List of Nicaraguans
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This is a list of Nicaraguans and people of Nicaraguan ethnicity:
- 1 Art
- 2 Business
- 3 Education
- 4 Fashion, Models and Beauty Queens
- 5 Government and Politics
- 6 Journalism
- 7 Literature
- 8 Military and Police
- 9 Movies and TV Entertainment
- 10 Music
- 11 Non-Governmental Organizations
- 12 Religion
- 13 Revolutionaries, Heroes and Martyrs
- 14 Science
- 15 Sports
- 16 References
- Omar D'Leon (1929-), a painter and poet.
- Franck de Las Mercedes (1972-), painter
- Armando Morales (1927-2011), painter
- Hugo Palma-Ibarra (1942-), artist
- Julio Valle Castillo (1952-), poet, novelist, painter, essayist, and a critic of literature and art
- Harry Brautigam (1948-), an economist, banker and academic.
- José Cardenal (1940), businessman
- Michael Cordúa (1961-), restaurateur, entrepreneur, businessman, award winning self-taught chef.
- Carlos Reynaldo Lacayo (1950-), businessman
- Carlos Pellas Chamorro (1953-), businessman, entrepreneur, Nicaragua's first Billionaire.
- Alfonso Robelo (1939-), businessman, politician, diplomat who served as ambassador to Costa Rica.
- Elena Arellano Chamorro (1836-1911), reform pedagogue, a pioneer for education of women.
- Mariano Fiallos Gil (1907-1964), rector of UNAN-León
- Josefa Toledo de Aguirre (1866-1962), reform pedagogue, general director of education in the 1920s.
- Herman Van de Velde (1956-), basic and cooperative education pedagogue
Fashion, Models and Beauty Queens
- Xiomara Blandino (1984-), Miss Nicaragua 2007, model
- Nastassja Bolivar, Nuestra Belleza Latina 2011 - Miss Nicaragua 2013 - and Top 16 in Miss Universe 2013 -The Best National Costume.
- Dolly Castro - Model
- Erielda Casaya- Model, Dancer,most notable role includes the one in Mas Flow: Los Benjamins
- Deyra Corrales - Model
- Cristiana Frixione (1984-), Miss Nicaragua 2006, model
- Regina Gonzalez Bolaños - International Model
- Iva Grijalva Pashova (1986-), Miss Earth Nicaragua 2007
- Jade Jagger (1971-), model
- Shantall Lacayo, third place project runway Latinoamerica
- Thelma Rodríguez (1989-), Miss Nicaragua 2008
Government and Politics
See also: List of Nicaraguan presidents
- Lila T. Abaunza (1929-2008), First Lady of Nicaragua from 2002 to 2007.
- Fernando Agüero (1920-), politician
- Arnoldo Alemán (1946-), former President of Nicaragua from 1997–2002. Mr. Aleman has been one of the most corrupt Presidents Nicaragua ever had. He stole more than US $200,000,000 from the Nicaraguan Treasury
- Leonardo Arguello Barreto (1895–1947), former President of Nicaragua (1947)
- Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann (1933–), former Foreign Minister of Nicaragua (1979–1990), President of the 63rd UN General Assembly (2008–2009) and leading liberation theologist.
- Juan Bautista Sacasa (1874–1946), former President of Nicaragua from 1933–1936
- Claudia Bermúdez (1954-), Nicaragua-American politician and entrepreneur; first Nicaraguan American to be the nominee of a major party for a seat in the United States Congress.
- Enrique Bolaños (1928-), former President of Nicaragua from 2002 to 2007. Enrique Bolaños was a very ineffective President, he was not able to accomplish anything during his Presidency
- Róger Calero (1969-), Nicaraguan American who ran for U.S. President in the 2004 elections.
- Adolfo Calero (1931-), leader of the Contra-Revolutionary Movement
- Emiliano Chamorro (1871–1966), former President of Nicaragua from 1917–1920 and part of 1926
- Fruto Chamorro (1804–1855), first President of Nicaragua 1854–1855
- Manuel Coronel Kautz, vice minister of foreign relations.
- Arturo Cruz (1923-), politician and diplomat
- Pedro Chamorro (1875–1879), former President of Nicaragua from 1875–1879.
- Violeta Chamorro (1929-), first female president in Latin America, second in North America and 48th President of Nicaragua
- Adolfo Díaz (1875–1964), President of Nicaragua in 1911–1917 and 1926–1929
- George William Albert Hendy (1879–1888), Hereditary Chief of Miskito Nation.
- Edmundo Jarquín (1946-), politician, candidate for president of Nicaragua in 2006.
- Máximo Jerez (1818-), politician, lawyer, and military leader in 19th century Nicaragua.
- Herty Lewites (1939–2006), politician
- Eduardo Montealegre (1955-), politician, businessman
- Oldman (?-1687), King of the Miskito Nation from 1625–1687
- Daniel Ortega (1945), current President of Nicaragua, leader of the FSLN
- Edén Pastora (1937), politician
- Mariano Prado (1776-1837), lawyer and a four-time, liberal chief of state of El Salvador.
- Sergio Ramírez (1943-), Vice President of Nicaragua during the Junta, writer, intellectual
- Jorge Salazar Argüello (1939–1980), a Nicaraguan coffee grower and popular leader of UPANIC (Union of Agricultural Producers of Nicaragua – Unión de Productores Agropecuarios de Nicaragua), seemed poised to become the leader of the opposition to the Sandinista government, until his death at the hands of State Security forces.
- José Santos Zelaya (1853–1919), former President of Nicaragua from 1893–1909
- Hilda Solis (1957-), U.S. congresswoman.
- Anastasio Somoza García (1896–1956), brutal dictator, 34th and 39th President of Nicaragua
- Anastasio Somoza Debayle (1925–1980), brutal dictator, 44th and 45th President of Nicaragua from 1967 to 1972 and from 1974 to 1979. Member of the Somoza Dictatorial Family
- Luis Somoza Debayle (1922–1967), dictator, 40th President of Nicaragua from 1956–1963, but was effectively dictator from 1956 until his death.
- Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal (1924-1978), editor of La Prensa daily newspaper, assassinated.
- Xavier Chamorro Cardenal (1932-2008), co-founder, director and editor of El Nuevo Diario.
- Mari Ramos, weather anchor for CNN.
Main article: List of Nicaraguan writers
- Claribel Alegría (1924-), poet, she received the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 2006.
- Emilio Álvarez Lejarza (1884–1969), writer
- Emilio Álvarez Montalván (1919-2014), political writer
- Eugenio Batres Garcia (1941-) noted newscaster and journalist, writer, author and poet.
- Gioconda Belli (1948-), poet
- Yolanda Blanco (1954-), poet and translator.
- Tomás Borge (1930–2012), writer, poet, politician and essayist.
- Omar Cabezas (1950-), writer
- Ernesto Cardenal (1925-), poet
- Blanca Castellón (1958-), poet
- José Coronel Urtecho (1906–1994), poet, translator, essayist, critic, narrator, playwright and historian.
- Alfonso Cortés (1893–1969), poet
- Arturo Cruz (1954-), writer
- Pablo Antonio Cuadra (1912–2002), poet
- Pablo Alberto Cuadra Arguello (1971-), poet, theologian
- Rubén Darío (1867–1916), poet, referred to as The Father of Modernism
- Karly Gaitán Morales (1980-) film historian, writer, journalist
- Salomón Ibarra Mayorga (1887–1985), poet and lyricist of "Salve a ti, Nicaragua", the Nicaraguan national anthem
- Erwin Krüger (1915–1973), poet and composer.
- Danilo López (1954-), poet
- Rigoberto López Pérez (1929–1936), poet and writer
- Francisco Mayorga (1949-), writer
- Christianne Meneses Jacobs (1971-), writer, editor, and publisher
- Rosario Murillo (1951-), poet
- Azarías H. Pallais (1884–1954), poet
- Rafael Pallais (1952-), writer
- Joaquín Pasos (1914–1947), poet
- Horacio Peña (1946-), writer and poet
- Sergio Ramírez (1942-), writer
- Mariana Sansón Argüello (1918-), poet
- Arlen Siu (1955–1972), essayist
- Julio Valle Castillo (1952-), poet, novelist, essayist, literary critic and art critic
- Daisy Zamora (1950-), poet
Military and Police
- Enrique Bermúdez (1932–1991), military and political leader of the Nicaraguan contras from 1979–1991.
- Fernando Chamorro Alfaro (1824–1863), General and member of the governing junta of Nicaragua (1860–1863).
- Aminta Granera (1952-), Sandinista and Police chief of Nicaragua
- Aristides Sánchez (-1993), key figure among the Contras.
- Anastasio Somoza Portocarrero (1951-), former commander of the National Guard.
Movies and TV Entertainment
- Maurice Benard (1963-), actor on American soap operas All My Children and General Hospital.
- Jhonny Block, actor, notable roles include Land of the Dead and Get Rich or Die Tryin'. Swag Beast
- Barbara Carrera (1951-), film, TV actress, former model.
- Oswaldo Castillo, actor, most notable role includes the one in The Hammer.
- Edward'O, notable astroanalyst and co-host of Telemundo's dating show, 12 Corazones.
- Gabriel Traversari (1963-), actor, director, writer, singer, songwriter and painter.
- José Areas (1946-), percussionist, former drummer for Santana.
- Lya Barrioz, singer and actress
- Katia Cardenal (1963-), singer/song writer from Duo Guardabarranco.
- Dimension Costeña, musicians
- DJ Craze (Aristh Delgado) (1977-), only DJ in history to win 3 consecutive World DMC Champion titles.
- DJ Carnage, Trap/EDM Producer.
- Norma Helena Gadea (1955-) singer (latinamerican song)
- Erwin Krüger (1915–1973), singer and Nicaraguan folklore poet.
- Luis Enrique Mejía López (1962-), salsa singer and music composer.
- Carlos Mejía Godoy (1943-), musician, composer, singer.
- Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy (1945-), musician, composer, singer.
- Alfonso Noel Lovo (1951-), composer and guitarist
- Tony Melendez (1962-), guitar player, singer and Christian rock songwriter who was born without arms.
- Maria Mena, Norwegian/Nicaraguan Pop Singer.
- José de la Cruz Mena, (1874-1907), composer and conductor.
- T-Bone (1973-), rapper.
- Torombolo (1985-), reggaeton and hip hop singer.
- Raúl Traña, (1921-2013) band leader and composer.
- J Smooth, bilingual Hip Hop and Reggaeton singer.
- Donald Vega (1974-), jazz musician and composer.
- Hernaldo Zúñiga (1955-), singer and music composer.
- Reinaldo Aguado Montealegre (1960-), President of the International Society for Human Rights in Nicaragua.
- Aubry Campbell Ingram (1903-2000), former baseball player who helped found the Asociación de Scouts de Nicaragua.
- Myrna Cunningham, Miskita indigenous rights activist and physician
- Joseph A. Harrison (1883–1964), Moravian Pastor who helped him start the first scout troop in Nicaragua.
- Bianca Jagger (1945-), social and political activist, former wife of Mick Jagger
- Leopoldo Brenes (1949-), Archbishop of Managua, Cardinal
- Miguel D'Escoto (1933-), Roman Catholic priest, former foreign minister of Nicaragua, received the Lenin Peace Prize, in 1985.
- Uriel Molina, ordained as a Franciscan.
- Pablo Antonio Vega Mantilla (1919–2007), Roman Catholic Bishop and Bishop Emeritus.
- Maria Romero Meneses (1902–1977), Roman Catholic nun.
- Miguel Obando y Bravo (1926-), Archbishop Emeritus of Managua, Cardinal
Revolutionaries, Heroes and Martyrs
- Patrick Argüello (1943–1970), considered a martyr of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine PFLP
- Nora Astorga (1948–1988), Sandinista revolutionary, lawyer, politician, judge and Nicaraguan ambassador to the UN
- Antonio Cardenal Caldera (1951–1991), also known by the nom de guerre Jesus Rojas, major leader of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front.
- Armandito Castillo, Sandinista, lives in Canada
- Arturo Cruz, Jr. (1954-), revolutionary, writer, professor and diplomat
- Rigoberto Cruz (-1967), one of the founders of the FSLN
- Ajax Delgado (1941-1960), student activist, martyr of the Sandinista revolution
- José Dolores Estrada (1792–1869), national hero, famed for his part in the battle Hacienda San Jacinto in 1856
- Idania Fernandez (1952–1979), Martyr of the Sandinista Revolution.
- Carlos Fonseca (1936–1976), teacher, founder of FSLN
- Maximo Jerez (1818–1876), lawyer, politician, general, president
- Augusto César Sandino (1895–1934), revolutionary, symbol of the FSLN
- Arlen Siu (1955–1972), martyr of the Sandinista revolution
- Dora María Téllez (1947-), Comandante during the Sandinista revolution, founded the MRS, historian
- Jose Santos Zelaya (1853–1919), president
- Marianela Corriols (1965-), UNAN-León, epidemiologist, expert on the effect of pesticides on human health.
- Graziella Devoli, Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales, geologist, landslides specialist.
- Jorge Alberto Huete Pérez, UCA, molecular biologist researching infectious diseases.
- Manuel Ortega Hegg (1947-), UCA, sociologist, analyzing sociocultural aspects of religion and politics.
- Leonor Martínez de Rocha, archeologist, founder of the Ancient footprints of Acahualinca museum.
- Jean Michel Maes (1958-), entomologist, founder of the Museo Entomológico de León.
- Milagros Palma (1949-), Caen University, anthropologist
- Rodolfo Peña, UNAN-León, demographer and epidemiologist, researching sexual and reproductive health.
- Clodomiro Picado Twight (1887–1944), Pasteur Institute, biologists who's work on molds was a precursor to the formal discovery of penicillin.
- Miguel Ramírez Goyena (1857-1927), botanist, author of Flora Nicaragüense
- Ricardo Rueda Pereira (1960-), UNAN-León, botanist
- Wilfried Strauch, Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales, geologist, expert on earthquakes and volcanoes.
- Javier Sunyer, UNAN-León, herpetologist
- Porfirio Altamirano (1952-), former Major League Baseball player.
- Marvin Benard (1970-), former Major League Baseball player.
- Tony Chévez (1954-), Major League Baseball player.
- David Green (1960-), former Major League Baseball player.
- Devern Hansack (1978-), current Major League Baseball player.
- Oswaldo Mairena (1975-), Major League Baseball player.
- Dennis Martínez (1955-), first Nicaraguan to play in Major League Baseball, pitched the 13th perfect game in major league history.
- Vicente Padilla (1977-), current Major League Baseball player.
- José Alfaro (1983-), boxer, world champion.
- Rosendo Alvarez (1970-), boxer, former world champion, only person to hold the undefeated flyweight champion to a draw.
- Alexis Argüello (1952-), boxer, former world champion.
- Julio Gamboa (1971-), lightweight boxer.
- Eddie Gazo (1950-), super welterweight boxer.
- Ricardo Mayorga (1973-), boxer, former WBA/WBC Welterweight champion and WBC Junior Middleweight world champion.
- David Obregon (1978-), professional boxer.
- Juan Palacios (1980-), professional boxer, reigning WBC Interim Minimumweight World Champion.
- Luis Alberto Pérez (1978-), boxer, current IBF world junior-bantamweight champion.
- Adonis Rivas (1972-), boxer, former world champion.
- Armando Collado (1985-), professional soccer player.
- Denis Espinoza (1983-), professional soccer player.
- Shawn Hasani Martin (1987-), professional soccer player.
- Lester Meléndez (1981-), professional soccer player for the University of Miami.
- Emilio Palacios (1982-), professional soccer player, Nicaraguan to score a hat-trick in an international competition.
- Wilber Sanchez (1979-), professional soccer player.
- Samuel Wilson (1983-), professional soccer player who currently plays for Atletico Olanchano.
- Diana López (1984-), Olympic bronze medalist in the sport of taekwondo.
- Mark López (1982-), Olympic silver medalist in the sport of taekwondo.
- Steven López (1978-), first official Olympic gold medalist in the sport of taekwondo.
- Claudia Poll (1972-), swimmer, won the Gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics.
- Silvia Poll (1970-), swimmer, won the silver medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics.
- Jessica Aguilera (1985-), a track and field sprint athlete, competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
- Karla Moreno (1988-), weightlifter, competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
- Eve Torres (1984-), professional wrestler, dancer, model and actress.
- Emil Amador Flag Football Champion
- Eriel Casaya track and field. USATF MastersWorld Ranking
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