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 (b. 1929), painter and poet
- Claudia Fuentes de Lacayo (b. 1938), painter
- Helio Gutiérrez (b. 1965), sculptor
- Franck de Las Mercedes (b. 1972), painter
- Armando Morales (1927–2011), painter
- Denis Nuñéz (b. 1954), painter
- José Ortiz Bracamonte, painter, sculptor
- Hugo Palma-Ibarra (b. 1942), painter
- Rodrigo Peñalba (1908-1979), painter
- Róger Pérez de la Rocha (b. 1949), painter
- Javier Valle Pérez (b. 1973), painter
- Harry Brautigam (b. 1948), an economist, banker and academic
- José Cardenal (b. 1940), businessman
- Michael Cordúa (b. 1961), restaurateur, entrepreneur, businessman, award winning self-taught chef.
- Carlos Reynaldo Lacayo (b. 1950), businessman
- Carlos Pellas Chamorro (b. 1953), businessman, entrepreneur, Nicaragua's first Billionaire.
- Alfonso Robelo (b. 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 (b. 1956), basic and cooperative education pedagogue
Fashion, models and beauty queens
- 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
See also: List of Nicaraguan presidents
- Lila T. Abaunza (1929–2008), First Lady of Nicaragua from 2002 to 2007.
- Fernando Agüero (b. 1920), politician
- Arnoldo Alemán (b. 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 (b. 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 (b. 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 (b. 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 (b. 1969), Nicaraguan American who ran for U.S. President in the 2004 elections.
- Adolfo Calero (b. 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 (b. 1923), politician and diplomat
- Pedro Chamorro (1875–1879), former President of Nicaragua from 1875–1879.
- Violeta Chamorro (b. 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 (b. 1946), politician, candidate for president of Nicaragua in 2006.
- Máximo Jerez (1818-1881), politician, lawyer, and military leader in 19th century Nicaragua.
- Herty Lewites (1939–2006), politician
- Eduardo Montealegre (1955), politician, businessman
- Oldman (d. 1687), King of the Miskito Nation from 1625–1687
- Daniel Ortega (b. 1945), current President of Nicaragua, leader of the FSLN
- Edén Pastora (b. 1937), politician
- Mariano Prado (1776–1837), lawyer and a four-time, liberal chief of state of El Salvador.
- Sergio Ramírez (b. 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 (b. 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 (b. 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 (b. 1941) noted newscaster and journalist, writer, author and poet.
- Gioconda Belli (b. 1948), poet
- Yolanda Blanco (b. 1954), poet and translator.
- Tomás Borge (1930–2012), writer, poet, politician and essayist.
- Omar Cabezas (b. 1950), writer
- Ernesto Cardenal (b. 1925), poet
- Blanca Castellón (b. 1958), poet
- José Coronel Urtecho (1906–1994), poet, translator, essayist, critic, narrator, playwright and historian.
- Alfonso Cortés (1893–1969), poet
- Arturo Cruz (b. 1954), writer
- Pablo Antonio Cuadra (1912–2002), poet
- Pablo Alberto Cuadra Arguello (b. 1971), poet, theologian
- Rubén Darío (1867–1916), poet, referred to as The Father of Modernism
- Karly Gaitán Morales (b. 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 (b. 1954), poet
- Rigoberto López Pérez (1929–1936), poet and writer
- Francisco Mayorga (b. 1949), writer
- Christianne Meneses Jacobs (b. 1971), writer, editor, and publisher
- Rosario Murillo (b. 1951), poet
- Azarías H. Pallais (1884–1954), poet
- Rafael Pallais (b. 1952), writer
- Joaquín Pasos (1914–1947), poet
- Horacio Peña (1946), writer and poet
- Sergio Ramírez (b. 1942), writer
- Mariana Sansón Argüello (1918), poet
- Arlen Siu (1955–1972), essayist
- Julio Valle Castillo (b. 1952), poet, novelist, essayist, and a critic of literature and art
- Daisy Zamora (b. 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 (b. 1952), Sandinista and Police chief of Nicaragua
- Aristides Sánchez (d. 1993), key figure among the Contras
- Anastasio Somoza Portocarrero (b. 1951), former commander of the National Guard
Movies and TV entertainment
- Maurice Benard (b. 1963), actor on American soap operas All My Children and General Hospital
- Jhonny Block, actor whose notable roles include Land of the Dead and Get Rich or Die Tryin'. Swag Beast
- Barbara Carrera (b. 1951), film, TV actress, former model.
- Oswaldo Castillo, actor, most notable role includes the one in The Hammer
- Jose Alberto Torres (b. 1986), actor, most notable role includes André for '11-11 En mi cuadra nada cuadra' for Nickelodeon and several other for Telemundo Internacional.
- Edward'O, notable astroanalyst and co-host of Telemundo's dating show, 12 Corazones
- Gabriel Traversari (b. 1963), actor, director, writer, singer, songwriter and painter
- José Areas (b. 1946), percussionist, former drummer for Santana.
- Lya Barrioz, singer and actress
- Katia Cardenal (b. 1963), singer/song writer from Duo Guardabarranco.
- Dimension Costeña, musicians
- DJ Craze (Aristh Delgado) (b. 1977), only DJ in history to win 3 consecutive World DMC Champion titles.
- DJ Carnage, Trap/EDM Producer
- Norma Helena Gadea (b. 1955) singer (latinamerican song)
- Erwin Krüger (1915–1973), singer and Nicaraguan folklore poet
- Luis Enrique Mejía López (b. 1962), salsa singer and music composer
- Carlos Mejía Godoy (b. 1943), musician, composer, singer
- Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy (b. 1945), musician, composer, singer
- Alfonso Noel Lovo (b. 1951), composer and guitarist
- Tony Melendez (b. 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 (b. 1973), rapper
- Torombolo (b. 1985), reggaeton and hip hop singer
- Raúl Traña, (1921–2013) band leader and composer
- J Smooth, bilingual Hip Hop and Reggaeton singer
- Donald Vega (b. 1974), jazz musician and composer
- Hernaldo Zúñiga (b. 1955), singer and music composer
- Reinaldo Aguado Montealegre (b. 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 (b. 1945), social and political activist, former wife of Mick Jagger
- Leopoldo Brenes (b. 1949), Archbishop of Managua, Cardinal.
- Miguel D'Escoto (b. 1933), Roman Catholic priest, former foreign minister of Nicaragua, received the Lenin Peace Prize, in 1985.
- Uriel Molina, (b. 1932), 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 (b. 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. (b. 1954), revolutionary, writer, professor and diplomat
- Rigoberto Cruz (d. 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 (b. 1947), Comandante during the Sandinista revolution, founded the MRS, historian
- Jose Santos Zelaya (1853–1919), president
- Aurora Aragón, UNAN-León, epidemiologist, occupational health.
- Marianela Corriols (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, 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 (b. 1958), entomologist, founder of the Museo Entomológico de León.
- Armando José Matute Moreno, UNAN-León, medical scientist, infectious diseases and anti-microbial resistance.
- Manuel Ortega Hegg (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 (1857–1927), botanist, author of Flora Nicaragüense
- Ricardo Rueda Pereira (b. 1960), UNAN-León, botanist
- Wilfried Strauch, Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales, geologist, expert on earthquakes and volcanoes.
- Javier Sunyer, UNAN-León, herpetologist
- Carlos Alberto Zúniga González, UNAN-León, agricultural economist.
- Porfirio Altamirano (b. 1952), former Major League Baseball player.
- Marvin Benard (b. 1970), former Major League Baseball player.
- Tony Chévez (b. 1954), Major League Baseball player.
- David Green (1960), former Major League Baseball player.
- Devern Hansack (b. 1978), current Major League Baseball player.
- Oswaldo Mairena (b. 1975), Major League Baseball player.
- Dennis Martínez (b. 1955), first Nicaraguan to play in Major League Baseball, pitched the 13th perfect game in major league history.
- Vicente Padilla (b. 1977), current Major League Baseball player.
- 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.
- Armando Collado (b. 1985), professional soccer player.
- Denis Espinoza (b. 1983), professional soccer player.
- Shawn Hasani Martin (b. 1987), professional soccer player.
- Lester Meléndez (b. 1981), professional soccer player for the University of Miami.
- Emilio Palacios (b. 1982), professional soccer player, Nicaraguan to score a hat-trick in an international competition.
- Wilber Sanchez (b. 1979), professional soccer player.
- Samuel Wilson (b. 1983), professional soccer player who currently plays for Atletico Olanchano.
- Diana López (b. 1984), Olympic bronze medalist in the sport of taekwondo.
- Mark López (b. 1982), Olympic silver medalist in the sport of taekwondo.
- Steven López (b. 1978), first official Olympic gold medalist in the sport of taekwondo.
- Claudia Poll (b. 1972), swimmer, won the Gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics.
- Silvia Poll (b. 1970), swimmer, won the silver medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics.
- Jessica Aguilera (b. 1985), a track and field sprint athlete, competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
- Karla Moreno (b. 1988), weightlifter, competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
- Eve Torres (b. 1984), professional wrestler, dancer, model and actress.
- Emil Amador Flag Football Champion
- Eriel Casaya track and field. USATF MastersWorld Ranking
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