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List of people from Lima

The following notable people were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with the city of Lima. Those born in Lima have their names printed in bold:


Notable people born in Lima


Saint Rose of Lima, first Roman Catholic saint born in the Americas.

Saint Martin of Porras, Afro-Peruvian Dominican friar


Javier Valle Riestra, lawyer and politician

Javier Perez de Cuellar, former Secretary-General of the UN

Alan Garcia, President of Peru (1985-1990 and 2006-2011)

Fernando Belaunde, President of Peru (1963-1968 and 1980-1985)

Daniel Hannan, Member of European Parliament


Ricardo Palma, poet, novelist and short story writer

Julio Ramon Ribeyro, short story writer and novelist

Alfredo Bryce Echenique, novelist

Jaime Bayly, writer, journalist, and media personality

Folk and classic artists

Arturo "Zambo" Cavero, Peruvian folk singer

Eva Ayllon, Afro-Peruvian folk singer

Felipe Pinglo Alva, considered father of Peruvian folk music ("Musica criolla")

Juan Diego Florez, tenor vocalist.

Lucha Reyes, Peruvian folk singer

Nicomedes Santa Cruz, Afro-Peruvian folk singer and poet

Susana Baca, Grammy award- winner folk singer

Contemporary musicians

adammo,rock band

Arena Hash, pop band

Beth Rowley, English singer-songwriter

Cementerio Club, indie pop band

Chris Portugal aka Thes One of

People Under the Stairs Underground Hip-hop group, rapper

Christian Meier, pop singer and actor

Fragil, progressive rock band

Gian Marco, pop singer and composer

Juan Diego Flores, tenor

Libido, rock band

Mar de Copas, indie pop band

Pedro Suarez Vertiz, pop singer

TK, rock band

Uchpa, rock and blues band


Sofia Mulanovich, world champion surfer

Kina Malpartida, super featherweight class boxing world champion

Teofilo Cubillas, football (soccer) player

Jefferson Farfan, football (soccer) player

Claudio Pizarro, football (soccer) player

Nolberto Solano, football (soccer) player

Paolo Guerrero, football (soccer) player

Luis Horna, tennis player

Jaime Yzaga, tennis player

Cecilia Tait, volleyball player

Tony DeSouza, professional mixed martial artist

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