelan professional baseball outfielder for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2018, and won the National League Rookie of the Year Award. The next season, Acuña was named an MLB All-Star, was the NL stolen base leader, and won a Silver Slugger Award.

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Alicia Machado

First Name Alicia
Last Name Machado
Born on December 6, 1976 (age 46)
Born in Venezuela, Aragua
Height 171 cm | 5'7

Yoseph Alicia Machado Fajardo is a Venezuelan-American actress, TV host, singer and beauty queen who was Miss Venezuela 1995 and then Miss Universe 1996. She was the fourth woman from Venezuela to be named Miss Universe.

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Salomón Rondón

José Salomón Rondón Giménez
First Name Salomón
Last Name Rondón
Born on September 16, 1989 (age 33)
Born in Venezuela
Height 186 cm | 6'1

José Salomón Rondón Giménez is a Venezuelan professional footballer who plays as a striker for Chinese Super League club Dalian Professional and the Venezuela national team.

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Alejandro Ghersi
Born on October 14, 1989 (age 33)
Born in Venezuela

Alejandra Ghersi, known professionally as Arca, is a Venezuelan musician, singer, composer, record producer, and DJ based in Barcelona. She has released four studio albums — Xen (2014), Mutant (2015), Arca (2017) and Kick I (2020) — and has contributed production work to artists such as Björk, Kanye West, FKA twigs, Kelela, and Frank Ocean.

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José Gregorio Hernández Dr. De los pobres

José Gregorio Hernández Cisneros
First Name José
Last Name Pobres
Born on October 26, 1864
Died on June 29, 1919 (aged 54)
Born in Venezuela, Trujillo

José Gregorio Hernández Cisneros, OFS was a Venezuelan physician. Born in Isnotú, Trujillo State, he became a highly renowned doctor, more so after his death.

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Raúl Isaías Baduel

First Name Raúl
Born on July 6, 1955 (age 67)
Born in Venezuela

Raúl Isaías Baduel is a Venezuelan politician, retired general, and former Defense Minister under President Hugo Chávez. He was a member of Chavez' MBR-200, joining in December 1982.

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Antonio José de Sucre

First Name Antonio
Last Name Sucre
Born on February 3, 1795
Died on June 4, 1830 (aged 35)
Born in Venezuela, Sucre

Antonio José de Sucre y Alcalá, known as "Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho", was a Venezuelan independence leader who served as the 4th President of Peru and as the 2nd President of Bolivia. Sucre was one of Simón Bolívar's closest friends, generals and statesmen.

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Liberty Phoenix

First Name Liberty
Last Name Phoenix
Born on July 5, 1976 (age 46)
Born in Venezuela

Liberty Mariposa Phoenix is an American former actress. She is the older sister of Summer Phoenix and younger sister of River Phoenix, Rain Phoenix, and Joaquin Phoenix.

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Ivonne Reyes

Ivonne Dayanna Reyes Torres
First Name Ivonne
Born on October 8, 1967 (age 55)
Born in Venezuela, Carabobo

Ivonne Reyes is a Venezuelan actress and TV presenter.

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Lele Pons

First Name Lele
Last Name Pons
Born on June 25, 1996 (age 26)
Born in Venezuela
Height 166 cm | 5'5

Eleonora Pons Maronese is a Venezuelan–American Internet celebrity, YouTuber, singer, and actress. She stars in The Secret Life of Lele Pons, a YouTube Original docuseries providing a look at her personal life, and hosts her own Spotify-exclusive podcast titled Best Kept Secrets with Lele Pons.

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