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Famous People From Nicaragua

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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

    Anastasio Somoza Debayle

    Dec. at 55 (1925-1980)

    BirthplaceLeón, Nicaragua

    Anastasio "Tachito" Somoza DeBayle (Spanish: [anasˈtasjo soˈmosa ðeˈβaile]; 5 December 1925 –... more on Wikipedia
  • Ernesto Cardenal

    BirthplaceGranada, Nicaragua

    Ernesto Cardenal Martínez (born 20 January 1925) is a Nicaraguan Catholic priest, poet, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Enrique Bermúdez

    Enrique Bermúdez

    Dec. at 59 (1932-1991)

    BirthplaceLeón, Nicaragua

    Enrique Bermúdez Varela (December 11, 1932 – February 16, 1991), aka. Comandante 380, was a... more on Wikipedia
  • Augusto César Sandino

    Augusto César Sandino

    Dec. at 39 (1895-1934)

    BirthplaceNiquinohomo, Nicaragua

    Augusto C. Sandino (American Spanish: [auˈɣusto C. sanˈdino]; May 18, 1895 – February 21,... more on Wikipedia
  • Alexis Argüello

    Alexis Argüello

    Dec. at 57 (1952-2009)

    BirthplaceManagua, Nicaragua

    Alexis Argüello (April 19, 1952 – July 1, 2009) was a Nicaraguan professional boxer who... more on Wikipedia

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  • BirthplaceMasaya, Nicaragua

    Julio Valle Castillo (born August 10, 1952), was born in Masaya, Nicaragua. He is a poet,... more on Wikipedia
  • Pablo Antonio Cuadra

    Pablo Antonio Cuadra

    Dec. at 90 (1912-2002)

    BirthplaceManagua, Nicaragua

    Pablo Antonio Cuadra (November 4, 1912 – January 2, 2002) was a Nicaraguan essayist, art and... more on Wikipedia
  • Rosario Murillo

    BirthplaceManagua, Nicaragua, Latin America, Managua Department, Americas

    Rosario Murillo Zambrana (Spanish pronunciation: [roˈsaɾjo muˈɾiʝo]; born 22 June 1951) is the... more on Wikipedia
  • Armando Morales

    Dec. at 84 (1927-2011)

    BirthplaceGranada, Nicaragua

    Armando Morales (January 15, 1927 – November 16, 2011) was an internationally renowned... more on Wikipedia
  • Edward Osegueda better known as Edward'O (born in La Trinidad - Estelí, Nicaragua) is an... more on Wikipedia
  • Camilo Mejía

    BirthplaceManagua, Nicaragua

    Camilo Ernesto Mejía (born August 28, 1975) is a Nicaraguan who left the United States Army... more on Wikipedia
  • Yolanda Blanco

    BirthplaceManagua, Nicaragua, Latin America, Managua Department, Americas

    Yolanda Blanco (born in 1954) is a Nicaraguan poet.
  • Rigoberto López Pérez

    Rigoberto López Pérez

    Dec. at 27 (1929-1956)

    BirthplaceNicaragua, Latin America, León, Americas, León Department

    Rigoberto López Pérez (May 13, 1929 – September 21, 1956) was a Nicaraguan poet, artist and... more on Wikipedia
  • Violeta Chamorro

    BirthplaceRivas, Nicaragua, Nicaragua, Latin America, Americas

    Violeta Chamorro (Spanish pronunciation: [bjoˈleta tʃaˈmoro], born Violeta Barrios Torres; 18... more on Wikipedia
  • Róger Calero

    Róger Calero

    Age: 51


    Róger Calero (born 1969 in Nicaragua) is a Nicaraguan journalist living in the United States... more on Wikipedia
  • Luis Enrique


    Luis Enrique Mejía López (born September 28, 1962) is a Nicaraguan singer and composer. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Harry Brautigam

    Harry Brautigam

    Dec. at 60 (1948-2008)

    BirthplaceBluefields, Nicaragua

    Harry Brautigam (October 29, 1948 Bluefields, Nicaragua – May 30, 2008 Tegucigalpa, Honduras)... more on Wikipedia
  • Vicente Padilla

    BirthplaceChinandega, Nicaragua

    Vicente de la Cruz Padilla (born September 27, 1977) is a Nicaraguan former professional... more on Wikipedia
  • José Coronel Urtecho

    José Coronel Urtecho

    Dec. at 88 (1906-1994)

    BirthplaceGranada, Nicaragua

    José Coronel Urtecho (28 February 1906 – 19 March 1994) was a Nicaraguan poet, translator,... more on Wikipedia
  • Clodomiro Picado Twight

    Clodomiro Picado Twight

    Dec. at 57 (1887-1944)

    BirthplaceSan Marcos, Carazo, Nicaragua

    Clodomiro Picado Twight (April 17, 1887 - May 16, 1944), also known as "Clorito Picado", was a... more on Wikipedia
  • Luis Alberto Pérez

    Age: 42

    BirthplaceManagua, Nicaragua

    Luís Alberto Pérez (born April 6, 1978 in Managua, Nicaragua) is a Nicaraguan former... more on Wikipedia
  • Adonis Rivas

    Age: 47

    BirthplaceLeón, Nicaragua

    Adonis Antonio Rivas Ordóñez (born December 7, 1972) is a professional boxer in the super... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceOcotal, Nicaragua

    Juan Ramón Barrera Pérez (born 2 May 1989) is a Nicaraguan professional footballer who plays... more on Wikipedia
  • Martha Chaves

    Martha Chaves

    Martha Chaves is an actress and comedian.
  • José Santos Zelaya

    José Santos Zelaya

    Dec. at 66 (1853-1919)

    BirthplaceManagua, Nicaragua

    José Santos Zelaya López (1 November 1853 in Managua – 17 May 1919 in New York City) was the... more on Wikipedia