List of Nicaraguans

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

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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 (b. 1956), basic and cooperative education pedagogue.

Fashion, models and beauty queens[edit]

Cristiana Frixione; Miss Nicaragua 2006.
  • Xiomara Blandino (b. 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 (b. 1984), Miss Nicaragua 2006, model.
  • Regina Gonzalez Bolaños, international model.
  • Iva Grijalva Pashova (b. 1986), Miss Earth Nicaragua 2007.
  • Jade Jagger (b. 1971), model.
  • Shantall Lacayo, third place project runway Latinoamerica.
  • Thelma Rodríguez (b. 1989), Miss Nicaragua 2008.

Government and politics[edit]

José Santos Zelaya, president of Nicaragua from 1893–1909




Gioconda Belli was designated amongst the 100 most important poets during the 20th century.
Ruben Darío in 1915.

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]


Ernesto Cardenal is a poet, Roman Catholic priest and a famous liberation theologian.

Revolutionaries, heroes and martyrs[edit]

Arlen Siu, martyr of the Sandinista revolution.


Clodomiro Picado Twight was a pioneer in the medical research on molds and snake venoms.
  • Aurora Aragón, UNAN-León, epidemiologist, occupational health.
  • Marianela Corriols[3] (b. 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,[4] UCA, molecular biologist researching infectious diseases.
  • Luis Javier Cuadra Cea, (1885–1975), statistician and historian.
  • Leonor Martínez de Rocha, archeologist, founder of the Ancient footprints of Acahualinca museum.
  • Jean Michel Maes[5] (b. 1958), entomologist, founder of the Museo Entomológico de León.
  • Armando José Matute Moreno,[6] UNAN-León, medical scientist, infectious diseases and anti-microbial resistance.
  • Antonio Mijail Perez (b. 1964), taxonomist, expert on biodiversity and quantitative analysis.
  • Manuel Ortega Hegg[7] (1947–), UCA, sociologist, analyzing sociocultural aspects of religion and politics.
  • Milagros Palma (b. 1949), Caen University, anthropologist
  • Rodolfo Peña, UNAN-León, demographer and epidemiologist, researching sexual and reproductive health.
  • Clodomiro Picado Twight (1887–1944), Pasteur Institute, biologists whose work on molds was a precursor to the formal discovery of penicillin.
  • Miguel Ramírez Goyena[8] (1857–1927), botanist, author of Flora Nicaragüense
  • Ricardo Rueda Pereira (b. 1960), UNAN-León, botanist
  • Wilfried Strauch,[9] Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales, geologist, expert on earthquakes and volcanoes.
  • Javier Sunyer,[10] UNAN-León, herpetologist
  • Carlos Alberto Zúniga González,[11] UNAN-León, agricultural economist.


Devern Hansack, former professional baseball player, pitching for the Boston Red Sox.
José "Quiebra Jícara" Alfaro, boxer; world champion



  • José Alfaro (b. 1983),boxer, world champion.
  • Rosendo Alvarez (b. 1970), boxer, former world champion, only person to hold the undefeated flyweight champion to a draw.
  • Alexis Argüello (b. 1952), boxer, former world champion.
  • Julio Gamboa (b. 1971), lightweight boxer.
  • Eddie Gazo (b. 1950), super welterweight boxer.
  • Ricardo Mayorga (b. 1973), boxer, former WBA/WBC Welterweight champion and WBC Junior Middleweight world champion.
  • David Obregon (b. 1978), professional boxer.
  • Juan Palacios (b. 1980), professional boxer, reigning WBC Interim Minimumweight World Champion.
  • Luis Alberto Pérez (b. 1978), boxer, current IBF world junior-bantamweight champion.
  • Adonis Rivas (b. 1972), boxer, former world champion.

Football (Soccer)[edit]

Martial Arts[edit]


Other sports[edit]


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