Namesakes

Notable Artists: 1 painter
Francisco Goya   1746-1828  
Notable Athletes: 9 soccer, 2 rugby, 1 basketball
(soccer) Francisco Gento   1933-  
(basketball) Francisco Buscató   1940-  
(rugby) Francisco Bulanti   1980-  
(soccer) Francisco Javier Rodríguez   1981-  
(soccer) Juanfran (a.k.a. Francisco)   1985-  
(soccer) Guillermo Ochoa (a.k.a. Francisco)   1985-  
(soccer) Francisco Silva   1986-  
(soccer) Javi García (a.k.a. Francisco)   1987-  
(rugby) Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro (a.k.a. Francisco)   1989-  
(soccer) Dárvin Chávez (a.k.a. Francisco)   1989-  
(soccer) Fidel Martínez (a.k.a. Francisco)   1990-  
(soccer) Isco (a.k.a. Francisco)   1992-  
Notable Explorers and Adventurers: 4 explorers
Francisco de Almeida   1450-1510  
Francisco Pizarro   c. 1471-1541  
Francisco Vázquez de Coronado   1510-1554  
Francisco de Orellana   1511-1546  
Notable Musicians: 1 composer, 1 musician/singer
Isaac Albéniz (a.k.a. Francisco)   1860-1909     
Pedro Capó (a.k.a. Francisco)   1980-   Latin pop  
Notable Politicians and Statespeople: 1 politician
Frido Croes (a.k.a. Francisco)   1957-2020  
Olympic Medalists: 2 bronze, 2 silver, 1 gold, 1 gold/bronze
(bronze) Francisco Martínez   1936   basketball  
(bronze) João Francisco Bráz   1948   basketball  
(silver) Paquillo Peláez (a.k.a. Francisco)   2004   20 km walk  
(gold/bronze) Carlos Delfino (a.k.a. Francisco)   2004; 2008   basketball  
(silver) Francisco Javier Gómez Noya   2012   triathlon  
(gold) Dárvin Chávez (a.k.a. Francisco)   2012   football  
Other Leaders: 2 presidents
President Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves   1902-1906   Brazil  
President Mario García Menocal (a.k.a. Francisco)   1913-1921   Cuba  
Portuguese Presidents and Prime Ministers: 5 prime ministers, 2 presidents
(prime minister) Francisco Joaquim Ferreira do Amaral   1908  
(prime minister) Francisco da Veiga Beirão   1909-1910  
(prime minister) Francisco Cunha Leal   1921-1922  
(president) Francisco Craveiro Lopes   1951-1958  
(president) Francisco da Costa Gomes   1974-1976  
(prime minister) Francisco de Sá Carneiro   1980  
(prime minister) Francisco Pinto Balsemão   1981-1983  
Saints: 10 blessed, 10 saints
Saint Francis Xavier (a.k.a. Francisco)   1506-1552  
Saint Francisco Borgia   1510-1572  
Saint Francisco Solano   1549-1610  
Blessed Francisco Pacheco   1565-1626  
Blessed Francisco Aranha   ?-1583  
Saint Francisco of Nagasaki   ?-1597  
Saint Francisco of Saint Michael   ?-1597  
Saint Francisco Branco   ?-1597  
Saint Francisco Fernández de Capillas   1606-1648  
Saint Francisco de Morales   ?-1622  
Saint Francisco Gálvez   ?-1623  
Saint Francisco of Saint Mary   ?-1627  
Blessed Francisco Martín Fernández de Posadas   1644-1713  
Blessed Ambrosio Francisco Ferro   ?-1645  
Blessed Francisco Serrano   ?-1748  
Blessed Francisco Palau   1811-1872  
Blessed Francisco Spinelli   1853-1913  
Blessed Florentín Felipe Naya (a.k.a. Francisco)   1856-1936  
Blessed Francisco Gárate   1857-1929  
Blessed Francisco Marto   1908-1919  
Shakespearian Characters: 2 characters
Francisco   Hamlet  
Francisco   The Tempest  
Spanish Prime Ministers: 5 prime ministers
Francisco Serrano   1868-1869; 1871; 1872; 1874  
Francisco Pi y Margall   1873  
Francisco Silvela   1899-1900; 1902-1903  
Francisco Largo Caballero   1936-1937  
Francisco Franco   1938-1973