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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
Anastasio Somoza Debayle Died 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
Ernesto Cardenal age 93 - 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
Enrique Bermúdez Died 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
Augusto César Sandino Died 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
Alexis Argüello Died 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
Julio Valle Castillo age 65 - 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
Pablo Antonio Cuadra Died 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
Rosario Murillo age 66 - 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
Armando Morales Died 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
Edward'O 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
Camilo Mejía age 42 - 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
Yolanda Blanco age 63 - Yolanda Blanco is a Nicaraguan poet.

Rigoberto López Pérez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Rigoberto López Pérez Died 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
Violeta Chamorro age 88 - 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

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Róger Calero is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Róger Calero age 49 - 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
Luis Enrique age 55 - 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 Died 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
Vicente Padilla age 40 - 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 Died 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 Died 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 39 - 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

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Adonis Rivas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Adonis Rivas age 45 - 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
Juan Barrera age 28 - 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 Died at 66 (1853-1919) - José Santos Zelaya López was the President of Nicaragua from 25 July 1893 to 21 December 1909.

Oswaldo Castillo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Oswaldo Castillo Oswaldo Castillo is a Nicaraguan American gardener/construction worker-turned-actor. Castillo was born in Nicaragua and, in 1986, fled to the United States after being tortured by Somoza ...more

Daniel Reyes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Daniel Reyes age 27 - Daniel Salvador Reyes Avellán is a Nicaraguan footballer who currently plays as a striker for Walter Ferretti in the Primera División de Nicaragua.

Frank Pineda is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Frank Pineda age 62 - Frank Pineda is a Nicaraguan filmmaker, producer, director of photography, and cameraman. He started his career as a war correspondent and cameraman in Nicaragua in the late 1970s. He was a ...more

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Denis Espinoza is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Denis Espinoza age 34 - Denis Jesús Espinoza Camacho is a Nicaraguan footballer who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Deportivo Walter Ferretti.

Edén Pastora is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Edén Pastora age 81 - Edén Atanacio Pastora Gómez is a Nicaraguan politician and former guerrilla who ran for president as the candidate of the Alternative for Change party in the 2006 general ...more

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Jose "Chepito" Áreas age 71 - José Octavio "Chepito" Areas is a Nicaraguan percussionist best known for having played timbales in the Latin rock group Santana from 1969-1977 and 1987-1989. In 1998, he was ...more

Róger Mejía is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Róger Mejía age 31 - Róger Daniel Mejía Cortez is a Nicaraguan footballer who currently plays for Diriangén in the Primera División de Nicaragua.

Alberto Mendieta Fuentes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
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Claudia Bermúdez is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Claudia Bermúdez age 64 - Claudia Bermúdez is a Nicaraguan-American politician and entrepreneur. She ran for the United States Congress as a Republican in California's 9th congressional district. She is the first ...more

Eugenio Batres Garcia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Eugenio Batres Garcia age 76 - Victor Eugenio Batres Garcia is a Nicaraguan journalist, political commentator, newscaster and writer. He is the author of "Subdesarrollo y corrupción: experencias tercermundistas de ...more

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Mauricio Cruz Jiron is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Mauricio Cruz Jiron age 61 - Mauricio Antonio Cruz Jiron is a former Nicaraguan footballer and currently coaches Diriangén in the Primera División de Nicaragua.

Marvin Benard is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Marvin Benard age 48 - Marvin Larry Benard [buh-NARD] is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who batted and threw left-handed. Benard moved to Los Angeles with his mother and father when he was 12. After a ...more

Emilio Palacios is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Emilio Palacios age 35 - Emilio José Palacios Luna is a Nicaraguan footballer who currently plays for Diriangén in the Primera División de Nicaragua. Palacios is Nicaragua's all-time national team ...more

Eduardo Montealegre is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Eduardo Montealegre age 62 - Eduardo Montealegre Rivas is a Nicaraguan politician. He ran for president in the 2006 general election as the candidate of the Nicaraguan Liberal Alliance a spin-off of the Constitutional ...more

Manuel Abaunza is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Manuel Abaunza age 77 - Manuel Abaunza is a retired Nicaraguan-American soccer inside right who played one season in the National Professional Soccer League. In 1960, Abaunza, the younger brother of Bayardo Abaunza, ...more

Christianne Meneses Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Christianne Meneses Jacobs age 47 - Christianne Meneses Jacobs is a Nicaraguan American writer, editor, and teacher. She is also publisher of Iguana, a Spanish-language magazine for children.

Emilio Alvarez Montalván is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Emilio Alvarez Montalván Died at 95 (1919-2014) - Emilio Álvarez Montalván was a Nicaraguan ophthalmologist and a Foreign Minister of the Republic of Nicaragua.

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Ana Rivas Logan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Ana Rivas Logan age 56 - Ana Rivas Logan is an American politician from the state of Florida. She serves as the District 114 representative in the Florida House of Representatives. She was first elected in 2010, but was ...more

Rafael Francisco Osejo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Rafael Francisco Osejo Died at 58 (1790-1848) - Rafael Francisco Osejo was a Nicaraguan educator who governed Costa Rica in March 1823.

Hugo Lopez is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Hugo Lopez age 30 - Hugo Lopez is a Canadian football defensive back with the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League.

Flordemayo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
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Rosalío Cortés is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Rosalío Cortés Rosalío Cortés was the 35th President of Nicaragua, serving from 19 October to 15 November 1857; he ruled jointly with Gregorio Juárez in a government junta.

Carlos Reynaldo Lacayo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Carlos Reynaldo Lacayo age 68 - Carlos Reynaldo Lacayo Lacayo. Studied business administration at Harvard University. Member of the National Committee, INCAE. President or Director of various Nicaraguan and Central American ...more

Tonyo Meléndez is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Tonyo Meléndez age 72 - Tonyo Meléndez is an actor.

Bianca Jagger is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Bianca Jagger age 72 - Bianca Jagger is a Nicaraguan-born social and human rights advocate and a former actress. Jagger currently serves as a Council of Europe Goodwill Ambassador, Founder and Chair of the Bianca ...more