List of people from Madrid

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This article is a list of notable people from Madrid, the capital of Spain:

Born in[edit]

Architecture and urban planning[edit]

Pedro de Heredia
Félix Lope de Vega
Tirso de Molina
Francisco de Quevedo
Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Juan Caramuel
Arturo Soria
Federico Chueca
Jacinto Benavente
Plácido Domingo
Pedro Duque

Army[edit]

Art music[edit]

Bullfighting[edit]

Engineering[edit]

Finances[edit]

Formal sciences[edit]

Literature[edit]

Media and entertainment[edit]

Natural sciences[edit]

Philosophy[edit]

Politics[edit]

Popular music[edit]

  • María Dolores Pradera (1924): Spanish singer and actress.
  • Fina de Calderón (1927–2010): Spanish writer, poet, songwriter and musician.
  • Julio Iglesias (1943): Spanish singer and songwriter who has sold over 300 million records worldwide.
  • Rocío Durcal (1944–2006): Spanish singer and actress.
  • Massiel (1947): Spanish pop singer. She won the Eurovision Song Contest 1968.
  • Antonio Vega (1957–2007): Spanish pop singer-songwriter. A member of Nacha Pop.
  • Antonio Flores (1961–1995): Spanish singer-songwriter and actor.
  • Alejandro Sanz (1968): Spanish singer-songwriter and musician.
  • Los Chichos (1973–1995, 1990–2008): Spanish rumba band.
  • Enrique Iglesias (1975): Spanish singer-songwriter, model, and actor.
  • Barón Rojo (1980): Spanish heavy metal band.
  • Mecano (1981–1992): Spanish pop band.
  • Hombres G (1982–1992; 2002–present): Spanish pop-rock band.
  • Mägo de Oz (1988): Spanish rock and folk/heavy metal band.
  • Belinda (1989): Mexican singer, songwriter and actress.
  • Ska-P (1994): Ska-punk band formed in the neighbourghood of Vallecas (Madrid).

Religion[edit]

Scenic arts[edit]

Social sciences[edit]

Sports[edit]

Visual arts[edit]

Others[edit]

Other influential people who have lived in Madrid[edit]

Architecture and urban planning[edit]

Army[edit]

Engineering[edit]

Finances[edit]

Formal sciences[edit]

Literature[edit]

Media and entertainment[edit]

Music[edit]

Natural sciences[edit]

  • Alexius Sylvius Polonus (1593–1653): Polish Jesuit astronomer and maker of astronomical instruments.
  • Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852–1934): Spanish pathologist, histologist, neuroscientist, and Nobel laureate (1906).
  • Severo Ochoa (1905–1933): Spanish–American Doctor of Medicine and Biochemist, and joint winner of the 1959 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Philosophy[edit]

Politics[edit]

Religion[edit]

Scenic arts[edit]

Social sciences[edit]

  • Beatriz Galindo, "La Latina" (1465?–1534): Spanish physician and educator. She was a writer, humanist and a teacher of Queen Isabella of Castile and her children.
  • Francisco Giner de los Ríos (1839-1915): Spanish philosopher, educator and one of the most influential Spanish intellectuals at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century.
  • Ramón Menéndez Pidal (1869–1968): Spanish philologist and historian.

Sports[edit]

Visual arts[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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