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- The Hispanic 100: A Ranking of the Latino Men and Women Who Have Most Influenced American Thought and Culture
- 100 Hispanic-Americans Who Shaped American History


The Hispanic 100:
A Ranking of the Latino Men and Women Who Have Most Influenced American Thought and Culture

The list below is from the book The Hispanic 100: A Ranking of the Latino Men and Women Who Have Most Influenced American Thought and Culture (Carol Publishing Group/Citadel Press: New York City, 1995), written by Himilce Novas.

1Cesar Chávez (Cesar Chavez)1927-1993
2Henry Barbosa González (Henry Barbosa Gonzalez)1916-
3Luis Alvarez1911-1988
4Junípero Serra (Junipero Serra)1713-1784
5George Santayana1863-1952
6Pablo Casals1876-1973
7Desi Arnaz1917-1986
8Joan Baez1941-Quaker (lapsed)
9Antonio Novello1944-
10Plácido Domingo (Placido Domingo)1941-
11Henry Cisneros1974-
12Rita Hayworth1918-1987
13Oscar de la Renta1932-
14José Vicente Ferrer (Jose Vicente Ferrer)1912-1992
15Fabiola Cabeza de Baca Gilbert1898-?
16Roberto Goizueta1931-
17Edward R. Roybal1916-
18Herman Badillo1929-
19Rita Moreno1931-
20Geraldo Rivera1943-
21Linda Chávez (Linda Chavez)1947-
22Anthony Quinn1915-
23Chita Rivera1933-
24Adolfo1933-
25Roberto Clemente1934-1972
26Lee Travino1939-
27Gloria Estefan1958-
28Nancy López (Nancy Lopez)1957-
29Carlos Castañeda (Carlos Castaneda)1925-
30Linda Ronstadt1946-
31Marisol1930-
32José Limón (Jose Limon)1908-1972
33Dolores Huerta1930-
34Federico F. Peña (Federico F. Pena)1947-
35Ellen Ochoa1958-
36Martin Sheen1940-
37José Quintero (Jose Quintero)1924-
38Richard Rodriguez1944-
39Dennis Chávez (Dennis Chavez)1888-1962
40Joseph M. Montoya1915-1978
41Julio Iglesias1943-
42Raúl Julia (Raul Julia)1944-1994
43Gloria Molina1948-
44Ramón Novarro (Ramon Novarro)1899-1968
45Lou Piniella1943-
46Tito Puente1923-
47Richard "Pancho" Gonzáles (Richard "Pancho" Gonzales)1928-1995
48Luis Valdez1940-
49Ricardo Montalbán (Ricardo Montalban)1920-
50Bobby Bonilla1963-
51Jaime Escalante1930(?)-
52Rafael Chacón (Rafael Chacon)1833-1925
53Sandra Cisneros1954-
54Cesar Romero1907-1994
55José Feliciano (Jose Feliciano)1945-
56Rosemary Casals1948-
57Orlando Cepeda1937-
58Piri Thomas1928-
59Oscar De La Hoya1973-
60Oscar Hijuelos1951-
61Emilio Estévez (Emilio Estevez)1962-
62Raquel Welch1940-
63Andy García (Andy Garcia)1956-
64Dolores Del Rio1905-1983
65José Villarreal (Jose Villarreal)1924-
66Ritchie Valens1941-1958
67Pancho Segura1921-
68Gary Soto1952-
69Juan "Chi Chi" Rodriguez1935-
70Edward James Olmos1947-
71Trini López (Trini Lopez)1937-
72Vikki Carr1940-
73Fernando Valenzuela1960-
74Cherríe Moraga (Cherrie Moraga)1952-
75Tom Flores1937-
76María Grever (Maria Grever)1885-1951
77Mary Joe Fernández (Mary Joe Fernandez)1971-
78Keith Hernández (Keith Hernandez)1953-
79José Greco (Jose Greco)1918-
80Justin Dìaz (Justin Diaz)1940-
81Fernando Bujénes (Fernando Bujones)1955-
82Katherine D. Ortega1934-
83Ramón Cortines (Ramon Cortines)1932-
84Jim Plunkett1947-
85José Canseco (Jose Canseco)1964-
86Miriam Colón (Miriam Colon)1930(?)-
87Charlie Sheen1965-
88Julia Alvarez1950-
89Celia Cruz1929(?)-
90Gigi Fernández (Gigi Fernandez)1964-
91Ileana Ros-Lehtinen1952-
92Rosie Pérez (Rosie Perez)1970(?)-
93Carlos Montoya1903-1993
94Nydia Margarita Velázquez (Nydia Margarita Velazquez)1953-
95Gilbert Roland1905-1994
96Mariah Carey1970(?)-
97Antonio Moreno1886-1967
98Lourdes López (Lourdes Lopez)1958-
99Lucille Roybal-Allard1941-
100Elizabeth Peña (Elizabeth Pena)1959-

100 Hispanic-Americans Who Shaped American History

The list below is from the book 100 Hispanic-Americans Who Shaped American History, Bluewood Books (2002), written by Rick Laezman.

The individuals in this book are not ranked relative to each other. They are listed chronologically by birth.



Juan Ponce de Leon1460-1521
Pedro Menendez de Aviles1519-1574
Juan de Onate1550-1630
Junipero Serra1713-1784
Juan Bautista de Anza1735-1788
Bernardo de Galvez1746-1786
Manuel Lisa1772-1820
Antonio Jose Martinez1793-1867
Maria Gertrudes Barcelo1800-1852
David Farragut1801-1870
Pio De Jesus Pico1801-1894
Juan N. Seguin1806-1890
Mariano Vallejo1808-1890
Romualdo Pacheco1831-1899
Joaquin Murieta1832-1853
Carlos Juan Finlay and
Juan Guiteras
1852-1925
1833-1915
Rafael Guastavino1842-1908
Lola Rodriquez de Tio1843-1924
George Santayana1863-1952
Sara Estela Ramirez1881-1910
Ignacio E. Lozano1886-1953
Lucrezia Bori1887-1960
Dennis Chavez1888-1962
Maria Latigo Hernandez1893-1986
Carlos Castaneda1896-1958
Xavier Cugat1900-1990
Severo Ochoa1905-1993
Jose Arcadia Limon1908-1972
Carmen Miranda1909-1955
Luis Alvarez1911-1988
Hector Perez Garcia1914-1996
Anthony Quinn1915-2001
Henry B. Gonzales1916-1998
Emma Tenayuca1916-1999
Edward Roybal1916-
Desi Arnaz1917-1986
Bert Corona1918-2001
Jose Yglesias1919-1995
Jose P. Martinez1920-1943
Ricardo Montalban1920-
Alicia Alonso1921-
Antonia Pantoja1922-
Tito Puente1923-2000
Celia Cruz1924-
Romana Acosta Banuelos1925-
Reies Lopez Tijerina1926-
Cesar Chavez1927-1993
Lauro F. Cavazos1927-
Carmen Zapata1927-
Reuben Salazar1928-1970
Richard "Pancho" Gonzales1928-1995
Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales1928-
Jaime Escalante1930-
Maria Irene Fornes1930-
Dolores Huerta1930-
Marisol1930-
Lupe Serrano1930-
Roberto C. Goizueta1931-1997
Rita Moreno1931-
Oscar De La Renta1932-
Roberto Clemente1934-1972
Nicholasa Mohr1935-
Martha P. Cotera1938-
Carolina Herrera1939-
Lee Trevino1939-
Vicki Carr1940-
Luis Valdez1940-
Victor Villasenor1940-
Joan Baez1941-Quaker (lapsed)
Lucille Roybal-Allard1941-
Clarissa Pinkola Estes1943-
Vilma Martinez1943-
Geraldo Rivera1943
William C. Velasquez1944-1988
Jose Angel Gutierrez1944-
Antonia Novello1944-
Richard Rodriguez1944-
Judith Baca1946-
Linda Ronstadt1946-
Henry Cisneros1947-
Edward James Olmos1947-
Federico Pena1947-
Carlos Santana1947-
Ruben Blades1948-
Rosemary Casals1948-
Cristina Saralegui1948-
Oscar Hijuelos1951-
Aliza Lifshitz1951-
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen1952-
Gary Soto1952-
Nydia Margarita Velazquez1953-
Sandra Cisneros1954-
Maria Elena Durazo1954-
Nancy Lopez1957-
Gloria Estefan1958-
Ellen Ochoa1958-
Loretta Sanchez1960-
Sammy Sosa1968-
Selena1971-1995
Oscar De La Hoya1973-

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