List of people from the Basque Country

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Location of the Basque Country in Europe

This is a list of notable Basque people. For this purpose, people considered are those hailing from the extended Basque Country (includes the Basque Autonomous Community, the French Basque Country and Navarre).

In particular

  • born or resident in the Basque Country, unless self-identifying as not Basque (e.g. people self-identifying as Spanish or French rather than Basque.)
  • people born outside the Basque Country of Basque ancestry that either speak Basque or self-identify as being of Basque stock.

This list does not contain people outside the Basque Country who happen to have one or more Basque surnames. For people of Basque ancestry in general, please see People with Basque ancestors.

Artists[edit]

Astronauts[edit]

Business people[edit]

Chefs[edit]

Clergy[edit]

Educators[edit]

  • Elbira Zipitria (1906–1982), innovative Spanish-Basque educator promoting use of the Basque language

Explorers[edit]

Historical figures[edit]

Journalists[edit]

Military figures[edit]

Admiral Blas de Lezo

Models[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Philosophers[edit]

Political figures[edit]

Scientists[edit]

Sportspeople[edit]

Cycling

Football

Handball

Pelota

Rugby

Tennis

Writers[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Basque Studies Debut" (March/April 2007) Stanford Magazine. Retrieved 05 June 2010.
  2. ^ Trask 1997, p. 34.
  3. ^ Trask 1997, pp. 34–35.
  4. ^ a b c d e Trask 1997, p. 35.
  5. ^ Gallagher, Brendan (27 February 2002). "France look to Basque prodigy". telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 14 July 2011. It's there in my heart, that's all that matters", Harinordoquy said. "I am French and Basque. There is no conflict, I am proud of both. . . . I have friends who are involved in the political side of things but that is not for me. My only interest is the culture, the Euskera language, the people, our history and ways.
  6. ^ Pierson 1999, p. 130.

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