Famous person from Seville, Spain?
I'm doing a project for spanish and i have to write about a famous person from Seville, past or present. Does anyone know of a famous artist or something from there that would actually be interesting to research?
- sarayuLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
1. Seville was the home of Expo 92 World's Fair. The showpiece Alamillo bridge spanning the Guadalquivir designed by Santiago Calatrava, was built for this occasion
2. The mayor of Seville is Alfredo Sánchez Monteseirín.
Besides the following also will help:
Famous people born in Seville and Seville province
Roman emperors Trajan and Hadrian were born in Italica
Renaissance composer Cristóbal de Morales
16th century novelist Mateo Alemán
Playwrights Lope de Rueda Hermanos Alvarez Quintero
Historian of New Spain Bartolomé de Las Casas
Explorer Juan Díaz de Solís, born in Lebrija
Spanish Linguist and Grammarian Antonio de Nebrija, born in Lebrija
Baroque painters Velázquez, Valdes Leal and Murillo
Explorer and astronomer Antonio de Ulloa
Romantic poet Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer
Bullfighters Juan Belmonte, Curro Romero, José Antonio Morantes de La Puebla and Joselito el Gallo
20th century poets:
Vicente Aleixandre (Nobel Laureate)
Manuel Machado, his brother
Composer Joaquín Turina
Actors Paco Leon, Manuel Luna
Actresses Carmen Sevilla and Paz Vega, Conchita Bautista
Dancers Antonio, el bailarin, Realito, Farruquito
Singers Isabel Pantoja, Juanita Reina, Lole y Manuel, Paquita Rico, El Caracol, and a large etcetera...
Comedians Paco Gandía, Josele, Pepe da Rosa and the Cadaval brothers, Jorge and Cesar, better known as Los Morancos.
Football (soccer) players Rafael Gordillo, Antonio Ramiro, "Antoñito" and José Antonio Reyes, Fernando Muñoz, "Nando", Ricardo Serna, Sergio Ramos
Track and field runner Antonio Jiménez Pentinel (European Champion in 3000-meters steeplechase)
Olympic swimmer Fátima Madrid
Rower Beatriz Manchon
Politicians Felipe González, President of the Government of Spain from 1982 to 1996, and Alfonso Guerra, vice president from 1982 to 1991
- 4 years ago
I'm pretty sure if you search "landmarks - Spain", you'll find them all. Sagrada Familia is definitely way up there....but only about 100 years old. The Guggenheim, less than 10 years. Why not search for some HISTORIC landmarks? You realize, Spain has been inhabited for thousands of years, and there are buildings there that are older than 2000 years. Most would be considered landmarks. I truly believe that people who are doing homework should DO THEIR OWN. Rather than asking other people to do it for them.