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

1 Cesar Chávez (Cesar Chavez) 1927-1993
2 Henry Barbosa González (Henry Barbosa Gonzalez) 1916-
3Luis Alvarez1911-1988
4 Junípero Serra (Junipero Serra) 1713-1784
5George Santayana1863-1952
6Pablo Casals1876-1973
7Desi Arnaz1917-1986
8Joan Baez1941-Quaker (lapsed)
9Antonio Novello1944-
10 Plácido Domingo (Placido Domingo) 1941-
11Henry Cisneros1974-
12Rita Hayworth1918-1987
13Oscar de la Renta1932-
14 José Vicente Ferrer (Jose Vicente Ferrer) 1912-1992
15Fabiola Cabeza de Baca Gilbert1898-?
16Roberto Goizueta 1931-
17Edward R. Roybal1916-
18Herman Badillo1929-
19Rita Moreno1931-
20Geraldo Rivera1943-
21 Linda Chávez (Linda Chavez) 1947-
22Anthony Quinn1915-
23Chita Rivera1933-
24Adolfo1933-
25Roberto Clemente1934-1972
26Lee Travino1939-
27Gloria Estefan1958-
28 Nancy López (Nancy Lopez) 1957-
29 Carlos Castañeda (Carlos Castaneda) 1925-
30Linda Ronstadt1946-
31Marisol1930-
32 José Limón (Jose Limon) 1908-1972
33Dolores Huerta1930-
34 Federico F. Peña (Federico F. Pena) 1947-
35Ellen Ochoa1958-
36Martin Sheen1940-
37 José Quintero (Jose Quintero) 1924-
38Richard Rodriguez1944-
39 Dennis Chávez (Dennis Chavez) 1888-1962
40Joseph M. Montoya1915-1978
41Julio Iglesias1943-
42 Raúl Julia (Raul Julia) 1944-1994
43Gloria Molina1948-
44 Ramón Novarro (Ramon Novarro) 1899-1968
45Lou Piniella1943-
46Tito Puente1923-
47 Richard "Pancho" Gonzáles (Richard "Pancho" Gonzales) 1928-1995
48Luis Valdez1940-
49 Ricardo Montalbán (Ricardo Montalban) 1920-
50Bobby Bonilla1963-
51Jaime Escalante1930(?)-
52 Rafael Chacón (Rafael Chacon) 1833-1925
53Sandra Cisneros1954-
54Cesar Romero1907-1994
55 José Feliciano (Jose Feliciano) 1945-
56Rosemary Casals1948-
57Orlando Cepeda1937-
58Piri Thomas1928-
59Oscar De La Hoya1973-
60Oscar Hijuelos1951-
61 Emilio Estévez (Emilio Estevez) 1962-
62Raquel Welch1940-
63 Andy García (Andy Garcia) 1956-
64Dolores Del Rio1905-1983
65 José Villarreal (Jose Villarreal) 1924-
66Ritchie Valens1941-1958
67Pancho Segura1921-
68Gary Soto1952-
69Juan "Chi Chi" Rodriguez1935-
70Edward James Olmos1947-
71 Trini López (Trini Lopez) 1937-
72Vikki Carr1940-
73Fernando Valenzuela1960-
74 Cherríe Moraga (Cherrie Moraga) 1952-
75Tom Flores1937-
76 María Grever (Maria Grever) 1885-1951
77 Mary Joe Fernández (Mary Joe Fernandez) 1971-
78 Keith Hernández (Keith Hernandez) 1953-
79 José Greco (Jose Greco) 1918-
80 Justin Dìaz (Justin Diaz) 1940-
81 Fernando Bujénes (Fernando Bujones) 1955-
82Katherine D. Ortega1934-
83 Ramón Cortines (Ramon Cortines) 1932-
84Jim Plunkett1947-
85 José Canseco (Jose Canseco) 1964-
86 Miriam Colón (Miriam Colon) 1930(?)-
87Charlie Sheen1965-
88Julia Alvarez1950-
89Celia Cruz1929(?)-
90 Gigi Fernández (Gigi Fernandez) 1964-
91Ileana Ros-Lehtinen1952-
92 Rosie Pérez (Rosie Perez) 1970(?)-
93Carlos Montoya1903-1993
94 Nydia Margarita Velázquez (Nydia Margarita Velazquez) 1953-
95Gilbert Roland1905-1994
96Mariah Carey1970(?)-
97Antonio Moreno1886-1967
98 Lourdes López (Lourdes Lopez) 1958-
99Lucille Roybal-Allard1941-
100 Elizabeth 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 Leon 1460-1521
Pedro Menendez de Aviles 1519-1574
Juan de Onate 1550-1630
Junipero Serra 1713-1784
Juan Bautista de Anza 1735-1788
Bernardo de Galvez 1746-1786
Manuel Lisa 1772-1820
Antonio Jose Martinez 1793-1867
Maria Gertrudes Barcelo 1800-1852
David Farragut 1801-1870
Pio De Jesus Pico 1801-1894
Juan N. Seguin 1806-1890
Mariano Vallejo 1808-1890
Romualdo Pacheco 1831-1899
Joaquin Murieta 1832-1853
Carlos Juan Finlay and
Juan Guiteras
1852-1925
1833-1915
Rafael Guastavino 1842-1908
Lola Rodriquez de Tio 1843-1924
George Santayana 1863-1952
Sara Estela Ramirez 1881-1910
Ignacio E. Lozano 1886-1953
Lucrezia Bori 1887-1960
Dennis Chavez 1888-1962
Maria Latigo Hernandez 1893-1986
Carlos Castaneda 1896-1958
Xavier Cugat 1900-1990
Severo Ochoa 1905-1993
Jose Arcadia Limon 1908-1972
Carmen Miranda 1909-1955
Luis Alvarez 1911-1988
Hector Perez Garcia 1914-1996
Anthony Quinn 1915-2001
Henry B. Gonzales 1916-1998
Emma Tenayuca 1916-1999
Edward Roybal 1916-
Desi Arnaz 1917-1986
Bert Corona 1918-2001
Jose Yglesias 1919-1995
Jose P. Martinez 1920-1943
Ricardo Montalban 1920-
Alicia Alonso 1921-
Antonia Pantoja 1922-
Tito Puente 1923-2000
Celia Cruz 1924-
Romana Acosta Banuelos 1925-
Reies Lopez Tijerina 1926-
Cesar Chavez 1927-1993
Lauro F. Cavazos 1927-
Carmen Zapata 1927-
Reuben Salazar 1928-1970
Richard "Pancho" Gonzales 1928-1995
Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales 1928-
Jaime Escalante 1930-
Maria Irene Fornes 1930-
Dolores Huerta 1930-
Marisol 1930-
Lupe Serrano 1930-
Roberto C. Goizueta 1931-1997
Rita Moreno 1931-
Oscar De La Renta 1932-
Roberto Clemente 1934-1972
Nicholasa Mohr 1935-
Martha P. Cotera 1938-
Carolina Herrera 1939-
Lee Trevino 1939-
Vicki Carr 1940-
Luis Valdez 1940-
Victor Villasenor 1940-
Joan Baez 1941- Quaker (lapsed)
Lucille Roybal-Allard 1941-
Clarissa Pinkola Estes 1943-
Vilma Martinez 1943-
Geraldo Rivera 1943
William C. Velasquez 1944-1988
Jose Angel Gutierrez 1944-
Antonia Novello 1944-
Richard Rodriguez 1944-
Judith Baca 1946-
Linda Ronstadt 1946-
Henry Cisneros 1947-
Edward James Olmos 1947-
Federico Pena 1947-
Carlos Santana 1947-
Ruben Blades 1948-
Rosemary Casals 1948-
Cristina Saralegui 1948-
Oscar Hijuelos 1951-
Aliza Lifshitz 1951-
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen 1952-
Gary Soto 1952-
Nydia Margarita Velazquez 1953-
Sandra Cisneros 1954-
Maria Elena Durazo 1954-
Nancy Lopez 1957-
Gloria Estefan 1958-
Ellen Ochoa 1958-
Loretta Sanchez 1960-
Sammy Sosa 1968-
Selena 1971-1995
Oscar De La Hoya 1973-

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