List of Nicaraguans
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This is a list of Nicaraguans and people of Nicaraguan ethnicity:
- Jhonny Block (2002), actor, notable roles include Land of the Dead and Get Rich or Die Tryin'. Swag Beast
- Maurice Benard (1963), actor on American soap operas All My Children and General Hospital.
- 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.
- Jade Jagger (1971), model
- Mari Ramos, weather anchor for CNN.
- Gabriel Traversari, actor, director, writer, singer, songwriter
- Omar D'Leon, Modern Painter
Beauty queens and models
- Xiomara Blandino (1984), Miss Nicaragua 2007, model
- Cristiana Frixione (1984), Miss Nicaragua 2006, model
- Iva Grijalva Pashova
- Thelma Rodríguez, Miss Nicaragua 2008
- Nastassja Bolivar, Nuestra Belleza Latina 2011 - Miss Nicaragua 2013 - and Top 16 in Miss Universe 2013 -The Best National Costume.
- Regina Gonzalez Bolaños - International Model
- Dolly Castro - Model
- Deyra Corrales - Model
- Erielda Casaya- Model, Dancer,most notable role includes the one in Mas Flow: Los Benjamins
- José Cardenal (1940), businessman
- Michael Cordúa (1961), restaurateur, entrepreneur, businessman, award winning self-taught chef.
- Carlos Reynaldo Lacayo, businessman
- Alfonso Robelo (1939), businessman, politician, diplomat who served as ambassador to Costa Rica.
- Lya Barrioz, singer and actress
- Katia Cardenal, singer/song writer from Duo Guardabarranco.
- Dimension Costeña, musicians
- Luis Enrique (1962), salsa singer and music composer.
- Carlos Mejia Godoy (1943), musician, composer, singer.
- T-Bone, rapper.
- Tony Melendez (1962), guitar player, singer and Christian rock songwriter who was born without arms.
- Maria Mena. Norwegian/Nicaraguan Pop Singer.
- Torombolo (1985), reggaeton and hip hop singer.
- J Smooth, bilingual Hip Hop and Reggaeton singer.
- Raúl Traña, (1921-2013) band leader and composer.
- José Areas, percussionist, former drummer for Santana.
- Erwin Krüger (1915–1973), singer and Nicaraguan folklore poet.
- Donald Vega, jazz musician and composer.
- Hernaldo Zúñiga (1955), singer and music composer.
- DJ Craze, only DJ in history to win 3 consecutive World DMC Champion titles.
Government, military and politics
See also: List of Nicaraguan presidents
- 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.
- Reinaldo Aguado Montealegre, President of the International Society for Human Rights in Nicaragua.
- 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)
- Fernando Agüero (1920), politician
- 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, 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 Bermúdez (1932–1991), military and political leader of the Nicaraguan contras from 1979–1991.
- 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
- Fernando Chamorro Alfaro (1824–1863), General and member of the governing junta of Nicaragua (1860–1863).
- 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
- Aminta Granera, Sandinista and Police chief of Nicaragua
- 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, lawyer and a four-time, liberal chief of state of El Salvador.
- Sergio Ramírez (1943), Vice President of Nicaragua during the Junta, writer, intellectual
- José Santos Zelaya (1853–1919), former President of Nicaragua from 1893–1909
- Hilda Solis, U.S. congresswoman.
- Anastasio Somoza García (1896–1956), dictator, 34th and 39th President of Nicaragua
- Anastasio Somoza Debayle (1925–1980), 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), 40th President of Nicaragua from 1956–1963, but was effectively dictator from 1956 until his death.
- Anastasio Somoza Portocarrero (1951), former commander of the National Guard.
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.
- Arturo Cruz, Jr. (1954), revolutionary, writer, professor and diplomat
- Rigoberto Cruz, one of the founders of the FSLN
- Ajax Delgado, 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
- Bianca Jagger (1945), social and political activist, former wife of Mick Jagger
- Myrna Cunningham, Miskita indigenous rights activist and physician
- José Alfaro, 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, lightweight boxer.
- Eddie Gazo, 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, 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.
- Porfirio Altamirano (1952), former Major League Baseball player.
- Marvin Benard (1970), former Major League Baseball player.
- Tony Chévez, Major League Baseball player.
- David Green (1960), former Major League Baseball player.
- Devern Hansack (1978), current Major League Baseball player.
- Oswaldo Mairena, 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.
- Football (Soccer)
- 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, professional soccer player, Nicaraguan to score a hat-trick in an international competition.
- Wilber Sanchez, professional soccer player.
- Samuel Wilson (1983), professional soccer player who currently plays for Atletico Olanchano.
- Jessica Aguilera (1985), a track and field sprint athlete, competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
- Diana López, Olympic bronze medalist in the sport of taekwondo.
- Mark López, Olympic silver medalist in the sport of taekwondo.
- Steven López (1978), first official Olympic gold medalist in the sport of taekwondo.
- Karla Moreno (1988), weightlifter, competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
- 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.
- Eve Torres (1984), professional wrestler, dancer, model and actress.
- Emil Amador (2013) Flag Football Champion
- Eriel Casaya (2014) track and field. USATF MastersWorld Ranking
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), 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
- Xavier Chamorro Cardenal, co-founder, director and editor of El Nuevo Diario.
- 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
- 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
- Omar D'Leon, a painter and poet.
- Franck de Las Mercedes, painter
- Armando Morales, painter
- Hugo Palma-Ibarra, artist
- Julio Valle Castillo, poet, novelist, painter, essayist, and a critic of literature and art
- Miguel D'Escoto, 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) Former Cardinal of Central America and voted for popeship
- Shantall Lacayo third place project runway Latinoamerica
- Lila T. Abaunza First Lady of Nicaragua (2002–2007).
- Harry Brautigam (1948), an economist, banker and academic.
- Aubry Campbell Ingram, former Baseball player who helped found the Asociación de Scouts de Nicaragua.
- Ajax Delgado
- Joseph A. Harrison (1883–1964), Moravian Pastor who helped him start the first scout troop in Nicaragua.
- Jorge Salazar, coffee grower and popular leader of UPANIC.
- Aristides Sánchez, key figure among the Contras.
- Reinaldo Aguado Montealegre, President of the International Society for Human Rights in Nicaragua.
- Clodomiro Picado Twight (1887–1944), scientist
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