List of Basques

List of Basques

This is a list of famous Basque people. It includes people born or resident in the Basque Country and people born elsewhere with significant Basque ancestry.

Artists

* Carlos Alazraqui, Television actor
* Isabel Allende, writer.
* Jean Anouilh, dramatist
* Joe Ansolabehere, animation screenwriter and producer
* Imanol Arias, actor
* Montxo Armendáriz, filmmaker.
* Pedro Armendáriz, actor
* Bernardo Atxaga, writer
* Juanma Bajo Ulloa, filmmaker
* Pío Baroja, writer
* Earl W. Bascom, artist/sculptor, actor
* Frank Bidart, poet
* Samuel Esparza, painter, artist
* Léon Bonnat, painter from Bayonne.
* Eduardo Chillida, sculptor
* Chumy Chúmez, cartoonist
* Ramona Tompkins, artist
* Juana Inés de la Cruz, Mexican poet
* Marie Darrieussecq, writer
* René Echevarria, television writer and producer.
* Liza Echeverría, Mexican actress and model
* Hector Elizondo, Puerto Rican actor
* Luisito Escauriaga (Escauriaza), storyboard artist
* María Félix, Mexican actress
* Galen Gering, Movie actor
* Agustín Ibarrola, painter
* Álex de la Iglesia, filmmaker
* Alejandro González Iñárritu, film director.
* Alfredo Landa, actor. Born in Pamplona and raised in San Sebastian.
* Mariasun Landa, writer
* Robert Laxalt, writer
* John Leguizamo (Leguizamon), actor and film producer.
* Maitena, Argentinian cartoonist of Basque-Polish descent.
* Boris Izaguirre Venezuelan-Spanish scriptwriter, journalist, writer and showman.
* Jesús Mari Lazkano, painter
* Patricia Manterola, Mexican singer,actress ,model
* Julio Medem, filmmaker
* Jorge Oteiza, sculptor
* Julia Otxoa, poet
* Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, sculptor, architect.Peace Nobel Prize.
* Jorge Perugorría, Cuban actor
* Frederic Remington, artist-sculptor
* Frank J. Urioste, film editor
* Benjamin Urrutia, writer
* Jenaro de Urrutia Olaran, painter
* Matilde Urrutia, wife of Pablo Neruda
* Ignacio Zuloaga, painter
* Jorge Oteiza, sculptor
* Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oiza, architect from Navarre.
* Roberto Matta Echaurren, Painter
* Rafael Moneo, architect from Navarre.
* Paco Rabanne, fashion designer.
* Cristobal Balenciaga, fashion designer.

Astronauts

* Léopold Eyharts, ESA astronaut, first Basque in space.

Athletes

* Javier Aguirre, football coach and former footballer
* Luis Arconada, footballer
* Xabi Alonso, footballer
* Amezola, Olympic gold medal.Paris 1900.
* Mikel Arteta, footballer
* Rodolfo Arruabarrena, "el Vasco", footballer
* Adolfo "Tito" Antuñano, 1967 world champion slalom waterskier
* Earl W. Bascom, rodeo, Hall of Fame
* Txiki Beguiristain, footballer
* Joseba Beloki, cyclist
* Alberto Berasategui, tennis player
* Josune Bereziartu, Best female rock climber in the world.
* Serge Blanco, rugby player (Basque mother)
* Jean Borotra, tennis player.Trask 1997, p. 35.] Olympic medal, Paris 1924.
* Jorge Burruchaga, footballer. World cup winner.
* Juan Curuchet, cyclist, Olympic gold medal Beijing 2008
* Didier Deschamps, footballer
* Anthony Dupuis, professional tennis player from Bayonne.
* Pierre Etchebaster, real tennis
* Jean Etcheberry, rugby player , Olympic medal 1924.
* Pierre Etchegaray, Olympic gold medal. Paris 1900.
* Marco Etcheverry, Bolivian footballer
* Joseba Etxeberria, footballer
* Xabier Fernandez Gaztañaga, sailing 49er; Olympic gold in 2004 & Olympic silver in 2008.
* José Eulogio Gárate, footballer
* Andoni Goikoetxea, "the Butcher of Bilbao" footballer
* Sergio Goycochea, footballer
* Imanol Harinordoquy, rugby player
* Miguel Indurain, Trask 1997, p. 35.] Navarrese cyclist. Olympic gold medal Atlanta 1996.
* Alberto Iñurrategi, mountaineer
* José Ángel Iribar, footballer
* José Luis Korta, rowing recordman.
* Luis María Lasúrtegui Berridi , rowing Olympic medal.1984.
* Marino Lejarreta, cyclist. Vuelta España winner.
* Bixente Lizarazu, footballer. World Cup winner.
* Iker Martínez de Lizarduy , sailing 49er ; Olympic gold in 2004 & Olympic silver in 2008.
* Iban Mayo, cyclist
* Leire Olaberria, cyclist. Olympic medal Beijing 2008.
* Abraham Olano, cyclist. Olympic medal Atlanta 1996.
* Juanito Oiarzabal, mountaineer. World record holder.
* Julio Olarticoechea, footballer. World cup winner.
* José María Olazábal, golferTrask 1997, p. 35.] and winner of the The Masters Tournament
* Javier Otxoa Palacios, cyclist
* Iñaki Perurena, stone-lifting recordman .
* Miguel de la Quadra Salcedo, athlete, journalist and adventurer.
* Julián Retegi, Pelota player
* Joane Somarriba, cyclist
* Jose Luis de Ugarte, brave solo-circumnavigator
* Iñaki Urdangarín, "His Excellency The Duke of Palma de Mallorca", Olympic Mens's Handball Bronze Medalist
* Patricio Urrutia, World Cup footballer
* José Ibar Urtain, boxer
* Ismael Urzaiz, footballer
* Patxi Usobiaga, rock climbing world champion
* Paulino Uzcudun, boxer
* Pichichi, footballer
* Ted Williams, Former Major League Baseball Player
* Telmo Zarraonaindía, also known as "Zarra", footballer
* Andoni Zubizarreta, footballer

Note: Footballer = Soccer football player
* Jeret Peterson, Mallea Family Olympic Skiier & World Cup Champion.Note: Olympic Winter Sports - Freestyle Skiing

Business people

* Pedro Altube 'Palo Alto', Californian businessman.
* Dominique Amestoy, founder of the Farmers and Merchants Bank
* Jose María Aristrain, steel industries.
* John Arrillaga, real estate businessman in Silicon Valley and philanthropist .
* Maria Asuncion Aramburuzabala, Owner of Grupo Modelo Brewery, Richest woman in Mexico
* Hilario Arbelaitz, world famous cook, main cook of the Restaurant Zuberoa
* Karlos Arguiñano, cook and entertainer
* José María Arizmendiarrieta, founder of the Mondragón cooperatives.
* Juan María Arzak, cook. Michelin stars winner.
* John Ascuaga, founder of John Ascuaga's Nugget Casino Resort, Sparks, Nevada
* Emilio Azcarraga Vidaurreta, Televisa founder.
* Martin Berasategui, cook. Michelin stars winner.
* François Cabarrus, adventurer and Spanish financier from Bayonne, father of Madame Tallien
* José Ramón Cengotitabengoa, president Society of Basque Studies in America
* John A. Elorriaga, former U.S.Bank's Chairman and CEO, president of the U.S. Bancorp
* Robert F. Erburu, former Chairman, president and CEO of the Times Mirror company
* Roberto Goizueta, Cuban Exile, Former president,Chairman and CEO of the Coca-Cola Company
* Jose María Korta, business association leader. Victim of terrorism.
* Jacques Laffitte, banker and politician
* Miguel Leonis, 'king of calabasas'. Leonis Adobe.
* José Ignacio López de Arriortúa, automotive industry
* Sir Ramón de la Sota, shipping businessman. 'Euskalduna' founder.
* Pedro Subijana, cook. Michelin stars winner.
* Zobel de Ayala family, real estate, banking, and telecommunications
* Narcisa Tamborindeguy, businesswoman & socialite
* Richard G. Navarro, former president of the AAA (American Automobile Association) Idaho.
* Joseph A. Unanue, businessman, Goya Foods.

Clergy

* Saint Miguel Aozaraza
* Pedro Arrupe, general of the Society of Jesus.
* Martín de Azpilicueta
* Earl W. Bascom, Mormon Bishop
* Saint Valentín de Berrio-Ochoa
* Ignacio Ellacuría, theologian.
* Roger Cardinal Etchegaray
* Michel Garicoïts, roman catholic saint.
* Saint Domingo Ibáñez de Erquicia
* Saint Martin Loinaz
* Saint Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus
* Francisco de Vitoria, jurist and theologian
* Saint Francis Xavier, patron of Navarre and evangelizer of Asia.
* Miguel Zugastegui
* Friar Juan de Zumárraga
* José Maria de Zalvidea

Explorers and conquistadors

* Lope de Aguirre
* Pascual de Andagoya
* Juan Bautista de Anza I
* Juan Bautista de Anza
* Domingo de Bonechea
* Cosme Damián de Churruca y Elorza
* Juan Sebastián de Elcano
* Catalina de Erauso
* Alonso de Ercilla
* Juan de Esquivel
* Martin Ruiz de Gamboa
* Juan de Garay
* Francisco de Garay
* Martin de Goiti
* Bruno de Heceta
* Martin de Hoyarçabal
* Diego de Ibarra
* Francisco de Ibarra
* Domingo Martinez de Irala
* Miguel López de Legazpi
* Martín Ignacio de Loyola
* Juan Ortiz de Zarate
* Cristobal de Oñate
* Juan de Oñate
* Martín García Óñez de Loyola
* Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa. Basque mother.
* Jedediah Smith
* Juan de Tolosa
* Andrés de Urdaneta, conqueror of the Philippines with Legazpi
* Martin de Ursua
* Pedro de Ursua
* Pedro de Zarate

:Some of the Basque clergymen can be included in this explorers' chapter.

History related

* Doroteo Arango (Pancho Villa), Mexican revolutionary
* Earl W. Bascom, rodeo history
* Antonio Fernandez Saenz, lawyer and human-rights defender
* Dominique-Joseph Garat, writer and politician
* Martin Guerre, French peasant object of a bizarre case of identity theft
* Che Guevara, Argentinian revolutionary
* Agustin Lizarraga, Melchor Arteaga, Toribio Recarte: discovery of Machu Picchu
* Étienne de Silhouette, French Controller-General of Finances under Louis XV.
* Zenón de Somodevilla y Bengoechea, Marquis of Ensenada, Prime Minister of Spain
* Juan de Urbieta

Journalists

* Manuel Aznar Zubigaray, Nationalist journalist turned Francoist diplomat
* Cristina Saralegui, Cuban television journalist

Military

* Carlos de Amésquita (Amezqueta), his expedition disembarked in England.
* José de Armendáriz
* Martin de Bertendona
* Eugene W. Biscailuz, Sheriff - Los Angeles county - Founded 'California Highway Patrol'.
* Cosme Damián de Churruca y Elorza
* Catalina de Erauso
* Antonio de Gaztañeta
* Jean Isidore Harispe
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* Juan de Lezcano
* Blas de Lezo, defeated the British Navy in Cartagena Indias. Largest naval engagement before D-day
* Henning von Ondarza, German general and NATO commander
* Martín García Óñez de Loyola
* Charles de Salaberry
* Tomás de Zumalacárregui, Carlist general

Musicians

* Juan de Anchieta, composer
* Juanes (Juan Esteban Aristizábal), singer and songwriter
* Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, composerTrask 1997, p. 34.]
* Manu Chao, French-born singer and political activist of Galician and Basque origin
* Placido Domingo, singer. Basque mother from Getaria.
* Mikel Erentxun and/or Diego Vasallo : ("Duncan Dhu",..)
* Aita Donostia, composer
* Francisco Escudero, composer
* Tomas Garbizu, composer
* Julián Gayarre, singer from Navarre
* Jesús Guridi, composer [Trask 1997, pp. 34-5.]
* Alberto Iglesias, composer. Twice nominated for Oscar.
* Paco Ibáñez, Spanish singer. His mother is Basque.
* Sebastian de Yradier y Salaverri, composer
* Jose Iturbi, composer, conductor, and pianist.
* Imanol Larzabal, singer
* Carlos Jean Arriaga, singer and DJ. His mother is Basque.
* Mikel Laboa, singer and songwriter
* The group "La Oreja de Van Gogh" with/or Amaia Montero
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* Luis Mariano, singer
* The group Mocedades
* Fermin Muguruza, singer and songwriter
* Javier Maria de Munibe Idiaquez, composer
* Nemesio Otaño, composer
* Enrique Ortiz de Landázuri Izardui (aka Enrique Bunbury)
* Roland Orzabal, musician (Tears for Fears)
* Maurice Ravel, composer
* Domingo Samuido, from Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs
* Pablo Sarasate, composer.
* Pablo Sorozábal, composer
* Álex Ubago, singer
* Jaime Urrutia, singer.
* Jorge Urrutia, Chilean composer
* Jose Maria Usandizaga, composer
* Nicanor Zabaleta, musician

Patrons of the Arts

* Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana, Mexican patron of the arts.
* Pedro Viteri , philanthropist
* Rodrigo Mercado de Zuazola, bishop. Founded the 'University of Sancti Spiritus' known as 'University of Oñate' in 1540.

Philosophers

* Frédéric Bastiat, classical liberal author and political economist
* John Etchemendy , Stanford University's provost.
* Castor Narvarte
* Javier Sádaba
* Fernando Savater
* Miguel de Unamuno, also listed as writer.
* Xavier Zubiri

Politicians

* Abd-ar-Rahman III, Caliph of Cordoba (his mother and paternal grandmother were Basques).
* Abd al-Rahman Sanchuelo, son Hisham II
* Michèle Alliot-Marie, French minister and mayor of Saint-Jean-de-Luz
* José Antonio Aguirre (politician), leader of Basque Nationalist Party during 1930s
* Jerry Apodaca, former Governor of New Mexico.
* Sabino Arana, founder of the Basque Nationalist Party.
* José Antonio Ardanza Garro Former Basque President
* Xabier Arzalluz, PNV leader.
* Jose Joaquin de Arrillaga, California Governor
* Rodrigo Soriano Barroeta Aldamar , politician, diplomat and writer
* Fernando Belaúnde, twice President of Peru
* David H. Bieter, mayor of Boise, Idaho
* Miguel Ángel Blanco Victim of terrorism
* Simón Bolívar, South American revolutionary whose family came from Bolibar, Biscay.
* Juan María Bordaberry, President of Uruguay
* Bryant B. Brooks, governor of Wyoming
* Fernando Buesa, Socialist member of the Basque Government
* René Cassin, jurist and judge from Bayonne, recipient of the 1968 Nobel Peace Prize
* Michel Camdessus, from Bayonne, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from 1997 to 2000.
* Pete T. Cenarrusa, secretary of State of Idaho
* Luis Echeverría, president of Mexico
* Peter Echeverria, lawyer and former president of 'American Board Of Trial Advocates'.
* Vicente Emparan, involved in the Independence of Venezuela
* Pete Ernaut, state assemblyman, Nevada
* Manuel Fraga Iribarne, Spanish politician.
* Carlos Garaikoetxea, Former Basque President
* John Garamendi, Lt. Governor of California
* Emilio Garrastazu Medici, president of Brazil
* Che Guevara, revolutionary
* Hisham II, caliph of Cordoba
* Juan José Ibarretxe, Current Basque President
* Dolores Ibárruri, "Pasionaria", Communist leader from Gallarta
* Ignace-Michel-Louis-Antoine d'Irumberry de Salaberry, politician
* Agustín de Iturbide, Emperor of Mexico
* José de Iturrigaray,viceroy of New Spain.
* Octaviano Ambrosio Larrazolo(Larrasolo), former governor of New Mexico.
* Paul Laxalt, Governor of Nevada and US Senator for Nevada
* Jesús María de Leizaola Sánchez Former Basque President
* Jaime Mayor Oreja Former Interior Minister, leader of the PP in the European Parliament
* Telesforo de Monzón, founder of Ertzaina regional police and Herri Batasuna party
* Martín de Mujica y Buitrón, governor of Chile from 1646 to 1649
* Arnaldo Otegi, former leader Batasuna party
* José F. Ozámiz, Philippine senator from Misamis Occidental
* Ron Parraguirre, Nevada Supreme Court Justice
* Eva Peron, Argentine first lady
* Ramón Rubial Cavia, Spanish Socialist leader
* Rafael Urdaneta, last president of the Republic of Great Colombia
* Roberto Urdaneta, President of Colombia
* Álvaro Uribe Vélez, current President of Colombia.
* Carlos Luis de Urrutia, governor of Santo Domingo
* Francisco Jose Urrutia, Panamanian diplomat and statesman
* Manuel Urrutia, President of Cuba
* Ben Ysursa, Secretary of State of Idaho
* Idoia Zenarrutzabeitia, Basque Vice-President
* Máxima Zorreguieta, Argentinian wife of the heir of the Dutch throne
* Don Diego de Gardoqui, diplomat

See also Iñigo Arista, Kings of Navarre

cientists

* Jesus Altuna, archaezoologist ,paleontologist
* Telesforo Aranzadi, scientist
* José Miguel de Barandiaran, anthropologist, paleontologist and Catholic priest
* Florence Bascom, geologist
* Antoine-Thomson d'Abbadie, explorer, anthropologist, linguist and astronomer
* Louis Daguerre, inventor of photography
* Armand David, priest/zoologist/botanist, first European to discover the Giant Panda
* José de Echegaray, mathematician
* Pedro Miguel Echenique, scientist
* Fausto Elhúyar and José Elhuyar, first to isolate wolfram/tungsten.
* Pierre Hérigone, mathematician and astronomer.
* Nicolas Louis de Lacaille

Writers

* Ignacio Aldecoa
* Gabriel Aresti
* Bernardo AtxagaTrask 1997, p. 35.]
* Pedro Agerre "Axular"
* José de Arteche
* Resurreción María de Azkue
* Pío BarojaTrask 1997, p. 35.]
* Alexandre Dumas fils (Basque mother)
* Salvador Elizondo
* Lucía Etxebarria. Born in Valencia to Basque parents.
* José de Echegaray Eizaguirre. Literature Nobel Prize 1904.
* Bernard Etxepare
* Juan Pablo Fusi, historian
* Esteban de Garibay,16th C. Historian
* Jon Juaristi
* Robert Laxalt
* Joanes Leizarraga
* Xabier Lizardi
* Jose Manterola
* José Carlos Mariátegui
* Gabriela Mistral. Lucila Godoy Alcayaga. Literature nobel prize.
* Koldo Mitxelena, linguist
* Juan Antonio Mogel
* Arnauld de Oihenart
* Nikolas Ormaetxea "Orixe"
* Ramiro Pinilla
* Joseba Sarrionandia
* Alfonso Sastre
* José Ignacio Tellechea Idígoras. Historian, Theologian
* Miguel de Unamuno [Pierson 1999, p. 130.]
* Kirmen Uribe
* Estepan Urkiaga "Lauaxeta"
* Ignacio Jose Urrutia, Cuban historian
* Agustin Xaho

References

* Pierson, Peter (1999). "The History of Spain". Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 0313302723.
* Trask, Robert Lawrence (1997). "The History of Basque". London: Routledge. ISBN 0415131162

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