Diego Manuel Chamorro

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Family Portrait of Diego Manuel Chamorro

Diego Manuel Chamorro Bolaños (August 9, 1861[1] Nandaime – October 12, 1923 Managua) was the President of Nicaragua between 1 January 1921 and 12 October 1923. He belonged to the Conservative Party of Nicaragua and was a member of the politically powerful Chamorro family. His father was Pedro Joaquín Chamorro.

Don Diego was elected President of Nicaragua in 1921, following his nephew Emiliano in that office. During his presidency, he crushed an invasion by rebels from Honduras and initiated an agreement between himself and the presidents of Honduras and El Salvador to prevent such invasions in the future. He also signed the Treaty of Peace and Friendship among the Central American countries.

President Diego Manuel Chamorro died in office in 1923.

He was married to his twice cousin Dolores Bolaños Chamorro and had 5 daughters and 3 sons:

  • Carmen Chamorro Bolaños, married to Clarence A. Burgheim
  • Celina Chamorro Bolaños, never married
  • Diego Manuel Chamorro Bolaños, married to Caridad Mora Urtecho
  • Fruto Chamorro Bolaños, never married
  • Gustavo Chamorro Bolaños, never married
  • Luz Chamorro Bolaños, married to Miguel Vigil Lejarza
  • Matilde Chamorro Bolaños, never married
  • Mercedes Chamorro Bolaños, married to her and his twice cousin Fernando Chamorro Chamorro, and had:
    • Edmundo Chamorro Chamorro, married to Blanca Rappaccioli y Asenjo, of Italian paternal descent, and had:
      • Edmundo Chamorro Rappaccioli
      • Roberto Chamorro Rappaccioli
      • Silvio Chamorro Rappaccioli
      • Fernando Chamorro Rappaccioli
      • Emiliano Chamorro Rappaccioli
      • Melba Chamorro Rappaccioli
      • Gretchen Chamorro Rappaccioli
      • Blanca Chamorro Rappaccioli
Political offices
Preceded by
Emiliano Chamorro
President of Nicaragua
Succeeded by
Rosendo Chamorro


  • Recorrido Historico de las Principales Figuras de la Familia Chamorro, Emilio Alvarez Lejarza, Revista Consevadora del Pensamiento Centroamericano, Vol. XIX - No. 91 (Abril, 1968)