This is a
list of and people of Nicaraguan ethnicity: Nicaraguans
Business [ edit ]
Harry Brautigam (1948–2008), 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.
Education [ edit ]
Fashion, models and beauty queens [ edit ]
Government and politics [ edit ]
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.
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 theologian.
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.
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 Joaquín Chamorro Alfaro (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), president of Nicaragua from 1893–1909.
Hilda Solis (b. 1957), U.S. congresswoman.
Anastasio Somoza García (1896–1956), 34th and 39th President of Nicaragua
Anastasio Somoza Debayle (1925–1980), 44th and 45th President of Nicaragua from 1967 to 1972 and from 1974 to 1979.
Luis Somoza Debayle (1922–1967), 40th President of Nicaragua from 1956–1963.
Jose Santos Zelaya (1853–1919), president.
Journalism [ edit ]
Literature [ edit ]
was designated amongst the 100 most important poets during the 20th century.
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 and writer.
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.
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.
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.
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 [ edit ]
Movies and TV entertainment [ edit ]
Maurice Benard (b. 1963), actor on American soap operas and All My Children General Hospital
Barbara Carrera (b. 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
Gabriel Traversari (b. 1963), actor, director, writer, singer, songwriter and painter.
Singer songwriter Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy
José Areas (b. 1946), percussionist, former drummer for Santana.
Lya Barrioz, singer and actress.
Katia Cardenal (b. 1963), singer/songwriter from Duo Guardabarranco.
Dimension Costeña, musicians.
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.
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.
Otto Benjamín de la Rocha López (b. 1933), singer, songwriter and radio actor.
T-Bone (b. 1973), rapper.
Torombolo (b. 1985), reggaeton and hip hop singer.
J Smooth, bilingual hip hop and Reggaeton singer.
Donald Vega (b. 1974), jazz musician and composer.
Hernaldo Zúñiga (b. 1955), singer and music composer.
Non-Governmental Organizations [ edit ]
Religion [ edit ]
Leopoldo Brenes (b. 1949), Archbishop of Managua, cardinal.
Ernesto Cardenal (b. 1925), Catholic priest and liberation theologian.
Fernando Cardenal (b. 1934), jesuit priest, director at the Fe y Alegría organization in Managua.
Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann (b. 1933), Roman Catholic priest, former foreign minister of Nicaragua, received the Lenin Peace Prize in 1985.
Uriel Molina Oliú (b. 1932), Franciscan priest.
Pablo Antonio Vega Mantilla (1919–2007), Roman Catholic bishop and bishop Emeritus.
Maria Romero Meneses (1902–1977), Salesian nun, beatified in 2002.
Miguel Obando y Bravo (b. 1926), archbishop emeritus of Managua, cardinal.
Jesus Rojas (1950–1991), jesuit priest.
Revolutionaries [ edit ]
Patrick Argüello (1943–1970), Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
Nora Astorga (1948–1988), Sandinista revolutionary, lawyer, politician, judge and Nicaraguan ambassador to the UN.
Antonio Cardenal Caldera (1951–1991), also known as Jesus Rojas, major leader of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front.
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 of the Sandinista revolution.
José Dolores Estrada (1792–1869), famed for his part in the battle Hacienda San Jacinto in 1856.
Idania Fernandez (1952–1979), 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), Sandinista revolution.
Dora María Téllez (b. 1947), Sandinista revolution, founded the MRS, historian.
Science [ edit ]
, former professional baseball player, pitching for the Boston Red Sox.
Baseball [ edit ]
Román González (b. 1987), 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.
Martial Arts [ edit ]
Swimming [ edit ]
Other sports [ edit ]
References [ edit ]