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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... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Dec. at 55 (1925-1980)

Birthplace: León, Nicaragua

Anastasio "Tachito" Somoza DeBayle (Spanish: [anasˈtasjo soˈmosa ðeˈβaile]; 5 December 1925 – 17 September 1980) was a Nicaraguan dictator and officially the President of Nicaragua ...more
Ernesto Cardenal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Age: 94

Birthplace: Granada, Nicaragua

Ernesto Cardenal Martínez (born 20 January 1925) is a Nicaraguan Catholic priest, poet, and politician. He is a liberation theologian and the founder of the primitivist art community in ...more
Enrique Bermúdez ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Dec. at 59 (1932-1991)

Birthplace: León, Nicaragua

Enrique Bermúdez Varela (December 11, 1932 – February 16, 1991), aka. Comandante 380, was a Nicaraguan who founded and commanded the Nicaraguan Contras. In this capacity, he became a ...more
Augusto César San... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Dec. at 39 (1895-1934)

Birthplace: Niquinohomo, Nicaragua

Augusto C. Sandino (American Spanish: [auˈɣusto C. sanˈdino]; May 18, 1895 – February 21, 1934), also known as Augusto Nicolás Calderón de Sandino y jose de Maria Sandino, was a ...more
Alexis Argüello is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Dec. at 57 (1952-2009)

Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

Alexis Argüello (April 19, 1952 – July 1, 2009) was a Nicaraguan professional boxer who competed from 1968 to 1995, and later became a politician. He was a three-weight world champion, ...more

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Julio Valle Castillo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Age: 66

Birthplace: Masaya, Nicaragua

Julio Valle Castillo (born August 10, 1952), 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)

Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua, Latin America, Managua Department, Americas

Pablo Antonio Cuadra (November 4, 1912 – January 2, 2002) 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

Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua, Latin America, Managua Department, Americas

Rosario Murillo Zambrana (Spanish pronunciation: [roˈsaɾjo muˈɾiʝo]; born 22 June 1951) is the vice president and first lady of Nicaragua. She is married to the current president Daniel Ortega. ...more
Armando Morales is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Dec. at 84 (1927-2011)

Birthplace: Granada, Nicaragua

Armando Morales (January 15, 1927 – November 16, 2011) was an internationally renowned Nicaraguan painter. Morales is considered one of the most important painters in Nicaragua.Morales, who was ...more
Edward'O is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua

Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

Edward Osegueda better known as Edward'O (born in La Trinidad - Estelí, Nicaragua) is an American astrologer 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

Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

Camilo Ernesto Mejía (born August 28, 1975) is a Nicaraguan who left the United States Army during the Second Iraq war on conscientious objector grounds, was convicted of desertion and ...more
Yolanda Blanco is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Age: 64

Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua, Latin America, Managua Department, Americas

Yolanda Blanco (born in 1954) is a Nicaraguan poet.
Rigoberto López P... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Dec. at 27 (1929-1956)

Birthplace: Nicaragua, Latin America, León, Americas, León Department

Rigoberto López Pérez (May 13, 1929 – September 21, 1956) was a Nicaraguan poet, artist and composer. He assassinated Anastasio Somoza García, the longtime dictator of ...more
Violeta Chamorro is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Age: 89

Birthplace: Rivas, Nicaragua, Nicaragua, Latin America, Americas

Violeta Chamorro (Spanish pronunciation: [bjoˈleta tʃaˈmoro], born Violeta Barrios Torres; 18 October 1929) is a Nicaraguan politician, former president and publisher, known for ending the ...more
Róger Calero is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Róger Calero Age: 50

Birthplace: Nicaragua

Róger Calero (born 1969 in Nicaragua) is a Nicaraguan journalist living in the United States and one of the leaders of the Socialist Workers Party. He was SWP candidate for President of ...more
Luis Enrique is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Age: 56

Birthplace: Nicaragua

Luis Enrique Mejía López (born September 28, 1962) is a Nicaraguan singer and composer. He attended La Serna High School in Whittier, CA. He started his career in the late 1980s ...more
Harry Brautigam is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Harry Brautigam Dec. at 60 (1948-2008)

Birthplace: Bluefields, Nicaragua

Harry Brautigam (October 29, 1948 Bluefields, Nicaragua – May 30, 2008 Tegucigalpa, Honduras) was a Nicaraguan economist, banker and academic.
Vicente Padilla is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Age: 41

Birthplace: Chinandega, Nicaragua

Vicente de la Cruz Padilla (born September 27, 1977) is a Nicaraguan former professional baseball pitcher. Padilla played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Arizona Diamondbacks, ...more
José Coronel Urte... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
José Coronel Urtecho Dec. at 88 (1906-1994)

Birthplace: Granada, Nicaragua

José Coronel Urtecho (28 February 1906 – 19 March 1994) was a Nicaraguan poet, translator, essayist, critic, narrator, playwright, diplomat and historian. He has been described as ...more
Clodomiro Picado Twight ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Clodomiro Picado Twight Dec. at 57 (1887-1944)

Birthplace: San Marcos, Carazo, Nicaragua

Clodomiro Picado Twight (April 17, 1887 - May 16, 1944), also known as "Clorito Picado", was a Costa Rican scientist, born in Nicaragua, who was recognized for his research and ...more
Luis Alberto Pére... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Luis Alberto Pérez Age: 40

Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

Luís Alberto Pérez (born April 6, 1978 in Managua, Nicaragua) is a Nicaraguan former professional boxer who competed from 1996 to 2014. He is a former two weight world champion, ...more
Adonis Rivas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Adonis Rivas Age: 46

Birthplace: León, Nicaragua

Adonis Antonio Rivas Ordóñez (born December 7, 1972) 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

Birthplace: Ocotal, Nicaragua

Juan Ramón Barrera Pérez (born 2 May 1989) is a Nicaraguan professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Colombian club Boyacá Chico F.C. and the Nicaragua national
Martha Chaves is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
Martha Chaves

Birthplace: Nicaragua

Martha Chaves is an actress and comedian.
José Santos Zelay... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Nicaragua
José Santos Zelaya Dec. at 66 (1853-1919)

Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

José Santos Zelaya López (1 November 1853 in Managua – 17 May 1919 in New York City) was the President of Nicaragua from 25 July 1893 to 21 December 1909.