Namesakes

French Presidents and Prime Ministers: 1 prime minister
(prime minister) Manuel Valls   2014-2016  
Nobel Prize Winners: 1 peace
(peace) Juan Manuel Santos   2016  
Notable Athletes: 7 soccer, 3 rugby, 1 basketball, 1 driving
(driving) Juan Manuel Fangio   1911-1995  
(basketball) José Calderón (a.k.a. Manuel)   1981-  
(soccer) Hélder Postiga (a.k.a. Manuel)   1982-  
(soccer) Pepe Reina (a.k.a. Manuel)   1982-  
(rugby) Juan Manuel Leguizamón   1983-  
(soccer) José Rojas (a.k.a. Manuel)   1983-  
(soccer) Silvestre Varela (a.k.a. Manuel)   1985-  
(soccer) Manuel Neuer   1986-  
(soccer) Nolito (a.k.a. Manuel)   1986-  
(soccer) Juan Mata (a.k.a. Manuel)   1988-  
(rugby) Juan Manuel Gaminara   1989-  
(rugby) Manuel Blengio   1994-  
Notable Musicians: 2 singers, 1 composer
Isaac Albéniz (a.k.a. Manuel)   1860-1909     
Bobby Capó (a.k.a. Manuel)   1922-1989     
Manuel Turizo   2000-   reggaeton  
Olympic Medalists: 4 silver, 3 bronze, 1 gold, 1 silver/gold
(silver) Manuel Plaza   1928   marathon  
(bronze) Manuel dos Santos   1960   swimming - 100 m freestyle  
(bronze) José Manuel Abascal Gómez   1984   1500 m  
(silver) José Manuel Beirán   1984   basketball  
(silver/gold) Manuel Estiarte   1992; 1996   water polo  
(silver) Manuel Silvestre Sánchez   1992   water polo  
(gold) Manuel Vega   2004   baseball  
(silver) José Calderón (a.k.a. Manuel)   2008; 2012   basketball  
(bronze) Manuel Štrlek   2012   handball  
Other Leaders: 5 presidents
President Deodoro da Fonseca (a.k.a. Manuel)   1889-1891   Brazil  
President Manuel Ferraz de Campos Sales   1898-1902   Brazil  
President Manuel L. Quezon   1935-1944   Philippines  
President Manuel Roxas   1946-1948   Philippines  
President Manuel Urrutia Lleó   1959   Cuba  
Portuguese Kings and Queens: 2 kings
King Manuel I the Fortunate   1495-1521  
King Manuel II   1908-1910  
Roman and Byzantine Emperors: 2 emperors
Emperor Manuel Comnenus   1143-1180  
Emperor Manuel Palaeologus   1391-1425  
Saints: 2 blessed
Blessed Manuel Gonzalez Garcia   1877-1940  
Blessed Carlos Manuel Rodríguez Santiago   1918-1963