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List of famous people from Nicaragua, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Nicaragua, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Nicaragua you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Nicaragua, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List contains people like Maria Romero Meneses, Dennis Martínez.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Nicaragua?" or "Which celebrities were born in Nicaragua?" then this list is a great resource for you.

Anastasio Somoza Debayle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Dec. at 55 (1925-1980)
Anastasio Somoza DeBayle was a Nicaraguan politician and officially the 73rd and 76th President of Nicaragua from 1 May 1967 to 1 May 1972 and from 1 December 1974 to 17 July 1979. As head of ...more

Ernesto Cardenal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
age 94
Reverend Father Ernesto Cardenal Martínez is a Nicaraguan Catholic priest, poet and politician. He is a liberation theologian and the founder of the primitivist art community in the ...more

Enrique Bermúdez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Dec. at 59 (1932-1991)
Enrique Bermúdez Varela was a Nicaraguan who founded and commanded the Nicaraguan Contras. In this capacity, he became a central global figure in one of the most prominent conflicts of ...more

Augusto César Sandino is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Dec. at 39 (1895-1934)
Augusto Nicolás Sandino, also known as Augusto César Sandino, was a Nicaraguan revolutionary and leader of a rebellion between 1927 and 1933 against the U.S. military occupation of ...more

Alexis Argüello is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Dec. at 57 (1952-2009)
Alexis Arguello was an actor, professional boxer and politician.

Julio Valle Castillo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
age 66
Julio Valle Castillo, was born in Masaya, Nicaragua. He is a poet, novelist, painter, essayist, and a critic of literature and art.

Pablo Antonio Cuadra is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Dec. at 90 (1912-2002)
Pablo Antonio Cuadra was a Nicaraguan essayist, art and literary critic, playwright, graphic artist and one of the most famous poets of Nicaragua.

Rosario Murillo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
age 67
Rosario Murillo is a Nicaraguan poet and revolutionary who fought in the Sandinista revolution in 1979. She is married to the current President Daniel Ortega and is the First Lady of Nicaragua, ...more

Armando Morales is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Dec. at 84 (1927-2011)
Armando Morales was an internationally renowned Nicaraguan painter. Morales is considered one of the most important painters in Nicaragua. Morales, who was born in Granada, Nicaragua, received ...more

Edward'O is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Eduardo José Caldera Cranshaw better known as Edward'O is an American astroanalyst and former co-host of Telemundo's dating show, 12 Corazones.

Camilo Mejía is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
age 43
Camilo Ernesto Mejía is a Nicaraguan who left the Army as a private after receiving a bad conduct discharge, best known for being an anti-war activist and deserter. He is also the son of ...more

Yolanda Blanco is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
age 64
Yolanda Blanco is a Nicaraguan poet.

Rigoberto López Pérez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Dec. at 27 (1929-1956)
Rigoberto López Pérez was a Nicaraguan poet, artist and composer. He was the assassin of Anastasio Somoza García, the longtime dictator of Nicaragua. On September 21, 1981, ...more

Violeta Chamorro is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
age 89
Violeta Barrios Torres de Chamorro is a Nicaraguan political leader, former president and publisher. She became president of Nicaragua on April 25, 1990, when she unseated Daniel Ortega. She was ...more

Róger Calero is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Róger Calero age 50
Róger Calero is a Nicaraguan American journalist and one of the leaders of the Socialist Workers Party. He was SWP candidate for President of the United States in 2004 and 2008, and for ...more

Luis Enrique is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
age 56
Luis Enrique Mejía López is a Nicaraguan singer and composer. He attended La Serna High School in Whittier, CA. He started his career in the late 1980s and achieved success in the ...more

Harry Brautigam is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Harry Brautigam Dec. at 60 (1948-2008)
Harry Brautigam was a Nicaraguan economist, banker and academic.

Vicente Padilla is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
age 41
Vicente de la Cruz Padilla is a Nicaraguan former professional baseball pitcher. Padilla played in Major League Baseball for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, Los ...more

José Coronel Urtecho is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
José Coronel Urtecho Dec. at 88 (1906-1994)
José Coronel Urtecho was a Nicaraguan poet, translator, essayist, critic, narrator, playwright, diplomat and historian. He has been described as "the most influential Nicaraguan ...more

Clodomiro Picado Twight is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Clodomiro Picado Twight Dec. at 57 (1887-1944)
Clodomiro Picado Twight, also known as "Clorito Picado", was a Costa Rican scientist, born in Nicaragua, who was recognized for his research and discoveries. He was a pioneer in the ...more

Luis Alberto Pérez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Luis Alberto Pérez age 40
Luís Alberto Pérez is a lifelong resident of Managua, Nicaragua, where he was born. Luis is a southpaw professional boxer in the super bantamweight division. His record is 25-2. He ...more

Adonis Rivas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Adonis Rivas age 46
Adonis Antonio Rivas Ordóñez is a professional boxer in the super flyweight division.

Juan Barrera is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
age 29
Juan Ramón Barrera Pérez is a Nicaraguan footballer who currently plays for Real Estelí in the Primera División de Nicaragua.

Martha Chaves is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Martha Chaves
Martha Chaves is an actress and comedian.

José Santos Zelaya is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
José Santos Zelaya Dec. at 66 (1853-1919)
José Santos Zelaya López was the President of Nicaragua from 25 July 1893 to 21 December 1909.