List of Nicaraguans

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This is a list of Nicaraguans and people of Nicaraguan ethnicity:

Republic of Nicaragua
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  • 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[edit]

Cristiana Frixione; Miss Nicaragua 2006.
  • 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[edit]



Gioconda Belli, designated amongst the 100 most important poets during the 20th century.
Ernesto Cardenal is a poet, Roman Catholic priest and was one of the most famous liberation theologians of the Sandinista Regime.

Military and Police[edit]

Movies and TV Entertainment[edit]


DJ Craze at a rave in 2002.
Singer song writer Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy.

Non-Governmental Organizations[edit]


Revolutionaries, Heroes and Martyrs[edit]

Bianca Jagger; Political activist.


Clodomiro Picado Twight, a pioneer in the medical research on molds and snake venoms.
  • Marianela Corriols[2] (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,[3] UCA, molecular biologist researching infectious diseases.
  • Manuel Ortega Hegg[4] (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[5] (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[6] (1857-1927), botanist, author of Flora Nicaragüense
  • Ricardo Rueda Pereira (1960-), UNAN-León, botanist
  • Wilfried Strauch,[7] Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales, geologist, expert on earthquakes and volcanoes.
  • Javier Sunyer[8], UNAN-León, herpetologist


José "Quiebra Jícara" Alfaro, boxer; world champion
Eve Torres; Professional wrestler, winner of the 2007 WWE Diva Search.



Football (Soccer)[edit]

Martial Arts[edit]


Other Sports[edit]


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  2. ^ Google Scholar. "Marianela Corriols". Retrieved 2015-02-20. 
  3. ^ The World Academy of Science. "Science in Nicaragua, home and away". Retrieved 2015-02-20. 
  4. ^ Academia de Ciencias de Nicaragua. "Manuel Ortega Hegg". Retrieved 2015-02-20. 
  5. ^ Academia de Ciencias de Nicaragua. "Jean Michel Maes". Retrieved 2015-02-20. 
  6. ^ JSTOR Global Plants. "Ramírez Goyena, Miguel (1857-1927)". Retrieved 2015-02-28. 
  7. ^ Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales. "CV Wilfried Strauch". Retrieved 2015-02-20. 
  8. ^ WikiSpiciesJSTOR Global Plants. "Javier Sunyer". Retrieved 2015-02-28. 

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