Famous Galician | Blog about the Covarrubias region


Many are the famous Galicians, who have emigrated and made their worth known to the rest of the world

Gallegos is the name given to people born in Galicia, Spain, a town that is well known in the world and from which, for many years, people who have reached the fame in many disciplines. Being born in Galicia is probably something to be proud of. Some of the most outstanding were writers such as Álvaro Cunqeiro and Camilo José Cela, the latter was born in Padrón, Galicia and was the winner of a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1989 after more than 50 years of career and even King Juan Carlos le He would grant the title of Marquis of Iria Flavia.

Music is his forte

In the musical selection there is much to choose from, as there are several famous singers worldwide who were born in this part of Spain. For example, Luz Casa, or one of the most important pop stars in the country, whose mother was born in A Coruña, Marta Sánchez. But one of the most emblematic singers whose careers have been very important in the world is Julio Iglesias and of course his son, Enrique Iglesias, both with roots are Galician. The fashion designer Adolfo Domínguez has worn his clothes all over the world, as has Amancio Ortega who is the founder of an important textile group, one of the largest internationally, so much so that it is listed as one of the richest men of the world but nevertheless, he keeps in touch with his lands and is known for supporting business and cultural initiatives for A Coruña and the region.

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More important names

On the political level, Mariano Rajoy, who would occupy the position of president of Spain and was born in Santiago de Compostela, could stand out, as was the first democratically elected president in this country, Adolfo Suárez González. Francisco Franco was born in El Ferrol and even Fidel Castro, although he was Cuban, was the son of a Galician emigrant. And just as they are many Galicians in the world, bearing the name of their nation high.

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