People from Madrid

The people or the residents of Madrid are commonly called Madrileños. And if there’s one thing that can be said about Madrileños, it’s their love for life. This is what you’d immediately notice when you get to Madrid. You’d see this in their way of life.

Here is a list of some of the famous people from Madrid:

  • Leonardo Torres y Quevedo (1852-1936)-  A mathematician, engineer and a member of the Royal Spanish Academy. In 1899, he opened the Laboratory of Applied Mechanics at the capital of Spain. His aerocar project in Niagara Falls on the Canadian Side, made him more famous.
  • Santiago Ramon y Cajal (1852-1934)- A winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1906. In 1879, he also applied his artistic talents as the Director of the Zaragosa Museum. Moreover, he investigated the structure of the central nervous system which became the core of the neuron doctrine.
  • Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)- He is undisputed and most outstanding writer during the 16th and early 17th centuries of Spain. Among the plays and verses he authored, his first modern novel entitled “Don Quixote de la Mancha” caught all the attention of many readers and made a huge mark in the world literature.
  • Lope de Vega (1562-1635)- A famous playwright who penned around 2,000 dramatic pieces and plays wherein more than 400 of which have still survived up to this date. In 1609, he published his astonishingly manifested artistic, humorous and magnificent writing entitled, Arte Nuevo de hacer comedias en este tiempo.”
  • Pedro Almodovar (1949) – He is a multi-awarded film director, producer and screenwriter of his time internationally. His famous films amazed us in many ways like the “Volver” in 2006, which won as the Best Screenplay in the Cannes Film Festival Award.
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